BBC News Online BBC World Service BBC Homepage
BBC Homepage feedback | low graphics version
BBC Sport - Euro 2000
 You are in:  Euro2000: Teams: Czech Rep
Front Page 
Results & Fixtures 
Teams 
Belgium 
Czech Rep 
Denmark 
England 
France 
Germany 
Holland 
Italy 
Norway 
Portugal 
Romania 
Slovenia 
Spain 
Sweden 
Turkey 
Yugoslavia 
Fans' Guide 
SportsTalk 
AudioVideo 
The BBC Team 
Photo Galleries 

Thursday, 22 June, 2000, 17:33 GMT 18:33 UK
Republic Czech out
Nemec
Nemec's protests fall on deaf ears against Holland
Ten wins out of ten in qualifying counted for nothing for the Czech Republic when they arrived at Euro 2000.

Their only reward came from a 2-0 victory over Denmark by which time the return flight tickets had already been booked.

Fortune did not favour the Czech's though.

A highly controversial 89th minute penalty handed the Dutch an undeserved victory in their first match after both Jan Koller and Pavel Nedved had seen headers come back off the woodwork.


Koller
Koller: denied by the woodwork on more than one occasion

Then the giant Koller suffered more agony at the hands of the crossbar in the 2-1 defeat by France.

Suicidal defending in that game was to cost them dear but there were plenty of individuals in Chovanec's squad that emerged with credit.

Lazio's Pavel Nedved buoyed by his Serie A success transferred his club form on to the international stage while Karel Poborsky looked back to the player who had caught the eye at Euro 96.

And in Koller they had the perfect man to lead the forward line.

Had Patrik Berger been available for the first two games the outcome may have been different.

As it was the two goals against Denmark by his Liverpool colleague Vladimir Smicer were to offer scant consolation.

Search BBC Euro 2000

 

Czech Republic
Stats for Czech Republic

Star players

Manager



See also:

21 Jun 00 | Euro2000
Smicer brace gives Czechs win
21 Jun 00 | Czech Rep
Czechs upbeat despite early exit
20 Jun 00 | Czech Rep
Sunderland show Bejbl interest
Internet links:


The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites

^^ Back to top
Front Page | Results/Fixtures | Group A | Group B | Group C | Group D | Knockout | Teams | Sportstalk | Fans' Guide | AudioVideo | Photo Gallery