Czechs beaten by Netherlands in World Cup qualifier

09-10-2005

The Czech Republic were beaten by the Netherlands 2:0 in Saturday's Group One qualifier, which secured the Dutch a place in next year's World Cup finals. The Netherlands, who have 31 points from 11 games, are certain to finish top of the group. The third-placed Czechs with 24 points cannot afford to lose in Finland on Wednesday if they hope to clinch a playoff berth.