The Czech Republic’s triumph over Moldova in the final match of the qualification secured their direct qualification for the European Championship. They finished in second place with the same number of points as Albania. After the match, Czech coach Jaroslav Šilhavy resigned due to immense pressure. He announced that prior to the game, he and his staff had made a decision not to continue working with the national team and informed Petar Fouska, president of the association, about their decision.
Šilhavy led the national team in 58 games, achieving 28 wins, 10 draws, and 20 losses under his guidance. In their last European Championship, the Czech Republic advanced to the quarterfinals but were eliminated by Denmark with a score of 2-1. The coach’s departure came as a surprise given his successful track record with the national team.