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UEFA EURO: Wales - Slovakia Match press kits

UEFA EURO 2016Match press kits

WalesCardiff City Stadium - CardiffSunday 24 March 2019 - 15.00CETGroup E - Matchday 2Slovakia
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

2016 UEFA European Championship
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
11/06/2016GS-FTWales - Slovakia2-1
BordeauxBale 10, Robson-Kanu 81; Duda 61
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
12/09/2007QR (GS)Slovakia - Wales2-5
TrnavaMintál 12, 57; Eastwood 22, Bellamy 34, 41, Ďurica 78 (og), Davies 90
07/10/2006QR (GS)Wales - Slovakia1-5
CardiffBale 37; Švento 14, Mintál 32, 39, Karhan 51, Vittek 59
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
08/09/1993QR (GS)Wales - Czechoslovakia2-2CardiffGiggs 22, Rush 36; Kuka 18, Dubovsky 68
28/04/1993QR (GS)Czechoslovakia - Wales1-1OstravaLátal 38; Hughes 29
1988 UEFA European Championship
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
11/11/1987PR (GS)Czechoslovakia - Wales2-0
PragueKnoflicek 32, Bielik 89
29/04/1987PR (GS)Wales - Czechoslovakia1-1WrexhamRush 82; Knoflicek 74
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
09/09/1981QR (GS)Czechoslovakia - Wales2-0
PragueDavies 24 (og), Lička 67
19/11/1980QR (GS)Wales - Czechoslovakia1-0
CardiffGiles 10
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
16/11/1977QR (GS)Czechoslovakia - Wales1-0
PragueNehoda 12
30/03/1977QR (GS)Wales - Czechoslovakia3-0
WrexhamJames 27, 77, Deacy 65
1972 UEFA European Championship
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
27/10/1971PR (GS)Czechoslovakia - Wales1-0
PragueKuna 60
21/04/1971PR (GS)Wales - Czechoslovakia1-3
SwanseaR. Davies 49 (P); Čapkovič 80, 83, Táborský 81
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
26/05/1957QR (GS)Czechoslovakia - Wales2-0
PragueDaniel 22 (og), Kraus 65
01/05/1957QR (GS)Wales - Czechoslovakia1-0
CardiffVernon 71
 QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal

* FIFA World Cup/FIFA Confederations Cup

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Squad list Only this chapter

Wales - Squad list
Current season
-Wayne Hennessey24/01/198732Crystal Palace - 0000
-Danny Ward22/06/199325Leicester - 0000
-Adam Davies17/07/199226Barnsley - 0000
-Chris Gunter21/07/198929Reading - 0000
-Paul Dummett26/09/199127Newcastle - 0000
-Ashley Williams23/08/198434Stoke - 0000
-Ben Davies24/04/199325Tottenham - 0000
-James Lawrence22/08/199226Anderlecht - 0000
-Connor Roberts23/09/199523Swansea - 0000
-Chris Mepham05/11/199721Bournemouth - 0000
-Joe Allen14/03/199029Stoke - 0000
-Declan John30/06/199523Swansea - 0000
-Daniel James10/11/199721Swansea - 0000
-George Thomas24/03/199722Scunthorpe - 0000
-Ben Woodburn15/10/199919Liverpool - 0000
-Matthew Smith22/11/199919Twente - 0000
-Will Vaulks13/09/199325Rotherham - 0000
-Gareth Bale16/07/198929Real Madrid - 0000
-Harry Wilson22/03/199722Derby - 0000
-Ryan Hedges08/07/199523Barnsley - 0000
-David Brooks08/07/199721Bournemouth - 0000
-Tyler Roberts12/01/199920Leeds - 0000
-Rabbi Matondo09/09/200018Schalke - 0000
-Ryan Giggs29/11/197345 - 0000
Slovakia - Squad list
Current season
-Matúš Kozáčik27/12/198335Plzeň - 0000
-Martin Dúbravka15/01/198930Newcastle - 1000
-Marek Rodák13/12/199622Rotherham - 0000
-Peter Pekarík30/10/198632Hertha - 1000
-Lukáš Štetina28/07/199127Sparta Praha - 0000
-Ľubomír Šatka02/12/199523Dunajská Streda - 0000
-Milan Škriniar11/02/199524Internazionale - 1000
-Denis Vavro10/04/199622København - 1000
-Dávid Hancko13/12/199721Fiorentina - 1000
-Marek Hamšík27/07/198731Dalian Yifang - 1000
-Miroslav Stoch19/10/198929Slavia Praha - 1000
-Róbert Mak08/03/199128Zenit - 1000
-Juraj Kucka26/02/198732Parma - 1000
-Ján Greguš29/01/199128Minnesota United - 0000
-Jaroslav Mihalík27/07/199424Žilina - 1000
-Albert Rusnák07/07/199424Real Salt Lake - 1100
-Matúš Bero06/09/199523Vitesse - 0000
-Patrik Hrošovský22/04/199226Plzeň - 0000
-Ondrej Duda05/12/199424Hertha - 1100
-Stanislav Lobotka25/11/199424Celta - 1000
-Martin Chrien08/09/199523Santa Clara - 0000
-Michal Ďuriš01/06/198830Anorthosis - 0000
-Pavol Šafranko16/11/199424Dundee United - 1000
-Pavel Hapal27/07/196949 - 1000

