Czech Republic supervisor quits after qualifying for Euro 2024

Czech Republic beat 10-man Moldova 3-0 to qualify for Euro 2024 after Tomas Chory scored and offered an help on his worldwide debut within the Group E conflict on Monday, thereby additionally guaranteeing Moldova missed out on a primary main finals look.

However, coach Jaroslav Silhavy resigned after the victory, saying his resolution was partly as a result of strain of the job.

His aspect struck when Chory picked out David Doudera down the left flank and the defender collected the ball earlier than slotting previous onrushing goalkeeper Dorian Railean within the 14th minute.

Viktoria Plzen’s Chory, taking part in in his hometown, powered dwelling a header from Vasil Kusej’s nook within the 72nd earlier than captain Tomas Soucek obtained the third objective simply earlier than the top.

Moldova, who had defender Vladislav Baboglo despatched off 10 minutes after halftime for a second yellow card, posed issues for the Czechs early on however lacked a medical end.

The Czechs performed with out full again Vladimir Coufal, central defender Jakub Brabec and ahead Jan Kuchta, who had been despatched dwelling for violating group guidelines after being photographed in a nightclub earlier than the match. All three began Friday’s 1-1 attract Poland.

Another Czech victory means the 1996 runners-up will play of their eighth successive Euros after ending second, stage on 15 factors with Albania who’ve a greater head-to-head document.

“Although we are happy now, we had already decided before the game not to continue,” Silhavy stated in an interview as he defined why he was stepping down regardless of qualifying.

“I told (Czech FA) President Petr Fouska. The pressure was already enormous, sometimes I didn’t understand it myself. This also contributed to our decision.”