Czechs to face Scotland without Cech

Updated: 23 August 2011 18:05 IST

Injured goalkeeper Peter Cech will miss the Czech Republic's 2012 European Championship qualifiers next month.

Prague:

Injured goalkeeper Peter Cech will miss the Czech Republic's 2012 European Championship qualifiers next month.

Cech was ruled out for three to four weeks after injuring a knee ligament in training with Chelsea last week.

Coach Michal Bilek called three 'keepers on Tuesday to his 22-man squad for the Sept. 3 match at Scotland. Two of them are newcomers - Jan Lastuvka and Ales Hruska - plus Jaroslav Drobny of Hamburg, who has played four internationals.

Captain Tomas Rosicky, who missed Arsenal's loss to Liverpool in the English Premier League last weekend due to a thigh problem, is expected to be fit.

The Czechs are second in Group I with nine points, six behind Spain. A victory would boost their chances of advancing to the playoffs.

Scotland has four points.

Topics : Football Czech Republic Scotland
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