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World Cup 2010 - Slovakia Thread - Slovensko do toho!

Discussion in 'FIFA World Cup 2010' started by PIPA23, 29 May 2010.

  1. PIPA23

    PIPA23 retired :) Staff

    21 June 2007
    So i open thread for my home country to talk about during world cup. We have the oportunity to play on our first World cup since our separation with Czech republic in 1993.

    We have decent squad and all are realistic. But we dont go to Africa for vacation, moving from group stage would be big success for our team!


    Nickname: Repre

    Team Kits:

    Official Website: futbalsfz.sk

    Manager: _svk Vladimír WEISS


    1. Ján MUCHA - Legia Warszawa
    12. Dušan PERNIŠ - Dundee United
    23. Dusan KUCIAK - FC Vaslui

    2. Peter PEKARÍK - Wolfsburg
    3. Martin ŠKRTEL - Liverpool
    4. Marek CECH - West Bromwich Albion
    5. Radoslav ZABAVNÍK - Mainz
    16. Ján DURICA - Lokomotiv Moscow
    21. Kornel SALÁTA - Slovan Bratislava
    22. Martin PETRÁŠ - Cesena

    6. Zdeno ŠTRBA - Xanthi
    7. Vladimír WEISS - Bolton Wanderers
    8. Ján KOZÁK - Timisoara
    10. Marek SAPARA - Ankaragücü
    15. Miroslav STOCH - Twente
    17. Marek HAMŠÍK © - Napoli
    19. Juraj KUCKA - Sparta Prague
    20. Kamil KOPÚNEK - Spartak Trnava

    9. Stanislav ŠESTÁK - Bochum
    11. Robert VITTEK - Lille
    13. Filip HOLOŠKO - Besiktas
    14. Martin JAKUBKO - Saturn Moscow
    18. Erik JENDRIŠEK - Kaiserslautern​

    Last edited: 24 June 2010
  2. PLF

    PLF Legend

    2 August 2004
    Re: World Cup 2010 - Slovakia Thread

    Yep some good under-rated players, Slovakia has a decent team. I have some hope for them and they might just surprise Italy and co. (Nice odds on the game)

    Slovenia, I'm not so sure about...
  3. PIPA23

    PIPA23 retired :) Staff

    21 June 2007
    Re: World Cup 2010 - Slovakia Thread

    Slovenia actualy have also played as a team very good in qualification..i would not write them off..
  4. omer

    omer ......

    25 February 2007
    Frankfurt am Main
    Fenerbahçe SK
    i hope holosko plays.. he is a crackin player..
  5. PIPA23

    PIPA23 retired :) Staff

    21 June 2007
    yep he is

    we just play against Cameroon, Kopunek scored fantastic long range goal!!!


    ALBICELESTE2010 Champions League

    13 July 2006
    Argentina & Watford
    There are some very good technically gited players in the Slovakian team PIPA.

    Especially Hamsik as the playmaker with excellent young wingers in Weiss and Stoch and a decent set of forwards.

    Defensively pretty sound in qualification too. Making it to the second round should not be a surprise. :)
  7. PIPA23

    PIPA23 retired :) Staff

    21 June 2007
    we conceeded very poor goal, our Keeper is injured and it looks bad with him..

    the best surprise for me is Kopunek and Kucka, they both should be in squad, becouse also Karhan is injured and his chances for world cup fallen.. but not 100%

    Hamsik is in form now + i think Weiss has better shape then in qualification, i mean he looks more matured..

    as i said, Kucka from Sparta Prag is very big talent, our good CM, hope he will be in squad..
  8. PIPA23

    PIPA23 retired :) Staff

    21 June 2007
    here we go, i dont know what to expect..first time ever on majour tournament..hope the guys wont be nervous..

    Also i hope we play 442 with both Stoch and Weiss on wings.. could create problems for NZ defenders..

    Hope we dont fail :P
  9. Lizarazu77

    Lizarazu77 Eagles fly high

    25 March 2008
    Dont know if u can go out from the group but today you will win for sure,2 or 3-0 even more maybe..
  10. ~turinski!

    ~turinski! Shot Technique RIP

    20 September 2008
    Manchester United
    i hope our slovakian brothers will bring one more victory to slavic teams, because we didn't!
  11. PIPA23

    PIPA23 retired :) Staff

    21 June 2007
    thanx mate, so far we played under our level..we seem like all the world cup teams (except germany :D) that the best attack is defence....

    anyway, hope we will win at least 1:0...but this wont solve nothing..

    i feel New Zealand will be a pice of cake for either Italy or Paraguay..

    this way, Italy should have rather won yesterday, becouse if Paraguay wins over NZ 4:0.. then our possible win today 1:0 would mean nothing.. :/

    hope we will at least improve our midfield play in second half..so far it was surprise to see Sestak in AM position and Hamsik LM ....we never play like this before..
  12. Lizarazu77

    Lizarazu77 Eagles fly high

    25 March 2008
    Considering about my post above,i think i dont know anything about football really or Slovakia was overrated by media (Turkish) or NZ wasnt the most weakest team in the world as many people says..

