Jaroslav Plasil and David Lafata retire from Czech Republic duty

Czech Republic striker David Lafata and midfielder Jaroslav Plasil both announced they are retiring from international football after their group-stage exit from Euro 2016 on Tuesday.

The Czechs finished fourth in Group D with only one point from a 2-2 draw with Croatia. They lost 1-0 to Spain 1-0 and then 2-0 to Turkey in their final match on Tuesday.

The 34-year-old Plasil was a mainstay of the team. He played at four European Championships, starting in 2004, the 2006 World Cup and made a total of 103 appearances, scoring seven goals.

The 35-year-old Lafata played 41 internationals, scoring nine times.

Other players, including goalkeeper Petr Cech and captain Tomas Rosicky, are expected to decide about their international futures later after the tournament.