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Czech Republic – Euro 2024 Overview

The Czech Republic a country often associated with ice hockey, are also a highly respected football nation. Playing as Czechoslovakia in 1976 they won the Euros and, as the Czech Republic, finished runners up in Euro 1996.

The Czech national team has produced some top quality players down the years, including Pavel Nedvěd and Petr Čech. 

The current side is led by Ivan Hašek who took over as late as January 2024. With a mix of established stars and promising young talent, the Czech Republic will be looking to progress to the knockout stages an be competitive in Euro 2024. The Czechs should not be under estimated and are potentially a side that could upset some of the tournament favourites and enjoy a run deep into the competition.

They have been drawn in Group F alongside Portugal, Turkey and the playoff winners from Path C.

How the Czech Republic qualified for Euro 2024

The path to the Euro 2024 finals in Germany for the Czech Republic was via a second place in the group behind Albania but ahead of Poland, Moldova and the Faroe Islands. To be fair, this was perhaps not one of the tougher groups in the European Championship qualifiers, however what counts is that the Czechs are in the finals, where they will be looking to build upon their impressive history.

The Czechs’ record stood at four wins, three draws and one loss, which came away to group winners Albania away. This defeat cost them first place in the group, with the Czech Republic finishing on the same number of points as the Albanians who’s superior head-to-head record and goal difference sealed top spot.

Along with Albania the Czech Republic were the lowest scoring nation to make the finals. Tomáš Souček and Václav Černý were the Czechs’ top scorers in qualifiying with three goals each.

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Czech Republic’s Euro 2024 squad

The Czech Republic’s squad for the European Football Championship in Germany, carefully selected by Ivan Hašek, is a harmonious mix of experienced veterans and promising talents. With a strong line-up covering all positions, the team is ready to make an impact. With team captain Tomáš Souček in the midfield, the Czech Republic will try to surprise again, as they did at Euro 2020 when they made it to the quarter-finals.

Boss Ivan Hašek is known for his disciplined playing style and tactical skill. His game philosophy is based on an organised defensive game and quick transitions. Upfron for the Czech Republic is the dangerous Patrik Schick of Bayer Leverkusen, who, along with Cristiano Ronaldo, was top scorer in Euro 2020.

In terms of value, the Czech Republic’s squad is at the bottom along with Slovakia, Albania and Romania if the German site Transfermarkt is to be believed. Here is the likely EC squad:

23GKMatěj Kovář Bayer Leverkusen
1GKAleš Mandous Slavia Prague
16GKJindrich Stanek Viktoria Plzeň
18DDavid Doudera Slavia Prague
3DTomáš Holeš Slavia Prague
15DDavid Jurásek Benfica
2DPatrizio Stronati Puskas Academy
6DMartin Vitík Sparta Prague
4DDavid Zima Turin
17MFVaclav Cerny VfL Wolfsburg
21MFAlex Kral Union Berlin
20MFOndrej Lingr Feyenoord
12MFLukáš Masopust Slavia Prague
14MFLukáš Provod Slavia Prague
8MFMichal Sadilek Twente
22MFTomáš Souček West Ham
9FWAdam Hložek Bayer Leverkusen
19FWTomas Chory Viktoria Plzeň
10FWPatrick Schick Bayer Leverkusen
13FWTomáš Čvančara Monchengladbach
7FWVasil Kushej Mladá Boleslav

Key players

Here we have listed three of the key players in the Czech Euro 2024 squad:

  • Tomáš Souček – Team captain who has great influence in midfield. With his presence on the pitch, the West Ham United midfielder brings stability and assurance to the Czech team. Not only is he skilled defensively, but he also has the ability to contribute to the attacking game with his passing and his ability to break the opposition’s defensive lines.
  • Patrik Schick – With his impressive technique, eye for goal and ability to create dangerous scoring chances, Schick has become a central part of the Czech national team’s attack. He is known for his composure and ability to perform under pressure, which has made him a reliable goalscorer both for club team Bayer Leverkusen, who are enjoying an excellent season, and internationally for the Czech Republic.
  • Alex Král – Union Berlin’s Král has grown into one of the most important players in the Czech national team. The 25-year-old has an impressive physique and ability to read the game. He stands out with his strong tackling, ball control and leadership qualities on the pitch.

Czech Republic Odds at Euro 2024

Looking at the odds, the Czech Republic are unlikely to win Group F, with Portugal clear favourites. However, the bookies believe that the Czechs have a decent chance of making the knockout stages, either through finishing as runners up to Portugal, or, through qualifying as one of the best third-placed teams. Winning the tournament would come as a major surprise and this is reflected in the odds.

Czech Republic Euro 2024 OddsOdds
To win tournament150/1 bet365
To win Group F8/1 bet365
To qualify from Group F29/20 BetUK
Odds correct at the time of writing, odds subject to change.

Czech Republic Euro 2024 fixtures

This is what the Czech Republic’s schedule looks like in Euro 2024:

Date and timeMatchVenue
18/6, 21:00Portugal – Czech RepublicLeipzig
22/6, 15:00Playoff winner C – Czech RepublicHamburg
26/6, 21:00Czech Republic – TurkeyHamburg

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