Czech Republic coach Jan Bobrovsky has urged his players to prove they are worth a place in his European Championship squad when they take on Russia on Tuesday.
|Darina Johnova |
Star player Darina Johnova was not amongst the squad but Brobovsky still named a travelling party of 12 for the trip to the Russian capital.
"Both games will be the final and very quality test before the European Championship," he said.
"Two games with strong opponents will show me our power and I will decide for the final nomination as well.
"Our shape should improve after hard preparation in last week."
Russia should be at full strength and will be eager to bounce back from their two friendly defeats against France last week.