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Slovenia national football team

National Football Team
NameSlovenia
AssociationFootball Association of Slovenia
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachMatjaž Kek
CaptainRobert Koren
Most capsZlatko Zahovič (80)
Top scorerZlatko Zahovič (35)
Home stadiumStadion Ljudski vrt
Stožice Stadium
FIFA codeSVN
FIFA ranking33
Highest FIFA ranking15 (October November 2010)
Lowest FIFA ranking134 (December 1993)
Elo ranking55
Highest Elo ranking28 (November 2001)
Lowest Elo ranking87 (November 1993)
World Cup Statistics
First internationalEstonia Estonia 1 1 Slovenia Slovenia
(Tallinn, Estonia; 3 June 1992)
Biggest winOman Oman 0 7 Slovenia Slovenia
(Muscat, Oman; 8 February 1999)
Biggest defeatFrance France 5 0 Slovenia Slovenia
(Saint-Denis, France; 12 October 2002)
Appearances2
First World Cup2002
Best resultRound 1, 2002 and 2010
Regional cup statistics
European Championship
Appearances1
First apps.2000
Best resultRound 1, 2000

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The Slovenia national football team is the national football team of Slovenia and is controlled by the Football Association of Slovenia. The team played their first match in 1992 after the split of Yugoslavia in 1991.

Slovenia was a surprise qualifier for UEFA Euro 2000, when they beat Ukraine in a playoff. The team then drew with Yugoslavia and Norway, and lost to Spain 2 1. Slovenia achieved another major success two years later, qualifying for the 2002 World Cup, this time defeating Romania in a playoff. They did not lose a match in their whole qualifying campaign, recording six wins and six draws. However, they did not score any points in the group stage of the finals.

Despite failing to qualify for the 2006 World Cup, they were the only team to beat eventual winners Italy with a 1 0 victory on home turf. In 1995 Slovenia played Italy to a 1 1 draw in the qualifying campaign for UEFA Euro 1996. In November 2009, Slovenia defeated Russia in a playoff to clinch a berth in the 2010 FIFA World Cup.


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