The 21 football team lost in England and did not score for the first time in qualifying

Updates: 11.11.2021 22:09

Burnley (Britain) – Czech football players under the age of 21 lost 1: 3 to Burnley and England and did not score for the first time in the fifth duel of the European Championship 2023. “Lvíčata” lost after half an hour of playing 0: 3 after Martin Vitík’s own goal and Anthony Gordon and Folarin Baloguna’s goals. By the end, Adam Karabec reduced the opening act from the penalty.

The selection of coach Jan Suchopárek remained in group G in the first place by two points ahead of England, which played one less match. The Czechs will perform in Slovenia on Tuesday. Albania, Kosovo and Andorra join the group. The winners of the groups and the best team from the second places will advance directly to the final tournament, the remaining eight teams from the second places are waiting for the draw. The host countries Romania and Georgia have a certain participation.

England succeeded in the beginning and took the lead in the fourth minute, when Gordon’s shot from the lime line was directed by the stopper Vitík into the counter movement of the goalkeeper Kovář.

Seven minutes later, the home team added another goal. Balogun caught Gabriel’s pass, recorded it to Gallagher, whose shot Blacksmith struck only in front of the finishing Gordon.

The Czech goalkeeper managed with Palmer’s shot from behind the penalty area in the 27th minute, but a moment later he collected again. Ramsey picked up Čvančar’s ball and found Balogun, who was right about the lime. The locals were in good spirits, but Baloguna did not beat Kovář with another shot.

In the 39th minute, Karabce illegally stopped Thomas and the Italian referee Fabbri whistled a penalty kick, from which the fouled player scored himself.

Also after the change of parties, the English were the main threat, but the score did not change. Balogun, Gordon, Palmer and Ramsey did not succeed. In the end, Kohút could have scored a contact goal, but he headed next.

Qualifying match of football players under 21 at the European Championship 2023:

England – Czech Republic 3: 1 (3: 1)

Goals: 5. own Vitík, 11. Gordon, 30. Balogun – 40. Karabec z pen. Judges: Fabbri – Tegoni, Bresmes. ZK: Thomas, Aarons – Kaloc, Gabriel, Koubek.

England: Bursik – Aarons, Guehi, Harwood-Bellis, Thomas – Skipp, Ramsey, Gallagher (89. Cresswell) – Gordon, Balogun (77. Gibbs-White), Palmer (73. Gomes). Trenér: Carsley.

CR: Kovář – Gabriel, Vitík (88. Hranáč), Knapík, Fukala (46. Jurásek) – Kaloč, Žambůrek – Karabec (73. Kohút), Čvančara (34. Červ), Šulc – Sejk (72. Koubek). Coach: Suchopárek.


1. CR 5 4 0 1 10:3 12
2. England 4 3 1 0 8:3 10
3. Albania 4 3 0 1 7:4 9
4. Slovenia 4 1 1 2 3:5 4
5. Kosovo 4 1 0 3 2:6 3
6. Andorra 5 0 0 5 0:9 0

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