Football now and the Czech international Milan Baros has broken his ankle during an English Premiere League match. Baros, who plays for Liverpool, was taken off in the fourth minute of Saturday's game against Blackburn Rovers. Baros, 21, is one of the most important members of the Czech national team. He scored the final goal in Wednesday's 3-1 victory over the Netherlands, which saw the Czech Republic qualify for the 2004 European Championships.
You may recall that Radio Prague ran a competition earlier this year in which we asked who you considered the most interesting Czech, living or dead. Someone from our Russia section told me something interesting: they got a few letters in which people chose the Czech football captain, Pavel Nedved. As almost every single player on the Czech national team plays abroad, it occurred to me that many people's only connection with the Czech Republic might be that their favourite team features a Czech player, be it Petr Cech at French club Rennes, or