In Sports News this Monday: the Czechs enjoy their biggest success in decades at the women’s basketball world championships, finishing second – it’s a miracle, says most valuable player Hana Horáková; the Czech men’s volleyball team make the quarter-finals in their world championships in Italy; and the Czech soccer squad assemble in Prague ahead of a crucial Euro 2012 qualifier against Scotland.
Silver for Czechs at women’s basketball worlds “miracle” says MVP Hana Horáková
So even getting to Sunday night’s final can be considered a great success for the Czech Republic. As it turned out, in the end they were no match for the more experienced United States, who took the world title with an 89:69 win at the KV Arena in Karlovy Vary.
The Czech captain Hana Horáková was named most valuable player at the world championships. She was asked by the FIBA official website if it had been a tough game against the Americans.
Diane Taurasi of the USA paid tribute to the hosts, who had sensationally knocked out defending champions Australia in the quarter-finals.
“The Czech Republic is a basketball country. Their players, their fans, their coach was amazing. And they had a fantastic run.”
Czech men reach quarter-finals at volleyball worlds in Italy
Footballers gather in Prague ahead of key game against Scotland
Latest victory makes it 10 league wins on trot for leaders Viktoria Plzeň
Pavel Verbíř, 38 next month, makes 500th league appearance for Teplice
Teplice player Pavel Verbíř reached a remarkable milestone at the weekend, when he made his 500th league appearance for the club. Teplice were in the third division when the midfield grafter first pulled on the yellow jersey, 18 and a half years ago. Verbíř, who turns 38 next month, says this season will be his last.