OLOMOUC: The Czech Republic beat 10-man Moldova 3-0 to qualify for Euro 2024 after Tomas Chory scored and provided an assist on his international debut in the Group E clash on Monday.
Jaroslav Silhavy’s side struck early when Chory picked out David Doudera racing down the left flank and the defender latched onto the ball before slotting past onrushing goalkeeper Dorian Railean in the 14th minute.
Viktoria Plzen’s Chory, playing in his hometown, powered home a header from Vasil Kusej’s corner in the 72nd before captain Tomas Soucek rounded out the scoring just before the final whistle.
Moldova, who finished with 10 men after Vladislav Baboglo picked up a second yellow card early in the second half, posed problems for the Czechs early on but lacked a clinical finish.
The Czech win means the 1996 runners-up will play in their eighth successive Euros after finishing second, level on 15 points with Albania who have a better head-to-head record.