Innsbruck, May 27: The Czech Republic beat Saudi Arabia 2-0 in
Innsbruck on Friday (May 26) in a friendly international
between two teams who have qualified for the World Cup
finals in Germany.
The Czechs Republic opened the scoring in the 15th
minute from Milan Baros who latched on to a knock down by
Vratislav Lokvenc and steered the ball into the bottom
corner of the net.
Karel Brueckner's side had to wait until the dying
moments of the game for the second goal, Marek Jankulovski
scoring from the penalty spot after Ahmed Dokhi bundled
over David Jarolim to concede the kick.
Saudi Arabia's best chance of scoring came in the first
half when Saud Khariri had his shot well saved by Czech
goalkeeper Petr Cech.
Saudi Arabia will face Spain, Tunisia and Ukraine in
Group H in Germany while the Czechs take on Italy, Ghana
and the U.S. in Group E.