Thanks, boys, say Czech dailies

22 June 2012 09:46

Czech media applauded their football team despite its exit from Euro 2012 following the 1-0 quarter-final defeat from Portugal on Thursday.

"Thanks, boys," the largest broadsheet DNES says on its front page, above a picture of Czech footballers surrounding an upset Cristiano Ronaldo in the first half.

"The players' and fans' dreams went unfulfilled, but Czech players definitely have nothing to be ashamed of," says DNES.

"Although Portugal was much stronger, the Czech team played a very decent game in the first half.

"We have to applaud the team for the overall impression it has left at the tournament," says DNES, pointing out that the Czechs had made it to the last eight stage, unlike the Netherlands, Croatia, Sweden or hosts Poland and Ukraine.

Source: AFP