The question mark is gone, the guesswork is over. Czech football team under 17 will miss Adam Hložka at the European Championship in Ireland. Prague's Sparta will not release a talented striker or midfielder.
Sixteen-year-old Hložek scored three goals in qualifying and was one of the processors, but in spring he also became a solid part of Sparta's A-team. He scored two goals and one assistant in 14 league matches for the current season.
"Adam Hložka did not release Sparta because he currently has few players at his disposal," explained coach Václav Kotal at a press conference. "Michal Ševčík and Antonín Svoboda did not come to the camp due to injury, so we had to call Petr Nováček freshly," the coach added.
Václav Kotal: “Adam Hložka did not release Sparta because he has few players at the moment. Michal Ševčík and Antonín Svoboda did not come to the camp because of injury, so we had to call Petr Nováček freshly. ”
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The Czech team will fly to Ireland on Wednesday, with Belgium and Greece in the base group next to home picking. The tournament will take place from May 3rd to 19th and will also be playing five places at this year's World Championship in Brazil. Seventeen has won a place on the Euro after four years.