STILL HOPE

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Slovakia remain in with a chance to qualify for the World Cup 2014 with only a few matches remaining. After all the teams in the group have played eight matches, Slovakia are only a few points behind Greece in the final qualification spot.

They have given them a great chance to make an appearance at the World Cup after managing to beat table leaders Bosnia-Herzegovina on Friday. Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel was part of the team that managed this significant victory. After the match, he praised his teammates for being part of this huge victory.

HAMSIK BELIEVES

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Napoli will certainly be weaker without the presence of Uruguay star Edinson Cavani up front, but midfielder Marek Hamsik believes that they can overcome this deficiency and still challenge for many titles in this season. After many years, Napoli are once again in with a shout to win the title.

They came extremely close last season only to see Juventus win it for a second time in succession. After the departure of Cavani, Slovakia midfielder Hamsik has become one of the important members of the team. The club recently saw the arrivals of players like Gonzalo Higuain and Pepe Reina.

STARS MUST STAY

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Slovakian midfielder Marek Hamsik, who has managed to establish himself as one of the important members of the Italian club Napoli, has said that he hopes that manager Walter Mazzarri and striker Edinson Cavani will remain at the club next season as well.

These three are amongst the important cogs of Napoli. They have been able to transform a club that was fighting to finish in the top half of the table to a club that can challenge Juventus for the title. Napoli will once again qualify for the Champions league next season as they are expected to finish second in the season.

HAMSIK WILL STAY

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The agent of the Napoli and Slovakia midfielder Marek Hamsik has revealed that it is highly unlikely that his client will ever leave Napoli. The 25-year-old is regarded as one of the best young midfielders in Europe.

He has been attracting attention from the likes of Liverpool, Chelsea, and Manchester City in the past.

THREE HORSE RACE

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The Napoli midfielder Marek Hamsik has said that he feels that the title race in Italy is now a three horse race, as the likes of Juventus, Inter Milan, and Napoli are fighting out against each other in the table.

Napoli have two points behind Juventus were table, but Inter Milan are not too far behind. They are another two points behind the Napoli with the opportunity to leapfrog Marek Hamsik and his team after this weekend. This is because Napoli will be taking on Inter Milan during the weekend.

SKRTEL EXTENDS STAY

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The Slovakian international defender Martin Skrtel has extended his stay with the Merseyside club Liverpool after signing a new contract with the team. The future of the 27-year-old has been under intense speculation after the player admitted that he would like to move to a new team that offers Champions League football.

Liverpool last participated in the Premier European competition back in 2009. They are not favourites to finish in the top four this time around as well. As a result, the 27-year-old has been linked with a lot of clubs including the Champions Manchester city.

HAMSIK COULD HAVE BEEN AT JUVE

Former Juventus president Giovanni Cobolli Gigli has said that Juventus had the opportunity to sign Napoli's Slovakian star Marek Hamšík when he was at Brescia, but ultimately turned down the opportunity.

It has proved to be a costly affair for Juventus, as they have been struggling to replace the old guard. They have just returned to competing at the top of the Italian Serie A, but Cobolli Gigli reckons that Juventus could have won the title last season had they had a player like Marek Hamšík.