The Czech Republic secured their spot in the European Championship in a thrilling final evening of qualification, defeating Moldova 3-0. This victory also earned them a second-place finish, tying with Albania in points. After the match, Czech coach Jaroslav Šilhavy announced his resignation, citing the immense pressure that influenced his decision. Šilhavy led the national team in 58 games, winning 28, drawing 10, and losing 20 under his leadership. Despite their success, the pressure ultimately led to his decision to step down.
Following the intense match, Šilhavy expressed his relief at the team’s qualification but also explained the strain and pressure they had experienced leading up to the game. The decision to resign was made in collaboration with his coaching staff prior to the match, and he informed the president of the association, Petar Fouska, about their choice. Despite the team’s success in reaching the quarterfinals at the last European Championship, where they were narrowly defeated by Denmark, Šilhavy felt it was time to step down from his position as coach.