Group A does not boast of the regular big names, but nevertheless have the ammo to get to the big guns. It consists of The Czech Republic, Greece, Poland and Russia.
The Czech Republic
The Czech Republic has one of the most prolific stoppers of all time in Petr Cech, whose heroics at Chelsea helped them win their maiden Champions League title this season. Tomas Rosicky and Jaroslav Plasil will have to do with most of the creative work in the mid-field with their creativity and speed. Rosicky needs to replicate the form he displayed at Arsenal, for his team to get to the knockout stages of the tournament. Though injuries have been a problem for this creative mid-fielder, coach Michal Bilek might hope for a fully fit Rosicky.
Jan Rezek is one more player, who will have a vital role to play if coach Michal Bilek's plans of playing a 4-3-2-1 formation has to succeed as he forms the fulcrum of the formation. Milan Baros, the former Liverpool star who was banned for off-field issues got a recall the same year from the Czech squad, but he has still to come out of his lean scoring patch, to boost his team's fortunes.