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Viktoria Plzen install new dugouts shaped like giants cans of beer

Viktoria Plzen install new dugouts shaped like giants cans of beer
The new dugouts are perfect for a club based in the town that gave pilsner lager it's name.

Ordinarily speaking, the installation of new dugouts at a football stadium probably wouldn't be worth mentioning.

However, the new dugouts installed at Viktoria Plzen's stadium are no ordinary dugouts.

In fact, they happen to be shaped like enormous cans of beer and they are utterly glorious.

The custom made 14-seat shelters are a result of the Czech club's new commercial partnership with nearby brewery Gambrinus, with each bench styled to look like a can of their premium pilsner.

"This is a joint...

Czech Republic defender Frantisek Rajtoral commits suicide

Frantisek Rajtoral
Rajtoral won the domestic league title four times with Viktoria Plzen.

Former Czech Republic defender Frantisek Rajtoral has committed suicide, the Czech football federation has said. He was 31.

Rajtoral, who won the domestic league title four times before joining Turkish club Gaziantepspor, died on Sunday.

The Czech football federation said in a statement that he had "committed suicide in Turkey."

His agent Pavel Zika confirmed his death, describing it as a "huge tragedy."

Gaziantepspor announced Rajtoral's death in a brief statement on their website.

The defender...

Former Seattle Sounders midfielder Andreas Ivanschitz agrees Plzen deal

PRAGUE -- Czech champions Viktoria Plzen are close to signing former Seattle Sounders midfielder Andreas Ivanschitz.

Plzen say Ivanschitz agreed terms for a contract lasting one-and-a-half seasons and will sign when the team returns from a training camp in Spain.

Ivanschitz, who helped the Seattle Sounders win their first MLS Cup in December, has already joined the squad at the Oliva Nova resort, the club say.

The Sounders declined to pick up the 33-year-old's option at the end of the season,...