Midfielder Daniel Pudil called up for Norway friendly

Czech manager Pavel Vrba has called up Watford defensive midfielder Daniel Pudil to the squad ahead of the friendly against Norway at home on March 5. Pudil’s call up follows an injury to Sparta Prague’s Ladislav Krejčí who has been ruled out of the league match against Bohemians 1905 on Saturday. The Watford player last appeared for the national team in a friendly against Israel in May, 2012. Vrba created some surprise this week by adding no new names to the squad selected for his first game in charge of the national football team.