Slovakia national football team

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Slovakia
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Repre[1]
Sokoli (The Falcons)[2]
Association Slovenský futbalový zväz (SFZ)
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Ján Kozák
Captain Martin Škrtel
Most caps Miroslav Karhan (107)
Top scorer Róbert Vittek (23)
Home stadium Štadión Antona Malatinského
FIFA code SVK
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 28 Increase 1 (7 June 2018)[A]
Highest 14 (August 2015)
Lowest 150 (December 1993)
Elo ranking
Current 27 Steady (9 July 2018)[B]
Highest 23 (June 2017)
Lowest 71
First international
First Slovak Republic:
 Slovakia 2–0 Germany 
(Bratislava, Slovakia; 27 August 1939)
Second Slovak Republic:
Unofficial:
 Lithuania 0–1 Slovakia 
(Vilnius, Lithuania; 14 October 1992)
Official:
 United Arab Emirates 0–1 Slovakia 
(Dubai, UAE; 2 February 1994)
Biggest win
 Slovakia 7–0 Liechtenstein 
(Bratislava, Slovakia; 8 September 2004)
 Slovakia 7–0 San Marino 
(Dubnica nad Váhom, Slovakia; 13 October 2007)
 Slovakia 7–0 San Marino 
(Bratislava, Slovakia; 6 June 2009)
Biggest defeat
 Argentina 6–0 Slovakia 
(Mendoza, Argentina; 22 June 1995)
 Sweden 6–0 Slovakia 
(Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; 12 January 2017)
World Cup
Appearances 1 (first in 2010)
Best result Round of 16, 2010
European Championship
Appearances 1 (first in 2016)
Best result

Round of 16, 2016

  • ^ Monthly change
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  • The Slovakia national football team (Slovak: Slovenské národné futbalové mužstvo) represents Slovakia in association football and is controlled by the Slovak Football Association (SFZ), the governing body for football in Slovakia. Slovakia's home stadium from 2016 is reconstructed Štadión Antona Malatinského[3] in Trnava and their head coach is Ján Kozák. Slovakia is one of the newest national football teams in the world, having split from the Czechoslovakia national team after the dissolution of the unified state in 1993. Slovakia maintains its own national side that competes in all major professional tournaments since.

    Slovakia qualified for two major international tournaments, the 2010 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 2016. Slovakia qualified to the FIFA World Cup in 2010 after winning their qualifying group despite two defeats against Slovenia, and progressed beyond the championship group stage after a 3–2 win against Italy, before bowing out of the tournament after a 2–1 defeat in the second round against eventual runners-up the Netherlands. It was the first time the team have ever played in a major football competition, after playing every FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign since 1998 and every UEFA European Football Championship qualifying campaign since 1996, after a 50-year absence from international football due to representing part of the Czechoslovakia team. The nation did come close to securing a berth at the 2006 finals in Germany, after finishing second in their group ahead of Russia and behind Portugal, before drawing Spain in their qualification play-off, in which the Slovaks lost by a wide margin on aggregate (1–5, 1–1). The team have achieved some noteworthy results, however, such as the aforementioned win over the then title holders Italy at the 2010 World Cup and a 1–0 win against Russia in September 2010. Despite this success however, the team later dropped down the rankings and a considerable drop in form went with this, as the team failed to qualify for Euro 2012 finishing in their group in fourth place. They also only scored seven goals in the group, only more than minnows Andorra. Slovakia then failed to qualify for the 2014 World Cup, but secured a spot in France for Euro 2016 under head coach Ján Kozák which helped the team reach their best ever position of 14th in the FIFA World Rankings.

    Slovakia's traditional rival is the Czech Republic which they played twice in the qualification for the 1998 World Cup in 1996 and 1997, winning 2–1 in Bratislava before losing 3–0 in Prague with both teams already eliminated, before playing each other again in 2008 and 2009 in the qualifying round for the 2010 World Cup. In these two meetings, the teams drew 2–2 in Bratislava with the Slovaks winning 2–1 in Prague. But before that, they also playing each other in Euro 2008 qualifying, and they lost 3–1 in Prague and 0–3 in Bratislava.

    History

    The first official match of the first Slovak Republic (1939–1945) was played in Bratislava against Germany on 27 August 1939, and ended in a 2–0 victory for Slovakia. After the Second World War, the national football team was subsumed into the team of Czechoslovakia, and for over 50 years Slovakia played no matches as an independent country. During this period, they contributed several key players to the Czechoslovak team, including the majority of the team that won the UEFA Euro 1976 (8 of the 11 players who defeated West Germany in the final were Slovak).

