Czechs tie against Northern Ireland in FIFA World Cup UEFA qualifying tournament


The Czech Republic’s opening match against Northern Ireland in the 2018 FIFA World Cup UEFA qualifying tournament ended in a 0:0 draw on Sunday, with the Czechs picking up one point. The team played an offensive game under their new coach Karel Jarolim, but were unable to break Northern Ireland’s defense. The Czechs could have gone ahead in the fourth minute when a cross found right back Pavel Kadeřábek unmarked inside the six-yard box but it was at waist height and he only managed to put the ball over the bar with his thigh. The team’s next games are against Germany, Azerbaijan and Norway.