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Slovakia v FYR Macedonia background

Slovakia will look to take another giant step towards UEFA EURO 2016 as they bid to maintain their 100% Group C record at home against FYR Macedonia.

Slovakia will look to maintain their 100% record in UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying Group C as they welcome an FYR Macedonia side in need of a pick-me-up.

Previous meetings
• Juraj Kucka and Adam Nemec scored as Slovakia got the better of FYR Macedonia in their first Group C meeting in Skopje back in November.

Slovakia's record in seven meetings with FYR Macedonia is W5 D2 L0 (W2 D1 L0 at home). FYR Macedonia have yet to take the lead in a game against Slovakia.

FYR Macedonia's 5-0 home loss to Jozef Adamec's Slovakia on 7 October 2001 matched their worst ever home result in national team football – a 5-0 defeat by Belgium in a 7 June 1995 UEFA European Championship qualifier.

Form guide
Slovakia have won all five of their Group C games; England are the only other side that reached the halfway stage in qualifying with a 100% record.

Slovakia have won their last six international home matches (two qualifiers, four friendlies) since the end of FIFA World Cup qualifying, including a celebrated 2-1 win against European champions Spain. They have conceded just twice in the process.

FYR Macedonia have lost their last three Group C outings since a 3-2 success against Luxembourg.

FYR Macedonia are without a win in ten competitive away games (D1 L9) since a 2-0 triumph in Andorra in October 2010.
 Trivia and links
• This is FYR Macedonia's first game under new coach Ljubinko Drulović; the Serbian replaced Boshko Djurovski in April.

Slovakia's record in six UEFA age-group competition games against FYR Macedonia is W5 D1.

• The six meetings between the nations' clubs in UEFA competition offer more encouragement for FYR Macedonia: the Macedonian and Slovakian clubs have both won three apiece.