In preparation for Euro 2020, which will be held next year, the Czech Republic will play a friendly this Wednesday, October 7 with the Cyprus team.
The preparatory meeting will take place at the AEK Arena in Larnaca, Cyprus. The kickoff is scheduled for 13h (Brasília time).
This is the first date that FIFA (International Football Federation) has reserved for games between post-pandemic teams for real. In September there was a space for international meetings where, for example, duels from the League of Nations of Europe were held.
During the period, however, there was no requirement for clubs to give up their athletes.
They could refuse to give up their players. Now, they do not have this option, since the calendar includes games for the South American qualifiers for the Qatar 2022 World Cup and also worth the last places in Euro 2020 with the playoffs.
The Cypriots have failed to advance to the Euro2020 finals. They were in the fourth position in group I. With ten points (three wins, one draw and six losses), they were surpassed by Belgium (30 points) and Russia (24), who took the two direct places. Scotland, which with 15 points finished in third place, will still try in the playoffs (recap) to reach one of the four remaining places.
The team is now in the run-up to the qualifiers for the Qatar 2022 World Cup, which are due to start next year.
The groups have not yet been defined, but the basis for the attempt to reach the World Cup began to be formed with the dispute of the 2020/2021 version of the League of Nations of Europe, which had its first two rounds in September.
Cyprus is in League C, the competition’s Third Division. He played his first game at home against Montenegro. He was beaten by 2 to 0.
He showed a very low offensive power. He only managed two submissions in the entire clash in nine attempts. In the second match, again as principal, they lost 1-0 to the Azerbaijan team. It produced ten finishing opportunities, however, only one was on target.
After a bad start, where he was behind the debutant Kosovo team, the Czech Republic got a reaction in the final stretch and grabbed the second spot in group A of the Euro 2020 qualifiers.
He closed the account with a total of 15 points (five wins and three ties). Six less than England and four more than Kosovars.
In the final stage of the continental tournament, they will face the teams from Croatia and England, which were placed in group D. Still awaiting the definition of the last participant of the key in the playoffs that start in October and will be concluded in November. The debut will be exactly against the team that qualifies in this battle.
The Czechs also use the League of Nations of Europe 2020/2021 as a platform to prepare for the tournament. In September, in Liga B, the Second Division, debuted in the dispute with a victory, away from home, by 3 to 1, over Slovakia. Then, in the first game in their domains, they were beaten by Scotland by 2 to 1. They are second in the bracket with three points, one below the Scots. Israel, with two points, occupies the third place. The lantern is in the hands of the Slovaks, with a point.
This will be their only friendly match in October.
For November, the Czech Republic will have matches for the League of Nations of Europe against Israel (11) and Scotland (14), both as visitors.
Football Prediction of the Day Cyprus vs Czech Republic
Technically quite superior, although oscillating a lot, the Czech Republic has the prognosis in its victory the prediction indicated for the friendly preparatory for Euro 2020 of this Wednesday against the selection of Cyprus.
Bet Tips: Czech Republic