Football Scene In Slovakia

There was a pre-tournament game on Friday for the world junior’s category and here Slovakia was up against Canada. Canada was able to get three points ahead of Slovakia. Cody Glass of Canada was particularly successful, getting the three points to get his team ahead of the opponents. The final score was 6-1. Those who played well for Canada team were Glass, Jack Studnicka, Maxime Comtois, Ty Smith, Nick Suzuki, and Shane Bowers.

On the side of Slovakia, Patrik Hrehorcak was the only one to score a goal which he did in the third period. The other active contributor on part of Slovakia was Samuel Hlavaj who made about 39 saves for his team. Both the teams traded goals in the third period when Hrehorcak replied on behalf of Slovakia and Smith made a wrist shot. There were several chances taken by both sides. The Canadians and Slovaks made a score of 45-23. There were several opportunities opened up by both sides. The first period saw Canada dominating Slovakia with a lead of 4-0 which ended with a score of 19-7 for the Slovaks.

Kozak Targets Win against Scotland

Extremely poor form at the start of the World Cup qualification campaign has led to Slovakia being in a dire state even after just only four games. Manager Jan Kozak says that the only hope for the national team when it comes to qualifying for the World Cup 2018 is to beat Scotland in the next game.

It represents one of the toughest fixtures for the national team in the qualification campaign apart from facing England. A good start to the campaign is always essential when it comes to qualification and Slovakia certainly did not achieve this after back-to-back defeats.



Slovakia defender Jan Durica accused the referee of wrongdoing when he awarded ex-Reds defender Martin Skrtel another yellow card for a foul when England played Slovakia.

The 10-man Slovakia side were not able to recover, gifting the Three Lions one step in Russia in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers.
England won the game narrowly with the help of a Red player Adam Lallana who scored in stoppage time, sending fans wild in excitement. The win gives new coach Sam Allardyce a brilliant start as manager of the side, and it means England can take full control in Group F.

Reaching the round of 16 is huge for Slovakia


The Slovakian national football team just barely managed to secure a qualifying spot in the group stages of the 2016 Euro’s. Slovakia sealed the 3rd spot of Group B which was enough for them to advance into the later stages.

After 3 matches had been played, Slovakia sealed a total of 4 points with 1 victory, 1 draw and 1 defeat. It does not sound as something very impressive or successful but it was enough for them to snatch the 3rd qualifying spot from their group as they had gone through a much better run than Russia as they drowned in that same group with only 1 point from 3 games.

Slovakia is one of the newcomers for the 2016 Euro’s


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.