Euro 2012: Injured midfielder Tomas Rosicky in Czech squad
Injured Arsenal midfielder Tomas Rosicky has been named in Czech Republic's 23-man squad for Euro 2012.
The 31-year-old, who is captain of the national team, suffered a pulled muscle in Arsenal's final Premier League game of the season against West Brom.
However, he is expected to be fit in time for the Czechs' opening fixture of Euro 2012 against Russia on 8 June.
"Tomas Rosicky's condition made things harder for us but he's been improving," said coach Michal Bilek.
Viktoria Plzen midfielder Vladimir Darida, 21, has been included in the squad as back-up, should Rosicky fail to recover.
Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech, who signed a new four-year contract with the Champions League winners on Monday, is also in the squad as Czech Republic prepare for their fifth straight European championships.
Czech Republic squad for Euro 2012
Goalkeepers: Petr Cech (Chelsea), Jaroslav Drobny (Hamburg), Jan Lastuvka (FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk).
Defenders: Theodor Gebre Selassie (FC Slovan Liberec), Roman Hubnik (Hertha Berlin), Michal Kadlec (Bayer Leverkusen), David Limbersky (FC Viktoria Plzen), Tomas Sivok (Besiktas), Marek Suchy (Spartak Moskow).
Midfielders: Vladimir Darida (FC Viktoria Plzen), Tomas Hubschman (Shakhtar Donetsk), Petr Jiracek (VfL Wolfsburg), Daniel Kolar (FC Viktoria Plzen), Milan Petrzela (FC Viktoria Plzen), Vaclav Pilar (VfL Wolfsburg), Jaroslav Plasil (Bordeaux), Frantisek Rajtoral (FC Viktoria Plzen), Tomas Rosicky (Arsenal).
Forwards: Milan Baros (Galatasaray), David Lafata (FK Jablonec), Tomas Necid (CSKA Moskow), Tomas Pekhart (FC Nurnberg), Jan Rezek (Anorthosis Famagusta).