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Head coach Only this chapter

Ryan Giggs

Date of birth: 29 November 1973
Nationality: Welsh
Playing career: Manchester United
Coaching career: Manchester United (caretaker), Manchester United (assistant), Wales

• Manchester United's most successful ever player, Cardiff-born Giggs signed for the club on his 14th birthday and made his first-team debut in March 1991 at 17. He was capped at the same age, becoming Wales' youngest senior international.

• An extravagantly gifted left-winger hailed at Old Trafford and beyond as the 'new George Best', Giggs was a United regular in his late teens and a champion of England before he reached 20 – the first of a record-breaking 13 English Premier League titles he would win, all under Sir Alex Ferguson, during 24 years as a first-teamer. He landed domestic doubles in 1993/94 and 1995/96 and a famous treble in 1998/99, when United added the UEFA Champions League by dramatically defeating Bayern München in the final at the Camp Nou.

• He broke Sir Bobby Charlton's club record of 758 appearances when he came on as a substitute in the victorious 2008 UEFA Champions League final against Chelsea in Moscow and would end his United career with 963 games and 168 goals. In all he helped United win 25 major trophies and was voted both PFA Player of the Year and BBC Sports Personality of the Year in 2009.

• He played 64 times for Wales, scoring 12 goals, before retiring from international football in 2007 after three years as captain. Like Northern Ireland's Best, Giggs was never able to parade his talent at a major tournament.

• Joined the coaching staff of Ferguson's replacement David Moyes while still active as a player during 2013/14 and assumed player-caretaker duties for the final four games of the campaign after Moyes' sacking. He announced his retirement from playing in May 2014 to take up a position as assistant to new manager Louis van Gaal and finally left Old Trafford two years later, appointed as Wales coach in January 2018 to succeed Chris Coleman.


Pavel Hapal

Date of birth: 27 July 1969
Nationality: Czech
Playing career: Sigma Olomouc (four times), Dukla Praha, Bayer Leverkusen, Tenerife, Sparta Praha, České Budějovice, Jakubčovice
Coaching career: Opava, Zlín, Baník Ostrava, Nitra, Mladá Boleslav, Žilina, Zaglębie Lubin, Senica, Slovakia Under-21, Sparta Praha, Slovakia

• A versatile attacking midfielder often deployed on the right flank, Hapal represented both Czechoslovakia and the Czech Republic in the early 1990s, winning a total of 31 senior international caps and scoring one goal.

• Born 50km from Olomouc, Hapal started his playing career with Sigma – the first of four spells at the club – and helped them reach the 1991/92 UEFA Cup quarter-finals. His three goals in a memorable 6-2 aggregate win against Hamburg caught the eye of Bundesliga scouts and prompted a move to Leverkusen, where he remained for three years, winning the DFB-Pokal in 1992/93.

• Pursued his career in the Spanish Liga with Tenerife, where he also spent three seasons, before returning to his Czech homeland in 1998 and hanging up his boots four years later.

• Went straight into coaching, serving a succession of Czech clubs before making his name across the border in Slovakia – firstly by leading Nitra to a third-placed finish in 2007/08, then by steering Žilina to a record-equalling fifth Slovakian title in 2009/10, his debut season.

