Slovakia lost its third EURO 2016 qualifications match against Belarus

SLOVAKIA still has to wait for the chance to advance to the European Championship taking place in France next year as it lost its match against Belarus on October 9. 

Belorussian goal-scorer Dragun (2L) rejoices. Belorussian goal-scorer Dragun (2L) rejoices. (Source: TASR)

Already the first half of the EURO 2016 match against Belarus was bad for the Slovak national football team;  Stanislav Dragun scored for Belarus. The match against Belarus ended up with a final score of 0:1.

None of the players complained about health problems before the match, said Slovak representation coach Ján Kozák, whose ambitions before the match were clear. “It would be good to win, at least because the atmosphere at the stadium during the whole qualification was fantastic,” Kozák said, as quoted by the TASR newswire, adding that all matches were sold out and the fans came to support the Slovak team. “We would like to reward them with a victory.”

The Slovaks so far have won six of their eight matches beating Ukraine (1:0), Spain (2:1), Belarus (3:1), Macedonia (2:0), Luxembourg (3:0), and Macedonia (2:1). They lost to Spain on September 5 (0:2), and their September 8 match against Ukraine ended in a 0:0 draw. They currently still rank second in Group C with 19 points, while Belarus has 10 points. Slovakia ranks 18th overall in the FIFA World Rankings while Belarus ranks 98th.

Game Summary: Slovakia - Belarus 0:1; Scorer: Stanislav Dragun. 

 

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