Football: Czechs play Ukraine in pre-World Cup qualification friendly

The Czech national football team plays Ukraine in Lviv on Wednesday in a friendly match ahead of World Cup qualifying. Czech manager Michal Bílek has chosen midfielders Vladimír Darida and Daniel Kolář, both of Viktoria Plzeň, to replace the injured playmakers Tomáš Rosický and Jaroslav Plašil. Striker David Lafata, of Jablonec will be the Czech team’s sole forward. Coach Bílek said the game was an ideal testing ground ahead of the World Cup qualification in which the Czechs will play Denmark in September.

Author: Jan Richter