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.
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.
Wayne Rooney has criticized former England boss Roy Hodgson for his tactics against Slovakia.
He said that the manager was the culprit of resting key players against Slovakia in their last group game, and this is what resulted in the 0-0 draw. Wayne Rooney said that England started well the tournament in France but has lost their confidence after the draw.
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 coach Jan Kozak watched his team suffered a 2-1 loss against Wales in their opening match of the Euro 2016.
Slovakia have just announced the squad for the Euro 2016 and there are no major surprises with the likes of Marek Hamsik included without fail.
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.