In football, Czech manager Michal Bílek has named a near full strength squad for the first European Championship qualifier against Lithuania. The squad includes recently sidelined goalkeeper Petr Cech and striker Milan Baroš. The only major absence is injured defender Tomáš Sivok. The opening qualifier for the 2012 European Championships will be played in Olomouc on September 7.
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