- Associated Press - Thursday, June 30, 2016

PRAGUE (AP) - The Czech Republic Football Association says national coach Pavel Vrba has ended his contract to manage in the Russian Premier League.

The announcement on Thursday follows the Czechs’ group-stage elimination at the European Championship in France. They lost to Spain 1-0 and Turkey 2-0, and drew with Croatia 2-2 to finish last in Group D.

Association head Miroslav Pelta says a new national coach will be presented in a week.

Vrba took over after the 2014 World Cup. Under him, the team won its qualifying group ahead of Iceland to maintain a record of reaching every European Championship since Czechoslovakia split in 1993.

He is going to manage Anzhi Makhachkala.

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