England vs Czech Republic - 22/03/2019 Preview

England will face Czech Republic at Wembley Stadium, in London, in UEFA Europe 2020 Qualification 1th Round. England against Czech Republic is the match with big interest because of great National squads and great perspectives in Qualification. Review our thoughts on this match here below.

Group A

1. Czech Republic

2. England

3. Montenegro

4. Bulgaria

5. Kosovo

 

England

FIFA Rating – 5

England has grown a very strong and perspective squad with Premier League stars mostly. They have very strong and great players, from leading Premier League teams known all over the world. Last year was successful for them as they played for the 3rd place in FIFA World Cup, unfortunately, lost to Belgium. Moreover, they played strongly against Croatia in the semifinal and lost only in extra time after great Mandzukic goal. Next international break is very important for young players in the squad since they have big plans in every competition. Although they lost 3 matches in a row against Croatia, Belgium and then to Spain, they have big potential to be among the greatest teams, as Englands academy is working hard on growing young talents. In addition, they won the 1st place in UEFA Nations League in League A and were promoted to Playoffs.

Group A in qualification is far away from the strongest, so England should take 1st place confidently and without big troubles.

 

Head Coach

Gareth Southgate

Squad

Goalkeepers

Jack Butland (Stoke City); Tom Heaton (Burnley); Jordan Pickford(Everton);

Defenders

Kyle Walker (Manchester City); Kieran Trippier(Tottenham Hotspur); Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool); Harry Maguire (Leicester City); Ben Chilwell(Leicester City); James Tarkowski (Burnley); Michael Keane (Everton); Danny Rose(Tottenham Hotspur); Luke Shaw (Manchester United); John Stones (Manchester City);

Midfielders

Ross Barkley (Chelsea); Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur); Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Chelsea);  Declan Rice (West Ham United); Dele (Tottenham Hotspur); Fabian Delph (Manchester City); Jordan Henderson (Liverpool); Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund);

Forwards

Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur); Callum Wilson (AFC Bournemouth); Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City);

 

Czech Republic

FIFA Rating – 44

Of course, the Czech Republic is not the strongest team in Europe, however, they are always fighting strong in every match and every competition. In World Cup qualification in the year 2017, they finished group stage at 3rd place with 4 points difference with Northern Ireland. This qualification stage would be very tough for them since there are teams with the same in this group. Montenegro and Bulgaria could fight on the same level and get a chance to be in Europe Playoffs, that is because the Czech Republic should fight in every match, especially against strongest. Some of the players are playing in England, so they will definitely inform all team how they like to play and what to expect from them. In UEFA Nations League they have played in League B and saved their position, moreover, they played stable football and did not score only against Ukraine.

Unfortunately, most valuable and known player Petr Czech retired from international football. This time he would have been most useful since he had played almost all his career in England.

 

Head Coach

Jaroslav Šilhavý

Goalkeepers

Tomáš Koubek; Jiří Pavlenka; Tomáš Vaclík;

Defenders

Theodor Gebre Selassie; Marek Suchý; Filip Novák; Tomáš Kalas; Ondřej Čelůstka; Vladimír Coufal; Ondřej Kúdela;

Midfielders

Bořek Dočkal; Jakub Jankto; Tomáš Souček; Jaromír Zmrhal; Lukáš Masopust; Alex Král;

Forwards

Matěj Vydra; Patrik Schick;

 

H2H

These team met last time in for the year 2018 in Friendly match. However, this time England’s team was not so strong and teams played draw with 2:2 final result.

 

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