    Good luck for the next match
  13. PIPA23

    PIPA23 retired :) Staff

    21 June 2007
    well deserved draw, if we play static like today with minimum good passes, we dont belong further..
  14. Kanouté

    Kanouté #NewEra

    26 April 2008
    a deserved last minute shock for Slovakia.

    .. don't get offended Pipa. ;)
  15. PIPA23

    PIPA23 retired :) Staff

    21 June 2007
    i know, i said it is deserved draw, we did not deserve to win after this performance in last 15 minutes...
  16. PIPA23

    PIPA23 retired :) Staff

    21 June 2007
    Player Ratings : New Zealand 1-1 Slovakia


    Paston: 5 - The second choice keeper started off in an assured fashion however he suffered several hairy moments as he flapped at set pieces and almost gifted Vittek the opening goal in the first half.

    Reid: 8.5 - The promising defender had a match he will never forget. Though he lost Vittek for the opening goal, he more than atoned for his error with a superb last-ditch challenge to deny Vittek his second goal and then he popped up in injury-time with an incredible headed equaliser. New Zealand has a new national hero and he isn't an All Black.

    Nelsen: 6 - The Kiwi captain marshalled the defence well and used his immeasurable experience to guide his younger colleagues through the match. He rescued his side on a couple of occasions when Slovakia looked to be in.

    Smith: 6 - The young Ipswich defender slotted in well on the left side of the back three and didn't look out of place at this level. Looked comfortable in possession.

    Bertos: 6 - The wingback looked to break down the right however he always lacked that extra yard of pace or a trick to trouble Marek Cech.

    Vicelich: 7 - Operating further forward than usual, the veteran used his experience in Europe and for NZ to intercept danger and protect his three man defence. He covered lots of ground and was a real plus point for his side.

    Elliott: 6 - The clubless midfielder showed good delivery from free kicks as New Zealand threatened early doors. Dropping deep, he found space in midfield which allowed him to spray passes out wide. He cut a more subdued figure after two painful challenges from Skrba.

    Lochhead: 6 - In the first half especially he looked to venture forward and supported the attack well however defensively he was exposed at times against Weiss.

    Fallon: 5 - The striker worked hard however lacked any discernible goal threat which will have disappointed his manager, given his experience in British football.

    Smeltz: 7 - In terms of his all-round performance, New Zealand's top scorer was anonymous for long periods throughout until his sharp left foot effort into the side netting forcing a save from Mucha. However his brilliant cross for the goal ensured his name too will go down in folklore.

    Killen: 5 - The tall hitman was lively early on with a couple of reasonable opportunities. However he offered little subsequent threat to the centrebacks and grew more frustrated in the second half.


    Wood: 5 - The youngest member of the squad was brought on to replicate his club role as an impact sub however never really got into the game.

    Christie: 5 - Replaced the ageing Vicelich to provide fresh legs but was a peripheral figure.


    Mucha: 6 - The keeper did everything required of him when called upon. Everton fans will be safe in the knowledge they have acquired a safe backup to Tim Howard.

    Zabavnik: 6 - The right back was quietly efficent in both defence and attack. He showed good positional awareness and effected some vital interceptions.

    Skrtel: 7 - The Liverpool man was a tower of strength at the back and his intervention was just enough to pressurise Killen to fluff his early chance . As ever, he relished the aerial battles.

    Durica: 6 - Like Skrtel he coped well in the air however at times he was wasteful in possession.

    Cech: 6 - West Brom's leftback was dependable in the defence, coping easily with Bertos but will be looking to offer more going forward against Paraguay.

    Strba: 5 - The tough schemer sat in front of the back four and was guilty of some rash challenges and at one point was in danger of seeing red.

    Weiss: 8 - The jet heeled winger displayed some good trickery down the right hand side. His pace was always the best outlet for the Slovaks and he also showed his excellent crossing ability with an inch-perfect cross for the opening goal.

    Sestak: 7.5 - The striker always looked to get in behind and his pace was an effective weapon, which stretched the Kiwi backline. A goal would have been the icing on the cake.

    Hamsik: 6 - The Napoli star was deployed on the left due to his two-footedness and thus he did not get into enough goalscoring positions. It was a frustrating afternoon for the highly sought after midfielder as he failed to impose himself on seemingly inferior opposition.

