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Slovakia team profile

Published: Sunday 5 January 2014, 1.47CET
Integral to the Czechoslovakia side which started the 1976 UEFA European Championship final against West Germany, Slovakia's only finals as an independent nation came in 2002.

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Published: Sunday 5 January 2014, 1.47CET

Slovakia team profile

Integral to the Czechoslovakia side which started the 1976 UEFA European Championship final against West Germany, Slovakia's only finals as an independent nation came in 2002.

Best result: have never qualified
Coach: Ján Kozák
Leading scorer: all-time – Róbert Vittek (23); current – Róbert Vittek (23)
Most appearances: all-time – Miroslav Karhan (107); current – Róbert Vittek (80)
Association formed: 1938
Nickname: None
Where they play: Various

Eight of the 11 Czechoslovakian players who started the 1976 UEFA European Championship final against West Germany – and triumphed on penalties after a 2-2 draw – hailed from Slovakia, but since the country began competing in the tournament as an independent state there has been little for the Slovakian fans to cheer. Five qualifying campaigns have produced three third-place finishes followed by two in fourth. Glory did arrive, however, in the 2010 FIFA World Cup, Vladimír Weiss's team not only topping their qualifying group but also knocking out holders Italy with a momentous 3-2 win at the final tournament in South Africa.

EURO pedigree
Matches played
Overall: P114 W55 D25 L34 F196 A127
Final tournament: P8 W3 D3 L2 F12 A10
Qualifying: P106 W52 D22 L32 F184 A117

Those third-place finishes were achieved in the side's first three attempts to qualify for a UEFA European Championship, their steady progress undermined by home defeats against Romania (twice), Portugal, England and Turkey. That trend of losing on their own turf continued in the UEFA EURO 2008 series when the Czech Republic (0-3), Germany (1-4) and Wales (2-5) inflicted heavy reverses.

Weiss's charges were brimming with confidence in UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying, though, when they recorded back-to-back 1-0 victories against the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Russia. However, failure to score more than once in each of their ten matches, coupled with a 4-0 defeat at home to Armenia, put the brakes on an ultimately disappointing campaign.

Memorable EURO matches
07/09/10: Russia 0-1 Slovakia, UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying
A goal from Miroslav Stoch gave Vladimír Weiss's men a memorable victory against the eventual group winners.

29/03/95: Slovakia 4-1 Azerbaijan, EURO '96 qualifying
Jaroslav Timko scored twice as the hosts recorded their maiden UEFA European Championship triumph.

20/06/76: Czechoslovakia 2-2 West Germany, 5-3 on pens, 1976 UEFA European Championship final
Prague-born Antonín Panenka's penalty earned the title for a side dominated by Slovak players.

Did you know?
Jozef Čapkovič − a member of Czechoslovakia's successful 1976 squad − won the European Cup Winners' Cup in 1969 alongside his twin, Ján, while at SK Slovan Bratislava. The brothers, however, never played together for the national side.

