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International and regional football updates

Slovakia will be absent from the World Cup

The development in other groups was not positive for Slovakia.Compiled by Spectator staff, 11. Oct 2017, at 14:20

L-R: Slovak Coach Ján Kozák and team member Marek Hamšík at a press conference on WC 2018.

Construction of the national football stadium continues

The stadium with a price tag of €75 million should be complete in 2018Compiled by Spectator staff, 10. Oct 2017, at 5:56

Prime Minister Robert Fico, left and tycoon Ivan Kmotrík

Slovaks may proceed to the World Cup in football but not necessarily

The Slovak national team defeated their rivals from Malta, but they need to wait for the results in other groups to advance to another round.Compiled by Spectator staff, 9. Oct 2017, at 15:50


Slovakia’s path to the world cup gets complicated

The football players lost an important match against Scotland.Compiled by Spectator staff, 5. Oct 2017, at 23:23


Nitra named European City of Sport for 2018

Already two Slovak cities have held this title – Košice in 2016 and Banská Bystrica in 2017Compiled by Spectator staff, 2. Oct 2017, at 21:48

Centre of Nitra

Slovak team beat Slovenia, facing the best team in the group on Monday

After a winning match on September 1, Slovak nationals will play for the No. 1 position in the group against England three days later.Compiled by Spectator staff, 4. Sep 2017, at 14:34

World Cup qualification 2018: Slovakia's Adam Nemec, obscured, scores a goal against Slovenia during their 2018 World Cup Russia group F qualification soccer match between Slovakia and Slovenia in Trnava, Slovakia, September 1.

Summer camp for Slovak footballers

The aim is not only to train the youth in sporting skills but also teach them to become decent and intelligent people.Compiled by Spectator staff, 20. Aug 2017, at 9:30

Illustrative stock photo

Inter Milan buys Slovak footballer for €25 million

This is the highest transfer fee ever for a Slovak footballer.Compiled by Spectator staff, 10. Jul 2017, at 23:58

Milan Škriniar

Quote of the week

“Though we work in different spheres of society, our responsibility for creating fair-play rules is similar.”Compiled by Spectator staff, 30. Jun 2017, at 6:30

Fico complains about unfair football rules

But he has been silent about other scandals connected with football players.Compiled by Spectator staff, 27. Jun 2017, at 22:55

l-r: Adam Zreľák, Robert Fico, Robert Kaliňák and Pavel Hapal

Slovak under-21 team ended before semi-finals of European Championship

The team had been in a good position to continue to the next round of the championship held in Poland.Compiled by Spectator staff, 26. Jun 2017, at 14:05

European Under-21 Champrionship, Poland - Slovak fans

Young Slovak footballers with mixed results in Poland so far

The footballers won the opening match at the European Under-21 Championship 2017, but lost the second match.Erik Rédli, 21. Jun 2017, at 21:55

The Slovak team has visible support at tribunes.

Slovakia returns to U21 EURO after 17 years

The national team aims to at least advance from the group.Compiled by Spectator staff, 15. Jun 2017, at 14:31

Coach Pavel Hapal

Football World Cup 2018: Russia is still far away

Despite a poor start, Slovak footballers quickly worked their way to a play-off position after Saturday’s win in Lithuania.Compiled by Spectator staff, 12. Jun 2017, at 13:42

L-R: Marek Hamšík scored a goal and rejoices with Ján Ďurica and Vladimír Weiss (scorer oft he first goal) in Vilnius WC 2018 qualification match, June 10.

European Commission approves state support for football stadium

The European Commission has approved Slovak state support of €36 million for the construction a national football stadium – planned to hold more than 22,000 visitors – in Bratislava.Compiled by Spectator staff, 25. May 2017, at 13:10

Plot of the National Football Stadium

Football player may benefit from law loophole

Slovak legislation does not take into consideration the possibility of having two people behind the steering wheel.Compiled by Spectator staff, 11. Apr 2017, at 13:35

Vladimír Weiss Jr

Football player Weiss acquitted of charges

Apparently, the cause of prosecution didn't take place.Compiled by Spectator staff, 6. Apr 2017, at 14:03

Vladimír Weiss

State subsidy for national stadium is uncertain

The Education Ministry still has not received permission to allocate money for the stadium’s completion from the EC, while the construction works are late.Compiled by Spectator staff, 5. Apr 2017, at 22:38

The construction of the stadium started in September 2016.

Slovakia beats Malta in World Cup qualification

The Slovak team beat Malta on March 26 evening at the Maltese stadium in Ta’Qali in their third consecutive winning qualification match.Compiled by Spectator staff, 27. Mar 2017, at 14:03

Slovak rejoice after scoring a goal in Malta, March 25.

The best football player is Hamšík

Six time winner says he is glad he can spread the good name of Slovakia abroad.Compiled by Spectator staff, 22. Mar 2017, at 13:59

Marek Hamšík