Soccer-Czech coach Bilek quits after World Cup loss to Italy (Reuters)

PRAGUE, Sept 11 (Reuters) – Czech coach Michal Bilek has resigned following his side’s 2-1 loss to Italy in a World Cup qualifier that all but ended the country’s chances of reaching next year’s finals in Brazil. The Czechs have endured a stuttering qualifying campaign under Bilek, beating only Malta and Armenia as they struggled to find the net for a majority of their Group B games. “I have not met the goal we have set for ourselves and… I offer my resignation,” Bilek said in a statement. …

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