Czech Republic will be without captain
Tomas Rosicky for this weekend's Euro 2012 warm-up match against
Israel due to a calf problem, Czech media reported on Wednesday.
The Arsenal midfielder will resume training next week and
could play in the June 2 friendly versus Hungary, national team
manager Vladimir Smicer told news website iDNES.cz.
"Maybe he will be ready for the match against Hungary but we
want the bruise on the calf muscle to be healed completely so he
is entirely fit for the tournament," Smicer was quoted as
The Czechs are counting on Rosicky, once dubbed "Little
Mozart" because of his ability to orchestrate the midfield, to
lead them at next month's finals in Poland and Ukraine.
Rosicky, 31, has scored 20 goals in 85 appearances for hios
Czech Republic are in Group A alongside co-hosts Poland,
Russia and Greece.
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