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Group F - Matchday 7
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
08/10/2016QR (GS)Slovenia - Slovakia1-0
LjubljanaKronaveter 74
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
10/10/2009QR (GS)Slovakia - Slovenia0-2
BratislavaBirsa 56, Pečnik 90+3
10/09/2008QR (GS)Slovenia - Slovakia2-1
MariborNovakovič 22, 81; Jakubko 83
 QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal
HomeAway  
PldWDLPldWDLPldWDLPldWDLGFGA
Total
Slovakia10012002----502326
Slovenia22001100----532062

Last updated 05/07/2017 16:15CET

Squad list Only this chapter

Slovakia - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Martin Dúbravka15/01/198928Sparta Praha - 1000
-Martin Poláček02/04/199027Zagłębie - 0000
-Ján Novota29/11/198333Debrecen - 0000
Defenders
-Peter Pekarík30/10/198630Hertha - 4000
-Tomáš Hubočan17/09/198531Marseille - 5000
-Lukáš Štetina28/07/199126Sparta Praha - 0000
-Norbert Gyömber03/07/199225Bari 1908 - 2000
-Róbert Mazáň09/02/199423Žilina - 0000
-Milan Škriniar11/02/199522Internazionale*4000
Midfielders
-Marek Hamšík27/07/198730Napoli - 6200
-Vladimír Weiss30/11/198927Al-Gharafa - 3200
-Juraj Kucka26/02/198730Trabzonspor - 4100
-Ján Greguš29/01/199126København - 4100
-Jaroslav Mihalík27/07/199423Cracovia - 0000
-Albert Rusnák07/07/199423Real Salt Lake - 2000
-Erik Sabo22/11/199125Beitar Jerusalem*2000
-Patrik Hrošovský22/04/199225Plzeň - 2000
-Ondrej Duda05/12/199422Hertha - 1000
-Stanislav Lobotka25/11/199422Celta - 0000
Forwards
-Adam Nemec02/09/198531Dinamo Bucureşti - 3300
-Róbert Mak08/03/199126PAOK - 6200
-Michal Ďuriš01/06/198829Orenburg*5000
Coach
-Ján Kozák17/04/195463 - 6000
Slovenia - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Jan Koprivec15/07/198829Pafos - 0000
-Vid Belec06/06/199027Benevento - 0000
-Jan Oblak07/01/199324Atlético - 6000
Defenders
-Boštjan Cesar09/07/198235Chievo - 5100
-Bojan Jokić17/05/198631Ufa*5000
-Mitja Viler01/09/198631Maribor - 0000
-Matija Širok31/05/199126Domžale - 0000
-Antonio Delamea-Mlinar10/06/199126New England Revolution - 1000
-Nejc Skubic13/06/198928Konyaspor - 3000
-Miha Mevlja12/06/199027Zenit - 3000
-Matija Boben26/02/199423Rostov - 0000
Midfielders
-Valter Birsa07/08/198631Chievo - 5000
-René Krhin21/05/199027Nantes*6100
-Nik Omladič21/08/198928Fürth - 4000
-Josip Iličić29/01/198829Atalanta - 6100
-Jasmin Kurtič01/01/198928Atalanta - 5000
-Amedej Vetrih16/09/199026Domžale - 0000
-Damjan Bohar18/10/199125Maribor - 0000
-Benjamin Verbič27/11/199323København - 6100
-Jan Repas19/03/199720Caen - 0000
-Rajko Rotman19/03/198928Göztepe Izmir - 0000
Forwards
-Tim Matavž13/01/198928Vitesse - 0000
-Andraž Šporar27/02/199423Arminia - 1000
Coach
-Srečko Katanec16/07/196354 - 6000

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Head coach Only this chapter

Ján Kozák

Date of birth: 17 April 1954
Nationality: Slovak
Playing career: LB Spišská Nová Ves, Lokomotíva Košice (three times), RFC Seraing, FK Dukla Praha
Coaching career: Lokomotíva Košice, MFK Zemplín Michalovce, FC Steel Trans Ličartovce, 1. FC Košice, Slovakia

• A creative midfielder, Kozák spent much of his playing career with local team Lokomotíva Košice, where he had three spells. He returned for the first time in 1982 at the conclusion of his military service in Prague, where he turned out for Dukla.

