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The Slovakia national football team represents Slovakiamarker in internationalmarker football and is controlled by the Slovak Football Association. After the dissolution of Czechoslovakiamarker, the Slovak Football Association was founded in 1993, and has been affiliated to both FIFAmarker and UEFA since the same year.

History

The first official match of the first Slovak Republic was played in Praguemarker 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 fifty 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 1976 European Championships.

Slovakia's first official international after regaining independence was a 1-0 victory in Dubaimarker over the United Arab Emiratesmarker on 2 February 1994. Their match back on Slovakian soil was the 4-1 defeat against Croatia in Bratislavamarker 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 in 2007.

Slovakia played in a major championship as an independent team for the first time in Euro '96 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.

Slovakia will participate in the FIFA World Cup for the first time in their history as an independent nation after finishing in first place 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.

Stadium

Tehelné pole is most popular name for a football stadium in Bratislavamarker. Named after the surrounding neighbourhood in Bratislava. The stadium is the home field for Slovan and Slovakia national football team. Capacity of the stadium is 30,085 spectators. The construction of the stadium was begun in 1939 and was finished in 1944 however the stadium was opened already in September 1940. The first official match was played at October 27, 1940 when Slovan hosted Hertha. The match ended 2-2. The stadium was also the home field for Czechoslovakia national football team in common era and it was second biggest stadium in Czechoslovakiamarker after the Strahovmarker. In 2005-06 season Artmedia used this stadium for a contests in UEFA Champions League and UEFA Cup.

National team of Slovakiamarker also use Stadium Pod Dubňommarker in Žilinamarker and Stadium of Anton Malatinskýmarker in Trnavamarker.

Latest results

2008



2009

Date Venue Home Team Score Away Team Goals
10 February 2009 Tsirion Stadiummarker 2-3 42. Vittek, 69. Hamšík - 10. Valyayev, 47. Seleznyov, 83. Milevsky (pen.)
11 February 2009 Makario Stadiummarker 3-2 32. Marangos (pen.), 74. Nicolaou, 82. Okkas - 88. Jež, 90.+3 Jendrišek
28 March 2009 Wembleymarker 4-0 7. Heskey, 70. and 90. Rooney, 82. Lampard
1 April 2009 AXA Arenamarker 1-2 30. Škrtel (o.g.) - 23. Šesták, 83. Jendrišek
6 June 2009 Tehelné Polemarker 7-0 3. and 32. Čech, 12. Pekarík, 35. Stoch, 42. Kozák, 63. Jakubko, 68. Hanzel
12 August 2009 Laugardalsvöllurmarker 1-1 60. K. Sigurdsson - 35. Vittek
5 September 2009 Tehelné Polemarker 2-2 60. Šesták, 73. Hamšík (pen.) - 68. Pudil, 84. Baroš
9 September 2009 Windsor Parkmarker 0-2 15. Šesták, 67. Hološko
10 October 2009 Tehelné Polemarker 0-2 56. Birsa, 90.+3 Pečnik
14 October 2009 Stadion Śląskimarker 0-1 3. Gancarczyk (o.g.)
14 November 2009 Tehelné Polemarker 1-0 26. Hamšík (pen.)
17 November 2009 Pod Dubňommarker 1-2 17. Šesták - 9. Jara, 55. Paredes
Score bar: Green - Friendly match, Blue - WC 2010 Qualification

World Cup record

Year Round Position GP W D L GF GA
1998 Did not Qualify - - - - - - -
2002 Did not Qualify - - - - - - -
2006 Did not Qualify - - - - - - -
2010 Qualified - - - - - - -
Total 1/4 - - - - - -


European Championship record



FIFA World Cup qualification

Current squad

Date: November 14 and November 17, 2009

Venue: Tehelné Polemarker, Bratislavamarker and Pod Dubňommarker, Žilinamarker

Opponent: and









Caps and goals as of 17 November 2009

Recent call-up

The following players have also been called up to the Slovakia squad since 2009.



Coaching Staff



Slovakia line-up for match against Poland at Ocotber 14, 2009


Most valuable victories

1.EURO 96 Qualifying

Head Coach: Jozef Jankech
2.World Cup 98 Qualification

Head Coach: Jozef Jankech
3.Friendly

Head Coach: Jozef Jankech
4.Friendly

Head Coach: Dušan Galis
5.Friendly

Head Coach: Dušan Galis
6.EURO 08 Qualifying

Head Coach: Dušan Galis
7.World Cup 2010 Qualification

Head Coach: Vladimír Weiss
8.World Cup 2010 Qualification

Head Coach: Vladimír Weiss
9.World Cup 2010 Qualification

Head Coach: Vladimír Weiss
10.World Cup 2010 Qualification

Head Coach: Vladimír WeissNote:Matches are ordered by date.

