The Czech Republic goes into Euro 2020 hoping that they can emulate their Euro 1996 performance where they made it all the way to the final. They reached the semi-finals of Euro 2004 when the team consisted of the legendary Milan Baros, Thomas Rosicky, and Jan Koller.
Goalkeeper: Tomas Vaclik
Petr Cech retired from international football after their Euro 2016 embarrassment after earning 124 caps for his country. Tomas Vaclik has big boots to fill and is a solid shot-stopper. He plays for Sevilla in the La Liga Santander and has a Europa League to his name.
Defender: Vladimir Coufal
Vladimir Coufal was a promising left-back during his time with Slavia Prague. A move to the Premier League has seen him turn into one of the best right-backs in the league. Coufal has been a mainstay in the Czech side ever since his debut a few years ago.
Midfield: Tomas Soucek
The giant of the Czech midfield towers at 6’4. He is the main player of this Czech side. His ability to win back possession coupled with his aerial prowess makes him a constant threat for the opposition in both boxes. He won the Czech player of the Year award after winning the league with Slavia Prague in 2018/19. These performances earned him a move to West Ham in the Premier League. His form will be crucial if the Czech Republic wants to make it out of the group stage at Euro 2020.
Attack: Patrik Schick
Through a combination of Covid and injury, Patrik Schick hasn’t played for his country since 2019, but the striker is undoubtedly the best forward available to the Czech Republic and is the top-scoring player in their squad with 10 goals.
Tomas Vaclik, Ales Mateju, Tomas Kalas, Pavel Kaderabek, Vladimir Coufal, Tomas Soucek, Alex Kral, Vladimir Darida, Luka Masopust, Jakub Jankto; Patrik Schick