Rosicky to lead Czechs at Euro 2012

Updated: 29 May 2012 19:45 IST

Midfielder Vladimir Darida has been included in the Czech Republic squad for next week's European Championship due to a calf muscle injury to captain Tomas Rosicky.

Rosicky to lead Czechs at Euro 2012
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Prague:

Midfielder Vladimir Darida has been included in the Czech Republic squad for next week's European Championship due to a calf muscle injury to captain Tomas Rosicky.

Rosicky is still likely to recover in time to play in the tournament in Poland and Ukraine but coach Michal Bilek decided to play it safe and have more options in the midfield.

Rosicky was injured in Arsenal's last English Premier League match on May 13 and has not properly trained since. He was unable to play a Euro 2012 warmup match against Israel on Saturday and will likely miss another friendly against Hungary on Friday.

Rosicky missed Euro 2008 because of an injury.

The Czechs open the Euros on June 8 against Russia.

Topics : Football Czech Republic Alou Diarra Lech Poznan Tomas Rosicky Euro 2012
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