Czech captain Rosicky resumes training after injury

Czech Republic captain Tomas Rosicky resumed full training on Monday after struggling with a calf injury boosting his side as they prepare for Friday's Euro 2012 opener against Russia, Czech media said.

"He's OK now. I think he will play against Russia on Friday," the website of the DNES broadsheet quoted Czech head coach Michal Bilek as saying.

"We could see he's pretty hungry after the break," Bilek added.

The 31-year-old Arsenal midfielder suffered the injury in his last game for the Gunners on May 13.

The injury forced Bilek to replace defender Daniel Pudil with 21-year-old midfielder Vladimir Darida from Czech 2011 champions Viktoria Plzen as a back-up in case Rosicky did not recover in time.

The Czech Republic, in their fifth straight European championships, face Russia on June 8, Greece - who beat the Czechs in the Euro 2004 semi-finals before going on to lift the trophy - on June 12 and co-hosts Poland on June 16 in Group A.

Runners-up in 1996 and third in 2004, the Czech Republic took a train on Sunday to the southern Polish city of Wroclaw near the Czech border, where they will play all three Group A games.

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