Czech Republic Vs Portugal: Preview Lineup Team News and Predictions
Czech Republic as a group winners, they will play against Portugal in the opening Quarter finals of the Euro cup 2012.
Probable Line Ups
Czech Republic: Cech, Selassie, Sivok, Kadlec, Limbersky, Hubschman, Plasil, Jiracek, Kolar, Pilar, Baros
Portugal: Rui Patricio, Joao Pereira, Alves, Pepe, Coentrao, Meireles, Veloso, Moutinho, Nani, Postiga, Ronaldo
Czech Captain Tomas Rosicky is the only doubt for the Group A winners as his tendon injury against Greece was more severe than expected.
Daniel Kolar might replace Rosicky, if he could not make it.
Portugal are with maximum options will all their 23 men fit for the clash.
Czech Republic: W,W,L,L,W
Czech Republic, who struggled to enter the quarter finals earlier, showed up some level of confidence to find top position in the group. They have been outstanding in their recent group matches beating Poland clean and Greece as well. They have won 3 matches in their last 5 matches while only on two, they got defeated.
Portugal qualified for the further stages by proving themselves a proper contender from the Group of death. They won against Netherlands and Denmark to stand as the Group B runner-ups which has collected them bunch of confidence. They won two out of their last 5 matches where two went as defeat and remaining one was draw. Portugal are moving ahead with great confidence with Cristiano Ronaldo improving his previous defects.
Czech Republic and Portugal once met in similar stage where Czech Republic eliminated Portugal from the tournament. Czech Republic defeated Portugal 1-0 in Euro cup 2008 semi finals.
Czech Republic team has stood as the group A winners while Portugal are group runner up but the difference could be felt easily as Portugal lashed the group of death contenders. Czech Republic could be lame without Rosicky while Ronaldo’s comeback might cost Czech. In the other hand, Czech Football team has been qualified to the knock out stage as the group winner but the fact is that they still have negative goal difference.
Portugal 2-0 Czech Republic