Czechs call up another Cech for Euro qualifiers

September 29, 2006

PRAGUE, Sept 29 (Reuters) - Czech Republic coach Karel Brueckner called up uncapped Slovan Liberec goalkeeper Marek Cech on Friday for the Euro 2008 Group D qualifiers against San Marino and Ireland next month.

Marek Cech will serve as a backup to first choice Petr Cech. The 29-year-old has been in good form in the Czech first division, keeping seven consecutive clean sheets before the sequence was ended last weekend by a controversial penalty.

Striker Milan Baros, who last played for the Czechs at the World Cup in Germany, returns after foot injury.

The Czechs play against San Marino in Liberec on Oct. 7 and Ireland in Dublin four days later.

Goalkeepers: Jaromir Blazek (Sparta Prague), Marek Cech (Liberec), Petr Cech (Chelsea)

Defenders: Zdenek Grygera (Ajax Amsterdam), Marek Jankulovski (AC Milan), Martin Jiranek, Radoslav Kovac (both Spartak Moscow), David Rozehnal (Paris St Germain), Tomas Ujfalusi (Fiorentina), Tomas Zapotocny (Liberec)

Midfielders: Tomas Galasek, Jan Polak (both Nuremberg), David Jarolim (Hamburg SV), Jaroslav Plasil (Monaco), Tomas Rosicky (Arsenal), Libor Sionko (Rangers), Tomas Sivok (Sparta Prague)

Strikers: Milan Baros (Aston Villa), Jan Koller (Monaco), Marek Kulic (Mlada Boleslav), David Lafata (Jablonec).