Chlastáková named in Czechia national team for Cup of Nations

Wanderer Jitka Chlastáková has been named in coach Karel Rada’s Czechia national team for the upcoming Cup of Nations.

Czechia will play on Australian soil for the second time with their last meeting being over 20 years ago in the Australia Cup.

The Czechia squad is led by captain Petra Bertholdová who has 103 caps for her country, along with some up-and-coming youngsters.

In the squad is Wanderers midfielder Jitka Chlastáková, who made the move to Australia this Liberty A-League season following a decade with AC Sparta Prague.

CARSON, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 20: Jitka Chlastáková #13 of the Czech Republic passes the ball during the match between Iceland and the Czech Republic during the 2022 SheBelieves Cup at Dignity Health Sports Park on February 20, 2022 in Carson, California. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

The experienced midfielder has 40 caps for her country, and was recently part of the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023™ qualification campaign.

Czechia is undefeated in their last five women’s internationals (W3, D2); they had gone winless across their seven matches prior to that span (D3, L4).

CommBank Matildas v Czechia
Date: Thursday, 16 February 2023
Venue: Industree Group Stadium, Gosford, NSW
Kick-Off: 7.10 pm kick-off AEDT
Broadcast: 10 Bold, 10 Play and Paramount+
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Czechia Squad

Name Position Club
Petra BERTHOLDOVÁDefenderAC Sparta Prague
Klára CAHYNOVÁDefenderSevilla FC
Franny ČERNÁMidfielderSK Slavia Prague
Jitka CHLASTÁKOVÁMidfielderWestern Sydney Wanderers
Klára CVRČKOVÁForwardAC Sparta Prague
Aneta DĚDINOVÁDefenderAC Sparta Prague
Anna DLASKOVÁDefenderAC Sparta Prague
Tereza FUCHSOVÁGoalkeeperSK Slavia Prague
Michaela KHÝROVÁDefenderSK Slavia Prague
Olivie LUKÁŠOVÁGoalkeeperSK Slavia Prague
Lucie MARTÍNKOVÁForwardAC Sparta Prague
Miroslava MRÁZOVÁForwardFC Viktoria Plzeň
Simona NECIDOVÁDefenderSK Slavia Prague
Alena PĚČKOVÁDefenderFC Slovácko
Aneta POCHMANOVÁMidfielderAC Sparta Prague
Barbora POLCAROVÁMidfielderAC Sparta Prague
Adéla RADOVÁDefenderFC Viktoria Plzeň
Barbora RŮŽIČKOVÁGoalkeeperFC Slovácko
Kristýna RŮŽIČKOVÁMidfielderSK Slavia Prague
Gabriela ŠLAJSOVÁDefenderSK Slavia Prague
Antonie STÁROVÁMidfielderAC Sparta Prague
Andrea STAŠKOVÁForwardAtlético Madrid
Denisa VESELÁMidfielderSK Slavia Prague