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Czech Republic


Federation founded: 1901
FIFA member since: 1907
Confederation: UEFA
Colours: Red, white and blue
Nickname: -
World Cups qualified for: 9 (of 20)
Best results: Runners-up 1934, 1962

WORLD CUP RANKING
P 33 W 12 D 5 L 16 GF 47 GA 49 Pts 41
Czech Republic are 18th on the all-time table.

WORLD CUP SUMMARY
1930 Did not enter
1934 Runners-up 2 Squad Qualifiers
1938 Quarterfinal 5 Squad Qualifiers
1950 Did not enter
1954 First round 14 Squad Qualifiers
1958 First round 9 Squad Qualifiers
1962 Runners-up 2 Squad Qualifiers
1966 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1970 First round 15 Squad Qualifiers
1974 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1978 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1982 First round 19 Squad Qualifiers
1986 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1990 Quarterfinal 6 Squad Qualifiers
1994 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1998 Did not qualify Qualifiers
2002 Did not qualify Qualifiers
2006 First round 20 Squad Qualifiers
2010 Did not qualify Qualifiers
2014 Did not qualify Qualifiers
* 1930-94 as Czechoslovakia, 1998 onwards as Czech Republic.

TEAM RECORDS
Champions -
Finalists 1934, 1962
Semifinalists (or top 4) -
Quarterfinalists (or top 8) 1938, 1990
Biggest win 6-1 vs Argentina 1958
Biggest loss 0-5 vs Austria 1954
Most wins in a row 3
Most losses in a row 4
Longest unbeaten run 3
Longest run without win 7
Longest run qualifying 3 (1954-62)
Longest run not qualifying 3 (1994-02)
Penalty shoot-outs -
CZE vs Europe W8 - D2 - L10
CZE vs South America W1 - D2 - L4
CZE vs Asia W0 - D1 - L0
CZE vs Africa W0 - D0 - L1
CZE vs N/C America W3 - D0 - L1

MOST WORLD CUP APPEARANCES
Ladislav Novak 12 1954-62
Josef Masopust 10 1958-62
Svatopluk Pluskal 9 1954-62
Jan Popluhar 9 1958-62
Andrej Kvasnak 8 1962-70
Josef Kostalek 7 1934-38
Jozef Adamec 6 1962-70
Oldrich Nejedly 6 1934-38
Frantisek Planicka 6 1934-38
Adolf Scherer 6 1962
Viliam Schrojf 6 1962

MOST WORLD CUP GOALS
Oldrich Nejedly 7 1934-38
Tomas Skuhravy 5 1990
Zdenek Zikan 4 1958
Adolf Scherer 3 1962
Michal Bilek 2 1990
Milan Dvorak 2 1958
Vaclav Hovorka 2 1958
Antonin Panenka 2 1982
Antonin Puc 2 1934-38
Tomas Rosicky 2 2006


 

YEAR RD OPPONENTS RESULT 1934 1R Romania W 2-1 QF Switzerland W 3-2 SF Germany W 3-1 F Italy [aet] L 1-2 1938 1R Netherlands [aet] W 3-0 QF Brazil [aet] D 1-1 Brazil [replay] L 1-2 1954 1R Uruguay L 0-2 1R Austria L 0-5 1958 1R Northern Ireland L 0-1 1R West Germany D 2-2 1R Argentina W 6-1 P/O Northern Ireland [aet] L 1-2 1962 1R Spain W 1-0 1R Brazil D 0-0 1R Mexico L 1-3 QF Hungary W 1-0 SF Yugoslavia W 3-1 F Brazil L 1-3 1970 1R Brazil L 1-4 1R Romania L 1-2 1R England L 0-1 1982 1R Kuwait D 1-1 1R England L 0-2 1R France D 1-1 1990 1R United States W 5-1 1R Austria W 1-0 1R Italy L 0-2 2R Costa Rica W 4-1 QF West Germany L 0-1 2006 1R United States W 3-0 1R Ghana L 0-2 1R Italy L 0-2



 

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