Our prediction for this World Cup 2022 match:
Czech Republic and Wales face each other at Sinobo Stadium in a highly-anticipated World Cup qualifier. Czech Republic have been having their ups and downs in the qualifiers for the showpiece tournament, but despite the 3-0 loss at Belgium, they remained in second position. Jaroslav Silhavy’s troops are determined to book their place in the playoffs, and they are likely to go all guns blazing at Wales.
Since key attacker Patrick Schick, who impressed at the EURO 2020 finals, returns to the starting XI, home win should be considered. The Dragons, on the other hand, are hit by Gareth Bale’s injury. The Real Madrid ace is out of contention with a hamstring problem, while Rhys Norrington-Davies and Tom Lockyer have been left out of the squad. Even though Juventus midfielder Aaron Ramsey is back, we are tempted to put our money on Patrick Schick and Co.
Highlighted Player (Tomas Soucek):
Tomas Soucek is a Czech Republic international who plays for both Slavia Prague and the Czech national team. Soucek is a product of Slavia Prague football academy and after spending several years at the likes of Viktoria Zizkov and Slovan Liberec, he returned to the Sinobo Stadium outfit in the 2017/2018 season.
Tomas Soucek has established himself as a first-team regular at Slavia Prague and he made his debut with Czech Republic on November 15, 2016 in a friendly against Denmark. The 192-cm tall midfielder has 13 caps for Czech Republic U21 team as well.
His main position on the field is defensive midfield, but he is used as central midfielder and centre-back as well. Tomas Soucek was born in Havlickuv Brod on February 27, 1995. His preferred foot is right and his contract with Slavia Prague should expire on June 30, 2024.
Highlighted Team (Wales):
Despite being part of the United Kingdom, Wales national football team has been competing in FIFA tournaments since 1950, although they have so far only reached two tournament finals. The Dragons surprised everyone by making it to the quarter-finals at the 1958 World Cup in Sweden, but little did they know that it would remain their only World Cup appearance up to date.
Wales had plenty of problems in the European Championship qualifiers as well, but they finally managed to end the barren run by securing their place at the Euro 2016 in France. Led by the likes of Gareth Bale, Aaron Ramsey, Joe Allen and Ashley Williams, the Dragons performed admirably throughout the campaign and even reached the 8th position in the FIFA Rankings in October 2015.
Neville Southall remains the team’s most capped player, but the generation that included Ryan Giggs, Gary Speed, Craig Bellamy and John Hartson will also be remembered for some impressive performances against top European national teams.