The Czech Republic’s win over Moldova in the final match of the qualification tournament secured their direct entry into the European Championship. They finished second, tied with Albania on points. After the game, Czech coach Jaroslav Šilhavy resigned due to immense pressure. He had previously made a decision with his staff not to continue working with the national team and informed Petar Fouska, the president of the association, about their decision. Šilhavy had led the national team for 58 games, winning 28, drawing 10, and losing 20 under his guidance. In their last European Championship appearance, the Czech Republic reached the quarterfinals but were defeated by Denmark with a score of 2-1.