    Vittek: 7 - The former Lille striker lacked confidence in the first half however, unsurprisingly for a man who had failed to score in the qualifiers. However he took his header superbly to open the scoring and from there on was bright.

    Jendrisek: 5 - Operating wide on the left, he was rarely in the game in an attacking sense. In the first half, he briefly switched sides with Weiss briefly but to no avail.


    Holosko: 4 - Lacked the spark of the man he replaced.

    Stoch: 5 - The winger on the way to Fenerbahçe was given a brief run out after his knee problem.

    Kucka: NA

    ALBICELESTE2010 Champions League

    13 July 2006
    Argentina & Watford
    Truth be told I was very disappointed by the team PIPA.

    Hamsik was content to play lateral passes and not seize the game.

    Only good player was Weiss who tried to create openings and Sestak upfront running the channels. Maybe when Stoch starts there will be more attacking threat.

    Strba was dreadful and another referee would have sent him off. Cannot they play Sapara alongside Hamsik for some needed creativity ? Karhan is a big miss.

    At this rate Paraguay and Italy have nothing to fear amigo.
  18. Kanouté

    Kanouté #NewEra

    26 April 2008
    BTW, forgot to say Vittek's goal was off-side, you know it Pipa, don't you?
  19. Lizarazu77

    Lizarazu77 Eagles fly high

    25 March 2008
    Hope we will have chance to see Holosko on the pitch for the next game in the starting 11,if he has a good form,he can be one of the fastest player in the tournament..
    Last edited: 15 June 2010
  20. PLF

    PLF Legend

    2 August 2004
    Disappointing Slovakia.

    I expected them to win if not comfortably at least by 1 goal.

    But think about the fact that if it wasn't for the off-side goal, they could've lost this match!!
  21. PIPA23

    PIPA23 retired :) Staff

    21 June 2007
    Well, after first half with Paraguay we are loosing 1:0..

    it dont matter to me if we loose, but we play bad.. actually we dont have the skills to overcome Paraguay..

    but for a country like us, it is big succes to at least be there..

    Still we would kill Paraguay in Ice Hockey :D

    .............HOPING for a miracle draw for us.....
  22. Lizarazu77

    Lizarazu77 Eagles fly high

    25 March 2008
    Yes most important is to be there,i wish we were there too,even u dont score even 1 goal,the whole world is watching u,know ur players,watch ur flag,of course everybody likes to play finals or win it but just being there is much better than nothing...
  23. soundmagic

    soundmagic League 1

    24 March 2010
    What a disgraceful, boring match. I felt like watching an amateur game, just like before vs. New Zealand.
  24. PIPA23

    PIPA23 retired :) Staff

    21 June 2007
    yes i agree, it was awfull...

    still we are "better" on this situation as Cameroon and France..

    but not for long...

    ALBICELESTE2010 Champions League

    13 July 2006
    Argentina & Watford
    Paraguay were in second gear most of the game and yet looked comfortable. They could go far.

    To me it looks like the Slovakian players are content just to be there.

    Also the coach. When 1-0 down around the hour mark make some positive substitutions not Sestak for Holosko. Mystifying. A real lack of urgency and the first effort on target is in second half injury time.

    Paraguay deserved winners. Great tournament for CONMEBOL disastrous one foR CAF and so so for UEFA thus far.

    Bad luck PIPA but still a creditable acheivement to get to the finals ahead of the Czech Republic and Poland.
  26. car300

    car300 League 1

    29 October 2006
    Bogota, Colombia.
    Millonarios F.C.
    +100000 CONMEBOL national teams are kicking butts on this WC.

    The balance between UEFA and CONMEBOL in world titles is equal with 9 for each one, so I hope this year we can get back our position as the continent with more WC championships:APPLAUD:

    Bad luck for Svk but maybe they can beat Italy and Qualify to the next round
    Last edited: 21 June 2010
  27. PIPA23

    PIPA23 retired :) Staff

    21 June 2007
    tbh, after i saw our careless play with bad tactics and lineups imo.. we rather stay with ice hockey and let the other play football.. :(

    i am negative..becouse comparing to Slovenia for example...we play realy bad...

    hope we will at least play good against Italy..

    ALBICELESTE2010 Champions League

    13 July 2006
    Argentina & Watford
    Cheer up mate. What is Slovakia's population in total ? 5.5M. That's less than London so just getting there is a creditable acheivement.

    Plus the sight of some Slovakian beauties in the crowd is always nice. ;)
  29. Milanista

    Milanista Mangiamoli! Staff

    19 December 2002
    London & Milan
    AC Milan
    I think you will beat us.

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