The Czech Republic deployed their oldest starting line-up in this competition. At 29 years and 298 days, their line-up beats the previous oldest starting eleven from 1980 by more than a year.
At 25 years and 193 days, Switzerland fielded their youngest ever starting line-up in a European Championship match. Their former record dated back to the Euro 96 match against Holland.
The defeat means that Switzerland remain winless after seven matches at European Championships, the longest current run of that kind in the competition. It also marks the fourth defeat of a host nation in the opening match of a European Championship following 1960, 1972 and 2004.
Jan Koller and Marek Jankulovski equalled the Czech record for most European Championship participations (three), a mark that had previously been recorded by Vladimir Smicer, Karel Poborsky and Pavel Nedved.
Karel Bruckner led his side to the 50th victory in his 74-match reign as Czech national team boss.
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