Cech out, Rosicky in for Czechs` friendly in Finland
Prague: The Czech Republic will miss injured Chelsea keeper Petr Cech in a friendly against Finland in Helsinki on May 21, head coach Pavel Vrba said on Tuesday.
Arsenal midfielder Tomas Rosicky will lead the team comprising three newcomers including keeper Marek Stech from relegated Championship side Yeovil.
For his second game at the helm, Vrba also called up Watford winger Daniel Pudil and West Brom striker Matej Vydra while Aston Villa striker Libor Kozak is out with an injury.
Goalkeepers: Tomas Vaclik (Sparta Prague), Marek Stech (Yeovil/ENG)
Defenders: Pavel Kaderabek (Sparta Prague), Michal Kadlec (Fenerbahce/TUR), David Limbersky (Viktoria Pilsen), Marek Suchy (Basel/SUI), Vaclav Prochazka (Viktoria Pilsen)
Midfielders: Tomas Rosicky (Arsenal/ENG), Lukas Vacha (Sparta Prague), Josef Husbauer (Sparta Prague), Vladimir Darida (Freiburg/GER), Borek Dockal (Sparta Prague), Tomas Horava (Viktoria Pilsen), Ondrej Vanek (Kayserispor/TUR), Daniel Pudil (Watford/ENG), Ladislav Krejci (Sparta Prague)
Forwards: Vaclav Kadlec (Frankfurt/GER), Matej Vydra (West Bromwich/ENG)