Czech Republic captain Tomas Rosicky has returned to training ahead of Thursday’s quarter-final meeting with Portugal.
Team manager Vladimir Smicer had earlier indicated there was very little prospect of Rosicky starting against Portugal.
"Will he be able to play from the start? I don't think so," Smicer told agency CTK. "He hasn't trained for eight days, only doing some work on a bike. In order for him to play in such a tough match, he should at the very least have had three full training sessions in order to be 100% ready.”
Daniel Kolar started in Rosicky’s absence in the 1-0 victory over Poland that saw Czech Republic through to the knockout phase.