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Tomas Rosicky

UEFA EURO 2012 - Czech Republic

Tomas Rosicky

Czech Republic 0-1 Portugal

Thursday, June 21

Warsaw

Tomas Rosicky is heading home from Euro 2012 after watching his Czech Republic team-mates lose to Portugal in Warsaw.

The Arsenal midfielder did not feature in the tournament's first quarter-final - failing to sufficiently shake off an Achilles injury - and the Czechs struggled in his absence.

They started well with Vaclav Pilar to the fore, but Portugal gradually took a grip on the game thanks to their own creative force - Cristiano Ronaldo.

The Real Madrid star hit the woodwork twice in the first half but he eventually found a way past Petr Cech with 11 minutes left with a powerful downward header from Joao Moutinho's cross.

It was no more than Portugal deserved after dominating the second half and they advance to a semi-final against Spain or France.

Rosicky goes home, leaving five Arsenal players still in contention to lift the European Championship.

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