In Sports News this Monday: Czech women reach fifth Fed Cup final in six years after beating Swiss in Lucerne; Sparta boss Ščasný “concedes” title race to Plzeň with five rounds to go; Liberec and Sparta tied 1:1 in Extraliga playoffs final; and Chodov become Czech floorball champions in front of record crowd.
Czech women reach Fed Cup final for fifth time in six years
Speaking to the Fed Cup website afterwards, Plíšková said the team’s vast experience had stood them in good stead.
“Definitely it was an advantage for us that we’ve played so many times. Both Lucie and I had played deciding doubles already and we knew how difficult it is. I’m just really happy that we made it.”
The Czech Republic will face France in France in the final in mid-November.
Sparta boss Ščasný “concedes” title to Plzeň
Sparta are due to play their game in hand against Dukla on Wednesday. But Ščasný says the result is now unlikely to impact the title race.
“I can’t call it a complication. In fact, you could say it’s decided. Naturally we had a great desire to win here and to win our game in hand at Dukla and then beat Plzeň at home. We still aim to win the latter two games. But with regard to the title, it appears to be lost.”
Liberec and Sparta tied with two games of Extraliga playoffs final played
Chodov crowned national floorball champions for first time
Chodov have become Czech floorball champions, breaking a 22-year monopoly held by Střešovice and Vítkovice to become the third ever winners of the competition. Over 12,000 fans turned out for the weekend’s final at Prague’s O2 Arena, setting a new record.