Slovak footballers win, World Cup is one step closer

Slovakia’s footballers defeated Northern Ireland 2:0 in Belfast to move just one point away from qualifying for next year’s World Cup in South Africa, the Sme daily reported.

Slovakia’s footballers defeated Northern Ireland 2:0 in Belfast to move just one point away from qualifying for next year’s World Cup in South Africa, the Sme daily reported.

The athletes, coached by Vladimír Weiss, secured a leading position in the 3rd group of the qualification pool from the European zone, but it was not quite enough to assure their advance to the next round, as the Slovenians also won in Maribor, smoothly over Poland, 3:0. According to Sme, both Slovakia and Slovenia may advance to the World Cup.

The Slovak goals were scored by Šesták and Hološko, who had come into the match as a substitute. Slovak fans can watch their football heroes on the evening of October 10 when they will host Slovenia and fight for the direct pass to the World Cup. They will play the final match of the WC 2010 qualification round on October 14 in Poland. Sme

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

Top stories

News digest: No disruptions at Bratislava airport

Explore a new Mexican restaurant in Bratislava or read a foreigner's hellish experience of buying a flat in the Slovak capital.


7 h

Dubious deals between Slovak and Italian nuclear waste companies

Two contracts were concluded during Smer governments.


14 h
Illustrative stock photo

Seven stages of buying a flat in Slovakia

The Slovak property market is like a swimming pool full of confused sharks.


14 h
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen.

Commission greenlights Slovakia’s request for €400 million

Money should arrive in mid-summer, after a committee’s opinion is delivered to the Commission.


27. jun
SkryťClose ad