Vydra may miss key World Cup qualifier against Italy

The Czech striker Matěj Vydra will undergo medical tests ahead of a crucial World Cup qualifier against Italy in Prague on June 7, though the team's doctors say he is unlikely to be ready in time. Vydra, who was voted Player of the Season in England’s Championship, picked up an ankle injury on Monday while playing for Watford in their defeat to Crystal Palace in the Championship playoff final at Wembley. Italy head Group B with 13 points from five games. The Czechs have eight points from the same number of matches.

Author: Ian Willoughby