Most goals and appearances

Top goalscorers

As of 17 November 2009. Boldare still available for selection.

Most goals in the Slovakia national football team:

Most goals in the Czechoslovakia national football team:

Most capped

Most appearances in the Slovakia national football team:

Most appearances in the Czechoslovakia national football team:

Managers

As of 17 November 2009.

See also



References

  1. List of players shows Slovak top scorers in the Czechoslovakia national football team.
  2. List of players shows most capped Slovaks in the Czechoslovakia national football team.
  3. Only for friendly against Poland at November 10, 1998.


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Coach
Vladimir Weiss
Assistant Coach
Michal Hipp
Goalkeeping Coach
Miroslav Mentel
Technical Manager
Róbert Tomaschek
Fitness Coach
Martin Rusňák
Team Doctors
MUDr. Vladimír Pener
MUDr. Ladislav Pavlovič
MUDr. Peter Malinovský
Backroom Staff
Jiří Jurza
Viliam Kalman
Marián Drinka
Ján Beniak
#
Player
Career
Goals
Caps
1.
Szilárd Németh
1996–
22
58
2.
Róbert Vittek
2001–
18
68
3.
Marek Mintál
2002–2009
14
45
4.
Miroslav Karhan
1995–
13
95
5.
Peter Dubovský
1994–2000
12
33
6.
Stanislav Šesták
2004–
10
29
7.
Tibor Jančula
1995–2001
9
29
Ľubomír Reiter
2001–2005
9
28
9.
Marek Hamšík
2007–
8
28
10.
Jaroslav Timko
1994–1997
7
18
Dušan Tittel
1994–1998
7
44
#
Player
Career
Goals
Caps
1.
Adolf Scherer
1958–1964
22
36
2.
Marián Masný
1974–1982
18
75
3.
Jozef Adamec
1960–1971
14
44
4.
Andrej Kvašňák
1960–1970
13
47
5.
Karol Jokl
1963–1972
11
27
6.
Anton Moravčík
1952–1960
10
25
7.
Ján Kozák
1976–1984
9
55
Ladislav Kuna
1966–1974
9
47
Anton Ondruš
1974–1980
9
58
10.
Stanislav Griga
1983–1990
8
34
#
Player
Career
Caps
Goals
1.
Miroslav Karhan
1995–
95
13
2.
Róbert Vittek
2001–
69
18
3.
Szilárd Németh
1996–
58
22
4.
Stanislav Varga
1997–2006
54
2
5.
Róbert Tomaschek
1994–2001
50
4
6.
Peter Dzúrik
1997–2003
45
2
Marek Mintál
2002–2009
45
14
8.
Dušan Tittel
1994–1998
44
7
9.
Miroslav König
1997–2004
43
0
10.
Vladimír Janočko
1999–2006
42
3
#
Player
Career
Caps
Goals
1.
Marián Masný
1974–1982
75
18
2.
Karol Dobiaš
1967–1980
67
6
3.
Ján Popluhár
1958–1967
62
1
4.
Anton Ondruš
1974–1980
58
9
5.
Ladislav Jurkemik
1974–1983
57
3
6.
Koloman Gögh
1974–1980
55
1
Ján Kozák
1976–1984
55
9
8.
Jozef Barmoš
1977–1982
52
0
Jozef Chovanec
1984–1992
52
4
10.
Jaroslav Pollák
1968–1980
49
1
Name
Years
Jozef Vengloš 1993–1995
16 5 4 7 21 30 -9 1.19
Jozef Jankech 1995–1998
34 18 6 10 51 33 +18 1.76
Dušan Radolský 1998
1 0 0 1 1 3 -2 0.00
Jozef Adamec 1999–2001
34 13 11 10 38 31 +7 1.47
Ladislav Jurkemik 2002–2003
19 6 5 8 27 26 +1 1.21
Dušan Galis 2004–2006
31 12 12 7 53 36 +17 1.55
Ján Kocian 2006–2008
17 3 5 9 30 28 +2 0.82
Vladimír Weiss 2008–
18 9 2 7 33 25 +8 1.61
Totals 170 66 45 59 254 212 +42 1.43

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