Vladimir Weiss has been recalled to the Slovakian squad.

The player who was formerly with Rangers had been dropped from the national team after a run-in with the police where he refused to undergo a blood test and breathalyzer in the course of a roadside check in Bratislava.

The incidence, which happened a few days before a crucial World Cup qualifying Group F clash with Scotland last month saw him being dropped from the game where Slovakia won with three goals to nil.

The forward, who currently plies his trade at Qatari Al Gharafa was overjoyed at his recall and has vowed to repay the faith the head coach, Jan Kozak had put in him.
Weiss, who has 56 caps, has through social media, pleaded his innocence and is determined to make the most of his recall, especially as Slovakia goes into a tussle with Lithuania by next Friday.

Weiss said: “I will do everything I can to repay the trust of the coach and show that this incident was a lesson for me. I want to bring joy to my family and especially the fans.

“I want to once again publicly apologise to everyone, especially my family, loved ones and the national team if they were affected by my inappropriate behaviour.

“But I want to emphasize that I did not commit any crime. There is evidence that will be provided to investigators in order to assist the process and confirm my innocence.”

In defence of his recall, the national team’s head coach, Kozak had said some time had gone by since that incident and that Weiss had put on some quite impressive performance with his club which for that reason, was enough to earn him a recall.

On loan from Manchester, Weiss made 35 appearances for Rangers. The next season saw him move on a temporary deal to Espanyol. He has also played for Pescara, Olympiacos and Lekhwiya.