Slovakia at the FIFA World Cup

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This is a record of Slovakia's results at the FIFA World Cup. The FIFA World Cup, sometimes called the Football World Cup or the Soccer World Cup, but usually referred to simply as the World Cup, is an international association football competition contested by the men's national teams of the members of Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the sport's global governing body. The championship has been awarded every four years since the first tournament in 1930, except in 1942 and 1946, due to World War II.

The tournament consists of two parts, the qualification phase and the final phase (officially called the World Cup Finals). The qualification phase, which currently take place over the three years preceding the Finals, is used to determine which teams qualify for the Finals. The current format of the Finals involves 32 teams competing for the title, at venues within the host nation (or nations) over a period of about a month. The World Cup Finals is the most widely viewed sporting event in the world, with an estimated 715.1 million people watching the 2006 tournament final.[1]

Slovakia have appeared in the finals of the FIFA World Cup on one occasion in 2010 where they reached the second round.

FIFA World Cup record[edit]

Year Results Position GP W D L GF GA
France 1998 Did not qualify
South KoreaJapan 2002
Germany 2006
South Africa 2010 Round of 16 16 4 1 1 2 5 7
Brazil 2014 Did not qualify
Russia 2018
Qatar 2022 To be determined
Total 1/6 16 4 1 1 2 5 7

Slovakia at the 2010 FIFA World Cup[edit]

Slovakia were drawn in group F of the 2010 FIFA World Cup.


Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Paraguay 3 1 2 0 3 1 +2 5 Advance to knockout stage
2  Slovakia 3 1 1 1 4 5 −1 4
3  New Zealand 3 0 3 0 2 2 0 3
4  Italy 3 0 2 1 4 5 −1 2
Source: FIFA
Rules for classification: Tie-breaking criteria

Coach: Vladimír Weiss

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Club
1 1GK Ján Mucha (1982-12-05)5 December 1982 (aged 27) 14 Poland Legia Warszawa
2 2DF Peter Pekarík (1986-10-30)30 October 1986 (aged 23) 21 Germany VfL Wolfsburg
3 2DF Martin Škrtel (1984-12-15)15 December 1984 (aged 25) 37 England Liverpool
4 2DF Marek Čech (1983-01-26)26 January 1983 (aged 27) 38 England West Bromwich Albion
5 2DF Radoslav Zabavník (1980-09-16)16 September 1980 (aged 29) 42 Germany Mainz 05
6 3MF Zdeno Štrba (1976-06-09)9 June 1976 (aged 34) 20 Greece Skoda Xanthi
7 3MF Vladimír Weiss (1989-11-30)30 November 1989 (aged 20) 7 England Bolton Wanderers
8 3MF Ján Kozák (1980-04-22)22 April 1980 (aged 30) 22 Romania Timişoara
9 3MF Stanislav Šesták (1982-12-16)16 December 1982 (aged 27) 29 Germany VfL Bochum
10 3MF Marek Sapara (1982-07-31)31 July 1982 (aged 27) 24 Turkey Ankaragücü
11 4FW Róbert Vittek (1982-04-01)1 April 1982 (aged 28) 69 Turkey Ankaragücü
12 1GK Dušan Perniš (1984-11-28)28 November 1984 (aged 25) 1 Scotland Dundee United
13 4FW Filip Hološko (1984-01-17)17 January 1984 (aged 26) 37 Turkey Beşiktaş
14 4FW Martin Jakubko (1980-02-26)26 February 1980 (aged 30) 21 Russia Saturn Moscow Oblast
15 3MF Miroslav Stoch (1989-10-19)19 October 1989 (aged 20) 10 Netherlands Twente
16 2DF Ján Ďurica (1981-12-10)10 December 1981 (aged 28) 35 Germany Hannover 96
17 3MF Marek Hamšík (c) (1987-07-27)27 July 1987 (aged 22) 30 Italy Napoli
18 4FW Erik Jendrišek (1986-10-26)26 October 1986 (aged 23) 13 Germany 1. FC Kaiserslautern
19 3MF Juraj Kucka (1987-02-26)26 February 1987 (aged 23) 5 Czech Republic Sparta Prague
20 3MF Kamil Kopúnek (1984-05-18)18 May 1984 (aged 26) 7 Slovakia Spartak Trnava
21 2DF Kornel Saláta (1985-01-04)4 January 1985 (aged 25) 3 Slovakia Slovan Bratislava
22 2DF Martin Petráš (1979-11-02)2 November 1979 (aged 30) 38 Italy Cesena
23 1GK Dušan Kuciak (1985-05-21)21 May 1985 (aged 25) 2 Romania FC Vaslui

