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<br /><b>Milan Baros: </b> Very quiet game for the ex-Liverpool player (pictured) who couldn't seem to get anything right. 5/10
<br /><b>Best off the bench – Jan Rezek: </b> Worked hard for his side but was another Czech player who failed to make any real impact to the game. 5/10

Czech Republic striker Milan Baros retires from international football

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