Czech footballers travel to Geneva for second Euro 2008 game


The Czech Republic’s footballers have travelled to the Swiss city of Geneva for their second game at Euro 2008 against Portugal on Wednesday. The Czechs, whose base camp is in the Austrian Tyrol, won their opening game on Saturday, beating Switzerland 1:0. The sports sections of the Czech Republic’s newspapers have devoted a lot of attention to the question of how to stop the Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo.

Bookies are reporting many more bets being placed on the Portugal game than on the Czech Republic’s opening match at the European Championship. Most punters are backing the Portuguese to win.

Meanwhile, the Czech defender David Rozehnal has signed with the Italian club Lazio, who had taken him on loan from Newcastle mid-way through last season.