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Wednesday, 23 June 2010
World Cup 2010 Finals First Phase Group C, Match Five

Slovenia 0 England 1 [0-1]

Match Summary
Slovenia Squad
England Squad
Team Records
   
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The Slovenian World Cup Finals Squad  June 2010
Player Birthdate Age Pos Club App G
10. Birsa, Valter 7 August 1986 23 M AJ Auxerroise, France 36 3
2. Brečko, Mišo 1 May 1984 26 D 1.FC Köln 01/07 eV, Germany 33 0
5. Cesar, Boštjan 9 July 1982 27 D Grenoble Foot 38, France 44 3

Boštjan Cesar is contracted to join AC ChievoVerona SrL on 1st July 2010.

14. Dedič, Zlatko 5 October 1984 25 F VfL Bochum 1848 F eV, Germany 26 3
3. Dzinić, Elvedin 25 August 1985 24 D NK Maribor 0 0
19. Filekovič, Suad 16 September 1978 31 D unattached, formerly of NK Maribor 14 0
12. Handanovič, Jasmin 28 January 1978 32 G AC Mantova SRL, Italy 3 0
1. Handanovič, Samir 14 July 1984 25 G Udinese Calcio SpA, Italy 41 0
6. Ilič, Branko 6 February 1983 27 D FC Lokomotiv Moskva, Russia 37 0
13. Jokić, Bojan 17 May 1986 24 D FC Sochaux-Montbéliard, France 35 1
17. Kirm, Andraz 6 September 1984 25 M Wisła Kraków SA, Poland 27 3
20. Komac, Andrej 4 December 1979 30 M Maccabi Tel Aviv FC, Israel
מועדון כדורגל מכבי תל אביב
42 0
8. Koren, Robert 20 September 1980 29 M West Bromwich Albion FC, England 48 5
15. Krhin, Rene 21 May 1990 20 M FC Internazionale Milano, Italy 4 0
9. Ljubijankič, Zlatan 15 December 1983 26 F KAA Gent, Belgium 19 5
23. Matavz, Tim 13 January 1989 21 F FC Groningen, Netherlands 1 0
22. Mavrič, Rozic Matej 29 January 1979 31 D TuS Koblenz 1911 eV, Germany 32 1
11. Novakovič, Milivoje 18 May 1979 31 F 1.FC Köln 01/07 eV, Germany 40 16
7. Pečnik, Nejc 3 January 1986 24 F CD Nacional, Portugal 10 2
Nejc Pečnik is out of the World Cp after breaking his ankle against USA on 18 June.
18. Radosavljevič, Aleksander 25 April 1979 31 M PAE Athlitiki Enosi Larissas 1964, Cyprus
 
Αθλητική Ένωση Λάρισας 1964
17 1
21. Stevanović, Dalibor 27 September 1984 25 M SBV Vitesse, Netherlands 15 1
16. Šeliga, Aleksander 1 February 1980 30 G Sparta Rotterdam, Netherlands 1 0
4. Šuler, Marko 9 March 1983 27 D KAA Gent, Belgium 19 2

Squad details correct up to and including Slovenia's match against USA on 18 June 2010.
Tallies taken from NZS

Diary 

Tuesday, 1 June 2010 - Slovenia named their 23-man World Cup squad and there were no surprises.  The three players omitted from coach Matjaz Kek's final party were defender Dejan Kelhar and midfielders Mirnes Sisic and Darijan Matic.  Influential midfielder Robert Koren, who has been released by West Bromwich Albion, is expected to be captain.

Sunday, 13 June 2010 - Slovenia win their opening World Cup match after beating Algeria 1-0 with a goal from captain Robert Koren.  Its a victory that sends Slovenia to the top of Group C.

Friday, 18 June 2010 - Despite leading against the USA, Slovenia can only draw their second match 2-2.

Saturday, 19 June 2010 - Nejc Pecnik will miss the rest of the World Cup after breaking his right ankle in Friday's 2-2 draw against the United States.  The 24-year-old, whose goal sealed Slovenia's qualifying play-off win over Russia, suffered the injury in a collision with Clint Dempsey.   Pecnik had only come on as a second-half substitute for Zlatan Ljubijankic.  He will now miss Wednesday's game with England, where a draw would be enough to put Slovenia in the second round.  Although he was only on the pitch briefly, Pecnik was involved in one of the most significant incidents of the game against the US.  Having come from 2-0 down, the Americans thought they had taken a dramatic late lead when Maurice Edu put the ball in the net with five minutes remaining, only to see the goal ruled out. Although the American players claim that the referee ignored their requests for an explanation, television pictures suggested that US captain Carlos Bocanegra had his hands round Pecnik, preventing him from jumping for the ball.

Slovenia Form: last six games
L W W W W D   f 12:a success: 75%
- 14 November 2009 - Russia 2 Slovenia 1 [1-0]
Grand Sports Arena of the Luzhniki Olympic Complex, Moskva
Bilyaletdinov
Pečnik
WCP AL
- 18 November 2009 - Slovenia 1 Russia 0 [1-0]
Stadion Ljudski vrt, Maribor
Dedič HW
- 3 March 2010 - Slovenia 4 Qatar 1 [3-1]
Stadion Ljudski vrt, Maribor
Novakovič, Cesar, Kirm, Jokic
Montezine
Fr HW
- 4 June 2010 - Slovenia 3 New Zealand 1 [0-0]
Stadion Ljudski vrt, Maribor
Novakovič (2), Kirm
R.Fallon
HW
- 13 June 2010 - Algeria 0 Slovenia 1 [0-0]
Peter Mokaba Stadium, Polokwane, South Africa
Koren WCF NW
- 18 June 2010 - Slovenia 2 USA 2 [1-0]
Ellis Park Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa
Birsa, Ljubijankič
Donovan, Bradley
ND

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