July 29th, 2011 - Friendly
SK Prostějov 1 Al Salmiya (Kuwait) 1
This friendly is about as random as they get. Apparently, Al Salmiya, who play in the Kuwait first division, were holding a training camp in the Prostějov area, which is how this game came about. What makes it even stranger is that SK Prostějov were in the midst of preparing for Divize E (4th division), as the club was hoping to buy the license from Vítkovice. So, they brought in a number of players who were out on loan, signed some new players, and brought in some of those who played for the 10th division club last year. From what I understand, nothing has been resolved with the purchase of the 4th division license, because of legal issues. The whole thing is still up in the air, despite the 4th division starting this weekend.
Anyway, back to the game. It took place at 10am on a Friday morning, so I was surprised that more than a handful of people showed up. I suspect they were curious to see what SK would look like, and get a chance to watch an international club.
I had no idea what to expect from this game, as Al Salmiya are a fully professional club with a few international players. The team that SK put on the field, didn't even have a league to play in, and the players had only been training together for a short period of time. It was clear that Al Salmiya were stronger, had better touch, and were faster, but they were frustrated throughout the game by the strong play of SK. Overall, a draw was probably a fair result, and both managers had to go ahead happy.