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Karel Jarolim to take over as coach of Czech Republic

Karel Jarolim is the new coach of the Czech Republic national team.

Mlada Boleslav manager Karel Jarolim will take over as coach of Czech Republic.

The Czech federation says Jarolim will get a two-year-contract, starting Aug. 1, with an option for another two years.

Friday's announcement comes after a week of negotiations between the federation and Mlada Boleslav, the Czech club where Jarolim is under contract.

Jarolim replaces Pavel Vrba, who terminated his contract with the national team after being eliminated in the first round at the European Championship.


Petr Cech retires from international football with Czech Republic

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Petr Cech played in four European Championships with Czech Republic.

Petr Cech is retiring from international football after playing 14 years for Czech Republic, saying it will help prolong his club career by giving him more rest during the season.

The Arsenal goalkeeper played his final major tournament for the Czech national team at Euro 2016 in France, when the team was eliminated in the group stage.

He had hinted before the tournament that he could quit internationals after this summer, and confirmed that decision on Friday.

"I think I've reached the point where...

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Pavel Vrba departs Czech Republic to take Anzhi Makhachkala job

Pavel Vrba took charge of Czech Republic in 2014.

Czech Republic coach Pavel Vrba has left his role to take charge of Russian Premier League side Anzhi Makhachkala.

Vrba has stepped down from the post following Czech Republic's early exit at Euro 2016, where they finished bottom of Group D after losing to Spain and Turkey, while drawing with Croatia.

The Football Association of the Czech Republic (FACR) confirmed the news on Thursday, announcing that Vrba will join Anzhi with immediate effect.

FACR chairman Miroslav Pelta says a new Czech Republic...

Petr Cech to decide on international retirement in coming weeks

 Petr Cech will decide in the coming weeks whether to retire from internationals after Czech Republic were eliminated early from Euro 2016.

The Arsenal goalkeeper was playing in his fifth major tournament but couldn't prevent the Czechs from finishing last in Group D with one point.

Cech, who had previously said he may retire from the national team after the tournament, says he still hasn't made up his mind but expects to make a decision within two weeks.

"Nothing has changed compared to what...

Jaroslav Plasil and David Lafata retire from Czech Republic duty

Jaroslav Plasil was booked in his final international appearance on Tuesday.

Czech Republic striker David Lafata and midfielder Jaroslav Plasil both announced they are retiring from international football after their group-stage exit from Euro 2016 on Tuesday.

The Czechs finished fourth in Group D with only one point from a 2-2 draw with Croatia. They lost 1-0 to Spain 1-0 and then 2-0 to Turkey in their final match on Tuesday.

The 34-year-old Plasil was a mainstay of the team. He played at four European Championships, starting in 2004, the 2006 World Cup and made a total...