Burnley striker Matej Vydra named in Czech Republic squad

Burnley forward Matej Vydra has been named in the Czech Republic squad for their forthcoming World Cup qualifiers.

By Chris Boden
Tuesday, 16th March 2021, 11:06 am
Updated Tuesday, 16th March 2021, 11:10 am
Matej Vydra scores for the Czech Republic in Israel
Matej Vydra scores for the Czech Republic in Israel

Vydra, who has started nine of the Clarets' last 11 games, scoring once, is one of four front men in Jaroslav Šilhavý's 27-strong group for the games in Estonia on March 24th, at home to World number one ranked nation Belgium on the 27th, and in Wales on the 30th.

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The 28-year-old joins West Ham's Vladimir Coufal and Tomas Soucek, as well as Bristol City captain Tomas Kalas in the squad.

Vydra will hope to win a place in the Czech squad for the delayed Euro 2020 tournament, where they are in England's group, Group D, where they face Scotland and Croatia at Hampden, and the Three Lions at Wembley Stadium.

The former Watford and Derby striker has six goals in 32 appearances for his country, the last coming in October in a Nations League win in Israel, his first for over four years.