CYPRUS TAKE ADVANTAGE

Cyprus will be preparing to take on the Slovenian national team looking to take advantage of the poor form of the opposition, but they are not in the best possible shape to take advantage of this according to the manager. Cyprus come into the match with a number of injuries, which have forced them to use a number of non-regulars for the squad.

KOREN WANTS CLARITY

Robert Koren’s agent has said that he wants more clarity from Hull city when it comes to the future after they have suspended manager Nick Barmby. Leicester City have already shown interest in the player, who has been recently named as the player of the season at Hull city.

SLOVENIA EARN CREDIBLE DRAW

The Slovenian national football team has come under major praise after securing a credible draw in a recent friendly match with Scotland.

Even though the Scotland national football team has not been the strongest in recent years, many regard this to be a big step up for the Slovenian national football team.

KOREN ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT

Robert Koren, the charismatic captain of the Slovenia National Football Team has decided to call time on his international career in order to prolong his playing days.

Koren, who currently plays for Hull City Association Football Club in the Football League Championship, the second tier in England’s football pyramid, has always been one of the best players for his country, ever since making his debut for the senior team in 2003, having already played 12 matches for the Under 23 side between 2001 and 2002.

SLOVENIA SPENDS HEAVILY ON TURKEY

The number of breaks in the Serbian football Superliga season is reportedly costing each of the club’s €2 million each for training in Turkey during the close seasons. That is how much clubs from Serbia’s top-tier competition spend on special preparation conditions, all the while they often owe their players monthly wages and contractually agreed instalments during the close season.

UNITED FACING COMPETITION FOR LLCIC

Slovenian player Josip Ilcic has impressed Manchester United but they are reportedly facing some stiff competition from Russian clubs for his signing. The playmaker signed for Serie A side Palermo in the summer for €2 million (£1.7 million), but the Italian club could be set to command a fee of up to €20 million less than a year after bringing him west from NK Maribor.

Ilcic’s fine form this season has seen him become one of the hottest properties in European football.

ILLICIC ATTRACTING INTEREST

The Slovenian international Josip Ilicic is attracting a lot of interest from major clubs across Europe. Liverpool had been linked with a move for the 22-year-old in November by German website 4-4-2 after a number of sensational displays in his debut season.

However, it would appear that Liverpool have yet to show an official interest in the Slovenian, and Chelsea and Spurs have now moved ahead of the Anfield club in the pursuit of his signature.

MATAVZ PREPARES

Tim Matavž has not fully recovered from his illness, but is ready to play after training. Sagittarius ten goals for Groningen championship this season has health problems. Christmas holidays he spent in Slovenia and silvestroval in Bled, for the second day of the new year, ill, on Wednesday returned to the Netherlands, but still not fully recovered, so the Groningenom not travel to Tenerife. Other players should be joined as soon as it came toward him. Maybe on Saturday.

SLOVENIA DRAW

A late error proved costly as Slovenia only drew with Serbia. Slovenia took the lead through striker Milivoje Novakovic in the 63rd minute and appeared to be headed to victory when Serbia’s Nikola Zigic capitalised on poor marking in the box to head home. Following their surpise defeat to Northern Ireland on Friday, Slovenia came into the match hungry for redemption. This showed early on as Slovenia looked more dangerous with the ball.