• After a two-year spell at Polish side Zaglębie Lubin and a brief stint back in Slovakia with Senica, he was appointed as coach of Slovakia's Under-21 side. It proved a successful alliance as he led the team to the European finals in Poland, where they were unfortunate to be eliminated in the group stage despite winning two of their three matches. Sparta Praha appointed him in March 2018 but he left in the summer and took charge of the senior Slovakia side in October following Ján Kozák's departure.


Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeFelix Zwayer (GER)
  • Assistant refereesThorsten Schiffner (GER) , Marco Achmüller (GER)
  • Fourth officialMarco Fritz (GER)
  • UEFA DelegateGeorges Lüchinger (LIE)
  • UEFA Referee observerBernardino González Vázquez (ESP)


NameDate of birthUEFA EURO matchesUEFA matches
Felix Zwayer19/05/1981254

UEFA European Championship matches featuring the two countries involved in this match

No such matches refereed

Other matches involving teams from either of the two countries involved in this match

No such matches refereed

Last updated 23/03/2019 23:42CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter


  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group E - Group Standings
  • (08/06/2019)
  • (11/06/2019)
  • (06/09/2019)
  • (10/10/2019)
  • (13/10/2019)
  • (16/11/2019)
  • (19/11/2019)


  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group E - Group Standings
    Slovakia 2-0 Hungary
    1-0 Duda 42, 2-0 Rusnák 85
    Dúbravka, Pekarík, Vavro, Duda (87 Šafranko), Rusnák (92 Mihalík), Škriniar, Hancko, Hamšík, Kucka, Mak (79 Stoch), Lobotka
  • (24/03/2019)
  • (11/06/2019)
  • (06/09/2019)
  • (09/09/2019)
  • (10/10/2019)
  • (16/11/2019)
  • (19/11/2019)

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:: Previous meetings

Goals for/against: Goal totals include the outcome of disciplinary decisions (e.g. match forfeits when a 3-0 result is determined). Goals totals do not include goals scored during a penalty shoot-out after a tie ended in a draw

:: Squad list

Qual.: Total European Qualifiers appearances/goals for UEFA EURO 2016 only.
FT: Total UEFA EURO 2016 appearances/goals in final tournament only.
Overall: Total international appearances/goals.
DoB: Date of birth
Age: Based on the date press kit was last updated
D: Disciplinary (*: misses next match if booked, S: suspended)

:: Team facts

EURO finals:
The UEFA European Championship was a four-team event in 1960, 1964, 1968, 1972 and 1976 (when the preliminary round and quarter-finals were considered part of qualifying).

From 1980 it was expanded to an eight-team finals and remained in that format in 1984, 1988 and 1992 until 1996, when the 16-team format was adopted. UEFA EURO 2016 is the first tournament to be played as a 24-team finals.

Records of inactive countries
A number of UEFA associations have been affected by dissolution or splits of member associations. For statistical purposes, the records of these inactive countries have been allocated elsewhere: therefore, all Soviet Union matches are awarded to Russia; all West Germany – but not East Germany – matches are awarded to Germany; all Yugoslavia and Serbia & Montenegro matches are awarded to Serbia; all Czechoslovakia matches are allocated to both the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

Abandoned/forfeited matches
For statisical purposes, when a match has been started and then abandoned but later forfeited, the result on the pitch at the time of abandonment is counted. Matches that never started and were either cancelled or forfeited are not included in the overall statistics.


Other abbreviations

  • (aet): After extra time
  • pens: Penalties
  • No.: Number
  • og: Own goal
  • ag: Match decided on away goals
  • P: Penalty
  • agg: Aggregate
  • Pld: Matches played
  • AP: Appearances
  • Pos.: Position
  • Comp.: Competition
  • Pts: Points
  • D: Drawn
  • R: Sent off (straight red card)
  • DoB: Date of birth
  • Res.: Result
  • ET: Extra Time
  • sg: Match decided by silver goal
  • GA: Goals against
  • t: Match decided by toss of a coin
  • GF: Goals for
  • W: Won
  • gg: Match decided by golden goal
  • Y: Booked
  • L: Lost
  • Y/R: Sent off (two yellow cards)
  • Nat.: Nationality
  • N/A: Not applicable
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