Slovenia women's national football team

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Slovenia
Shirt badge/Association crest
Association Football Association of Slovenia
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Damir Rob
Captain Mateja Zver
FIFA code SVN
FIFA ranking 58 Steady[1]
Highest FIFA ranking 51 (December 2008)
Lowest FIFA ranking 75 (December 2004)
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Slovenia 0–10 England 
(Ljubljana, Slovenia; 25 September 1993)
Biggest win
 Slovenia 7–1 Macedonia 
(Garic, Slovenia; 21 May 2005)
Biggest defeat
 Spain 17–0 Slovenia Slovenia
(Palamós, Spain; 20 March 1994)

The Slovenia women's national football team is the national football team of Slovenia [1] and is controlled by the Football Association of Slovenia. They played their first match in 1992 after the split of Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia in 1991. Before that, Slovenian players played for the Yugoslav national team.

History[edit]

Slovenia made its official debut on September 25, 1993 against England in the qualifying for the 1995 European Championship. They lost all six qualifiers with a 0–60 goal average, including a record 17–0 loss against Spain. After this Slovenia didn't take part in official competitions for more than a decade.

They returned in 2005 for the 2007 World Cup qualification, where they didn't have options to qualify since back then a two-division format with promotions and relegations was held and they started in the lower category. For the 2009 European Championship the two divisions were merged into one, and Slovenia made it to the play-offs as one of the four best 3rd-ranked teams, their biggest success to date. There they were knocked out by Ukraine by a 0–5 aggregate.

In the 2011 World Cup and 2013 European Championship qualifiers Slovenia ended fourth out of five teams, with 6 and 4 points respectively.

World Cup record[edit]

World Cup Finals
Year Result GP W D* L GF GA GD
China 1991 Did Not Enter - - - - - - -
Sweden 1995 Did Not Enter - - - - - - -
United States 1999 Did Not Enter - - - - - - -
United States 2003 Did Not Enter - - - - - - -
China 2007 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
Germany 2011 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
Canada 2015 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
Total 0/7 - - - - - - -
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

Current squad[edit]

As of June 2012 (referenceNZS)

No. Pos. Player Club
GK Sonja Čevnik Slovenia Slovenj Gradec
GK Lucija Mori Italy Brescia
GK Katarina Puš Slovenia Slovenj Gradec
DF Manja Benak Slovenia Krka Novo Mesto
DF Kaja Jerina Slovenia Jevnica
DF Snežana Maleševič England Millwall Lionesses
DF Anja Milenkovič Italy Chiasiellis
DF Andreja Nikl Slovenia Pomurje
DF Anisa Rola Slovenia Maribor
DF Ines Špelič Slovenia Jevnica
MF Pamela Begič Slovenia Slovenj Gradec
MF Barbara Kralj Slovenia Slovenj Gradec
MF Anja Levačič Slovenia Rudar Skale
MF Katja Nežmah Slovenia Dornava
MF Anja Prša Slovenia Pomurje
MF Staša Špur Slovenia Pomurje
MF Tjaša Tibaut Slovenia Pomurje
MF Urška Žganec Slovenia Rudar Skale
MF Monika Žunkovič Slovenia Maribor
FW Natalija Golob Slovenia Slovenj Gradec
FW Lucija Grad Slovenia Jevnica
FW Martina Potrč Slovenia Dornava
FW Fata Salkunič Serbia Napredak
FW Dragica Stipič Slovenia Krka Novo Mesto
FW Tanja Vrabel Slovenia Pomurje
FW Mateja Zver Iceland Þór/KA
FW Dominika Čonč Slovenia Maribor
Jana Horvat Slovenia Krka Novo Mesto
Kaja Eržen Slovenia Velesovo

Results[edit]

Official competitions[edit]

Competition Stage Opponent Result Scorers
1995 UEFA Euro
qualification
First stage  England
 Belgium
 Spain
0–10 0–10
0–7 0–8
0–17 0–8
2007 FIFA World Cup
UEFA qualification
Regular stage
(Class B)
 Bosnia-Herzegovina
 Croatia
 Malta
2–0 6–1
5–3 3–0
4–1 3–1
Nikl 3, Milenkovič 2, Vais 2, Petrovič
Vais 5, Milenkovič, Nikl, Zver
Maleševič 2, Nikl 2, Vais 2, Grad
2009 UEFA Euro
qualification
First stage  Serbia
 France
 Iceland
 Greece
0–5 3–0
0–6 0–2
2–1 0–5
3–1 6–4
Zver 3
0
Benak, Milenkovič
Zver 4, Milkovič 2, Benak, Maleševič, Petrovič
Play-offs  Ukraine 0–3 0–2
2011 FIFA World Cup
UEFA qualification
First stage  Italy
 Finland
 Armenia
 Portugal
0–8 0–6
0–3 1–4
5–1 1–0
0–4 0–1
0
Zver
Milenkovič 2, Zver 2, Tibaut, Vrabel
0
2013 UEFA Euro
qualification
First stage  England
 Serbia
 Croatia
 Netherlands
0–4 0–4
1–2 0–3
3–3 1–0
0–2 1–3
0
o.g.
Eržen, Vrabel, Žganec
Zver
2015 FIFA World Cup
UEFA qualification
First stage  Slovakia
 Germany
 Republic of Ireland
 Russia
3–1
0–13 0–4
0–3
1–4
Nikl, Zver, + 1 o.g.
0
0
Jerina

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Slovenia: FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. Retrieved 2012-12-07. 

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