|Match||Czech Republic vs. Poland|
|Competition||2024 UEFA Euro Qualifying|
|Match day||1st round group E|
|Venue||Fortuna Arena Stadium, Praha|
|Date||Friday, March 24, 2023|
|Official TV||FOX Sports App, Fox Sports 1, Foxsports.com, or VIX+|
The Czech Republic and Poland will meet at Fortuna Arena, Prague on Friday, 24 March 2023 at 2:45 pm ET in their opening Group E match of 2024 UEFA European Championship Qualification. This is the 8th meeting between the two teams in official competitions.
The Czech Republic is a team that is ranked 38th in FIFA with a total of 1490.61 points according to FIFA.com as of December 2022. The team has had good achievements in major tournaments, including being runners-up to Euro 1996 and reaching the semifinals of Euro 2004.
Jaroslav Šilhavý’s side managed to qualify for the Euro 2020 finals by placing second in their group and beat the Netherlands in the last 16 with a score of 0-2 before falling to Denmark in the quarter-finals with a score of 1-2.
Poland is a team that is ranked 22nd in FIFA with 1559.83 points. The team has star players such as Robert Lewandowski, Piotr Zieliński and Wojciech Szczęsny. Paulo Sousa’s side failed to qualify for the Euro 2020 finals with just one point from their three group games.
Poland, now coached by former Portugal national team coach, Fernando Santos, have never gone beyond the quarter-finals of the UEFA European Championship either.
Welcoming the arrival of Poland, the Czech Republic has Patrik Schick as one of the key players. Schick is a Czech Republic striker who scored five goals in five appearances for his national team at Euro 2020. The 26-year-old forward is also his team’s second-highest goalscorer alongside Bayer Leverkusen this season with eight goals.
While the Polish national team comes with the main striker, Robert Lewandowski. Lewandowski is Poland’s captain and best player who has scored 66 goals in 122 appearances for his national team.
The 34-year-old striker is also the Bundesliga’s all-time leading scorer with 301 goals. Currently Lewandowski has moved to Barcelona in July 2022 for a transfer fee of around $ 46 million. This is a surprising transfer considering the financial problems Barcelona are facing.
Interesting Statistics and Facts
Based on data from various official sources on the statistics of meetings between the Czech Republic and Poland in official competitions since 2008, out of eight matches played, each team won four times and there were no draws.
Czech Republic is superior at home with three wins without defeat, while Poland is more dominant away from home with four wins without defeat.
The Czech Republic scored nine goals and conceded ten goals in those eight matches, an average of 1.13 goals per game. They have been more prolific at home with five goals and conceded only one, an average of 1.67 goals per game. They have been less effective away from home with four goals and conceded nine goals, an average of 0.8 goals per game.
Poland scored ten goals and conceded nine goals in those eight matches, an average of 1.25 goals per game. They have been very sharp at home with nine goals and conceded only four goals, an average of 1.8 goals per game. They are very weak away from home with only one goal and conceded five goals, an average of 0.2 goals per game.
From this data it can be concluded that the Czech Republic has the advantage as a host in the opening match of Group E of the 2024 UEFA European Championship Qualification against Poland. However, Poland should not be underestimated because they have quality players who can make a difference at any time.
- November 16, 2018 – Poland [0 – 1] Czech Republic (Friendlies)
- November 18, 2015 – Poland [3 – 1] Czech Republic (Friendlies)
- June 17, 2012 – Czech Republic [1 – 0] Poland (UEFA European Championship Qualifiers)
- October 11, 2009 – Czech Republic [2 – 0] Poland (UEFA World Cup Qualifiers)
- October 12, 2008 – Poland [2 – 1] Czech Republic (UEFA World Cup Qualifiers)
Czech Republic Performance
- June 13, 2022 – Spain [2 – 0] Czech Republic (UEFA Nations League)
- September 25, 2022 – Czech Republic [0 – 4] Portugal (UEFA Nations League)
- September 28, 2022 – Switzerland [2 – 1] Czech Republic (UEFA Nations League)
- November 17, 2022 – Czech Republic [5 – 0] Faroe Islands (Friendlies)
- November 20, 2022 – Turkey [2 – 1] Czech Republic (Friendlies)
- November 17, 2022 – Poland [1 – 0] Chile (Friendlies)
- November 22, 2022 – Mexico [0 – 0] Poland (FIFA World Cup)
- November 26, 2022 – Poland [2 – 0] Saudi Arabia (FIFA World Cup)
- December 01, 2022 – Poland [0 – 2] Argentina (FIFA World Cup)
- December 04, 2022 – France [3 – 1] Poland (FIFA World Cup)
Possible Starting Lineup:
|Czech Republic (4-3-3)||Poland (4-5-1)|
Where to Watch
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Tonight there is an exciting match between Czech Republic vs Poland in the 2024 UEFA Euro Qualifying competition. If nothing changes, of course you can watch the live broadcast and live streaming of Czech Republic vs Poland via the FOX Sports App, Fox Sports 1, Foxsports.com, or VIX+ platforms.
Czech Republic vs. Poland Live Stream
Held at the Fortuna Arena Stadium, Praha on Friday, March 24, 2023, the Czech Republic vs. Poland show will start kick-off at 14:45 EDT. The following is additional information on TV channels in several countries that are broadcasting streaming this match.
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