Euro 2020: Czech Republic names Sadílek after Kudela loses appeal

Czech Republic coach Jaroslav Silhavý announced a list of 25 players on Tuesday, one less than the number allowed by UEFA. The final place was meant for Kúdela, who was appealing his ban.

Kúdela announced on Thursday he will challenge his 10-match ban at the Court of Arbitration for Sport.   -  Getty Images

Defensive midfielder Michal Sadílek was named in the Czech Republic squad for the European Championships on Thursday after UEFA upheld a 10-game ban for defender Ondrej Kudela for racially abusing an opponent.

The 21-year-old Sadílek has yet to play a game for the national team. He spent last season on loan from PSV Eindhoven at Czech provincial club Liberec. He played for his country at the under-21 European Championship earlier this year.

Czech Republic coach Jaroslav Silhavy announced a list of 25 players on Tuesday, one less than the number allowed by UEFA. The final place was meant for Kudela, who was appealing his ban.

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But the governing body of European soccer dismissed that appeal on Wednesday, having previously found the Slavia Prague defender guilty of shouting a racial slur at Rangers midfielder Glen Kamara during a Europa League game in Glasgow in March.

The ruling means Kudela will be suspended for 10 games in UEFA competitions, including for club and country.

Meanwhile, Kudela announced on Thursday he will challenge the ban at the Court of Arbitration for Sport. The appeal, however, won't be completed in time for him to play in next month’s tournament.

The Czechs will take on Scotland in Glasgow in their Group D opener on June 14.

“I’m sorry to miss the Euro but I want to clear my name,” Kudela said. “So, the fight goes on.”

Squad:

Goalkeepers: Tomas Vaclík (Sevilla), Jiri Pavlenka (Werder Bremen), Ales Mandous (Olomouc)

Defenders: Jan Boril (Slavia Prague), Jakub Brabec (Viktoria Plzeň), Vladimir Coufal (West Ham), Ondřej Čelustka (Sparta Prague), Pavel Kaderábek (Hoffenheim), Tomas Kalas (Bristol City), Ales Mateju (Brescia), David Zima (Slavia Prague)

Midfielders: Antonin Barák (Hellas Verona), Vladimir Darida (Hertha Berlin), Adam Hlozek (Sparta Prague), Tomas Holes (Slavia Prague), Jakub Jankto (Sampdoria), Alex Král (Spartak Moscow), Lukas Masopust (Slavia Prague), Jakub Pešek (Slovan Liberec), Tomas Souček (West Ham), Petr Ševcík (Slavia Prague), Michal Sadílek (PSV Eindhoven)

Forwards: Michael Krmencik (Club Brugge), Tomas Pekhart (Legia Warsaw), Patrik Schick (Bayer Leverkusen), Matej Vydra (Burnley)

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