• A member of the Czechoslovakia squad that finished third at the 1980 UEFA European Championship, beating Italy 9-8 on penalties in the bronze-medal match, he scored nine goals in 55 international appearances. Kozák also travelled to the 1982 FIFA World Cup in Spain but did not feature due to injury.

• Won the Czechoslovak Cup three times and the 1982 league championship with Dukla before retiring in 1990. Moved into coaching several years later and proved an instant success, steering 1. FC Košice to successive titles (1997, 1998) and into the 1997/98 UEFA Champions League where, as Slovakia's first ever group stage representative, they lost all six games in a section containing Feyenoord, Juventus and Manchester United FC.

• Left Košice in 1998 but came back for further stints in 2005 and 2012. He stood down in summer 2013, succeeding Stanislav Griga and Michal Hipp as coach of Slovakia, and led the team to UEFA EURO 2016 as Group C runners-up behind holders Spain. Kozák's side went on to reach the last 16 at the finals in France.

• His son Ján Kozák Jr played in the 2005/06 UEFA Champions League group stage for MFK Petržalka, equalising and then creating the winner in a famous 3-2 comeback victory over FC Porto; grandson Filip Lesniak has been at Tottenham Hotspur FC since 2012.

http://www.uefa.comhttp://www.uefa.com/european-qualifiers/news/newsid=2041065.html#jan+kozak

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Srečko Katanec

Date of birth: 16 July 1963
Nationality: Slovenian
Playing career: NK Olimpija Ljubljana, GNK Dinamo Zagreb, FK Partizan, VfB Stuttgart, UC Sampdoria
Coaching career: Slovenia Under-21s, ND Gorica, Slovenia (twice), Olympiacos FC, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, United Arab Emirates

• A centre-back or defensive midfielder, Katanec began his playing days at home-town club Olimpija before spells with Dinamo and Partizan. He reached the 1989 UEFA Cup final with Stuttgart and won the same competition the following season with Sampdoria, whom he also helped to the 1992 UEFA Champions League showpiece.

• Earned 31 caps for Yugoslavia (five goals) – including at the 1984 UEFA European Championship, the 1984 Olympic Games and the 1990 FIFA World Cup – and five for Slovenia (one goal).

• Started his coaching career with Slovenia's U21s in 1996, two years after retiring as a player. After a brief stint in the Gorica dugout, took charge of the senior Slovenia side in 1998 and guided them to UEFA EURO 2000 – their first major tournament – and the 2002 World Cup.

• Joined Olympiacos in 2002 but stayed for only three months and in February 2006 assumed the FYROM helm, where he remained for three years. Named United Arab Emirates coach in June 2009, a position he held for two years.

• Katanec was reappointed by Slovenia in January 2013, signing a contract until the end of UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying, and stayed on despite the failure to reach France after a play-off defeat by Ukraine.

http://www.uefa.comhttp://www.uefa.com/european-qualifiers/news/newsid=2042613.html#srecko+katanec

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Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeAntonio Mateu Lahoz (ESP)
  • Assistant refereesPau Cebrián Devís (ESP) , Roberto del Palomar (ESP)
  • Fourth officialAlejandro Hernandez (ESP)
  • FIFA Match CommissionerPeadar Ryan (IRL)
  • Referee observerAlain Hamer (LUX)

Referee

NameDate of birthUEFA matches
Antonio Mateu Lahoz12/03/1977348

FIFA Wold Cup matches involving teams from 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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
18/08/2011UELPOŠK Slovan BratislavaAS Roma1-0Bratislava

Last updated 30/08/2017 11:25CET

Competition facts Only this chapter

The Week of Football concept enables fans around the world to enjoy the very best action from the European Qualifiers – which will determine UEFA's representatives at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

Qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup comprises nine groups of six teams, with matches played on a home-and-away basis.

