Tomas Rosicky has been included
in Czech Republic coach Michal Bilek's final 23-man squad for
Euro 2012 despite a calf injury.
The squad, announced on Tuesday, also contained Pilsen's
Vladimir Darida, who won his first cap in Saturday's 2-1
friendly win against Israel as a replacement for Rosicky.
Darida will go to the tournament in Poland and Ukraine as
cover for team captain Rosicky after impressing coach Bilek
although Rosicky is expected to be fit for the start of the
tournament on June 8.
The Czechs, semi-finalists in 2004 and beaten finalists in
1996, play Hungary on June 2 in a final warm-up before facing
Russia on June 8 in their opening game. They also play Greece
and tournament co-hosts Poland in Group A.
Goalkeepers: Petr Cech (Chelsea), Jaroslav Drobny (Hamburg),
Jan Lastuvka (Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk).
Defenders: Theodor Gebre Selassie (Liberec), Roman Hubnik
(Hertha Berlin), Michal Kadlec (Bayer Leverkusen), David
Limbersky (Pilsen), Frantisek Rajtoral (Pilsen), Tomas Sivok
(Besiktas), Marek Suchy (Spartak Moscow).
Midfielders: Vladimir Darida (Pilsen), Tomas Hubschman
(Shakhtar Donetsk), Petr Jiracek (Wolfsburg), Daniel Kolar
(Pilsen), Milan Petrzela (Pilsen), Vaclav Pilar (Pilsen),
Jaroslav Plasil (Bordeaux), Jan Rezek (Anorthosis Famagusta),
Tomas Rosicky (Arsenal).
Forwards: Milan Baros (Galatasaray), David Lafata (Jablonec),
Tomas Necid (CSKA Moscow), Tomas Pekhart (Nuremberg).
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