Czech Republic–Slovakia football rivalry

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Czech Republic–Slovakia
Other names Federal derby
Locale Central Europe
Teams Czech Republic & Slovakia
First meeting 8 May 1995
Latest meeting Slovakia 1-0 Czech Republic
International Friendly
(March 31, 2015)
Next meeting ?
Meetings total 10
Most wins Czech Republic (5)
Most player appearances Filip Hološko (5)
Top scorer Jan Koller, Tomáš Rosický (3)
Largest victory 4-1 for Czech Republic
(August 21, 2002)

The Czech RepublicSlovakia football rivalry is a highly competitive sports rivalry exists between the national football teams of the two countries, as well as their respective sets of fans. Games between the two teams, even those that are only friendly matches, are often marked by notable and sometimes controversial incidents. These matches are also called "Federal derby."

Czechoslovakia national football team[edit]

The Czechoslovakia national football team was the national association football team of Czechoslovakia from 1922 to 1993. At the dissolution of Czechoslovakia at the end of 1992, the team was participating in UEFA qualifying Group 4 for the 1994 World Cup; it completed this campaign under the name Representation of Czechs and Slovaks (RCS). The Czech Republic national football team is recognised by FIFA and UEFA as the successor of the Czechoslovakia team.

The Czechoslovakia team was controlled by the Czechoslovak Football Association. The team had two runner-up finishes in World Cups (1934, 1962) and a European Championship win in 1976. Czechoslovakia qualified for the final stages of the 1990 World Cup and shortly afterwards their national coach Jozef Venglos moved to England to become Aston Villa manager.

List of matches[edit]


Matches Czech Republic
Draws Slovakia
10 5 2 3 21:10


May 8, 1995
Slovakia  1–1  Czech Republic
Timko Goal 58' Šmejkal Goal 32'
Tehelne pole, Bratislava
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Leif Sundell (Sweden)

1998 FIFA World Cup Q
August 24, 1997
Slovakia  2–1  Czech Republic
Jančula Goal 45'
Majoroš Goal 55'
Report Šmicer Goal 15'
Tehelne pole, Bratislava
Attendance: 22,500
Referee: Piero Ceccarini (Italy)

1998 FIFA World Cup Q
October 11, 1997
Czech Republic  3–0  Slovakia
Šmicer Goal 54'
Siegl Goal 70'
Novotný Goal 73'
Sparta, Prague
Attendance: 5,428
Referee: Urs Meier (Switzerland)

August 21, 2002
Czech Republic  4–1  Slovakia
Koller Goal 32'65'
Rosický Goal 71'79'
Sz. Németh Goal 16'
Andrův stadion, Olomouc
Attendance: 11,986
Referee: Georgios Douros (Greece)

UEFA Euro 2008 Q
September 6, 2006
Slovakia  0–3  Czech Republic
Report Sionko Goal 10'21'
Koller Goal 57'
Tehelne pole, Bratislava
Attendance: 27,683
Referee: Steve Bennett (England)

UEFA Euro 2008 Q
November 17, 2007
Czech Republic  3–1  Slovakia
Grygera Goal 13'
Kulič Goal 76'
Rosický Goal 83'
Report Kadlec Goal 79' (o.g.)
AXA Arena, Prague
Attendance: 15,681
Referee: Tony Asumaa (Finland)

2010 FIFA World Cup Q
September 5, 2009
Slovakia  2–2  Czech Republic
Šesták Goal 59'
Hamšík Goal 73' (pen.)
Report Pudil Goal 68'
Baroš Goal 83'
Tehelné pole, Bratislava
Attendance: 23,800
Referee: Tom Henning Øvrebø (Norway)

November 14, 2012
Czech Republic  3–0  Slovakia
Lafata Goal 3' (6)
Dočkal Goal 72'
Andrův stadion, Olomouc
Attendance: 11,464
Referee: Harald Lechner (Austria)

March 31, 2015
Slovakia  1–0  Czech Republic
Duda Goal 49' Report
Štadión pod Dubňom, Žilina
Attendance: 10,524
Referee: István Vad (Hungary)

See also[edit]