    Former Slovakia national team before 1945

    Slovakia's first official international after regaining independence was a 1–0 victory in Dubai over the United Arab Emirates on 2 February 1994. Their match back on Slovak soil was the 4–1 win over Croatia in Bratislava on 20 April 1994. Slovakia suffered their biggest defeat since independence (6–0) on 22 June 1995, in Mendoza, against Argentina. Their biggest wins (7–0) have come against Liechtenstein in 2004 and San Marino (twice) in 2007.

    Slovakia played in a major championship as an independent team for the first time in Euro 1996 qualifying, but finished in third place in their qualifying group, behind Romania and France, having recorded wins against Poland, Israel and Azerbaijan, twice. In the 1998 World Cup qualifiers, Slovakia finished fourth in their six-team group with five wins, one draw and four defeats. Their first four games in this were all wins, with one of these against their Czech neighbors, helping the team reach their highest FIFA World Ranking to date of number 17.

    Repre before match against Italy at 2010 FIFA World Cup

    Slovakia participated in the FIFA World Cup for the first time as an independent nation after finishing in first in 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification – UEFA Group 3 ahead of Slovenia, Czech Republic, Northern Ireland and Poland. On 14 October 2009, they clinched qualification with a 1–0 away win against Poland.[4] On 24 June 2010, at the tournament proper, Slovakia finished second in the group stage after defeating reigning champions Italy in a game which ESPN dubbed "epic": the game saw three goals being scored after the 80th minute, two by Italy and one by Slovakia, as well as a disallowed goal by Italy flagged offside by "the tightest of decisions". The result led Slovakia to the knockout stage and eliminated Italy, which finished last in the group.[5] The result of this match meant that for the first time in World Cup history, both finalists from the previous tournament had been eliminated from the first round, champion Italy and runner-up France.[6][7]

    In the round of 16, Slovakia played the Netherlands in the round of 16, falling behind 2–0 only to score a late goal from the penalty spot by striker Róbert Vittek, the last kick of the game in a 2–1 defeat.[8] Despite elimination, the goal returned Vittek to the top of the goalscoring charts joint top with David Villa until Villa himself later scored against Portugal in Spain's 1–0 win in the same stage of the tournament.

    For Euro 2012 qualification, Slovakia was drawn against Russia, the Republic of Ireland, Armenia, Macedonia and Andorra. The good campaign in South Africa boosted team performance ahead of the qualifiers, which started in September with two 1–0 wins against Macedonia in Stadion Pasienky and Russia away, this one in particular giving Slovakia the perfect start. In October, however, the nation's form slipped steadily, as Repre was easily beaten in Armenia (3–1) and could not do better than a 1–1 home draw against the Republic of Ireland. At that point, Russia topped the group charts with nine points, with Slovakia, Armenia and Ireland all within a two-point gap of the leaders.

    2011 was terribly worse: in February, the team was stunned in a 2–1 friendly defeat against Luxembourg before needing to fight hard for two 1–0 wins against group minnows Andorra, who had conceded 11 goals in the previous four matches. Playing in Ireland in a six-point match, despite creating better chances, Slovakia earned a goalless draw which kept both teams two points behind Russia, and leading Armenia by three. Four days later, however, Slovakia had its most disastrous performance in years: after creating chances in a goalless first half, Slovakia conceded four goals to Armenia in what effectively destroyed the team's confidence in securing a tournament spot. In the final two group matches, Slovakia was beaten at home by Russia (1–0) and drew 1–1 in Macedonia, finishing in a mediocre fourth-place position and scoring only seven goals in the entire process. Also, for the first time since Euro 1996 qualifying, Slovakia finished a qualifying campaign with a negative goal differential. As a result of this outcome, coach Vladimír Weiss left his job after four full years, being replaced by his assistants Michal Hipp and Stanislav Griga, although both themselves were later replaced due to poor results. By late June, former Czechoslovakia national team footballer Ján Kozák became the head coach and followed-up the unsuccessful qualification campaign with a victory in Bosnia and Herzegovina following by two defeats against Bosnia and one against Greece.

    Celebration of Slovak players after match against Russia at UEFA EURO 2016

    For Euro 2016 qualification, Slovakia was drawn against Spain, Ukraine, Belarus, Macedonia and Luxembourg. Slovakia began the qualifying campaign with a 1–0 victory against Ukraine in Kiev. On 9 October 2014, Slovakia beat Spain 2–1 in a shock victory and claimed the first place. Slovakia's 3–1 victory over Belarus confirmed their status as group leaders. Later on, they won 2–0 against Macedonia in the Philip II Arena, Luxembourg with a score of 3–0 in Žilina, and Macedonia again with a score of 2–1 on 14 June 2015, also in Žilina. Till that day, Slovakia had six-straight wins in qualification. They were followed by expected defeat in Spain 0–2, goalless match against Ukraine and shocking home defeat 0–1 against Belarus. Repre finished qualification by defeating Luxembourg 4–2 and kept second place in qualification group and qualified to their first European Championship.

