In motorcycle racing at the Czech Grand Prix Lukas Pesek crashes out in the home stretch; the women's national football squad downs Iceland to keep World Cup hopes alive; Meduna suffers horrifying collapse in Turkey; Sparta closing in on league leaders Liberec; Jagr named Czech player of the year.
Lukas Pesek crashes out in Czech Grand Prix
Women's football World Cup qualifiers: Czechs beat Iceland
The women's national football squad has kept alive its chances of qualifying for the Women's World Cup after beating Iceland on Saturday. The World Cup is to take place in China in 2007. In the match on Saturday, the Czechs went ahead went ahead in just the second minute on a goal by Lucie Martinkova, but the games was soon tied by Iceland, who then scored a second, forcing the Czechs to fight for an eventual comeback. They did and they eventually pulled ahead 3:2. Iceland now have no chance of making the finals, while the Czech women's team still faces a difficult battle: three matches left to play, among them group leader Sweden, who they'll have to beat if they want to make it to the knock-out stages.
Horrific scene in Turkey as Meduna collapses during match
Men's football witnessed a horrifying scene on Saturday in the Turkish league, when Czech international Michal Meduna, who plays for Manisapor, collapsed during a match in the 82nd minute against Galatasary. The 25-year-old lost consciousness on the pitch shortly after complaining of feeling unwell to a fellow player: doctors and an ambulance crew were immediately summoned. First reports cited heart failure, although the player's agent stated that Meduna, losing consciousness, had begun to choke on his tongue. Full tests were later run in hospital. Aggressive heat during the game may have been a factor, but at least one player has commented that while hot, the temperature was not unusual by Turkish standards. Michal Meduna is expected to be released from hospital on Monday.