Mixed results for Ledecká in first alpine skiing World Cup event of season; Czechs to face England in Euro qualifiers for first time since 1970s; Sparta lose to Slovácko in highly dramatic encounter; and Panenka turns 70.
Mixed start to alpine skiing World Cup start for Ledecká
The 23-year-old made world headlines at the start of 2018 after her historic success in taking Olympic gold in both super G in alpine skiing and parallel giant slalom in snowboarding.
Czechs to face England in Euro qualifiers in first time since 1970s
The Czech Republic’s footballers have been drawn to face England, Bulgaria, Kosovo and Montenegro in a qualification group for the European Championship in 2020. It is the first time since ahead of 1976 that the Czechs (then as Czechoslovakia) have drawn England in Euro qualifiers. The two face each other in the first round of games at London’s Wembley Stadium in March.
Sparta lose at Slovácko amid high drama
Plzeň back on top, at least briefly
Panenka turns 70
Sunday was the 70th birthday of the great Antonín Panenka. The striker won the 1976 European Championship with a cheeky chipped penalty against West Germany and the skill has borne his name ever since.