Slovakia managed to end the Republic’s home winning streak by drawing 2-2 in Dublin.
Both teams will be at the Euros in France later this year.
Slovakia opened the scoring in the 14th minute by Stoch following a fantastic counter-attack. The Republic will not be really pleased with the way they conceded the goal since it came out of a mistake by a player.
FilipHolosko is a 32 year old Slovakian defender who is performing for the Australian club Sydney FC and taking into consideration the decline that his team is going through, Holosko decided to not perform with his national side and instead remain with Sydney FC.
Holosko has been playing for the Slovakian national football team since his younger days at the age of 19 and ever since then, he has managed to make over 60 appearances for the national side as he turned into an influential player for Slovakia.
This is the very first time that the Slovakian national football team will be competing in the European Championship since claiming their independence and separating themselves from Czechoslovakia.
Slovakia has showed potential in the past as they managed to get passed the group stages of the 2010 World Cup which is a fairly impressive result, especially taking into consideration the fact that they finished ahead of Italy and even claimed a victory over the Italian nation.
Napoli could only manage a draw with Roma just before the winter break and this was a result that was really disappointing for midfielder Marek Hamsik.
The Slovakian midfielder says that the club gave everything in order to win the match and to come away with a 0-0 draw is not the right result. Napoli have been highly consistent in recent weeks, but they were looking to bounce back from a 3-2 defeat against Bologna in the previous league match. Prior to this defeat, they have had an impressive winning run that have almost put them as title contenders for the campaign.
Real Madrid wants David de Gea but despite all of the money and financial freedom that Rafael Benitez has during the summer transfer window it might not be enough to sign David de Gea as Manchester United is believed to be interested in snatching Luka Modric.
Even before Luka Modric had completed his transfer from Tottenham Hotspur to Real Madrid in 2012, the Croatian midfielder was a target of Manchester United and the Premier League club is still interested in signing him.
Slovakia continued their impressive form in the last few months after earning yet another Euro 2016 qualification victory.
Liverpool and Slovakia defender Martin Skrtel has denied suggestions that he is feeling regret for his stamp on United goalkeeper David de Gea which earned him a three match ban from the English FA.
Skrtel has consistently denied that the stamp was intentional. The referee failed to spot this incident, which occurred in the final minutes of the recent 2-1 defeat against United, but it was captured on television. The English FA have used the video evidence to retrospectively ban the player. He becomes one of the few to have been banned for a stamp this season.
Just as with every other transfer window, midfielder Marek Hamsik continues to be linked with several clubs.
This time around, Premier League giants like Manchester United and Liverpool are reportedly interested in signing the Slovakian international. Since Napoli are not doing too well in the Italian league, the 27-year-old may finally decide to leave.
French club Monaco have been going through a troubled spell over the last few months. After selling a number of important players like James Rodriguez, they have also allowed the likes of Radamel Falcao to leave on a temporary basis.
Slovakia handed the European Champion Spain a shocking defeat in the qualifier last night.
It’s the first defeat that Spain has suffered versus Slovakia in 5 competitive encounters. Out of the last 4, La Roja had won 3 and the other one was a draw.
Now, Slovakia has overtaken Spain in the Group C points table. They have 6 points from 2 games with a goal differential of plus 2.