    Slovakia was drawn in Group B of Euro 2016 alongside England, Russia and Wales. Slovakia began their tournament against Wales where Ondrej Duda scored Slovakia's first goal in the history of the European Championship in an eventual 2–1 defeat. Slovakia then defeated Russia 2–1 with goals from Vladimír Weiss III and Marek Hamšík, then drew 0–0 against England to advance to the round of 16 as one of the tournament's best third-placed teams. They were eliminated at this stage by world champions Germany with a 3–0 defeat.

    During the qualification campaign for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Slovakia was drawn in UEFA Group F. They were third in the group after the penultimate match ended in a 1–0 defeat to Scotland, who moved up to second place. Slovakia won their final group match 3–0 against Malta, and overtook Scotland after they failed to beat Slovenia, but missed out on a play-off place as results elsewhere meant Slovakia finished as the "worst" group runners-up.

    Stadiums

    The Slovakia national football team only uses one stadium at present: Štadión Antona Malatinského in Trnava. Štadión pod Dubňom in Žilina was used in 2003–2015, but will not be used in the future because of the artificial grass (built in 2016). The national team recently played, last in 2009, at the biggest Slovak stadium, Tehelné pole in Bratislava, but the stadium is currently undergoing major renovation. In the past, home games have occasionally been played at other venues as Všešportový areál and Lokomotíva Stadium in Košice, Štadión pod Zoborom in Nitra, Mestský štadión in Dubnica or Tatran Stadion in Prešov.

    Stadiums which have hosted Slovakia international football matches:

    Number of
    matches
    Stadium First international Last international
    51 Tehelné pole, Bratislava 27 August 1939 14 November 2009
    21 Štadión pod Dubňom, Žilina 30 April 2003 17 November 2015
    20 Štadión Antona Malatinského, Trnava 24 April 1996 31 May 2018
    9 Pasienky, Bratislava 18 August 1999 16 October 2012
    4 Všešportový areál, Košice 8 March 1995 15 November 1995
    2 Štadión pod Zoborom, Nitra 27 March 1996 24 May 2000
    2 Lokomotíva Stadium, Košice 19 August 1998 5 September 1998
    2 Mestský štadión, Dubnica nad Váhom 8 September 1999 13 October 2007
    1 Mestský štadión Dunajská Streda, Dunajská Streda 30 March 1993
    1 Futbalový štadión Prievidza, Prievidza 16 November 1993
    1 Štadión na Sihoti, Trenčín 5 September 2001
    1 Štadión 1. FC Tatran Prešov, Prešov 14 May 2002
    1 Štadión FC ViOn, Zlaté Moravce 26 March 2008
    1 NTC Senec, Senec 23 May 2014

    Nickname

    Traditionally in Slovakia the team is typically referred to as the Repre (short for Reprezentácia – translates into national team). However, in 2016, during the buildup to Slovakia's first appearance at the European Championship, SFZ introduced a new nickname for the team. National team was given the nickname Slovenskí sokoli (Slovak falcons). U15 through to U21 national teams were given the nickname Slovenskí sokolíci (Slovak little falcons). Despite lack of immediate identification with the nickname by the fans, it went into usage during the tournament and the subsequent qualification for the 2018 FIFA World Cup and is now often used, especially in the media, along with Repre, which still remains to be preferred in an informal conversation.[9]

    Kit

    Slovakia kits from 1939–45 era

    Slovakia's home kit since the 1993 was blue, but currently Slovakia changed their home kit from blue to white. The team wears either a set of white jerseys, shorts and socks or a set of blue jerseys, shorts and socks. A combination of a blue jersey and white shorts has also been used in some matches. Until recently, the official shirt supplier was Puma, which had signed a long-term agreement with the Slovak Association until 2026, but in 2016 the Association announced the contract had been terminated and that the national team would be supplied by Nike, which had previously supplied the team from 1995–2005.[citation needed]

    Name Duration
    France Le Coq Sportif 1993–1995
    United States Nike 1995–2005
    Germany Adidas 2006–2011
    Germany Puma 2012–2016
    United States Nike 2016–

    Tournament records

    FIFA World Cup

    FIFA World Cup record FIFA World Cup qualification record
    Year Results Position Pld W D L GF GA Pos Pld W D L GF GA
    1930–1994 Part of  Czechoslovakia
    France 1998 Did not qualify 4th 10 5 1 4 18 14
    South KoreaJapan 2002 3rd 10 5 2 3 16 9
    Germany 2006 2nd 14 6 6 2 26 14
    South Africa 2010 Round of 16 16th 4 1 1 2 5 7 1st 10 7 1 2 22 10
    Brazil 2014 Did not qualify 3rd 10 3 4 3 11 10
    Russia 2018 2nd 10 6 0 4 17 7
    Total Round of 16 1/6 4 1 1 2 5 7 - 64 32 14 18 110 64

