National team star Tomáš Vyoral from Pardubice will also appear in the nomination. Viktor Půlpán, Martin Peterka and Martin Kříž also left traces in eastern Bohemia.
In the matches against Bosnia (July 1 in Pardubice) and Lithuania (July 4), it will be decided whether the Czech team (1 win – three losses) will continue to think about the second participation in the World Cup in a row. The Bulgarians also have the same record in Group F, the Bosnians have it 2-2 and the Lithuanians have secured promotion without doubt.
The top three from the group will advance to the second stage. The Czechs can rejoice in the progress after the first day of play. They need to beat Bosnia by fourteen or more points and Bulgaria must not beat Lithuania at home.
“It won’t be easy and we don’t have everything in our hands. But if we win twice, I believe we will advance. There is a strong chance even with one win,” said Israeli national team coach Ronen Ginzburg.
“We realize that there is pressure to improve, especially from our players and from within the team. We entered the qualification with the aim of going further. The current balance is not the best, but we can prepare better than those last window and I believe we will manage,” winger Jaromír Bohačík said.
Nominations for the third representative window:
Quarterbacks: Tomáš Satoranský (Washington Wizards, NBA), Tomáš Vyoral (Pardubice), Viktor Půlpán (Brno), Ondřej Sehnal (Braunschweig, Germany). Wings: Richard Bálint (Brno), Jaromír Bohačík (Strasbourg, France), Vojtěch Hruban (Nymburk), David Jelínek (Andorra, Spain), Luboš Kovář (Nymburk), Tomáš Kyzlink (Bamberg, Germany), Lukáš Palyza (Nymburk) . Pivots: Ondřej Balvín (Gunma, Japan), David Böhm (NKU/USK Prague), Martin Kříž (Nymburk), Martin Peterka (Braunschweig), Jan Zídek (Pepperdine/USK Prague).