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  1. New Zealand 1-1 Slovakia
    Tuesday, 15 June Match report
  2. Slovakia 0-2 Paraguay
    Sunday, 20 June Match report
  3. Slovakia 3-2 Italy
    Thursday, 24 June Match report
  4. Netherlands 2-1 Slovakia
    Monday, 28 June Match report

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Games played Shots on target | off target
4 Total Slovakia
18|20 Total Slovakia
Goals Assists
5 Total Slovakia
5 Total Slovakia
Fouls by | on Cards yellow | red
66|62 Total Slovakia
11|0 Total Slovakia

Team profile

Slovakia head to their first World Cup - they previously competed as part of Czechoslovakia in 1934 and 1962 - hoping to follow in the footsteps of Senegal, North Korea and the Republic of Ireland, all of whom enjoyed memorable debuts. And with the likes of Vladimir Weiss and Miroslav Stoch breaking into the senior side, the future certainly looks bright for them.

Marek Hamsik remains Slovakia's stand-out player by a distance, though, and as captain it is on his shoulders to lead a talented squad into the biggest footballing competition on earth. Fit-again Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel provides steel at the back, while new Everton keeper Jan Mucha was inspired in qualifying, and with New Zealand and Paraguay in their group, the knockout stages are in their sights.

Squad List

NO POS PLAYER CLUB AGE CAPS
1 GK Jan Mucha Legia Warsaw 27 19
2 DF Peter Pekarik Wolfsburg 23 24
3 DF Martin Skrtel Liverpool 25 43
4 DF Marek Cech West Brom 27 41
5 DF Radoslav Zabavnik Mainz 29 47
6 MF Zdenko Strba FC Xanthi 34 24
7 MF Vladimir Weiss Man City 20 12
8 MF Jan Kozak Politehnica Timisoara 30 24
9 FW Stanislav Sestak VfL Bochum 27 34
10 MF Marek Sapara Ankaragucu 27 26
11 FW Robert Vittek Ankaragucu 28 74
12 GK Dusan Pernis Dundee Utd 25 2
13 FW Filip Holosko Besiktas 26 39
14 FW Martin Jakubko Saturn Moscow 30 23
15 MF Miroslav Stoch Fenerbahce 20 16
16 MF Jan Durica Lokomotiv Moscow 28 41
17 MF Marek Hamsik Napoli 22 36
18 FW Erik Jendrisek Schalke 04 23 17
19 MF Juraj Kucka Sparta Prague 23 9
20 MF Kamil Kopunek FC Spartak Trnava 26 11
21 DF Kornel Salata Slovan Bratislava 25 5
22 DF Martin Petras Cesena 30 39
23 GK Dusan Kuciak FC Vaslui 25 3

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Group A Teams W D L GD PTS
Uruguay 2 1 0 4 7
Mexico 1 1 1 1 4
South Africa 1 1 1 -2 4
France 0 1 2 -3 1
Group B Teams W D L GD PTS
Argentina 3 0 0 6 9
South Korea 1 1 1 -1 4
Greece 1 0 2 -3 3
Nigeria 0 1 2 -2 1
Group C Teams W D L GD PTS
USA 1 2 0 1 5
England 1 2 0 1 5
Slovenia 1 1 1 0 4
Algeria 0 1 2 -2 1
Group D Teams W D L GD PTS
Germany 2 0 1 4 6
Ghana 1 1 1 0 4
Australia 1 1 1 -3 4
Serbia 1 0 2 -1 3
Group E Teams W D L GD PTS
Netherlands 3 0 0 4 9
Japan 2 0 1 2 6
Denmark 1 0 2 -3 3
Cameroon 0 0 3 -3 0
Group F Teams W D L GD PTS
Paraguay 1 2 0 2 5
Slovakia 1 1 1 -1 4
New Zealand 0 3 0 0 3
Italy 0 2 1 -1 2
Group G Teams W D L GD PTS
Brazil 2 1 0 3 7
Portugal 1 2 0 7 5
Ivory Coast 1 1 1 1 4
North Korea 0 0 3 -11 0
Group H Teams W D L GD PTS
Spain 2 0 1 2 6
Chile 2 0 1 1 6
Switzerland 1 1 1 0 4
Honduras 0 1 2 -3 1

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