UEFA have approved the launch of a Nations League from 2018.
Aston Villa striker Libor Kozak has admitted that he was hugely disappointed to find out that he will be forced to miss the rest of the season through injury.
Pavel Vrba will leave Champions League participants Viktoria Plzen next month to become the new Czech Republic coach.
Borek Dockal's second-half goal for Czech Republic ended Bulgaria's hopes of securing a play-off place for next year's World Cup finals in Brazil.
The Czech Republic will battle Bulgaria, Denmark and Armenia for one World Cup qualifying play-off place after beating Group B basement boys Malta 4-1.
Italy came from behind to beat the Czech Republic 2-1 in Turin and qualify for the World Cup finals.
Gevorg Ghazaryan struck in injury time to earn Armenia a 2-1 victory over the Czech Republic in their World Cup Group B qualifier.
Mario Balotelli's dismissal was the talking point as Italy ground out a goalless draw with the Czech Republic in Prague.
Italy defender Leonardo Bonucci believes the Azzurri have come to a "crossroads" in their bid to qualify for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil ahead of Friday night's meeting with the Czech Republic.
Matej Vydra kept the Czech Republic in the hunt for qualification from Group B with a well-taken brace to down Armenia in Yerevan.
Three second-half goals saw Denmark beat Czech Republic and leapfrog them in World Cup qualifying Group B.
Nikolay Mihaylov is in confident mood ahead of Bulgaria's clash against Malta, as the Czech Republic host Denmark on Friday.
Portugal suffered a surprise home defeat at the hands of Ecuador as Russia, Belgium and the Czech Republic all picked up wins in Wednesday's friendly action.
Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech could be facing a fresh spell on the sidelines after suffering a broken finger during Saturday's 3-2 defeat at Newcastle.
Gabon caused upset as they held Portugal to a 2-2 draw, while Didier Drogba was on target as Ivory Coast claimed a 3-0 victory in Austria.
Czech Republic and Bulgaria cancelled each other out as they played out a drab goalless draw in their 2014 World Cup qualification Group B clash.
The Czech Republic overcame dogged resistance by Malta to secure the first win of their 2014 World Cup qualifying campaign in Group B.
Czech Republic general manager Vladimir Smicer has rejected rumours that Arsenal midfielder Tomas Rosicky is considering retiring from international football.
Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech is set to have an operation at the end of the season to sort out a minor elbow problem.
Denmark and Czech Republic both left Copenhagen with a point after a drab 0-0 draw in their opening World Cup qualifying Group B matchup at Parken.