That moved them up to third in the standings, but they are still points behind leaders and Friday’s visitors Spain. As a result, realistically only a win will do in the event that they are to progress to Brazil automatically. Victory for the Azzurri would extend their lead at the top of Group B to six points whilst points for Michal Bilek’s side would them leapfrog Bulgaria in to second place. The Czech Republic kept up their chances of qualifying for next year’s World Cup with a 3-0 victory against Armenia last time out.The away side may rest a few players for this tie, because they head to Brazil for the Confederations Cup on Sunday.
Angelo Ogbonna ought to be included in defence, but full-back Luca Antonelli won’t feature because of an ankle injury.Michal Bilek has no fresh injury concerns ahead of the qualifier and could field the same XI which comfortably saw off the challenge of Armenia with a 3-0 away win back in March. Matej Vydra, who spent last season on loan with Watford, scored two times against Armenia and they is expected to lead the line again against the Italians. Cesare Prandelli can welcome back Antonio Barzagli and Stephan El Shaarawy after the pair missed the 4-0 friendly victory over San Marino last week and both are expected to go straight in to the beginning line-up. Matej Vydra scored goals in that match and is set to lead the line one time again. Arsenal midfielder Tomas Rosicky will look to add some creative spark from midfield whilst Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech closes in on Karel Poborksy’s appearance record (118) along with his 101st cap.Petr Cech and Gianluigi Buffon have both enjoyed hugely successful careers and stay as difficult to beat. Andrea Pirlo is another player who featured in the match seven years ago.
Czech Republic can leapfrog Bulgaria in to second place in World Cup qualifying group B with a win over Spain in Prague on Friday. Both teams go in to the fixture on the back of victories with Spain having beaten San Marino 4-0 in a friendly last week and the Czech Republic overcoming Armenia 3-0 at the finish of March. last time the countries met was in 2006 when Spain beat the Czech Republic 2-0 and both goalkeepers from that game are still in their respective goals seven years later. The other times the teams met resulted in draw and wins for the Czech Republic. The 34-year-old, who won the World Cup with Spain in 2006, has made 98 appearances for his country and scored 12 goals. Striker Matej Vydra, who spent last season on loan at Watford from Udinese, is also included in the squad amid speculation that a lot of Premier League clubs are keen on signing the 21-year-old.
The Czech side could include Tomas Rosicky, who helped Arsenal to qualify for the UEFA Champions League with their fourth-placed finish in the Premier League. Spain will be without Luca Antonelli after they limped out of the San Marino clash with an ankle injury, with Juventus defender Andrea Barzagli tipped to replace him. Spain currently enjoy a three-point lead at the top the group with 13 points and also have the luxury of a game in hand over second-placed Bulgaria. The Czech Republic are third, only points off Bulgaria with Denmark close behind them on six points.
Czech Republic vs Italy Football Match 2013
World Cup 2014 Qualifying
Date:June 7, 2013 | 07-06-2013
Time: 23:45 | 8:45 PM SAST | 11:45 PM
Venue: Generali Arena — Praha
Both teams Czech Republic vs Italy squads teams sheet expected probables lineups players list details information here below.
Czech Republic Expected Players:
Czech Republic: Cech; Selassie, Kadlec, Sivok, Limbersky; Rosicky, Plasil, Hubschman, Jiracek; Vydra, Koazk
Italy Expected Players:
Italy: Buffon; Ogbonna, Chiellini, Bonucci; De Rossi, Marchisio, Pirlo, Montolivo, Giaccherini; Balotelli, El Shaarawy
Italy team will take match points against Czech team and won by 2-0 goals.
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