Czech football team escape with draw vs. USA

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"It couldn't have been worse." That was the view of the coach of the Czech Olympic Football team, Karek Bruckner, as his young charges were lucky to escape with a point from their opening group encounter against the United States in Canberra.

A 52nd-minute penalty by Lukas Dosek saved the Czechs' blushes after they had twice fallen behind. After the match I had a word with one of the Czech Radio men Down Under, Miroslav Konvalina, who agreed that it hadn't been the most impressive start for the Czech Olympic team: