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  1. Algeria 0-1 Slovenia
    Sunday, 13 June Match report
  2. Slovenia 2-2 United States
    Friday, 18 June Match report
  3. Slovenia 0-1 England
    Wednesday, 23 June Match report

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Games played Shots on target | off target
3 Total Slovenia
19|7 Total Slovenia
Goals Assists
3 Total Slovenia
3 Total Slovenia
Fouls by | on Cards yellow | red
37|46 Total Slovenia
9|0 Total Slovenia

Team profile

The Slovenian team has been remodelled and reinvigorated under national coach Matjaz Kek, who promoted several players from the Under-21 set-up and instilled a neat, disciplined style. With a population of only two million and a mere 30,000 registered footballers their qualification is all the more remarkable.

Slovenia failed to win any of their first five competitive games under Kek. The turnaround in fortunes came after the 1-0 qualifying defeat in Northern Ireland, after which they won their four remaining games, without conceding a goal. The subsequent play-off victory over heavily fancied Russia was described by Kek as "a fairytale ending from a Hollywood movie".

Squad List

NO POS PLAYER CLUB AGE CAPS
1 GK Samir Handanovic Udinese 25 42
2 DF Miso Brecko Cologne 26 34
3 DF Elvedin Dzinic NK Maribor 24 0
4 DF Marko Suler AA Gent 27 20
5 DF Bostjan Cesar Grenoble 27 45
6 DF Branko Ilic Lokomotiv Moscow 27 37
7 MF Nejc Pecnik Nacional 24 10
8 MF Robert Koren West Brom 29 49
9 FW Zlatan Ljubijankic AA Gent 26 20
10 FW Valter Birsa Auxerre 23 37
11 FW Milivoje Novakovic Cologne 31 41
12 GK Jasmin Handanovic Mantova 32 3
13 DF Bojan Jokic Chievo 24 37
14 FW Zlatko Dedic VfL Bochum 25 27
15 MF Rene Krhin Inter Milan 20 5
16 GK Aleksander Seliga Sparta 30 1
17 MF Andraz Kirm Wisla Krakow 25 29
18 MF Aleksander Radosavljevic Larissa 31 18
19 DF Suad Filekovic NK Maribor 31 14
20 MF Andrej Komac Maccabi Tel-Aviv 30 43
21 MF Dalibor Stevanovic Vitesse 25 15
22 DF Matej Mavric SV Kapfenberg 31 32
23 FW Tim Matavz FC Groningen 21 2

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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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