Despite European Championship qualification, national coach of the Czech Republic resigns, discotheque visit already caused a stir before a crucial match


Czech national coach Jaroslav Silhavy has announced his resignation, shortly after qualifying for the European Championship thanks to a 3-0 win against Moldova. Silhavy made the decision before the match after persistent criticism. There was also a commotion before the match: three international players were removed from the selection because they were spotted in a discotheque less than 48 hours before the crucial match, where they allegedly stayed until the early hours.

“Even though we are happy now, we had already decided before the match that we would not continue,” the 62-year-old national coach said during an interview immediately after the final whistle.

Silhavy, who led the Czech Republic to the quarter-finals at the previous European Championship, received a lot of criticism during the qualifying period for the team’s poor performance in group E. The Czech Republic had to leave first place to Albania and won only four of its eight matches.

In addition, there was a commotion this weekend when three players were removed from the selection for the decisive match against Moldova because they had gone to a disco on Saturday evening.

It involved three regulars: Vladimir Coufal (West Ham), Jakub Brabec (Aris Saloniki) and Jan Kuchta (Sparta Prague). They would have been out until the early hours of the morning.

Images emerged of Coufal at the nightclub and of how he had difficulty with his coordination when crossing the street.

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