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Chelsea technical and performance director Petr Cech was a key player for the Czech Republic during his international career. Petr Cech played for the various age groups of his country starting from the u15 team in November 1997 before he went on to make his debut for the senior team in February 2002. The 38-year-old was instrumental to the first youth title in the history of Czech Republic football after his penalty shootout heroics against France at the 2002 u-21 European Championships. Petr Cech let in just one of the penalties during penalty shootout to lead his country to the title at the expense of France.

Petr Cech had become the undisputed number one for the Czech Republic senior team before the 2004 European Championships in Portugal. He was instrumental to their run all the way to the semi-finals before they lost to eventual champions Greece through the silver goal rule. He was named the best goalkeeper at the tournament in Portugal. Cech also represented Czech Republic at the 2006 FIFA World Cup tournament in Germany as his country crashed out at the group stage.

Czech Republic finished third in their group behind Ghana and Italy. Czech Republic thrashed the United States 3-0 in their only win. The lost 2-0 in each of their games against Ghana and Italy. In October 2007, Petr Cech captained Czech Republic to a famous 3-0 away win over Germany in Group D of the 2008 European Championships qualifiers and the result was enough for the country to claim a spot at the tournament. Cech and the Czech Republic let a 2-0 lead slip in their final group game at the tournament as Turkey scored three goals to win the game 3-2. PetrCech was culpable for the second goal as Czech Republic crashed out of the tournament by virtue of the 3-2 defeat to Turkey in their final group game.

Cech played for his country at the 2012 and the 2016 European Championships before announcing his retirement on July 8, 2016. He has the most appearances for his country till date with 124 caps.