Czech coach Jaroslav Silhavy dropped former captain Borek Dockal from his Euro 2020 squad on Tuesday while leaving one spot open for Slavia Prague defender Ondrej Kudela, who is appealing a 10-match ban for racist behaviour in a Europa League match.

The Czechs, appearing in its seventh straight Euro finals, will have its work cut out to qualify from Group D, which also includes tournament favourites England and 2018 World Cup runners-up Croatia.

The team already knows it will have to start the tournament on June 14 in Glasgow against Scotland without injured Slavia midfielder Lukas Provod.

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Silhavy told reporters that the June 1 deadline for squads to be submitted gave him leeway to await Kudela’s appeal:

“There’s probably not very much hope, but we don’t want to close the door.”

Glen Kamara of the Scottish…

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