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The Lowdown on Olympique Lyonnais

September 20, 2012 by

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Sparta Praha open their Europa League adventure with their toughest fixture of the group stage. An away trip to Lyon. The french outfit are regular Champions League participants, however, they will have to make do with the Europa League after finishing in just 4th position in Ligue 1 last season (and 18 points off champions […]

Fresh Corruption Scandal Looms

September 18, 2012 by

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Breaking news has surfaced today about the alleged match fixing and the handling of specific games in the Gambrinus Liga. Sparta chief, Daniel Křetínský, has met with the Czech FA President, Miroslav Pelta, and presented information that is sure to send reverberations around the footballing community in the Czech Republic. Just months after former health […]

The Aftermath: Czech Republic 0-1 Finland

September 12, 2012 by

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The Czech Republic were humiliated by a Finnish side ranked 96th in the world – 77 places lower than the Czechs. Sierra Leone, Libya, Haiti and Canada are all deemed significantly superior according to FIFA’s latest rankings. However, to gather some perspective, let’s remember England and Portugal are ranked third and fourth respectively. Galatasary defender, […]

2014 World Cup Qualifier – Denmark vs Czech Republic

September 5, 2012 by

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The Czech Republic begin their World Cup qualification campaign with a tricky opener in Denmark. The Dane’s impressive form in qualification games must be a concern for Michal Bílek. Denmark have won their two previous qualification groups, ousting Portugal on both occasions to qualify directly to the 2010 World Cup and this summer’s European Championship […]