Slovakia FACTBOX

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FIFA ranking: 36

Coach: Stefan Tarkovic

Having been an assistant coach at the 2016 Euros, Tarkovicwas handed the main role last year after Slovakia sacked Pavel Hapal despite the fact that he led them to the playoff final.

Captain: Marek Hamsik

The midfielder with one of the most recognisable mohawks in the sport, Hamsik is Slovakia’s most-capped player with 126 appearances under his belt. The 33-year-old no longer plays in a top European league having joined Swedish side IFK Gothenburg but the former Napoliman is still capable of running the show in midfield.

Top player: Marek Hamsik

Tournament history  

After splitting from Czechoslovakia in 1993, Slovakia have qualified for the Euros once, in 2016, and were eliminated in the last 16.

Recent form:  

2021   Slovakia 2-1 Russia            World Cup qualifying
2021   Slovakia 2-2 Malta             World Cup qualifying
2021   Cyprus 0-0 Slovakia           World Cup qualifying
2020   Czech Republic 2-0 Slovakia    UEFA Nations League
2020   Slovakia 1-0 Scotland          UEFA Nations League

Tournament fixtures 

June 14: v Poland, St Petersburg
June 18: v Sweden, St Petersburg
June 23: v Spain, Seville