Football: Darida injured, will miss upcoming World Cup qualifiers

Czech footballer Vladimír Darida, who plays for Hertha Berlin, is out for up to six weeks with an ankle injury requiring surgery, meaning he will miss upcoming national team qualifying matches for the 2018 World Cup. In October, the Czechs face Germany in Hamburg, and Azerbaijan in Ostrava. Darida, a midfielder, is considered a key member of the national squad with 41 caps, more than any other current player (not including Tomáš Rosický who the team’s coach Karel Jarolím would like to see return).

Author: Jan Velinger