Football: national team meets ahead of World Cup qualifier


Members of the Czech national football team met in Prague on Monday, ahead of their opening qualification game for the World Cup 2013. The nomination for Saturday’s game against Denmark includes Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Čech, midfielder Petr Jiráček of Hamburg in Germany’s top division, Sparta Prague’s forward Václav Kadlec, striker Matěj Vydra from the UK’s third division club Watford FC, among others. National team manager Michal Bílek will however have to do without injured players Tomáš Rosický, Václav Pilař, and Daniel Kolář.