Czech Republic

Country Information

Capital – Prague

Currency – Czech koruna (CZK)

Official & Recognised Languages – Czech

Population – 10.6 million

Time – GMT+1

Sport in Czech Republic

The two most popular sports in the Czech Republic are Football and Ice Hockey.

In football the national team has faired well, competing as Czechoslovakia (before its dissolution in 1993) the team finished as runner-up of the 1934 and 1962 FIFA World Cup, as well as the European Championship in 1976. Competing in its first international competition as the Czech Republic, the team finished as runners-up in UEFA Euro 1996. Domestically, the Czech First League is competitive with Sparta Prague, Slavia Prague and FC Viktoria Plzeň all competing in the UEFA Champions League in recent years.

In Ice Hockey, the Czech national team are one of the best in the world. The team won Olympic Gold at the 1998 Winter Olympics, before winning three consecutive gold between 1999 and 2001 at the World Championship. The team last won the World Championship in 2010.

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