12 October 2019 05:21
ENGLAND'S WAGS face some A-grade opposition in the stands tonight with the Czech Republic visitors boasting stunning head turners including an ex-beauty queen. STUNNING: Meet the Czech WAGs (Pic: INSTAGRAM) Gareth Southgate's men will be looking to get off to a winning start at Wembley when they take on the Czechs in the first match of Euro 2020 qualifying on Friday. On the back of their semi-final place at last year's World Cup they are clear favourites in Group A that also includes Bulgaria, Montenegro and Kosovo. The Czechs have struggled in recent years having failed to progress from the group stages at the last European Championships and they were unable to qualify for the World Cup. They will be cheered on by wives and girlfriends that should be able to inspire anyone. Tereza Chlebovska, who was crowned Miss Czech Republic in 2012, will be right behind her country and in particular her husband, right back Pavel Kaderabek.
The 26-year-old Hoffenheim player married Tereza in 2017 and they have a two-year-old daughter Ema. Tereza, 28, who also represented the Czech Republic in the Miss Universe competition, has now put her modelling behind her except for the occasional shoot. TEREZA: She will be behind hubby Kaderabek (Pic: INSTAGRAM) STUNNER: Tereza is a former beauty queen (Pic: INSTAGRAM) FAMILY: She is now dedicated to her hubby and daughter (Pic: INSTAGRAM) "It is a few years since I gave up modelling but I miss it and enjoy being in front of the camera." The Czech's regular goalkeeper is Tomas Vaclik whose long-term relationship with his wife Martina goes against the trend of stereotypical footballers. MARTINA: She is a keen social media user (Pic: INSTAGRAM) SEVILLA: Martina is enjoying life in Spain (Pic: INSTAGRAM) LONG-TERM: She has been with her husband for 11 years (Pic: INSTAGRAM) HANA: The girlfriend of Schick (Pic: INSTAGRAM) LOW PROFILE: Hana doesn't look for publicity (Pic: INSTAGRAM) SUPPORTIVE: Hana was there for her boyfriend when he was ill (Pic: INSTAGRAM) MOVE over Fern Hawkins and Katie Goodland, the Czech Republic's Wags are coming to town. England take on the one-time European champions at Wembley Stadium on Friday as they begin their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign. 12 Czech Republic's Wags include Miss Earth, Nikola Buranska On the field, the Czechs boast plenty of talent, including Sampdoria star Jakub Jankto and Roma striker Patrik Schick.
The Czech Republic's golden boy, Patrik Schick is the man they hope will get them the goals they need to down the Three Lions. And if her Instagram is anything to go by, Hana Behounkova will be at Wembley to cheer him on. But the beautiful game certainly plays second fiddle to her French Bulldog, who takes centre stage in most of her pictures on Instagram. 12 Hana Behounkova adorns the arm of Czech Republic hotshot Patrik Schick On paper, the Czech Republic are the best of England's opponents in group A. HANG ON, DIDN'T THE CZECH REPUBLIC USED TO BE GOOD? In the late 1990s and early 2000s, the Czechs were one of the best national teams in the world, holding second place in the Fifa rankings on a number of occasions. England and Portugal play the opening matches in the European Championship qualifications against the Czech Republic and Ukraine. The European Championship of 2020 is the biggest football event of the year and qualifiers for the tournament are already underway. The opening matches across the 10 groups start this week and some of the most exciting games are scheduled for Friday evening. England Welcomes the Czech Republic at Wembley England is the main favorite to win Group A and they have the chance to kickstart their European Championship campaign with a victory. On Friday at 7:45 PM UK time, they welcome the Czech Republic and they are heavily favorites. The Czech Republic has struggled in the previous qualification campaigns and has high expectations from these matches. If the match ends undecided, punters who have wagered on this result will be paid at 4/1 by bet365 Sports, while the odds on the visitors to cause an upset stand as 10/1. Portugal is expected to qualify to the European Championship without breaking a sweat, while Serbia and Ukraine will compete for the second place. Winner Sports offers odds of 1/2 on Portugal to open the qualification campaign with a victory in front of its fans. England head into tonight's match against the Czech Republic on the back of progression to the Nations League Finals, which came after an unexpectedly impressive World Cup campaign. How have England performed in past qualifications for the European Championships? Not only is McClaren the last manager to fail to lead England through to a major tournament, but that defeat to Croatia was also the last time The Three Lions were defeated in a European Championship qualifier. England have since gone unbeaten in their last 18 qualifying matches, winning 15, and drawing three.