Czech Republic host Spain on Friday evening looking to keep their Euro 2012 qualification hopes alive.
As things stand, they are battling Scotland for a play-off position behind Friday’s opponents Spain who have already secured their place in the European Championships next summer.
Should Scotland fail to beat Liechtenstein and Czech Republic manage to defeat the World Champions, they would have booked their place in the Euro 2012 play-off matches.
The hosts will not want to think about what Scotland are up to though, they need to focus on one thing and one thing only – getting three points against Spain.
This is an extremely difficult task of course. In fact, Spain have won all six of their Euro 2012 qualification matches so far, including a 2-1 victory over Czech Republic back in March.
They are the World Champions, they are the European Champions and there is no way – despite the fact they have already qualified – that they will be satisfied with anything other than a victory in this one.
There is more emphasis on the home side though, no doubt about that. They will welcome the news that first choice goalkeeper Petr Cech is available again after a knee injury, while Michal Kadlec will once again be leading the line for them.
For Spain, Carles Puyol and Gerard Pique are not quite ready to make their return to the international stage and coach Vicente Del Bosque could experiment slightly with his starting eleven.
There will still be an incredible amount of quality on show though as a few of Spain’s fringe players look to impress their manager while playing the style of football their team has become famous for.
This one gets underway at 7.45pm on Friday evening with Czech Republic looking to attack their visitors from the off as they aim for the victory they need to stay in Euro 2012 play-off contention.