Czech Republic beat 10-man Moldova 3-0 to qualify for Euro 2024 after Tomas Chory scored and supplied 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.
Nevertheless, coach Jaroslav Silhavy resigned after the victory, saying his choice was partly because of the stress 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 acquired the third aim 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 have been despatched dwelling for violating workforce guidelines after being photographed in a nightclub earlier than the match. All three began Friday’s 1-1 attract Poland.
One other 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 report.
“Though we’re comfortable now, we had already determined earlier than the sport to not proceed,” Silhavy stated in an interview as he defined why he was stepping down regardless of qualifying.
“I instructed (Czech FA) President Petr Fouska. The stress was already monumental, generally I didn’t perceive it myself. This additionally contributed to our choice.”