    European Championship record

    UEFA Euro record UEFA European Championship qualifying record
    Year Results Position Pld W D L GF GA Pos Pld W D L GF GA
    1960–1992 Part of  Czechoslovakia Part of  Czechoslovakia
    England 1996 Did not qualify 3rd 10 4 2 4 14 18
    Belgium Netherlands 2000 3rd 10 5 2 3 12 9
    Portugal 2004 3rd 8 3 1 4 11 9
    Austria Switzerland 2008 4th 12 5 1 6 33 23
    Poland Ukraine 2012 4th 10 4 3 3 7 10
    France 2016 Round of 16 14th 4 1 1 2 3 6 2nd 10 7 1 2 17 8
    Europe 2020 To be determined
    Total Round of 16 1/6 4 1 1 2 3 6 - 60 28 10 22 94 77

    Olympic Games

    Host nation(s) / Year Result GP W D* L GS GA
    United States 1996 Did not qualify
    Australia 2000 Group stage 3 1 0 2 3 6
    Greece 2004 Did not qualify
    China 2008
    United Kingdom 2012
    Brazil 2016
    Total 1/4 3 1 0 2 3 6

    UEFA Nations League record

    UEFA Nations League record
    Year Division Group Round Pos Pld W D L GF GA
    2018–19 B 1 To be determined
    Total 0/1 0 0 0 0 0 0

    Results and schedule

    The box below, show the results of all A-level matches played within the last 12 months, and the scheduled matches for the upcoming 12 months.

    Date Venue Opponent Competition Score* Goalscorer(s) Attendance
    1 September 2017 Štadión Antona Malatinského, Trnava, Slovakia  Slovenia 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification 1–0 Mevlja (o.g.)Goal 81' 16,896
    4 September 2017 Wembley Stadium, London, England  England 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification 1–2 Lobotka Goal 3' 67,823
    5 October 2017 Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland  Scotland 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification 0–1 46,800
    8 October 2017 Štadión Antona Malatinského, Trnava, Slovakia  Malta 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification 3–0 Nemec Goal 33'62'
    Duda Goal 69'
    17,774
    10 November 2017 Arena Lviv, Lviv, Ukraine  Ukraine International Friendly 1–2 Štetina Goal 10' 27,000
    14 November 2017 Štadión Antona Malatinského, Trnava, Slovakia  Norway International Friendly 1–0 Lobotka Goal 90+3' 6,415
    22 March 2018 Rajamangala National Stadium, Bangkok, Thailand  United Arab Emirates 2018 King's Cup 2–1 Rusnák Goal 42'
    Ďuriš Goal 45+3'
    8,630
    25 March 2018 Rajamangala National Stadium, Bangkok, Thailand  Thailand 2018 King's Cup 3–2 Duda Goal 10'
    Mak Goal 34'
    Pačinda Goal 67'
    45,425
    31 May 2018 Štadión Antona Malatinského, Trnava, Slovakia  Netherlands International Friendly 1–1 Nemec Goal 8' 15,432
    4 June 2018 Stade de Genève, Geneva, Switzerland  Morocco International Friendly 1–2 Greguš Goal 59' 7,000
    5 September 2018 Štadión Antona Malatinského, Trnava, Slovakia  Denmark International Friendly
    9 September 2018 Arena Lviv, Lviv, Ukraine  Ukraine 2018–19 UEFA Nations League 0[A]
    13 October 2018 Štadión Antona Malatinského, Trnava, Slovakia  Czech Republic 2018–19 UEFA Nations League
    16 October 2018 Friends Arena, Solna, Sweden  Sweden International Friendly
    16 November 2018 Slovakia  Ukraine 2018–19 UEFA Nations League
    19 November 2018 Czech Republic  Czech Republic 2018–19 UEFA Nations League

    * Slovakia score always listed first

  • ^ Football Federation of Ukraine was punished by the Disciplinary Commission of UEFA in November 2015, due to the use of racist expressions by Ukrainian fans, during the last qualifying game for the UEFA Euro 2016, against Spain. The punishment applies for this match as it is the first UEFA brokered game since the incident.[10]
  • 2016 UEFA Euro qualifying

    Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification Spain Slovakia Ukraine Belarus Luxembourg Republic of Macedonia
    1  Spain 10 9 0 1 23 3 +20 27 Qualify for final tournament 2–0 1–0 3–0 4–0 5–1
    2  Slovakia 10 7 1 2 17 8 +9 22 2–1 0–0 0–1 3–0 2–1
    3  Ukraine 10 6 1 3 14 4 +10 19 Advance to play-offs 0–1 0–1 3–1 3–0 1–0
    4  Belarus 10 3 2 5 8 14 −6 11 0–1 1–3 0–2 2–0 0–0
    5  Luxembourg 10 1 1 8 6 27 −21 4 0–4 2–4 0–3 1–1 1–0
    6  Macedonia 10 1 1 8 6 18 −12 4 0–1 0–2 0–2 1–2 3–2
    Source: UEFA
    Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers

    2016 UEFA Euro

    Group stage

    Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
    1  Wales 3 2 0 1 6 3 +3 6 Advance to knockout phase
    2  England 3 1 2 0 3 2 +1 5
    3  Slovakia 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
    4  Russia 3 0 1 2 2 6 −4 1
    Source: UEFA
    Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
    Wales  2–1  Slovakia
    Bale Goal 10'
    Robson-Kanu Goal 81'
    Report Duda Goal 61'
    Russia  1–2  Slovakia
    Glushakov Goal 80' Report Weiss Goal 32'
    Hamšík Goal 45'
    Slovakia  0–0  England
    Report

    Knockout stage

    Round of 16

    Germany  3–0  Slovakia
    Boateng Goal 8'
    Gómez Goal 43'
    Draxler Goal 63'
    Report

    2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying

    Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
    1  England 10 8 2 0 18 3 +15 26 Qualification to 2018 FIFA World Cup 2–1 3–0 1–0 2–0 2–0
    2  Slovakia 10 6 0 4 17 7 +10 18 0–1 3–0 1–0 4–0 3–0
    3  Scotland 10 5 3 2 17 12 +5 18 2–2 1–0 1–0 1–1 2–0
    4  Slovenia 10 4 3 3 12 7 +5 15 0–0 1–0 2–2 4–0 2–0
    5  Lithuania 10 1 3 6 7 20 −13 6 0–1 1–2 0–3 2–2 2–0
    6  Malta 10 0 1 9 3 25 −22 1 0–4 1–3 1–5 0–1 1–1
    Source: FIFA
    Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers

    All-time team record

    The following table shows Slovakia's all-time international record, correct as of 4 June 2018 after a match against Morocco.
    Yugoslavia and Serbia and Montenegro are no longer active. At the time of the match against Gibraltar, it was a member of UEFA, but not FIFA.

    Opponents Played Won Drawn Lost GF GA GD
     Algeria 1 0 1 0 1 1 0
     Andorra 2 2 0 0 2 0 +2
     Argentina 1 0 0 1 0 6 −6
     Armenia 2 0 0 2 1 7 −6
     Australia 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
     Austria 4 1 2 1 3 4 −1
     Azerbaijan 6 5 0 1 12 4 +8
     Bahrain 1 0 0 1 0 2 −2
     Belarus 3 2 0 1 7 2 +5
     Belgium 3 0 2 1 3 4 −1
     Bolivia 3 2 0 1 3 2 +1
     Bosnia and Herzegovina 4 1 0 3 4 6 −2
     Brazil 1 0 0 1 0 5 −5
     Bulgaria 7 4 1 2 10 5 +5
     Cameroon 1 0 1 0 1 1 0
     Chile 2 1 0 1 3 2 +1
     China PR 1 1 0 0 3 2 +1
     Colombia 3 0 1 2 0 2 −2
     Costa Rica 3 1 1 1 5 6 −1
     Croatia 13 2 3 8 17 33 -16
     Cyprus 4 3 0 1 14 6 +8
     Czech Republic 10 3 2 5 10 21 −11
     Denmark 2 1 0 1 4 3 +1
     Egypt 1 0 0 1 0 1 −1
     England 6 0 1 5 3 11 −8
     Estonia 2 2 0 0 3 1 +2
     Faroe Islands 2 2 0 0 5 1 +4
     Finland 3 2 1 0 4 1 +3
     France 4 1 1 2 2 6 −4
     Georgia 2 1 0 1 3 3 0
     Germany 11 3 0 8 12 25 −13
     Gibraltar* 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
     Greece 5 1 1 3 4 6 −2
     Guatemala 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1
     Hungary 4 2 2 0 3 1 +2
     Iceland 5 3 1 1 10 6 +4
     Iran 2 1 0 1 6 6 0
     Republic of Ireland 5 0 4 1 5 6 −1
     Israel 4 3 1 0 7 3 +4
     Italy 2 1 0 1 3 5 −2
     Japan 3 0 1 2 2 5 −3
     Kuwait 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2
     Latvia 6 3 3 0 12 6 +6
     Lebanon 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1
     Liechtenstein 9 7 2 0 26 1 +25
     Lithuania 6 3 3 0 11 5 +6
     Luxembourg 5 4 0 1 15 5 +10
     Macedonia 8 6 2 0 16 3 +13
     Malaysia 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2
     Malta 8 7 1 0 21 3 +18
     Mexico 1 0 0 1 2 5 −3
     Moldova 3 2 0 1 5 4 +1
     Montenegro 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2
     Morocco 2 0 0 2 2 4 −2
     Netherlands 2 0 1 2 2 5 −3
     New Zealand 1 0 1 0 1 1 0
     Northern Ireland 4 2 1 1 4 2 +2
     Norway 3 1 0 2 1 3 −2
     Paraguay 1 0 0 1 0 2 −2
     Peru 2 0 0 2 1 3 −2
     Poland 8 4 1 3 12 13 −1
     Portugal 4 0 1 3 1 7 −6
     Romania 11 1 5 5 12 20 −8
     Russia 9 3 3 3 8 8 0
     San Marino 4 4 0 0 22 1 +21
     Saudi Arabia 1 0 1 0 1 1 0
     Scotland 2 1 0 1 3 1 +2
     Serbia and Montenegro 1 0 0 1 0 2 −2
     Slovenia 7 2 2 3 5 6 −1
     South Korea 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
     Spain 6 1 1 4 6 15 −9
     Sweden 5 0 2 3 1 10 −9
      Switzerland 3 2 0 1 4 4 0
     Thailand 2 1 1 0 4 3 +1
     Turkey 6 1 1 4 3 8 −5
     Uganda 1 0 0 1 1 3 −2
     Ukraine 6 1 3 2 6 7 -1
     United Arab Emirates 3 3 0 0 5 2 +3
     United States 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1
     Uzbekistan 1 1 0 0 4 1 +3
     Wales 3 1 0 2 8 8 0
     Yugoslavia 2 0 1 1 1 3 −2
    Totals 294 117 66 111 410 388 +22

