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Czechs lose to Holland, now need to beat Finns to reach World Cup playoffs
The Czechs - with several key players out injured - were clearly feeling the pressure against Holland in Prague and started nervously. The turning point came after half an hour when the Czechs missed a penalty; Tomas Rosicky began his run-up and was evidently flustered when the referee ordered him to take it again - the shot which followed was weak and easily saved by the Dutch keeper.
Moments later Holland were in the lead, and when they scored again on 37 minutes to make it 2:0 the Czechs couldn't find a way back, despite a game performance in the second half. Here's Czech defender Zdenek Grygera.
"We were unlucky. First we missed a penalty and then they scored from the counter-attack. Then the second goal followed from a free kick. It's really a pity nothing went our way, including the goal we scored to draw 1:1 which the ref said was offside."
"I think they still had a good team but it's sure that it's not easy to replace players like Mr Koller, Jankulovski or Lokvenc.
"I think we played a pretty good game, although the Czechs had a lot of chances. We were a bit lucky with the penalty, which was stopped by the keeper. Also in the second half they had a lot of chances.
"They still remain a very strong team in Europe, and in the world and I hope that they will play a good game next Wednesday against Finland."
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"Two or three balls decided the first set and I played better in the tie-break. But then unfortunately she had to go off. She was running around in the first set and giving it her all, so I was surprised when she called the doctor onto the court - I didn't even know she had a problem."