EURO 2020: This is your quick guide to the Czech Republic - form, fixtures and players to watch

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By Matthew Holroyd
Czech Republic's players celebrate during the UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying match against Kosovo in November 2019.
Czech Republic's players celebrate during the UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying match against Kosovo in November 2019.   -  Copyright  AP Photo/Petr David Josek

Despite lacking the star quality of tournaments gone by, the Czech Republic have still qualified for their seventh consecutive European Championship.

After conceding five goals in their opening qualifier against England, manager Jaroslav Šilhavý worked to improve the squad's morale and organisation, and they gained revenge with a 2-1 victory over the "Three Lions" in October 2019.

Although drawn into a tough Group D, the Czech Republic will be a hard team to break down and if striker Patrik Schick can score goals, they have every chance of progressing.

Šilhavý and his players will be dreaming that they can even emulate the country's most recent "golden generation" of 2004, which advanced to the semi-finals.

What is the Czech Republic's best previous performance at a European Championship?

Winners (1976) as Czechoslovakia / runners-Up (1996) as Czech Republic

How did the Czech Republic qualify for EURO 2020?

By finishing runner-up in Group A with a record of P8 W5 D0 L3 F13 A11.

What kind of form are the Czech Republic in?

Last six games: WLLDWW

Who is one Czech player you might have heard of?

Tomáš Souček: After a superb season with West Ham United in the Premier League, the tall midfielder will provide a dangerous attacking option for his country, either in open play or at set-pieces.

Who is one Czech player who could impress at EURO 2020?

Vladimír Darida: The all-action Czech captain was a key reason behind their 2-1 win over England, who they face again on June 22, and he has caught the eye while playing in midfield for Hertha Berlin.

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Vladimir Darida celebrates after scoring during a UEFA Nations League match against Israel.AP Photo/Petr David Josek

Did you know this about the Czech Republic?

Czechoslovakia's Antonin Panenka famously scored a chipped penalty to win the UEFA Euro 1976 final against West Germany, and his name is now synonymous with the technique.

What are the Czech Republic's group fixtures at EURO 2020?

All times CEST

  • Czech Republic vs Scotland, 14 June, 15:00 (Hampden Park, Glasgow)
  • Czech Republic vs Croatia, 18 June, 18:00 (Hampden Park, Glasgow)
  • Czech Republic vs England, 22 June, 21:00 (Wembley Stadium, London)

What are the odds of the Czech Republic winning EURO 2020?

100/1 (Oddschecker, 24/05/21, 12:00 CEST)