PRAGUE (AP) – Playmaker Tomas Rosicky and striker Milan Baros returned to the Czech Republic squad Tuesday for next week's friendly against Norway, the last test before the final stage of 2012 European Championship qualifying.
Rosicky missed a June tournament in Japan due to a muscle injury while Baros had an Achilles' tendon injury. Czech Republic coach Michal Bilek, who announced his 19-member squad for the Aug. 10 match in Oslo on Tuesday, said both players are fit to play.
Midfielder Marcel Gecov, who joined Fulham last month, was called up for his first international match.
Bilek said ''he'll be in the starting lineup.''
Team manager Vladimir Smicer said several guards will accompany the team following the recent twin terror attacks in Norway.
Czech Republic squad:
Goalkeepers: Petr Cech (Chelsea), Jan Lastuvka (Dnipropetrovsk).
Defenders: Roman Hubnik (Hertha Berlin), Michal Kadlec (Bayer Leverkusen), Zdenek Pospech (Mainz), Jan Rajnoch (Ankaragucu), Tomas Sivok (Besiktas).
Midfielders: Tomas Hubschman (Shakhtar Donetsk), Marcel Gecov (Fulham), Milan Petrzela (Plzen), Jaroslav Plasil (Bordeaux), Jan Polak (Wolfsburg), Daniel Pudil (Genk), Jan Rezek (Anarthosis Famagusta), Tomas Rosicky (Arsenal), Kamil Vacek (Sparta Prague).
Forwards: Milan Baros (Galatasaray), David Lafata (Jablonec), Tomas Pekhart (Nuremberg).