Wales demolished by Czechs
Wales U21s taken apart by Czechs
Last Updated: 11/09/12 8:04am
Geraint Williams: Saw his Wales U21 side taken apart by Czechs
Wales Under-21s 2013 European Championship qualification campaign was brought to an end in disappointing style as they suffered a 5-0 hammering by Czech Republic.
Geraint Williams' side could no longer advance from the group after their home loss to Armenia last month, but had been looking to end the campaign with a good performance.
But, after a bright start, those hopes were firmly dashed as Filip Novak, Tomas Wagner, Ondrej Vanek and Stanislav Tecl (2) helped the Group Three winners to an emphatic triumph in Jablonec nad Nisou.
Billy Bodin had fired wide of the target when well-placed during the early stages for the visitors, with Jake Cassidy another to waste a decent chance.
And once the Czechs got into their stride those misses proved costly.
They took the lead in the 17th minute as Novak found the net after the visitors failed to clear a corner.
Wales held their own until the hour mark but matters went rapidly downhill once Wagner doubled the home side's lead.
Vanek then tapped in the third after goalkeeper Dai Cornell had done well to keep out Pavel Cmov's shot.
Tecl then rounded off the scoring as he netted from the spot after Adam Henley had fouled him, before bagging the fifth with 11 minutes remaining.
Wales were even denied a late consolation as Jake Taylor saw his effort saved.
European Under-21 Championship Qualifying
Mon 10th Sep - Group One
Belarus U211 - 0San Marino U21
Greece U211 - 0Cyprus U21
Bosnia U214 - 4Germany U21
Mon 10th Sep - Group Three
Czech R U215 - 0Wales U21
Montenegro U210 - 0Armenia U21
Mon 10th Sep - Group Six
Russia U212 - 2Moldova U21
Poland U210 - 0Portugal U21
Mon 10th Sep - Group Nine
Slovakia U216 - 0Kaz'stan U21
Latvia U210 - 4Romania U21
Mon 10th Sep - Group Ten
Austria U213 - 2Scotland U21
Lux'bourg U211 - 3Bulgaria U21
Mon 10th Sep - Group Seven
Italy U212 - 4Rep Ire U21
Hungary U212 - 0Liec'stein U21
Mon 10th Sep - Group Four
Serbia U215 - 1Macedonia U21
Denmark U213 - 0N Ireland U21
Mon 10th Sep - Group Two
Sweden U212 - 1Ukraine U21
Lithuania U211 - 3Finland U21
Mon 10th Sep - Group Eight
England U211 - 0Norway U21
Belgium U215 - 0Iceland U21
Mon 10th Sep - Group Five
Spain U216 - 0Croatia U21
Switzerland U213 - 0Estonia U21
European Under-21 Championship Qualifying Group One
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European Under-21 Championship Qualifying Group Two
European Under-21 Championship Qualifying Group Three
European Under-21 Championship Qualifying Group Four
European Under-21 Championship Qualifying Group Five
European Under-21 Championship Qualifying Group Six
|4||Rep of Ireland U21||8||8|
|5||Faroe Islands U21||8||4|
European Under-21 Championship Qualifying Group Seven
European Under-21 Championship Qualifying Group Eight
European Under-21 Championship Qualifying Group Nine
|5||N Ireland U21||8||3|
European Under-21 Championship Qualifying Group Ten
European Under-21 Championship Qualifying Group Eleven
European Under-21 Championship Qualifying Group Twelve
European Under-21 Championship Qualifying Group Thirteen
European Under-21 Championship Qualifying Group Fourteen