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Sparta Prague: Tomas Rosicky Ruled Out For Rest Of Season After Managing Just 19 Minutes Of Football Since His Return

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In news that shouldn't come as much of a shock, Sparta Prague have gone ahead and sidelinedTomas Rosicky out for the rest of the season.

In a statement issued on their club website, Sparta confirmed that Rosicky's ongoing Achilles tendon issueisn't showing any signs of improvement and have therefore ruledthe 36-year-old midfielder out indefinitely after he elected to undergo further surgery.

Czech First League: Togolese Striker Francis Kone Saves Goalkeeper’s Life After Accidental Collision (Video)

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Togolese international Francis Kone was the hero of the hour when his quick-thinking quite possibly saved the life of an opponent during a Czech First League game at the weekend.

Bohemians goalkeeper Martin Berkovec was knocked out cold when he accidentally collided with a teammate on the edge of his penalty area.

World Cup

Schedule of World Cup qualifiers and friendlies on US TV and streaming: March 22-28, 2017

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During the next 10 days, there will be more than 55 international games shown live to viewers in the United States on TV and/or streaming. Among those countries featured - some of whom will be playing World Cup qualifiers and friendlies - they include the United States, Brazil, Germany, Italy, Spain, Canada, England and Argentina.

Soccer Saturday: Your Running Commentary

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The international break is in full swing, as Saturday presents a busy slate of clashes across the world of soccer.

Headlining Saturday's action are several World Cup qualifiers throughout Europe. In England, the Three Lions take the field for the first time since Sam Allardyce's dismissal, adding a bit if intrigue to a clash with minnows Malta.

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Norway coach Per-Mathias Hogmo quits over World Cup defeats

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Oslo (AFP) Per-Mathias Hogmo quit as Norway's football coach Wednesday after a series of defeats in qualifying for the 2018 World Cup finals, the Norwegian Football Federation announced.

"Per-Mathias and the NFF have agreed that Hogmo will end his functions as Norwegian manager," the NFF said in a statement.

Norway coach Per-Mathias Hogmo quits over World Cup defeats

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Oslo (AFP) Per-Mathias Hogmo quit as Norway's football coach Wednesday after a series of defeats in qualifying for the 2018 World Cup finals, the Norwegian Football Federation announced.

"Per-Mathias and the NFF have agreed that Hogmo will end his functions as Norwegian manager," the NFF said in a statement.

Northern Ireland expect tough times in Germany

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Berlin (AFP) Kyle Lafferty says Northern Ireland must 'work their socks off' in Tuesday's World Cup qualifier against Germany as they chase a first victory over the world champions for 33 years.

Lafferty scored two goals off the bench in Saturday's 4-0 win over minnows San Marino in Belfast, the same night Germany beat the Czech Republic 3-0 in Hamburg to keep their perfect record at the top of Group C.

Buoyant Germany set sights on N. Ireland

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Berlin (AFP) Germany coach Joachim Loew has called 'same again' for Tuesday's next World Cup qualifier against Northern Ireland following his side's demolition of the Czech Republic.

Thomas Mueller scored twice and Toni Kroos also netted as Germany dominated the Czech Republic with a 3-0 win on Saturday night.

Buoyant Germany set sights on N. Ireland

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Berlin (AFP) Germany coach Joachim Loew has called 'same again' for Tuesday's next World Cup qualifier against Northern Ireland following his side's demolition of the Czech Republic.

Thomas Mueller scored twice and Toni Kroos also netted as Germany dominated the Czech Republic with a 3-0 win on Saturday night.

World Cup games see England win Southgate opener, Germany cruise

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Paris (AFP) England ground out a low-key 2-0 victory over Malta in Saturday's 2018 World Cup qualifier in interim manager Gareth Southgate's first game in charge, while defending champions Germany strolled past the Czech Republic 3-0.

Daniel Sturridge and Dele Alli scored first-half goals in front of a crowd of 82,000 at Wembley to steer England to a second straight win in Group F, leaving them two points clear at the top.

