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Exclusive: Pies In Prague – Everton See Off Burnley To Lift Trophy As CEE Cup Wraps Up In Fine Style (Photos & Highlights)

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Lo and behold, it was Everton that ending up whisking the Generali CEE Cup back home to Merseyside with them.

A resounding 3-1 victory over fellow countrymen Burnley ensured that the Toffees were the first team from outside Eastern Europe to win the seventh annual staging of the fast-growing and increasingly prestigious youth tournament.

Exclusive: Pies In Prague – Sunburn, Shut-Outs And Six-Goal Pummellings On Opening Day Of CEE Cup (Photos & Highlights)

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Over the next week or two, Pies' man-in-the-field, Joseph Viney, will be in Prague to report in on the 2017 Generali CEE Cup – the annual international Under-19s tournament for club sides from Central and Eastern Europe (hence ‘CEE').

The View From Day One.

In its heyday, Prague's Strahov Stadium allegedly boasted a maximum capacity of anywhere from 220,000 to 300,000 once ram-packed to the rafters.

Pies In Prague: An Introduction To The CEE Cup, The Under-19s Tournament Featuring Starlet-Laden Sides From Everton, Burnley And Leicester City

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Over the next week or two, Pies' man-in-the-field, Joseph Viney, will be in Prague to report in on the 2017 Generali CEE Cup the annual international Under-19s tournament for club sides from Central and Eastern Europe (hence 'CEE').

The Premier League will be represented by academy sides from Everton, Burnley and Leicester.

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.

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.

Newcastle Reported Back In For Sparta Prague Winger

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During the Spain vs Czech Republic game televised today, commentator Ian Wright mentioned that Newcastle were interested in 23 year-old Sparta Prague left winger Ladislav Krejci, who has 19 caps and four goals for his country. Not sure if this is true but we were certainly interested in the player a year ago, but we [.

Cech, Rosicky to spearhead Czechs at Euro 2016

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Prague (AFP) Czech Republic coach Pavel Vrba on Tuesday named a 23-man squad for Euro 2016 in France, spearheaded by Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech and midfielder Tomas Rosicky, the team captain.

Vrba said at a training camp in Austria he had cut the squad to the required 23 men from an initial 25 by sending home Sparta Prague midfielder Lukas Marecek and Bohemians Prague striker Patrik Schick.

Cech, Rosicky to spearhead Czechs at Euro 2016

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Prague (AFP) Czech Republic coach Pavel Vrba on Tuesday named a 23-man squad for Euro 2016 in France, spearheaded by Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech and midfielder Tomas Rosicky, the team captain.

Vrba said at a training camp in Austria he had cut the squad to the required 23 men from an initial 25 by sending home Sparta Prague midfielder Lukas Marecek and Bohemians Prague striker Patrik Schick.

Czechs make first Euro 2016 football squad cull

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Prague (AFP) Czech Republic coach Pavel Vrba cut his Euro 2016 finals squad down to 25 players on Friday and will trim two more from their number before the May 31 deadline.

Sparta Prague defender Ondrej Zahustel, midfielder Jan Kovarik of Viktoria Plzen and Reading utility striker Matej Vydra were the three unfortunate players who did not make the cut.

Czechs make first Euro 2016 football squad cull

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Prague (AFP) Czech Republic coach Pavel Vrba cut his Euro 2016 finals squad down to 25 players on Friday and will trim two more from their number before the May 31 deadline.

Sparta Prague defender Ondrej Zahustel, midfielder Jan Kovarik of Viktoria Plzen and Reading utility striker Matej Vydra were the three unfortunate players who did not make the cut.

Cech, Rosicky headline 20-man Czech Republic squad

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By DAN KARELL

New Czech Republic manager Pavel Vrba has called in an experienced squad for his side's two September matches.

Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech and Arsenal midfielder Tomas Rosicky headline a 20-man squad that will take on the U.S. Men's National Team on Wednesdayin Prague before hosting the Netherlands in their first UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying match on Sept.

This Czech Wonderkid (Striker) Would Cost Just £4M

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21 year-old Czech striker Václav Kadlec has been at Sparta Prague since 2008, and he already has 2 caps and one goal for the full Czech Republic side. Václav Kadlec 21 year-old Czech striker This is another article in our series of good young players who Newcastle may be wanting to sign now or [...

Borussia Dortmund

Player of the week: Christian Pulisic

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With a Champions League goal, Hershey's second most famous export is PSP's player of the week.

