< /p> Training of the Czech national football team before matches in the Faroe Islands and Montenegro, June 12, 2023, Strahov, Prague.
Tórshavn – The top scorer of the past league season Václav Jurečka and midfielder Václav Černý are not missing from the lineup of Czech footballers for the qualifying match for the 2024 European Championship on the Faroe Islands. Coach Jaroslav Šilhavý chose a formation with four backs.
Jiří Pavlenka will start in goal, the defensive four consists of Vladimír Coufal, Tomáš Holeš, Ladislav Krejčí Jr. and David Jurásek. Captain Tomáš Souček and Alex Král will occupy the position of defensive midfielders.
Striker Jan Kuchta will be joined by midfielders Jurečka, Adam Hložek and Černý. The 28-year-old Jurečka, thanks to a successful spring league season, in which he scored 17 goals and even scored four goals in two matches, won the crown for the top scorer. The 25-year-old Černý presented himself in excellent form in Twente Enschede in the Netherlands and, according to the media, he is headed to Bundesliga side Wolfsburg. However, he played only two minutes against Poland in the two qualifying matches in March, and did not start in Moldova.
The Czechs lead Group E by a point ahead of Poland, whom they beat 3:1 at home in the opening qualifying match in March. However, they then surprisingly drew goalless in Chisinau. The remaining opponent in the “E” is Albania, with whom Šilhavé's selection will face for the first time in September.
The match in Tórshavn kicks off at 20:45 CET.
Faroe Islands: Gestsson – Rólantsson, Faerö, Vatnsdal, G. Vatnhamar, Davidsen – Bjartalíd, Jönsen, Andreasen, S. Vatnhamar – Knudsen.
CR: Pavlenka – Coufal, Holeš, Ladislav Krejčí II, D. Jurásek – Souček, Král – Jurečka, Hložek, Černý – Kuchta.