Qualifying takes place under the 'Week of Football' concept, introduced ahead of the UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying campaign, in which games are spread out from Thursday to Tuesday, shining the spotlight on more teams on the road to the finals in Russia. Moreover, thanks to the Week of Football, at least 43% of matches will be played on weekends, giving fans a better chance to follow the action on television, in the stadiums and on UEFA.com.

Kick-off times will be set mainly at 18:00CET and 20:45CET on Saturdays and Sundays and at 20:45CET for Thursdays, Fridays, Mondays and Tuesdays. In double-header matchweeks, sides will play on Thursday/Sunday, Friday/Monday or Saturday/Tuesday. Each day of the Week of Football will feature eight to ten games.

The nine group winners will qualify directly for the final tournament. The eight best runners-up will contest play-offs to decide the last four qualifiers for the finals.

The 13 qualifiers then join hosts Russia in the finals to make it 14 UEFA member associations represented.

How qualification works

The other confederations have the following qualifying berths:

Africa: 5
Asia: 4.5
North and Central America and Caribbean: 3.5
Oceania: 0.5
South America: 4.5

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Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

Slovakia

  • FIFA World Cup - Qualifying round
    Group F - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    England642010214
    Slovakia640212412
    Slovenia63216311
    Scotland62229108
    Lithuania61236115
    Malta60062150
    Matchday 1 (04/09/2016)
    Slovakia 0-1 England
    0-1 Lallana 90+5
    Kozáčik, Pekarík, Škrtel, Ďurica, Greguš, Hubočan, Hamšík, Švento (78 Kiss), Mak (71 Kubík), Ďuriš, Pečovský (55 Gyömber)
  • Matchday 2 (08/10/2016)
    Slovenia 1-0 Slovakia
    1-0 Kronaveter 74
    Kozáčik, Ďurica, Greguš, Hrošovský (79 Ďuriš), Pauschek (79 Sabo), Hubočan, Saláta, Hamšík, Švento (79 Holúbek), Kucka, Mak
  • Matchday 3 (11/10/2016)
    Slovakia 3-0 Scotland
    1-0 Mak 18, 2-0 Mak 56, 3-0 Nemec 68
    Kozáčik, Škrtel, Ďurica, Sabo, Nemec (69 Bakoš), Škriniar, Hamšík (87 Kiss), Kucka, Mak (80 Švento), Ďuriš, Holúbek
  • Matchday 4 (11/11/2016)
    Slovakia 4-0 Lithuania
    1-0 Nemec 12, 2-0 Kucka 15, 3-0 Škrtel 36, 4-0 Hamšík 86
    Kozáčik, Pekarík, Škrtel, Ďurica, Weiss (89 Bero), Nemec (77 Ďuriš), Škriniar, Hubočan, Hamšík, Kucka, Mak (83 Švento)
  • Matchday 5 (26/03/2017)
    Malta 1-3 Slovakia
    0-1 Weiss 2, 1-1 J.P. Farrugia 14, 1-2 Greguš 41, 1-3 Nemec 84
    Kozáčik, Pekarík, Škrtel, Greguš, Weiss (86 Rusnák), Nemec, Hrošovský, Škriniar, Hubočan, Kucka (74 Ďuriš), Mak (50 Hamšík)
  • Matchday 6 (10/06/2017)
    Lithuania 1-2 Slovakia
    0-1 Weiss 32, 0-2 Hamšík 58, 1-2 Novikovas 90+3
    Dúbravka, Pekarík, Škrtel, Ďurica, Greguš, Weiss, Duda (89 Bénes), Škriniar, Hubočan (58 Gyömber), Hamšík, Mak (77 Rusnák)
  • Matchday 7 (01/09/2017)
    Slovakia-Slovenia
  • Matchday 8 (04/09/2017)
    England-Slovakia
  • Matchday 9 (05/10/2017)
    Scotland-Slovakia
  • Matchday 10 (08/10/2017)
    Slovakia-Malta

