Young Slovaks finish successful year with a victory

Under-21 representatives find success, prepare for next year's championships.

(Source: TASR)

Slovak football players younger than 21 years of age ended the successful season of 2016 by defeating their opponents from Scotland 4:0 in an international friendly match held in Myjava.

They rounded out the season with four straight victories, while this final match was part of preparation for next year’s U-21 European championship which will take place in Poland, the SITA newswire reported.

“I have to say I am satisfied with the result and also the game, though the first half did not go according to our expectations,” said coach of the under-21 team Pavel Hapal, as quoted by private TV Dajto.

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The match confirmed that the team is competitive and wants to win matches, whether they are part of qualification or just friendlies, he added.

The team will attend a smaller tournament in La Manga, Spain, later in November, where it will face peers from Norway and Ireland, TASR wrote.

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