Czechs name three newcomers for Turkey friendly

February 20, 2006

PRAGUE, Feb 20 (Reuters) - The Czech Republic have called-up three untried players for two pre-World Cup friendlies against Turkey.

Coach Karel Brueckner named a 28-man squad on Monday for the consecutive matches against Turkey A and B teams in Izmir on March 1.

Attacking midfielder David Kobylik from Arminia Bielefeld and Hertha Berlin striker Vaclav Sverkos were named in the squad along with Slovan Liberec defender Tomas Zapotocny.

Czech captain Tomas Galasek and wingback Zdenek Grygera are missing after both Ajax Amsterdam players picked up leg injuries at the weekend.

Czech talisman Pavel Nedved was not selected. He has an agreement with Brueckner entitling him to miss friendlies.

Goalkeepers: Jaromir Blazek (Sparta Prague), Petr Cech (Chelsea), Antonin Kinsky (Saturn Ramenskoye)

Defenders: Rene Bolf (AJ Auxerre), Tomas Huebschman (Shakhtar Donetsk), Marek Jankulovski (AC Milan), Martin Jiranek (Spartak Moscow), Pavel Mares (Zenit St Petersburg), Zdenek Pospech (Sparta Prague), David Rozehnal (Paris St Germain), Tomas Ujfalusi (Fiorentina), Tomas Zapotocny (Slovan Liberec)

Midfielders: David Jarolim (Hamburg SV), Jiri Jarosik (Birmingham City), David Kobylik (Arminia Bielefeld), Radoslav Kovac (Spartak Moscow), Jaroslav Plasil (Monaco), Karel Poborsky (Ceske Budejovice), Jan Polak (Nuremberg), Tomas Rosicky (Borussia Dortmund), Rudolf Skacel (Hearts), Stepan Vachousek (Austria Vienna)

Forwards: Milan Baros (Aston Villa), Marek Heinz (Galatasaray), Tomas Jun (Besiktas), Vladimir Smicer (Girondins Bordeaux), Jiri Stajner (Hanover 96), Vaclav Sverkos (Hertha Berlin)