Mueller brace inspires impressive Germany win

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Hamburg (AFP) Thomas Mueller netted twice as Germany eased to an impressive 3-0 home win over the Czech Republic to keep them top of their World Cup qualifying group on Saturday.

It leaves Germany with a perfect six points ahead of Tuesday's next qualifier, home to Northern Ireland, who beat San Marino 4-0.

Injured striker Gomez out of Germany squad

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Berlin (AFP) Misfiring striker Mario Gomez is out of Germany's upcoming World Cup qualifiers against the Czech Republic and Northern Ireland with injury, German football officials said on Tuesday.

The 31-year-old Wolfsburg player has a buttock injury and will not travel to Hamburg, where Germany will host the Czech Republic on Saturday before taking on Northern Ireland on Tuesday in Hanover.

Injured striker Gomez out of Germany squad

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Berlin (AFP) Misfiring striker Mario Gomez is out of Germany's upcoming World Cup qualifiers against the Czech Republic and Northern Ireland with injury, German football officials said on Tuesday.

The 31-year-old Wolfsburg player has a buttock injury and will not travel to Hamburg, where Germany will host the Czech Republic on Saturday before taking on Northern Ireland on Tuesday in Hanover.

Rosicky gets emotional Sparta Prague welcome

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Prague (AFP) Tomas Rosicky on Saturday played his first game since leaving Arsenal in the summer and since stumbling off the pitch in the Czech Republic's draw with Croatia at Euro 2016.

The 35-year-old midfielder last month signed up with Sparta Prague, the team where he had grown up.

On Saturday he came onto the pitch in the 72nd minute as Sparta drew with Mlada Boleslav 2-2 in his first game in the Czech top flight since December 2000.

Rosicky gets emotional Sparta Prague welcome

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Prague (AFP) Tomas Rosicky on Saturday played his first game since leaving Arsenal in the summer and since stumbling off the pitch in the Czech Republic's draw with Croatia at Euro 2016.

The 35-year-old midfielder last month signed up with Sparta Prague, the team where he had grown up.

On Saturday he came onto the pitch in the 72nd minute as Sparta drew with Mlada Boleslav 2-2 in his first game in the Czech top flight since December 2000.

Turkey stun Czech Republic to revive Euro hopes

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Lens (France) (AFP) Burak Yilmaz and Ozan Tufan scored a goal in each half as Turkey beat Czech Republic 2-0 to keep alive slim hopes of reaching the Euro 2016 last 16 on Tuesday.

The defeat eliminated Czech Republic, who had already suffered at Turkish hands at a past Euro finals.

Turkey lost their first two Group D matches and were punished for their unruly fans.

Turkey stun Czech Republic to revive Euro hopes

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Lens (France) (AFP) Burak Yilmaz and Ozan Tufan scored a goal in each half as Turkey beat Czech Republic 2-0 to keep alive slim hopes of reaching the Euro 2016 last 16 on Tuesday.

The defeat eliminated Czech Republic, who had already suffered at Turkish hands at a past Euro finals.

Turkey lost their first two Group D matches and were punished for their unruly fans.

Croatia crowd fears overshadow Spain Euro 2016 clash

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Bordeaux (AFP) Fears over their fans and the fitness of Luka Modric have overshadowed Croatia's preparations for their bid to secure a last 16 place at Euro 2016 against two-time defending European champions Spain on Tuesday.

The Croatian football federation were fined 100,000 euros ($113,000) on Monday after flares were lobbed onto the Saint-Etienne pitch during the 2-2 draw with the Czech Republic on Friday.

Croatia crowd fears overshadow Spain Euro 2016 clash

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Bordeaux (AFP) Fears over their fans and the fitness of Luka Modric have overshadowed Croatia's preparations for their bid to secure a last 16 place at Euro 2016 against two-time defending European champions Spain on Tuesday.

The Croatian football federation were fined 100,000 euros ($113,000) on Monday after flares were lobbed onto the Saint-Etienne pitch during the 2-2 draw with the Czech Republic on Friday.