    Players

    Current squad

    The following 23 players were called up for two friendly fixtures against  Netherlands (31 May) and  Morocco (4 June).
    Caps and fixtures correct as of 4 June 2018, after a match against Morocco.

    No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
    1 1GK Martin Dúbravka (1989-01-15) 15 January 1989 (age 29) 11 0 England Newcastle United
    23 1GK Michal Šulla (1991-07-15) 15 July 1991 (age 27) 3 0 Slovakia Slovan Bratislava
    12 1GK Marek Rodák (1996-12-13) 13 December 1996 (age 21) 0 0 England Fulham

    2 2DF Peter Pekarík (1986-10-30) 30 October 1986 (age 31) 82 2 Germany Hertha Berlin
    15 2DF Tomáš Hubočan (1985-09-17) 17 September 1985 (age 32) 61 0 France Olympique Marseille
    14 2DF Milan Škriniar (1995-02-11) 11 February 1995 (age 23) 18 0 Italy Internazionale
    16 2DF Róbert Mazáň (1994-02-09) 9 February 1994 (age 24) 5 0 Spain Celta Vigo
    7 2DF Ľubomír Šatka (1995-12-02) 2 December 1995 (age 22) 3 0 Slovakia Dunajská Streda
    4 2DF Boris Sekulić (1991-11-21) 21 November 1991 (age 26) 2 0 Bulgaria CSKA Sofia
    5 2DF Martin Valjent (1995-12-11) 11 December 1995 (age 22) 1 0 Italy Chievo Verona

    17 3MF Marek Hamšík (1987-07-27) 27 July 1987 (age 30) 105 21 Italy Napoli
    19 3MF Juraj Kucka (1987-02-26) 26 February 1987 (age 31) 59 6 Turkey Trabzonspor
    20 3MF Róbert Mak (1991-03-08) 8 March 1991 (age 27) 45 10 Russia Zenit St. Petersburg
    8 3MF Ondrej Duda (1994-12-05) 5 December 1994 (age 23) 24 4 Germany Hertha Berlin
    13 3MF Patrik Hrošovský (1992-04-22) 22 April 1992 (age 26) 20 0 Czech Republic Viktoria Plzeň
    6 3MF Ján Greguš (1991-01-29) 29 January 1991 (age 27) 17 2 Denmark Copenhagen
    18 3MF Erik Sabo (1991-11-22) 22 November 1991 (age 26) 15 0 Israel Beitar Jerusalem
    10 3MF Albert Rusnák (1994-07-07) 7 July 1994 (age 24) 12 1 United States Real Salt Lake
    22 3MF Stanislav Lobotka (1994-11-25) 25 November 1994 (age 23) 11 2 Spain Celta Vigo
    9 3MF Jaroslav Mihalík (1994-07-02) 2 July 1994 (age 24) 4 0 Slovakia Žilina

    21 4FW Michal Ďuriš (1988-06-01) 1 June 1988 (age 30) 39 5 Cyprus Anorthosis Famagusta
    11 4FW Adam Nemec (1985-09-02) 2 September 1985 (age 32) 37 12 Unattached
    24 4FW Erik Pačinda (1989-05-09) 9 May 1989 (age 29) 3 1 Slovakia Dunajská Streda

    Recent call-ups

    The following players have also been called up to the Slovakia squad within the last 12 months.

    Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
    GK Martin Polaček (1990-04-02) 2 April 1990 (age 28) 1 0 Bulgaria Levski Sofia v.  Morocco, 4 June 2018 ALT
    GK Matúš Kozáčik (1983-12-27)27 December 1983 (aged 34) 27 0 Czech Republic Viktoria Plzeň v.  Norway, 14 November 2017 ALT
    GK Adam Jakubech (1997-01-02) 2 January 1997 (age 21) 1 0 France Lille v.  England, 4 September 2017 ALT

    DF Norbert Gyömbér (1992-07-03) 3 July 1992 (age 26) 20 0 Italy Roma v.  Morocco, 4 June 2018
    DF Lukáš Štetina (1991-07-28)28 July 1991 (aged 26) 2 1 Czech Republic Sparta Prague v.  Morocco, 4 June 2018
    DF Lukáš Pauschek (1992-12-09) 9 December 1992 (age 25) 5 0 Czech Republic Mladá Boleslav v.  Morocco, 4 June 2018 ALT
    DF Matúš Čonka (1990-10-15) 15 October 1990 (age 27) 1 0 Slovakia Spartak Trnava v.  Morocco, 4 June 2018 ALT
    DF Tomáš Huk (1994-12-22) 22 December 1994 (age 23) 0 0 Slovakia Dunajská Streda v.  Morocco, 4 June 2018 ALT
    DF Martin Škrtel (Captain) (1984-12-15) 15 December 1984 (age 33) 97 6 Turkey Fenerbahçe 2018 King's Cup
    DF Jakub Holúbek (1991-01-12) 12 January 1991 (age 27) 4 0 Slovakia Žilina 2018 King's Cup ALT
    DF Ján Ďurica RET (1981-12-10)10 December 1981 (aged 36) 91 4 Unattached v.  Norway, 14 November 2017
    DF Branislav Niňaj (1994-05-17) 17 May 1994 (age 24) 1 0 Turkey Osmanlıspor v.  England, 4 September 2017 ALT
    DF Dušan Švento (1985-08-01) 1 August 1985 (age 32) 47 1 Unattached v.  England, 4 September 2017 ALT

    MF Filip Kiss (1990-10-13) 13 October 1990 (age 27) 13 0 Saudi Arabia Al-Ettifaq v.  Morocco, 4 June 2018 ALT
    MF Matúš Bero (1995-09-06) 6 September 1995 (age 22) 5 0 Netherlands Vitesse v.  Morocco, 4 June 2018 ALT
    MF Nikolas Špalek (1997-02-12) 12 February 1997 (age 21) 0 0 Italy Brescia v.  Morocco, 4 June 2018 ALT
    MF Róbert Pich (1988-11-12) 12 November 1988 (age 29) 0 0 Poland Śląsk Wrocław 2018 King's Cup ALT
    MF Vladimír Weiss (1989-11-30)30 November 1989 (aged 28) 64 7 Qatar Al-Gharafa v.  Norway, 14 November 2017
    MF Ivan Schranz (1993-09-13) 13 September 1993 (age 24) 0 0 Czech Republic Dukla Prague v.  Norway, 14 November 2017 ALT
    MF László Bénes (1997-09-09) 9 September 1997 (age 20) 1 0 Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach v.  England, 4 September 2017 ALT

    FW Adam Zreľák (1994-05-05) 5 May 1994 (age 24) 2 1 Germany 1. FC Nürnberg v.  Morocco, 4 June 2018 ALT
    FW Samuel Mráz (1997-05-13) 13 May 1997 (age 21) 0 0 Italy Empoli v.  Morocco, 4 June 2018 ALT
    FW Pavol Šafranko (1994-11-16) 16 November 1994 (age 23) 2 0 Denmark Aalborg 2018 King's Cup ALT
    FW Marek Bakoš (1983-04-15) 15 April 1983 (age 35) 14 0 Czech Republic Viktoria Plzeň v.  Norway, 14 November 2017 ALT
    • INJ Withdrew/Unavailable due to an injury
    • ALT Alternate - replaces a member of the squad in case of injury/unavailability
    • RET Retired from international football

    Coaching staff

    As of 4 June 2018
    Coach Ján Kozák
    Assistant Coach Štefan Tarkovič
    Goalkeeping Coach Miroslav Seman
    Fitness Coach Martin Rusňák
    Doctor Vladimír Pener, Ján Baťalík
    Masseur Mário Prelovský
    Physiotherapist Marián Drinka, Peter Hečko
    Videoanalyst Michal Slyško
    Custodians Ján Beniak, Michal Beseda
    Technical manager Róbert Tomaschek

    Player statistics

    Players in bold are still active.

