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Friday 8 December 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Czech Republic

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PICS: Welcome to the world, baby gorilla
Look at him there with his hairy wrinkly little face.
Czech Mate: Stepanek beats Almagro to seal Davis Cup win
The success of the world number 37 gave Czech Republic a shock 3-2 final victory over Spain.
Berdych keeps Czech Davis Cup hopes alive
The world number six levelled the final against much-fancied Spain with a win over Nicolas Almagro this evening.
Warning issued to Irish consumers about Czech alcohol
Spirits with more than 20 per cent alcohol have been banned in the country after a wave of methanol poisonings.
Tennis: Spain, Czechs reach Davis Cup decider
The powerful Spaniards defeated the USA to reach their sixth final in 10 years.
Death toll up to 20 in Czech alcohol poisoning outbreak
Twenty have died after drinking bootleg spirits tainted with methanol.
'Breivik sympathiser' arrested in Czech Republic
Local media reports that the 29-year-old man was arrested for building up a stash of weapons and explosives.
Here's all you need to know about tonight's international action
The Irish team’s group rivals, Germany, are in action, as they take on Argentina.
My favourite speech: executive director of Amnesty International Colm O'Gorman
Continuing our summer series on of public figures’ favourite speeches, Colm O’Gorman picks the first major speech of the president who saw Czechoslovakia become the Czech Republic.
"Stay out of the eurozone", top Austrian banker tells Czechs
“The Czech Republic now finds itself in a good situation. It has its own currency and its own monetary policy,” said Andreas Treichl.
Euro 2012, day 15
Are the Germans looking a little too laid-back going into their quarter-final with Greece tonight?
Portugal manager Paulo Bento downplays Ronaldo, praises (his own) approach
While the Portuguese manager sought to lessen the hype around his megastar, Czech manager Michal Bilek was gushing about the man that sent his team crashing out of Euro 2012
King of the world: Ronaldo rises to the occasion... again
Miguel Delaney was in Warsaw to watch Cristiano Ronaldo further banish all the old claims of his career… and send Portugal through to the semi-finals
Preview: Czechs look to stop Ronaldo revival in its tracks
There’s a place in the last-four up for grabs when the sides meet tonight in Warsaw.
Czechs forced to focus on Ronaldo ahead of quarter-final... even in the press conference
“He is a good attacker but, from what I remember, doesn’t want to defend,” according to irony-free-zone Tomas Rosicky.
Poland captain Blaszczykowski blames ticket trouble
The Borussia Dortmund midfielder says the players had to beg the FA’s president to help out their families before being eliminated from the tournament yesterday.
Euro 2012 talking points: day 9
Miguel Delaney attempts to analyse and make sense of an incredible day
A nation's hope: Poland must win to continue Euro dream
The co-hosts have impressed greatly, but could be bowing out of their own tournament tonight.
Greece v Czech Republic, Euro 2012
We went minute-by-minute as Greece and the Czech Republic tried to keep their quarter-final hopes alive.
Euro 2012 talking points: day 1
From a pleasing pattern being set to whether Greece’s performance was a positive for Ireland, Miguel Delaney picks out the key themes of the opening day
Preview: Poland out to cause 'some havoc' at home tournament
Polish skipper Jacub Blaszczykowski reckons his side can go on a run ‘with a little bit of luck’ starting with a win against Greece today.
24 days to Euro 2012: A chip off the old block
Czech Republic defender Michal Kadlec would love to emulate the exploits of the team his father played in at Euro ’96 this summer.
31 days to Euro 2012: Poborsky’s stunning lob sinks Portugal
It was a piece of individual brilliance that led Manchester United to fork out £3.5m for the Czech midfielder.
Open thread: which is your favourite kit at Euro 2012?
We’ve got a soft spot for the Sweden away strip and Italy’s retro home jersey…
FAI play down McClean rumours
The association have dismissed speculation that Trapattoni has decided against including the 22-year-old in his Euro 2012 squad.
The YouTube top 10: because you never call baby, when you say you will
But I love you still, Shane Duffy. I love you still.
Ireland v Czech Republic: Seven past meetings
Check out how all the previous encounters between this evening’s opponents went down.
Petr Cech enjoying Dublin break from Chelsea daggers
The Czech Republic face Ireland tonight at Lansdowne Rd and the goalkeeper admits he’s even almost happy to see Stephen Hunt.
Here's today's behind-the-scenes pic from the Ireland camp
Damien Dempsey leads Giovanni Trapattoni’s squad in singing the official Euro 2012 anthem.
An introductory guide to... Czech Republic
Here’s all you need to know about Ireland’s opponents for tomorrow night’s friendly at the Aviva Stadium.
Family business: Henderson replaces the injured Westwood
The Portsmouth keeper will join up with the senior squad ahead of Wednesday’s game with the Czech Republic.
Squad update: Kelly and Westwood ruled out
The pair won’t be involved in Wednesday’s friendly with the Czech Republic at Lansdowne Road because of injury, while Kevin Doyle and Keith Fahey sat out training today.
McClean and Green called into Ireland squad for Czech friendly
“Absolutely buzzin and honoured to be called up to represent my country,” Sunderland winger James McClean says on his first international nod.
Ireland climb to 20th in FIFA world rankings
The nation are at their highest position in over six years according to the world football governing body.
EU nations call on Dutch government to condemn far-right website
The website, set up by the far-right Freedom Party, asks people to report central and east Europeans “for general nuisance, pollution and labour market displacement.”
Ireland v Czech Republic tickets going for €10
Sponsors Three are flogging 1,000 cut-price tickets for the February 29 friendly this afternoon.
Trap Watch: What is the current state of affairs?
We take a comprehensive look at the squad ahead of Friday morning’s announcement for Ireland’s friendly with the Czech Republic.
Column: Cardinal Rules – On cross-cultural exchange
This week, the (not) Primate of All Ireland and his colleagues ruminate on multicultural Ireland and embrace the “great big melting pot our little island has become”.
Heavy snowfall traps 11,000 people in Serbia
meanwhile, the death toll from the sub-zero temperatures hitting eastern Europe this week has risen to 122.
Budweiser buys Czech brewer in bid to seal control of Budweiser brand
Anheuser-Busch comes a step closer to ending its long-running dispute with a Czech brewery by buying a local rival.