Croatia fined 100,000 euros over flares thrown at Euro

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Paris (AFP) UEFA's disciplinary committee on Monday fined Croatia 100,000 euros ($113,000) for flares thrown on the pitch by its fans that halted the Euro 2016 match against Czech Republic.

UEFA also ordered the Croatian federation, the HNS, not to sell tickets to fans "identified by the HNS and the Croatian authorities as hooligans.

Croatia fined 100,000 euros over flares thrown at Euro

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Paris (AFP) UEFA's disciplinary committee on Monday fined Croatia 100,000 euros ($113,000) for flares thrown on the pitch by its fans that halted the Euro 2016 match against Czech Republic.

UEFA also ordered the Croatian federation, the HNS, not to sell tickets to fans "identified by the HNS and the Croatian authorities as hooligans.

Hooligan Facebook threat ahead of Euro 2016 Croatia-Spain

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Zagreb (AFP) Hardcore supporters of Croatian club Hajduk Split, suspected of throwing flares during the Euro 2016 match against the Czech Republic, have threatened on Facebook to also disrupt the next game against Spain.

UEFA have brought charges after at least 10 flares were lobbed from the Croatian corner of the Saint-Etienne stadium during the 2-2 draw with Czech Republic on Friday.

Hooligan Facebook threat ahead of Euro 2016 Croatia-Spain

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Zagreb (AFP) Hardcore supporters of Croatian club Hajduk Split, suspected of throwing flares during the Euro 2016 match against the Czech Republic, have threatened on Facebook to also disrupt the next game against Spain.

UEFA have brought charges after at least 10 flares were lobbed from the Croatian corner of the Saint-Etienne stadium during the 2-2 draw with Czech Republic on Friday.

UEFA open probes into Croatia, Turkey Euro 2016 incidents

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Paris (AFP) UEFA began disciplinary procedures Saturday against Croatia and Turkey following flare-throwing incidents at Euro 2016 matches.

Croatian fans hurled flares on to the pitch in Saint Etienne in the 86th minute of the 2-2 draw with Czech Republic on Friday, while Turkish fans let off flares after their defeat to Spain in Nice.

UEFA open probes into Croatia, Turkey Euro 2016 incidents

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Paris (AFP) UEFA began disciplinary procedures Saturday against Croatia and Turkey following flare-throwing incidents at Euro 2016 matches.

Croatian fans hurled flares on to the pitch in Saint Etienne in the 86th minute of the 2-2 draw with Czech Republic on Friday, while Turkish fans let off flares after their defeat to Spain in Nice.

‘Sports terrorists’ bring new chaos to Euro 2016

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Saint-Étienne (France) (AFP) Croatian fans who hurled flares on the pitch to halt their country's Euro 2016 match against Czech Republic were branded "sports terrorists" as the showcase tournament suffered new troubles.

UEFA said an investigation would be opened and even the country's president Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic slammed the violent fans as "enemies of Croatia.

‘Sports terrorists’ bring new chaos to Euro 2016

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Saint-Étienne (France) (AFP) Croatian fans who hurled flares on the pitch to halt their country's Euro 2016 match against Czech Republic were branded "sports terrorists" as the showcase tournament suffered new troubles.

UEFA said an investigation would be opened and even the country's president Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic slammed the violent fans as "enemies of Croatia.

Spain cruise to last-16 with Turkey win

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Nice (France) (AFP) Defending European champions Spain booked their place in the last 16 round of Euro 2016 on Friday with a convincing 3-0 win against Turkey in Nice.

Vicente del Bosque's men bossed the Group D tie from the kickoff, with a double by Juventus' Alvaro Morata and a first competitive international goal from Nolito sealing a comfortable win.

Germany

Where to find Germany vs. Czech Republic on US TV and streaming

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If you're trying to find out how you can watch Germany vs. Czech Republic, you've come to the right place.

