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Former Czech Republic defender Tomas Repka gets 2nd jail term in a month

Tomas Repka returned to Sparta Prague after spells at Fiorentina and West Ham.

Former Czech Republic defender Tomas Repka has been handed another nine-month jail sentence.

The latest verdict comes less than two weeks after he was convicted of fraud on Feb. 7 and sentenced to 15 months in prison.

On Tuesday, The Prague-West county court turned two previous suspended sentences for drunk driving into jail terms because of his convictions for other crimes since receiving the initial terms.

Earlier in February, the 45-year-old was convicted for selling a luxury car to a woman even...

Arsenal's Petr Cech announces retirement from football at end of season

Craig Burley says Arsenal's recent poor form was always expected, and the club have to respect Unai Emery's treatment of Mesut Ozil.
Alexis Nunes and Paul Mariner work through the long list of reasons Arsenal wasn't able to get a win on the road against West Ham.

Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech has announced his retirement from football at the end of the season.

Cech, 36, has lost his place in Unai Emery's side to Bernd Leno and has said his 20th campaign as a professional will be his last.

"This is my 20th season as a professional player and it has been 20 years since I signed my professional contract, so it feels like the right time to announce that I will retire at the end of the season," Cech wrote on Twitter.

"Having played in the Premier League and won...

Czech Republic appoint Jaroslav Silhavy as new national team manager

Jaroslav Silhavy will take charge of the Czech Republic national team following the departure last week of Karel Jarolim, the country's Football Association said on Tuesday.

Silhavy, a former national team assistant who holds the record for domestic appearances as a player, won the league with Slovan Liberec and Slavia Prague as manager and was an assistant with the national team from 2001 to 2009.

The 56-year-old has managed seven Czech top flight teams since 2007 after a playing career in...

Czech Republic coach Karel Jarolim leaves by mutual consent following defeats

Karel Jarolim has left his position as coach of the Czech Republic, the Czech football association said on Tuesday.

The decision follows a 2-1 defeat at home by Ukraine in their UEFA Nations League opener last Thursday and a 5-1 thrashing by Russia in a friendly match on Monday.

The association said it would meet with new coaching candidates in the coming days.

Jarolim was appointed in July 2016 but failed to qualify Czech Republic for this year's World Cup.