* Last updated on 07/01/2014

Last updated: 17/02/14 17.12CET

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Match log

HomeAway
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 26/05/2014 21:46 CET
15 August 2012 - Friendlies 2012-14
Denmark1-3Slovakia
Referee: Daniel Stålhammar (SWE)
08/18/2014 15:53:02
Lithuania1-1Slovakia
Referee: Carlos Gómez (ESP) – Stadium: LFF, Vilnius (LTU)
04/18/2013 22:12:51
11 September 2012 - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group G)
Slovakia2-0Liechtenstein
Referee: Simon Lee Evans (WAL) – Stadium: Štadión Pasienky, Bratislava (SVK)
04/18/2013 22:12:36
Slovakia2-1Latvia
Referee: Danny Makkelie (NED) – Stadium: Štadión Pasienky, Bratislava (SVK)
04/18/2013 22:13:06
Slovakia0-1Greece
Referee: William Collum (SCO) – Stadium: Štadión Pasienky, Bratislava (SVK)
04/18/2013 22:12:51
14 November 2012 - Friendlies 2012-14
Czech Republic3-0Slovakia
Referee: Harald Lechner (AUT)
08/18/2014 15:53:48
6 February 2013 - Friendlies 2012-14
Belgium2-1Slovakia
Referee: Alon Yefet (ISR) – Stadium: Jan Breydelstadion, Bruges (BEL)
08/18/2014 15:50:28
Slovakia1-1Lithuania
Referee: Michael Oliver (ENG) – Stadium: Štadión MŠK Žilina, Zilina (SVK)
05/28/2013 11:07:35
26 March 2013 - Friendlies 2012-14
Slovakia0-0Sweden
Referee: not available
08/18/2014 15:50:47
Liechtenstein1-1Slovakia
Referee: Martin Strömbergsson (SWE) – Stadium: Rheinpark, Vaduz (LIE)
07/25/2013 10:47:42
14 August 2013 - Friendlies 2012-14
Romania1-1Slovakia
Referee: Neil Doyle (IRL) – Stadium: Arena Națională, Bucharest (ROU)
08/18/2014 15:51:38
Bosnia and Herzegovina0-1Slovakia
Referee: Nicola Rizzoli (ITA) – Stadium: Bilino Polje, Zenica (BIH)
09/06/2013 21:09:48
10 September 2013 - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group G)
Slovakia1-2Bosnia and Herzegovina
Referee: David Fernández Borbalán (ESP) – Stadium: Štadión MŠK Žilina, Zilina (SVK)
09/11/2013 07:24:23
Greece1-0Slovakia
Referee: Deniz Aytekin (GER) – Stadium: Stadio Georgios Karaiskakis, Piraeus (GRE)
12/16/2013 12:41:54
Latvia2-2Slovakia
Referee: Yevhen Aranovskiy (UKR) – Stadium: Skonto Stadions, Riga (LVA)
12/16/2013 12:42:09
15 November 2013 - Friendlies 2012-14
Poland0-2Slovakia
Referee: not available – Stadium: Municipal Stadium Wroclaw, Wroclaw (POL)
08/18/2014 15:52:09
19 November 2013 - Friendlies 2012-14
Gibraltar0-0Slovakia
Referee: not available – Stadium: Algarve, Faro-Loule (POR)
08/18/2014 15:49:32
5 March 2014 - Friendlies 2012-14
Israel1-3Slovakia
Referee: not available – Stadium: Sar-Tov, Netanya (ISR)
08/18/2014 15:49:48
23 May 2014 - Friendlies 2012-14
Slovakia2-0Montenegro
Referee: not available – Stadium: National Training Centre, Senec (SVK)
08/18/2014 15:50:48
26 May 2014 - Friendlies 2014-16
Russia1-0Slovakia
Referee: not available
8 September 2014 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group C)
UkraineSlovakia
Referee: TBD – Stadium: NSK Olimpiyskyi, Kyiv
08/07/2014 11:38:15
9 October 2014 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group C)
SlovakiaSpain
Referee: TBD – Stadium: Štadión MŠK Žilina, Zilina (SVK)
08/07/2014 11:39:49
12 October 2014 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group C)
BelarusSlovakia
Referee: TBD – Stadium: Borisov Arena, Borisov (BLR)
08/27/2014 18:41:28
15 November 2014 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group C)
FYROMSlovakia
Referee: TBD – Stadium: National Arena Filip II Macedonian, Skopje (MKD)
08/07/2014 11:40:34
SlovakiaLuxembourg
Referee: TBD
08/07/2014 11:41:09
SlovakiaFYROM
Referee: TBD
08/07/2014 11:38:44
5 September 2015 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group C)
SpainSlovakia
Referee: TBD
08/07/2014 11:38:04
8 September 2015 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group C)
SlovakiaUkraine
Referee: TBD
08/07/2014 11:39:23
9 October 2015 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group C)
SlovakiaBelarus
Referee: TBD
08/07/2014 11:40:25
12 October 2015 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group C)
LuxembourgSlovakia
Referee: TBD
08/07/2014 11:41:05

General info

  • Founded : 1938
  • Stadium : Tehelné Pole
  • Currently playing : European Championship , Friendly matches 2012/2014

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