Germany is currently atop Group C in the World Cup qualifying group after one win from one game, while Czech Republic tied Northern Ireland in their first match. A win for Germany will keep them in pole position in qualification from their group.

Where to find Germany vs. Czech Republic on US TV and streaming

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If you're trying to find out how you can watch Germany vs. Czech Republic, you've come to the right place.

Germany is currently atop Group C in the World Cup qualifying group after one win from one game, while Czech Republic tied Northern Ireland in their first match. A win for Germany will keep them in pole position in qualification from their group.

Germany want power show, Czechs eye ‘little miracle’

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Berlin (AFP) Germany want a show of power in Saturday's 2018 World Cup qualifier against a Czech Republic side hoping for 'a little miracle' against the world champions.

"We're playing against a team that can only be defeated in exceptional circumstances. We hope for a little miracle," Czech coach Karel Jarolim told German magazine Kicker.

Germany want power show, Czechs eye ‘little miracle’

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Berlin (AFP) Germany want a show of power in Saturday's 2018 World Cup qualifier against a Czech Republic side hoping for 'a little miracle' against the world champions.

"We're playing against a team that can only be defeated in exceptional circumstances. We hope for a little miracle," Czech coach Karel Jarolim told German magazine Kicker.

EURO 2016

Andres Iniesta and majestic Luka Modric among top 5 players in Euro 2016 Group D

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Group D drama revives flagging European Championship

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Over the last several days, a series of flat 0-0 draws in marquee games on the field – paired with incessant fan misbehavior off the field – considerably deflated the mood surrounding the 2016 European Championships in France.

Concerns over security, the format allowing progression for four third-placed teams, and an almost-bizarre lack of goal-scoring drama left the tournament in dire need of a shakeup.

Group D drama revives flagging European Championship

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Over the last several days, a series of flat 0-0 draws in marquee games on the field – paired with incessant fan misbehavior off the field – considerably deflated the mood surrounding the 2016 European Championships in France.

Concerns over security, the format allowing progression for four third-placed teams, and an almost-bizarre lack of goal-scoring drama left the tournament in dire need of a shakeup.

Dark horses Croatia an example to unruly fans: Cacic

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Bordeaux (AFP) Croatian coach Ante Cacic said his heroic players are an example the country's unruly fans should follow after shocking European champions Spain 2-1 to top their Euro 2016 group.

Flares thrown by Croatian fans halted their side's momentum in a 2-2 draw with the Czech Republic on Friday and saw the country's football federation fined 100,000 euros ($113,000).

Dark horses Croatia an example to unruly fans: Cacic

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Bordeaux (AFP) Croatian coach Ante Cacic said his heroic players are an example the country's unruly fans should follow after shocking European champions Spain 2-1 to top their Euro 2016 group.

Flares thrown by Croatian fans halted their side's momentum in a 2-2 draw with the Czech Republic on Friday and saw the country's football federation fined 100,000 euros ($113,000).

Turkey remains alive after win over Czech Republic

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Turkey knew there was only one possible outcome that would give them a chance at continuing their road at Euro 2016, and their gritty performance was enough to at least keep their hopes alive.

Goals fromBurak Yilmaz andOzan Tufan provided Turkey with a 2-0 win against the Czech Republic on Tuesday afternoon, in their Group D finale.

Czech Republic vs Croatia: UEFA to take disciplinary action after crowd trouble

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An ugly incident took place during Croatia’s 2-2 draw with the Czech Republic on Friday. When the scoreline was 2-1, Croatian supporters threw at least 15 flares on to the pitch and fought among themselves.

Mark Clattenburg, the referee, had to halt the game for several minutes in Saint-Etienne as flares being hurled onto the ground.

Euro 2016: Manchester United's €60m target scores twice, Italy move to the next round

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Italy booked their place into the last 16 of Euro 2016 on Friday after sealing a 1-0 victory over Sweden, thanks to a late strike from Brazil-born striker Eder.

In Group D, Spain produced an emphatic performance to beat Turkey 3-0, while Czech Republic came from behind to salvage a 2-2 draw against Croatia.