Arturo Vidal, Geis, Di Santo… 10 notable Bundesliga transfers of the 2015 summer window so far

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UEFA Europa League

Inter Milan beat Southampton in Europa League, relieve pressure on De Boer

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Milan (AFP) Under-pressure Frank de Boer saw his Inter Milan side hold on with 10 men to beat Premier League outfit Southampton 1-0 in their Europa League clash at San Siro on Thursday.

Antonio Candreva got the only goal of the game midway through the second half for the Serie A club, who were forced to play out the final 13 minutes a man down after Marcelo Brozovic was sent off.

Inter Milan beat Southampton in Europa League, relieve pressure on De Boer

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Milan (AFP) Under-pressure Frank de Boer saw his Inter Milan side hold on with 10 men to beat Premier League outfit Southampton 1-0 in their Europa League clash at San Siro on Thursday.

Antonio Candreva got the only goal of the game midway through the second half for the Serie A club, who were forced to play out the final 13 minutes a man down after Marcelo Brozovic was sent off.

Schalke breathe easy, Inter slump at Sparta

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Paris (AFP) Inter Milan were stunned at Sparta Prague, Schalke 04 put their Bundesliga woes to one side when cruising past Salzburg while Mario Balotelli got on the score sheet for Nice again in Europa League action.

AFP Sports picks out the best of the early games from matchday two on Thursday:

Schalke reborn in Europe

While Schalke 04 have suffered five consecutive Bundesliga losses under new coach Markus Weinzierl, the Blues skipped to a 3-1 win over Austrians Salzburg.

Europa League 2016: Predictions, Analysis, Fixtures & Live Streaming

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The Europa League quarter-finals are upon us and the remaining eight sides will be hoping to take a significant step forward after the first leg of the knockout ties later tonight.

Liverpool travel to Dortmund, Bilbao host Sevilla and the likes of Villarreal and Shakhtar will fight it out against Sparta and Braga respectively.

Schedule of Europa League games on US TV and live streaming

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We're down to the final eight teams in the UEFA Europa League —a competition where this year, the winner gets an automatic qualification into next season's UEFA Champions League.

For viewers in the United States, all of the Europa League quarter-final games will be shown live on television and live streaming.

Schedule of Europa League games on US TV and live streaming

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We're down to the final eight teams in the UEFA Europa League —a competition where this year, the winner gets an automatic qualification into next season's UEFA Champions League.

For viewers in the United States, all of the Europa League quarter-final games will be shown live on television and live streaming.

Manchester City v Chelsea: Fan v Fan Preview

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Apart from Oriol Romeu who is out for the season, Chelsea have a full strength squad to choose from ahead of Sunday. Frank Lampard and Branislav Ivanovic was rested for the midweek Europa League game and Demba BA was cup-tied so expect all three to start this one.

The Europa League: Have Our Priorities Changed?

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My feelings towards the Europa League have gone through a transformation having watched us knock out Sparta Prague, and having seen the teams left in the last 16. There's already been a lot of chat about which competitions we should commit to the most, but my priorities have changed, and I'm interested to see if anybody else's have?

Chelsea Analysis: Blues Get Out of Jail Through Late Hazard Goal

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Wolfie Kutner was at Stamford Bridge last night as Chelsea advanced to the next round of the UEFA Europa League. Below he talks the strategies executed from both sides and hits on the particular dilemma surrounding Fernando Torres.

"Chelsea get out jail through a last minute goal from their Belgian super-sub.

Chelsea vs Sparta Prague 2013 Europa League Goals 1-1 Highlights Lafata Hazard Video

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Chelsea vs Sparta Prague: Players to Watch in UEFA Europa League Clash

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With Chelsea bringing home a 1-0 lead to London after their Europa League victory in Prague last week, the return fixture in the Round of 32 should be an interesting match. Stamford Bridge should be rocking as the Blues will seek to advance to the Round of 16 with a win or a draw on Thursday.

Zbrojovka Brno

Czech stars fined for ‘go back to kitchen’ woman ref blast

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Prague (AFP) Two Czech internationals were fined Thursday for telling a female referee to "go back to the kitchen" after she failed to whistle for an offside decision.

Sparta Prague goalkeeper Tomas Koubek and midfielder Lukas Vacha were each fined 40,000 koruna (1,500 euros) and ordered to conduct a training session for the club's junior side for their outbursts after Sunday's 3-3 draw with Zbrojovka Brno.

Czech stars fined for ‘go back to kitchen’ woman ref blast

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Prague (AFP) Two Czech internationals were fined Thursday for telling a female referee to "go back to the kitchen" after she failed to whistle for an offside decision.

