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.
Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel may be unsure of his future with the Premier League outfit, but he is set to captain the national team as always. The only a few for Slovakia may be the lack of regular gametime Skrtel has experienced in the last few months. On the contrary, this may have helped him to get some much needed energy ahead of the Euro 2016. After the increase in the number of participating teams to 24, the Euro 2016 is expected to be a fast paced tournament with frequent matches.
Manager Jan Kozak has a tough task on his hands to get on the team out of the group, which features top teams like England. Wales and Russia are the other teams in this group. The final 23 man squad was announced byKozak just days after the surprise 3-1 victory over world champions Germany. This was only a warmup game and Slovakia are unlikely to give too much importance to the result. Still, fans will feel confident after having seen the team achieve such a mightily impressive result against a strong team.
Former Chelsea midfielder Miroslav Stoch is also one of the players included in the squad along with Sampdoria defender Milan Skriniar. The latter made his debut only in the game against Germany and he has played only three club matches since January. He made the move toSlovan Bratislava during the last transfer window. Slovan Bratislava striker Adam Zrelak,Trencinmidfielder Matus Bero, and Almaty defender Lukas Tesak are some of the players to miss out on the final squad after having been included in the provisional squad. This will be Slovakia’s first appearance in the European championships since 1993.