Czechs draw 1:1 with Hungary in warm-up for World Cup qualifiers

The Czech Republic drew 1:1 with Hungary in a soccer friendly in Budapest on Wednesday night. The Czechs took the lead in the middle of the first half when striker Libor Kozák of Lazio found the net for his first international goal, before the hosts replied through a penalty after the break. It was Michal Bílek’s men’s last warm-up game before key World Cup qualifiers against Armenia and Italy next month; with six of 10 games played, the Czechs lie third in their qualification group for the World Cup in Brazil, one point behind second-placed Bulgaria.