Sick Tomas Rosicky to Miss Friendly vs Finland

Czech Republic skipper Tomas Rosicky will not travel with the team to Helsinki for a friendly tie due to fever.

updated: May 20, 2014 16:42 IST
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Prague: Czech Republic captain Tomas Rosicky will miss Wednesday's friendly against Finland in Helsinki because of an illness, the Czech Football Association said on Tuesday.

The 33-year-old Arsenal midfielder "felt sick and had a fever during the night, so we decided in the morning he won't fly to Finland with us," said the association's spokesman Ondrej Lipa.

The injury-prone Rosicky has scored 22 goals in 94 games for the Czech national team. "Of course it's a bit of a problem. I'm not saying a big one because we also wanted to try to play without him, but he would definitely play more than 45 minutes," said Czech head coach Pavel Vrba.

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