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.
Slovakia are four points off the top of the table and they are third in the table. Even though Skrtel said that he believed Slovakia can qualify for the World Cup, he thinks that it will not be easy due to the monumental challenge ahead of them. Slovakia can get close to Bosnia-Herzegovina even further when they take on Bosnia-Herzegovina in a home match. The home support will be an important aspect towards pushing them for three points. Incidentally, this win is the first Slovakia have achieved after a long time of continuous draws.
Before this encounter, they had four consecutive draws. National team manager Kozák is not expected to change the side much for the reverse fixture.
"We played really well against a strong opponent. We wanted to stay calm as long as possible and try to score. We kept a clean sheet which was absolutely pivotal for us. Everyone played well on Friday and we did what the coach wanted us to do. It is a great result which means that nothing is lost yet and even though we face a difficult task in our group we are ready to fight until the last game," said Skrtel, who now looks set to stay with Liverpool.