Sparta Prague goalkeeper Tomas Koubek and midfielder Lukas Vacha were each fined 40,000 koruna (1,500 euros) and ordered to conduct a training session for the club's junior side for their outbursts after Sunday's 3-3 draw with Zbrojovka Brno.

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Austin on target as Puel breaks Premier League duck

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Southampton (United Kingdom) (AFP) Charlie Austin came off the bench to give Southampton their first Premier League win of the season by scoring in a 1-0 win over Swansea at St Mary's on Sunday.

It was the south coast club's first Premier League success under manager Claude Puel and their second victory in a week under the Frenchman after the team's Europa League win over Sparta Prague.

Austin on target as Puel breaks Premier League duck

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Southampton (United Kingdom) (AFP) Charlie Austin came off the bench to give Southampton their first Premier League win of the season by scoring in a 1-0 win over Swansea at St Mary's on Sunday.

It was the south coast club's first Premier League success under manager Claude Puel and their second victory in a week under the Frenchman after the team's Europa League win over Sparta Prague.

Arsenal

Goodbye Tomas! Arsenal fans favourite to return to former club

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Tomas Rosicky is set to be unveiled as rejoining Sparta Prague today, having been released by Arsenal this summer. The Czech international captain's contract ran out in July, but had been training at Arsenal's London Colney while he regained fitness after picking up an injury at the European Championships in France.

Tomas Rosicky to say goodbye to Arsenal?

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Our own little Mozart Tomas Rosicky is one of the unsung heroes of this current Arsenal side, after none years of loyal service, but the Czech international could finally be calling time on his career at the Emirates. The 34 year-old's contract runs out next month and according to a report from Italy he is [.

Videos

AC Sparta Prague 2014/15 Nike Away Kit

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Czech champions AC Sparta Prague debuted their Nike 2014/15 away kit during Friday's 3-0 Super [...]

Sparta Prague ‘B’ Player David Hovorka Scores With Incredible Flying Arse Volley In Local Derby (Video)

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By Chris Wright

In which Sparta Prague's David Hovorka really rubs it in while scoring his side's third goal in their comfortable 3-0 win over the Czech third tier's bottom side (pun shamefully intended) Meteor Prague by nudging a cross over the line using nowt but his backside.

Hazars Last Gasp Equaliser Sends Chelsea in to Europa Cup Quarter-Finals

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Current Champions League holders Chelsea needed this last gasp bullet from Eden Hazard to avoid extra-time at Stamford Bridge against Sparta Prague who lead from as early as the 17 minute before getting weary and allowing Hazard to dribble through before unleashing a bullet shot into the near top corner.

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Sparta Prague Players To Train With Ladies’ Team After Making Sexist Remarks To Female Match Official

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Two Sparta Prague players are being made to train with the club's ladies' team after making sexist comments about a female match official.

Sparta goalkeeper Tomas Koubek took to social media to declare that "women belong at the stove" after Sunday's 3-3 draw with Brno after lineswomanLucie Ratajova missed an offside call in the build up to the away side's stoppage-time equaliser.

St. Pauli exercises option on Fafa Picault

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After enjoying a solid season in 2.Bundesliga, American Fafa Picault will extend his stay in Germany.

FC St. Pauli announced on Friday that the club has picked up a player option for the25-year old forward, keeping Picault with the club until 2018.

Picault joined St. Pauli in the summer of 2015 after an unsuccessful stint with Czech side Sparta Prague, where he made one first-team appearance across all competitions.

AC Sparta Prague 2013/15 Nike Home Kit

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If Ever A 34-Year-Old Deserved a One-Year Contract Extension, Frank Lampard Is It

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On Wednesday, Chelsea won the Europa League Final, beating Benfica in the Amsterdam Arena for a second European crown in two years. In itself, that feat is outstanding, and the final was thrilling, but when you consider that Chelsea had to go through Sparta Prague, Steaua Bucharesti, Rubin Kazan, and FC Basel to reach the final, the sizzle of the achievement lessens considerably.

DTotD: Sparta Prague striker breaks opponent’s leg with two-footed lunge

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Warning: video contains graphic injury caused by idiotic footballer

Sparta Prague lost 2-1 to Mladá Boleslav in the Czech Republic Cup on Sunday night, but the result was overshadowed by a terrible studs-up tackle by Sparta striker Leonard Kweuke.

The Cameroonian let the ball get away from him as he advanced down the left wing in the second half, giving Boleslav defender Radek Dosoudil the chance to clear it out of touch.