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Slovenia – Euro 2024 Overview

The Slovenia men’s national football team, may not be the most talked about of international sides, however, they are respected as a well organised team who have produced some very good players down the years, including attacking midfielder Zlatko Zahovič and goalkeeper Samir Handanović.

Slovenia have achieved some success on the international stage, qualifying for several international tournaments such as the Euros. Their best and only performance in the European Championship finals came in 2000 when they reached the quarter-finals.

Looking ahead, Slovenia are continuing to develop their national team and seek new talent to strengthen their position in international football. With a strong team ethic and a growing talent pool, Slovenia can continue compete on the global and European stage.

In Euro 2024 Slovenia have been drawn against EnglandDenmark and Serbia in Group C. All three nations are ranked higher than the Slovenians. However, as Denmark, who were in the same qualification group as Slovenia, will testify, they are well organised, hard to break down and capable of causing an upset.

For further details on Euro 2024 as a whole check out our tournament preview.

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How Slovenia qualified for Euro 2024

Slovenia placed second in European Championship qualifying group H behind Denmark, despite having the same number of points and better goal difference than the Danes. Denmark, however, were better in the head-to-head meetings, which placed them at the top of the group.  In 10 matches, Slovenia won seven, drew one and lost two, scoring 20 and conceding nine. Leipzig’s Benjamin Šeško top scored for the Slovenians in qualifying with five goals.

Slovenia’s European Championship squad

Slovenia’s European Championship squad may not be packed with superstars, but they are techically and tactically good and are well drilled. They are greater than the sum of their parts. Atletico Madrid’s goalkeeper Jan Oblak is their brightest star and an experienced international. Oblak is just part of the reason for his country’s strong defence. Petar Stojanović, Jaka Bijol and Miha Blažič are solid defenders.

The experienced Jasmin Kurtić is still a key man and the attack is given a cutting edge by the young and promising Šeško and Andraž Šporar of Panathinaikos.

Matjaž Kek is in his seventh year in charge of the Slovenian national side and is known to be a coach who has his teams well drilled and set up to be solid. They are hard to break down, however, when in possession they can find ways to hurt teams.

Kek’s flexibility and adaptability allow him to adapt to different opponents and situations, while prioritising the development of young talent within his team. By integrating these principles, Kek has managed to achieve success as a coach at both national and international levels. Before taking over the Slovenian national team, he was the head coach of Rijeka and before that Al-Ittihad.

1EtcJan Oblak Atlético Madrid
12EtcAt Belec APOEL
16EtcMartin Turk Parma
2BJean Karnicnik Celje
3BJure Balkovec Alanyaspor
4BMiha Blažić Lech Poznan
6BJaka Bijol Udinese
13BErik Janza Górnik Zabrze
20BPetar Stojanovic Sampdoria
23BVanja Drkušić Sochi
BDavid Zech Celje
5MFJon Gorenc Stankovic Sturm Graz
7MFBenjamin Verbic Panathinaikos
8MFSandi Lovrić Udinese
10MFMiha Zajc Fenerbahçe
14MFJasmin Kurtic University of Craiova
21MFTimi Max Elšnik Olimpija Ljubljana
22MFAdam Gnezda Čerin Panathinaikos
MFNino Žugelj Bodø/Glimt
9FWAndraž Sporar Panathinaikos
11FWBenjamin Sesko RB Leipzig
15FWJean Celar Lugano
17FWJan Mlakar Piss
18FWZan Vipotnik Bordeaux
19FWLuka Zahovic Pogoń Szczecin

Key players

Here we have listed three of the key players in the Slovenian Euro 2024 squad:

  • Jan Oblak – Oblak is one of the world’s best goalkeepers known for exceptional positioning, quick reflexes and composure under pressure. His ability to make important saves and his authority and command of his area on make him vitally important for both his club Atlético Madrid and the Slovenian national team.
  • Benjamin Šeško – The Leipzig forward excels with his impressive physique and ability in the air, making him a useful player in both defence and attack. Despite his size, he displays impressive technical prowess, making him a versatile and dangrerous forward.
  • Petar Stojanović – Experienced defender who is solid in defence and contributes to the team’s attacking play from right-back. Combining an impressive work ethic with technical prowess, Stojanović is a reliable and effective presence.

Slovenia Odds at Euro 2024

Slovenia are considered outsiders to qualify from Group C and major outsiders to win the group. They are huge outsiders to win the tournament. However, they are difficult to break down and will be no pushovers.

Slovenia Euro 2024 OddsOdds
To win tournament250/1 bet365
To win Group C10/1 bet365
To qualify from Group C5/2 BetUK
Odds correct at the time of writing, odds subject to change.

Slovenia Euro 2024 Fixtures

These are the fixtures for Group C, with Slovenia’s matches highlighted, along with the potential dates for the knockout stages.

Sunday June 16, 17:00Slovenia vs DenmarkStuttgart
Sunday June 16, 20:00Serbia vs EnglandGelsenkirchen
Thursday June 20, 14:00Slovenia vs SerbiaMunich
Thursday June 20, 17:00Denmark vs EnglandFrankfurt
Tuesday June 25, 20:00England vs SloveniaCologne
Tuesday June 25, 20:00Denmark vs SerbiaMunich
29th June to 2nd July 2024Round of 16
5-6th July 2024Quarter finals
9-10th July 2024Semi finals
14th July 2024Final

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Jan Oblak, the Atletico Madrid goalkeeper, will captain Slovenia at Euro 2024.

Slovenia qualified for Euro 2000,

Benjamin Šeško was Slovenia's top scorer in the Euro 2024 qualifiers with five goals.


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