New Zealand vs Slovakia[edit]

New Zealand  1–1  Slovakia
Reid Goal 90+3' Report Vittek Goal 50'
New Zealand[3]
Slovakia[3]
New Zealand
NEW ZEALAND:
GK 1 Mark Paston
RB 4 Winston Reid YC 90+3'
CB 6 Ryan Nelsen (c)
CB 5 Ivan Vicelich Substituted off 78'
LB 19 Tommy Smith
RM 11 Leo Bertos
CM 7 Simon Elliott
LM 3 Tony Lochhead YC 42'
RW 14 Rory Fallon
LW 10 Chris Killen Substituted off 72'
CF 9 Shane Smeltz
Substitutions:
FW 20 Chris Wood Substituted in 72'
MF 21 Jeremy Christie Substituted in 78'
Manager:
Ricki Herbert
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Slovakia
SLOVAKIA:
GK 1 Ján Mucha
RB 5 Radoslav Zabavník
CB 16 Ján Ďurica
CB 3 Martin Škrtel
LB 4 Marek Čech
DM 6 Zdeno Štrba YC 55'
RM 7 Vladimír Weiss Substituted off 90+1'
CM 9 Stanislav Šesták Substituted off 81'
LM 17 Marek Hamšík (c)
CF 11 Róbert Vittek Substituted off 84'
CF 18 Erik Jendrišek
Substitutions:
FW 13 Filip Hološko Substituted in 81'
MF 15 Miroslav Stoch Substituted in 84'
MF 19 Juraj Kucka Substituted in 90+1'
Manager:
Vladimír Weiss

Man of the Match:
Róbert Vittek (Slovakia)

Assistant referees:
Celestin Ntagungira (Rwanda)[2]
Enock Molefe (South Africa)[2]
Fourth official:
Ravshan Irmatov (Uzbekistan)[2]
Fifth official:
Rafael Ilyasov (Uzbekistan)[2]

Slovakia vs Paraguay[edit]

Slovakia  0–2  Paraguay
Report Vera Goal 27'
Riveros Goal 86'
Slovakia[4]
Paraguay[4]
Slovakia
SLOVAKIA:
GK 1 Ján Mucha
RB 2 Peter Pekarík
CB 3 Martin Škrtel
CB 21 Kornel Saláta Substituted off 83'
LB 16 Ján Ďurica YC 42'
DM 6 Zdeno Štrba
CM 17 Marek Hamšík (c)
RW 9 Stanislav Šesták YC 47' Substituted off 70'
LW 7 Vladimír Weiss YC 84'
SS 8 Ján Kozák
CF 11 Róbert Vittek
Substitutions:
FW 13 Filip Hološko Substituted in 70'
MF 15 Miroslav Stoch Substituted in 83'
Manager:
Vladimír Weiss
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Paraguay
PARAGUAY:
GK 1 Justo Villar (c)
RB 6 Carlos Bonet
CB 14 Paulo da Silva
CB 21 Antolín Alcaraz
LB 3 Claudio Morel
DM 15 Víctor Cáceres
CM 13 Enrique Vera YC 45' Substituted off 88'
CM 16 Cristian Riveros
AM 18 Nelson Valdez Substituted off 68'
SS 9 Roque Santa Cruz
CF 19 Lucas Barrios Substituted off 82'
Substitutions:
DF 17 Aureliano Torres Substituted in 68'
FW 7 Óscar Cardozo Substituted in 82'
MF 8 Édgar Barreto Substituted in 88'
Manager:
Gerardo Martino

Man of the Match:
Enrique Vera (Paraguay)

Assistant referees:
Evarist Menkouande (Cameroon)[2]
Bechir Hassani (Tunisia)[2]
Fourth official:
Joel Aguilar (El Salvador)[2]
Fifth official:
Juan Zumba (El Salvador)[2]

Slovakia vs Italy[edit]

Slovakia  3–2  Italy
Vittek Goal 25'73'
Kopúnek Goal 89'
Report Di Natale Goal 81'
Quagliarella Goal 90+2'
Attendance: 53,412
Slovakia[5]
Italy[5]
Slovakia
SLOVAKIA:
GK 1 Ján Mucha YC 82'
RB 2 Peter Pekarík YC 50'
CB 3 Martin Škrtel
CB 16 Ján Ďurica
LB 5 Radoslav Zabavník
DM 6 Zdeno Štrba YC 16' Substituted off 87'
CM 19 Juraj Kucka
RM 17 Marek Hamšík (c)
LM 15 Miroslav Stoch
SS 11 Róbert Vittek YC 40' Substituted off 90+2'
CF 18 Erik Jendrišek Substituted off 90+4'
Substitutions:
MF 20 Kamil Kopúnek Substituted in 87'
MF 9 Stanislav Šesták Substituted in 90+2'
DF 22 Martin Petráš Substituted in 90+4'
Manager:
Vladimír Weiss
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Italy
ITALY:
GK 12 Federico Marchetti
RB 19 Gianluca Zambrotta
CB 5 Fabio Cannavaro (c) YC 31'
CB 4 Giorgio Chiellini YC 67'
LB 3 Domenico Criscito Substituted off 46'
DM 6 Daniele De Rossi
CM 8 Gennaro Gattuso Substituted off 46'
CM 22 Riccardo Montolivo Substituted off 56'
RW 7 Simone Pepe YC 76'
LW 10 Antonio Di Natale
CF 9 Vincenzo Iaquinta
Substitutions:
DF 2 Christian Maggio Substituted in 46'
FW 18 Fabio Quagliarella YC 83' Substituted in 46'
MF 21 Andrea Pirlo Substituted in 56'
Manager:
Marcello Lippi

Man of the Match:
Róbert Vittek (Slovakia)

Assistant referees:
Darren Cann (England)[2]
Michael Mullarkey (England)[2]
Fourth official:
Stéphane Lannoy (France)[2]
Fifth official:
Eric Dansault (France)[2]

Second Round - Netherlands vs Slovakia[edit]

The Netherlands and Slovakia played on 28 June 2010 at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban. The Netherlands won 2–1. The Netherlands' first goal was an excellent individual effort from Arjen Robben in the 18th minute, taking on the Slovakian defence with the ball before scoring from 25 yards. The Dutch had chances to extend their lead in the second half; Arjen Robben cut inside on his left foot just like he did when he scored the first goal, but this time the slovak goalkeeper Jan Mucha saved the shot going to his far post. The Slovaks also had 2 big opportunities to equalize but forced 2 great saves from Maarten Stekelenburg. The Dutch however in the 84th minute sealed their win, with Wesley Sneijder scoring off an assist from Dirk Kuyt into an unguarded net after Kuyt got the ball past the Slovak keeper. Róbert Vittek slotted a penalty kick late in stoppage time, but it was no more than a consolation goal for Slovakia. The penalty had been awarded for a trip on Vittek by the Dutch goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg.[6] The Netherlands' win threatened to be overshadowed by Robin van Persie responding angrily to being substituted by coach Bert van Marwijk. Van Marwijk called a team meeting over the incident, and insisted later that there was no residual unrest in the squad.[7][8]