    As of 4 June 2018.

    Most capped players

    # Player Career Caps Goals
    1. Miroslav Karhan 1995–2011 107 14
    2. Marek Hamšík 2007– 105 21
    3. Martin Škrtel 2004– 97 6
    4. Ján Ďurica 2004–2017 91 4
    5. Róbert Vittek 2001– 82 23
    Peter Pekarík 2006– 82 2
    6. Stanislav Šesták 2004–2016 66 13
    7. Filip Hološko 2005– 65 8
    8. Vladimír Weiss 2009– 64 7
    9. Tomáš Hubočan 2006– 61 0
    10. Szilárd Németh 1996–2006 59 22
    Juraj Kucka 2008– 59 6
    Radoslav Zabavník 2003–2012 59 1

    Top goalscorers

    Managers

    1939–1944

    Name Years Pld W D L GF GA GD PG
    Slovak Republic (1939–1945) Vojtech Závodský 1939 1 1 0 0 2 0 +1 3.00
    Slovak Republic (1939–1945) Rudolf Hanák 1939–1940 2 1 0 1 5 4 +1 1.50
    Slovak Republic (1939–1945) Štefan Priboj 1940–1941 4 0 1 3 5 10 −5 0.08
    Slovak Republic (1939–1945) Štefan Čambal 1941–1942 2 0 0 2 1 6 −5 0.00
    Slovak Republic (1939–1945) Ferdinand Daučík 1942–1944 7 1 1 5 10 24 −14 0.19
    Totals 16 3 2 11 23 44 −21 0.69

    1993–present

    As of 4 June 2018
    Name Dates Pld W D L GF GA GD PG
    Slovakia Jozef Vengloš 6. 4. 1993 – 15. 6. 1995 16 5 4 7 21 30 −9 1.19
    Slovakia Jozef Jankech 4. 7. 1995 – 23. 10. 1998 34 18 6 10 51 33 +18 1.76
    Slovakia Dušan Radolský[14] 10. 11. 1998 1 0 0 1 1 3 −2 0.00
    Slovakia Dušan Galis 1. 1. 1999 – 23. 2. 1999 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
    Slovakia Jozef Adamec 26. 2. 1999 – 30. 11. 2001 34 13 11 10 38 31 +7 1.47
    Slovakia Anton Dragúň[15] 17. 11. 1999 – 25. 11. 2001 4 1 0 3 2 7 −5 0.25
    Slovakia Stanislav Griga[16] 21. 6. 2001 – 25. 6. 2001 3 1 0 2 2 3 −1 1.00
    Slovakia Ladislav Jurkemik 1. 2. 2002 – 31. 12. 2003 19 6 5 8 27 26 +1 1.21
    Slovakia Dušan Galis 1. 1. 2004 – 12. 10. 2006 31 12 12 7 53 36 +17 1.55
    Slovakia Ján Kocian 2. 11. 2006 – 30. 6. 2008 17 3 5 9 30 28 +2 0.82
    Slovakia Vladimír Weiss 7. 7. 2008 – 31. 1. 2012 40 16 8 16 56 53 +3 1.40
    Slovakia Michal Hipp[17] 29. 2. 2012 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 3.00
    Slovakia Stanislav Griga
    Slovakia Michal Hipp
    26. 4. 2012 – 13. 6. 2013 12 3 4 5 11 14 −3 0.92
    Slovakia Ján Kozák 2 July 2013– 53 28 10 15 77 54 +23 1.77
    Totals 265 107 65 93 371 319 +52 1.46

    Honours

    Major tournaments

    Minor titles

    Recognitions

    See also

    References

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    14. ^ managed the team against Poland at 10 November 1998 on a caretaker basis
    15. ^ As Assistant coach he managed the team during the tour of Central and South America
    16. ^ Led the team during 2001 Merdeka Tournament in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia.
    17. ^ managed the team against Turkey on 29 February 2012 on a caretaker basis
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    External links

    • Slovak Football Association official website
    • Profil at FIFA official website
    • Profil at UEFA official website
    • RSSSF archive of results 1939–2009
    • RSSSF archive of most capped players and highest goalscorers
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