Team analysis

Slovenia

Slovenia

Slovenia squad
No.PlayerBornPos.CZEGERBELGSClub
1Rok Vodišek05/12/1998Goalkeeper808080 Genoa CFC (ITA)
2Sandi Čoralič12/02/1998Defender40+8080 NK Rudar Velenje (SVN)
3Sven Karič07/03/1998Defender40* NK Maribor (SVN)
4Sandi Ogrinec05/06/1998Midfield808049* CD Isidro-Metapán (SLV)
5Oskar Cvjetičanin26/04/1998Forward808080 Southampton FC (ENG)
6Luka Guček29/01/1999Defender808080 NK Krško (SVN)
7Jakob Novak04/03/1998Forward63*7*40+ NK Olimpija Ljubljana (SVN)
8Dejan Petrovič12/01/1998Midfield 73+80* NK Aluminij (SVN)
9Jan Mlakar23/10/1998Forward808080 ACF Fiorentina (ITA)
10Vitja Valenčič12/03/1999Midfield808080 NK Olimpija Ljubljana (SVN)
11Timi Elšnik29/04/1998Forward8068*80 NK Aluminij (SVN)
12Igor Vekič06/05/1998Goalkeeper CD Isidro-Metapán (SLV)
13Gaber Petrić11/05/1998Forward 25+ NK Domžale (SVN)
14Kristjan Sredojevič21/06/1998Forward27+55*40* NK Triglav (SVN)
16Janez Pišek04/05/1998Midfield53*12+31+ NK Celje (SVN)
17Matija Rom01/11/1998Defender808080 NK Domžale (SVN)
18Rok Bužinel28/03/1998Midfield 1+ ND Gorica (SVN)
20Kevin Žižek21/06/1998Forward17+ CD Isidro-Metapán (SLV)
Pos. = Position; GS = Goals scored; * = Started; + = Substitute
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Coach: Igor Benedejčič
28/07/69
"We lacked big-tournament experience and maybe a bit of self-belief. We also had problems finding the right balance in midfield and it was a disappointment to lose all three games 1-0, especially when we conceded the late goal against Belgium. But the players deserved to be congratulated for their performances and the experience, I am sure, made them stronger. It was a vital part of their development."

Slovenia team analysis

Slovenia team analysis

• 4-2-3-1 with switches to 3-5-2 and 4-4-2 during matches
• Compact, deep defensive block with single screening midfielder
• Quick counters with fluent changes of pace and direction
• Extensive use of long, direct passing to striker or to wide areas
• When able to build, good use of wings with support from full-backs
• Good individual technique but struggled to implement short-passing strategy
• Athletic, mobile players with commitment and tactical maturity