Back in 2000, Slovenia managed to reach the group stages of the Euro’s and this was the furthest that the national side has reached in it’s history. From there on out, the Slovenian nation has never been able to even qualify or it make it any better than their 13th position that they reached over 14 years ago and the same can be said with their World Cup record as the group stages is the best spot that they have reached.
Eli Guttman is optimistic that Israel would be able to make it to the main draw of the Euro Cup 2016.
Israel has not taken part in any big international competition in the last 5 decades or so and that is a very long time.
Guttman, who has been in charge of the side for quite a while now, reckons the wait can come to an end next year as the current Israeli side is good enough to clear the Euro qualifiers.
England looked in danger of dropping points in the Euro 2016 qualifiers for the first time after failing to reach Slovenia’s goalkeeper in the first half of the recent meeting between the two teams.
Slovenian goalkeeper Jan Oblak has claimed that he is extremely happy to have joined Atletico Madrid. Despite being only 21 years old, Atletico have decided to pay an astronomical £ 12 million for the goalkeeper. He joins from Portuguese club Benfica, where he has been a regular first-team player only for the last 12 months. Atletico wasted no time in securing the deal after they became aware that Thibaut Courtois would not be returning for fourth loan spell from Chelsea. The Belgian international has been the number one under Diego Simeone for last three seasons.
Inter Milan goalkeeper Samir Handanovic could stay at the Italian club this summer in a statement released by his agent. The Slovenian international goalkeeper has been heavily linked with a move to the Premier league with the likes of Arsenal interested in him. After recently losing Lukas Fabianski on a free transfer, it is understood that Arsenal are in the market for a new goalkeeper. After impressing in recent years with the Italian outfit following the departure of Caesar, Samir Handanovic has become a target for Arsenal.
Inter Milan goalkeeper Samir Handanović, who is one important players for the Slovenia national team, has stated that he is not looking for a move away from the Italian club, but he admitted that it has been a very frustrating season for him at the club. Inter Milan are once again set to finish without Champions League football for next season. As the Italian Serie A heads into the final weekend of the campaign, the final Europa league spot even looks in doubt for Inter Milan. This has been due to a largely frustrating campaign in which the club has been inconsistent.
Brazil superstar Neymar has claimed that the mere thought of participating in his first World Cup tournament is bringing out a lot of butterflies in his stomach. The 21-year-old attacker is regarded as one of Brazil’s finest talents right now.
As the 2014 World Cup is edging closer and closer with each day passing by some players are nearing the last few weeks in which they can impress their respective county head coaches and this is especially true for the Americans as they will play a friendly match against Mexico on April 2 before the coach Jurgen Klinsmann announces his provisional squad for the upcoming worldwide competition.
Slovenia failed to secure a spot into the 2014 World Cup as they lost their Qualifying match against Switzerland when they faced each other back in October and a lonely goal from Granit Xhaka edged the victory for the Swiss team.
The goal that the 21 years old midfielder from Switzerland gave his team the victory they needed in order to secure their berth into the upcoming World Cup and now they have to go against Ecuador, France and Honduras as they were pitted in the same group against those teams.
The hopes that Iceland had of a top two finish in the qualifying Group E of the World Cup has suffered a set back as they have faced a defeat at their home ground to the bottom placed team of Slovenia in Reykjavik.