History of the Czech Republic National Team
The 1990’s saw the split of Czechoslovakia to reform as Czech Republic. The newly formed team got off to a fantastic start, in the first ever appearance of the official soccer jersey, by winning their first friendly 4-1 in 1994 against Turkey. The Czechs first competitive game was seen in the 1996 Euro qualifying campaign and defeated Malta a massive 6-1, and was followed up by registering another 6 wins, allowing them to finish above favourites Netherlands. The Czech Republic unbelievable form continued into the 1996 Euro’s where they finished runners up, losing against the Germans.
The Czech’s won all 10 of their group games and conceded just 5 goals, which of course meant an easy qualification for the 2000 Euro’s, and every European tournament since Czech Republic have indeed qualified for but unfortunately got knocked out in the Group Stages, with exception to 2004 where they achieved an impressive third place! More perseverance is required for the Czechs in their World Cup campaigns with the red football shirt only making one appearance to date in the tournament, which occurred in 2006, finishing in 20th position.
The 2012 Euro’s saw new manager Michal Bilek enter a much changed team into the qualifiers. Former player, once representing Czechoslovakia as a midfielder Michal Bilek led Czech Republic as manager for four years between 2009 and 2013. After not much success Michal Bilek then did indeed get replaced by Josef Pesice who is still the current manager of the Czech Republic team in 2018.
Why choose the Czech Republic red home shirt?
The football kit is manufactured by Puma in a deal that has been running since 1995, it got extended in 2013, by the German sportswear brand who said it has renewed their deal with the Czech Republic football association. Puma declined to state how much the deal was for or how long but did however reveal it would run into the next decade. Puma is known for their infamous bright graphical soccer shirts, and whether you choose the home or white away jersey the shirt is definitely a piece of artwork that every fan should own!
The national football team do have indeed have some great achievements up their belt, giving you more reasons to purchase your home shirt online today. Some of the achievements are listed below for you to view:
- UEFA European Championship 1996: Runners Up
- FIFA Confederations Cup 1997: Third place
- UEFA European Championship 2004: Third place
- UEFA European Championship 2012: Sixth place
Over the years the Czech Republic team have done a great job in qualifying for the European Championships, and have qualified at every recent Euro tournament with their best result being in 1996 achieving the second spot. On the other hand, the World Cup has been a more difficult challenge for the nation, lacking in appearances since 2006, but the qualifying games are on the horizon for the 2020 campaign so wear your Czech Republic jersey and other official merchandise with great pride to display support to your beloved nation.
Yet to be determined are the qualifying teams for the 2020 European Championships. Czech Republic are in Group A, drawing up against England, Bulgaria, Montenegro, and Kosovo leavings us very hopeful that the nation will qualify for the 8th consecutive time since being under the name of Czech Republic! First match will take place against England at their Wembley stadium, on 22nd March 2019. So keep a look out on fresh merchandise and cheer on your team in great style. Hopeful Czech Republic will qualify for their next major tournament then be sure to keep an eye out on our blogs to find latest kit launches and any big changes to your beloved national football squad.
Purchase the Latest Czech Republic Football Shirts here
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