Czechs to face toughest test against Germany in World Cup qualification


The Czech national football team face Germany at Hamburg in their second world cup group C qualifier on Saturday night. Czech trainer Karel Jarolím has urged his players before the match to tighten up their performance in defence against the potent German attack. But he has also warned them not to be too much in awe of their opponents and make the most of any attacking opportunities offered. The last Czech-German confrontation on German soil two years ago resulted in a surprise 3:0 win for the visitors. The Czechs drew their qualification group opener against Northern Ireland without finding the net. Germany are the reigning world champions.