Slovenia

  • FIFA World Cup - Qualifying round
    Matchday 1 (04/09/2016)
    Lithuania 2-2 Slovenia
    1-0 Černych 32, 2-0 Slivka 34, 2-1 Krhin 77, 2-2 Cesar 90+3
    Oblak, Skubic, Samardžić, Cesar, Krhin, Berić (46 Iličić), Birsa, Jokić, Bezjak, Kampl, Verbič (56 Novakovič)
  • Matchday 2 (08/10/2016)
    Slovenia 1-0 Slovakia
    1-0 Kronaveter 74
    Oblak, Samardžić, Cesar, Krhin, Iličić, Kurtič (72 Kronaveter), Birsa (68 Novakovič), Jokić, Bezjak (91 M. Mevlja), Verbič, Aljaž Struna
  • Matchday 3 (11/10/2016)
    Slovenia 0-0 England
    Oblak, Samardžić, Cesar (68 M. Mevlja), Krhin (84 Omladič), Iličić, Kurtič, Birsa (59 Kronaveter), Jokić, Bezjak, Verbič, Aljaž Struna
  • Matchday 4 (11/11/2016)
    Malta 0-1 Slovenia
    0-1 Verbič 47
    Oblak, Skubic, Samardžić, Cesar, Krhin, Iličić, Kurtič, Birsa (71 Omladič), Novakovič (83 Šporar), Trajkovski (63 Jovič), Verbič
  • Matchday 5 (26/03/2017)
    Scotland 1-0 Slovenia
    1-0 C. Martin 88
    Oblak, Samardžić, Cesar, Krhin, Iličić, Kurtič, Birsa (69 Berić), Jokić, Bezjak (58 Verbič), Kampl (87 Omladič), Aljaž Struna
  • Matchday 6 (10/06/2017)
    Slovenia 2-0 Malta
    1-0 Iličić 45+2, 2-0 Novakovič 84
    Oblak, Skubic (89 Palčič), Delamea-Mlinar, Krhin, Iličić, Kurtič, Berić (64 Novakovič), Jokić, Bezjak (59 Omladič), M. Mevlja, Verbič
  • Matchday 7 (01/09/2017)
    Slovakia-Slovenia
  • Matchday 8 (04/09/2017)
    Slovenia-Lithuania
  • Matchday 9 (05/10/2017)
    England-Slovenia
  • Matchday 10 (08/10/2017)
    Slovenia-Scotland

Last updated 17/08/2017 11:34CET

Legend

Competitions

Club competitions
  • UCL: UEFA Champions League
  • ECCC: European Champion Clubs' Cup
  • UEL: UEFA Europa League
  • UCUP: UEFA Cup
  • UCWC: UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
  • SCUP: UEFA Super Cup
  • UIC: UEFA Intertoto Cup
  • ICF: Inter-Cities Fairs Cup
National team competitions
  • EURO: UEFA European Football Championship
  • WC: FIFA World Cup
  • CONFCUP: FIFA Confederations Cup
  • FRIE: Friendly internationals
  • U21FRIE: Under-21 friendly internationals
  • U21: UEFA European Under-21 Championship
  • U17: UEFA Under-17 Championship
  • U16: UEFA European Under-16 Championship
  • U19: UEFA Under-19 Championship
  • U18: UEFA European Under-18 Championship
  • WWC: FIFA Women's World Cup
  • WEURO: UEFA European Women's Championship

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

Statistics

  • -: Denotes player substituted
  • +: Denotes player introduced
  • *: Denotes player sent off
  • +/-: Denotes player introduced and substituted

Squad list

  • D: Disciplinary
  • *: Misses next match if booked
  • S: Suspended
  • Disclaimer: Although UEFA has taken all reasonable care that the information contained within this document is accurate at the time of publication, no representation or guarantee (including liability towards third parties), expressed or implied, is made as to its accuracy, reliability or completeness. Therefore, UEFA assumes no liability for the use or interpretation of information contained herein. More information can be found in the competition regulations available on UEFA.com.