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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: 13/10/2014 19:29 CET
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
Slovakia1-1Lithuania
Referee: Michael Oliver (ENG) – Stadium: Štadión MŠK Žilina, Zilina (SVK)
05/28/2013 11:07:35
Liechtenstein1-1Slovakia
Referee: Martin Strömbergsson (SWE) – Stadium: Rheinpark, Vaduz (LIE)
07/25/2013 10:47:42
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
Slovakia1-0Malta
Referee: not available
09/04/2014 22:37:41
8 September 2014 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group C)
Ukraine0-1Slovakia
Referee: Craig Thomson (SCO) – Stadium: NSK Olimpiyskyi, Kyiv (UKR)
10/27/2014 15:45:06
9 October 2014 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group C)
Slovakia2-1Spain
Referee: Björn Kuipers (NED) – Stadium: Štadión MŠK Žilina, Zilina (SVK)
10/13/2014 19:02:51
12 October 2014 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group C)
Belarus1-3Slovakia
Referee: Serge Gumienny (BEL) – Stadium: Borisov Arena, Borisov (BLR)
10/27/2014 12:54:57
Slovakia - Malta
Referee: TBD
10/27/2014 12:41:18
15 November 2014 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group C)
FYR MacedoniaSlovakia
Referee: TBD – Stadium: National Arena Filip II Macedonian, Skopje (MKD)
10/29/2014 09:44:18
Slovakia - Finland
Referee: TBD
09/04/2014 21:08:06
SlovakiaLuxembourg
Referee: TBD
10/08/2014 17:34:35
Slovakia - Czech Republic
Referee: TBD
09/04/2014 21:08:06
SlovakiaFYR Macedonia
Referee: TBD
10/14/2014 11:37:30
5 September 2015 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group C)
SpainSlovakia
Referee: TBD
10/08/2014 17:36:20
8 September 2015 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group C)
SlovakiaUkraine
Referee: TBD
10/08/2014 17:37:06
9 October 2015 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group C)
SlovakiaBelarus
Referee: TBD
10/08/2014 17:35:36
12 October 2015 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group C)
LuxembourgSlovakia
Referee: TBD
10/08/2014 17:37:40

General info

  • Founded : 1938
  • Stadium : Tehelné Pole
  • Currently playing : European Championship 2014/2016, Friendly matches 2014/2016

Trophy cabinet

Team record in UEFA competitions

  • Biggest win:
    13/10/2007, Slovakia 7-0 San Marino, Dubnica nad Vahom
  • Biggest defeat:
    07/06/1995, Poland 5-0 Slovakia, Zabrze
  • Appearances in UEFA European Football Championship: 6
  • Player with most appearances: 26
    Miroslav Karhan (SVK)
  • Top scorers: 9
    Zdeněk Nehoda (TCH)
 
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