Netherlands  2–1  Slovakia
Robben Goal 18'
Sneijder Goal 84'
Report Vittek Goal 90' (pen.)
Netherlands[9]
Slovakia[9]
GK 1 Maarten Stekelenburg YC 90+3'
RB 2 Gregory van der Wiel
CB 3 John Heitinga
CB 4 Joris Mathijsen
LB 5 Giovanni van Bronckhorst (c)
DM 6 Mark van Bommel
DM 8 Nigel de Jong
RW 7 Dirk Kuyt YC 31'
AM 10 Wesley Sneijder Substituted off 90+2'
LW 11 Arjen Robben Substituted off 71'
CF 9 Robin van Persie Substituted off 80'
Substitutions:
FW 17 Eljero Elia Substituted in 71'
FW 21 Klaas-Jan Huntelaar Substituted in 80'
MF 20 Ibrahim Afellay Substituted in 90+2'
Manager:
Bert van Marwijk
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GK 1 Ján Mucha
RB 2 Peter Pekarík
CB 3 Martin Škrtel YC 84'
CB 16 Ján Ďurica
LB 5 Radoslav Zabavník Substituted off 88'
DM 19 Juraj Kucka YC 40'
RM 7 Vladimír Weiss
LM 15 Miroslav Stoch
AM 17 Marek Hamšík (c) Substituted off 87'
CF 18 Erik Jendrišek Substituted off 71'
CF 11 Róbert Vittek
Substitutions:
MF 20 Kamil Kopúnek YC 72' Substituted in 71'
MF 10 Marek Sapara Substituted in 87'
FW 14 Martin Jakubko Substituted in 88'
Manager:
Vladimír Weiss

Man of the Match:
Arjen Robben (Netherlands)

Assistant referees:
Fermín Martínez Ibánez (Spain)
Juan Carlos Yuste Jiménez (Spain)
Fourth official:
Stéphane Lannoy (France)
Fifth official:
Laurent Ugo (France)

Record players[edit]

Six players were fielded in all four of Slovakia's World Cup matches in 2010, making them record players for their country.

No. Name Matches
1 Ján Ďurica 4
Marek Hamšík 4
Ján Mucha 4
Martin Škrtel 4
Miroslav Stoch 4
Róbert Vittek 4

Top goalscorers[edit]

No. Name Goals
1 Róbert Vittek 4
2 Kamil Kopúnek 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006 FIFA World Cup TV Coverage (PDF), FIFA.com. Retrieved on June 6, 2007.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o Cite error: The named reference referees was invoked but never defined
  3. ^ a b "Tactical Line-up – Group F – New Zealand-Slovakia" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 15 June 2010. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2 July 2010. Retrieved 15 June 2010. 
  4. ^ a b "Tactical Line-up – Group F – Slovakia-Paraguay" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 20 June 2010. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2 July 2010. Retrieved 20 June 2010. 
  5. ^ a b "Tactical Line-up – Group F – Slovakia-Italy" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 24 June 2010. Retrieved 24 June 2010. 
  6. ^ Dawkes, Phil (28 June 2010). "Netherlands 2–1 Slovakia". BBC News. Archived from the original on 1 July 2010. Retrieved 2 July 2010. 
  7. ^ Corder, Mike (30 June 2010). "Van Marwijk calls team meeting over Van Persie". Associated Press. Archived from the original on 2 July 2010. Retrieved 2 July 2010. 
  8. ^ "Sneijder denies Van Persie rift". ESPNsoccernet. 30 June 2010. Retrieved 2 July 2010. 
  9. ^ a b "Tactical Line-up – Last 16 – Netherlands-Slovakia" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 28 June 2010. Retrieved 28 June 2010. 

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