Slovakia’s provisional Euro 2016 squad
Slovakia coach Jan Kozak named a provisional 27-man squad for Euro 2016 and gets prepared to attend their first ever Euro Finals as a competing nation.
Slovakia is placed along with another debut and favorites Wales, followed by Russia and the European heavyweights England. Slovakia is placed in a rather tough group and would have opted for any other if given a choice. They are not favourites to clear the Group stages, but they would be sure to prove their doubters wrong. Slovakia is one of the optimistic teams out there and do have the capacity to pull an upset if needed. Slovakia will try their best to finish 2nd in their group or at least earn enough to go through as the best third placed team. Anything more would need an absolute miracle! But football has seen more miracles than any other sport, or else; Who would have thought that the Brazilians would lift the World Cup in 1954 on the backs of a 17 year old. We’ll have to wait and see how it all turns out. For now, we present to you the provisional team list.
Goalkeepers: Matus Kozacik (Viktoria Pilsen/CZE), Jan Mucha (Slovan Bratislava), Jan Novota (Rapid Vienna/AUT)
Defenders: Peter Pekarik (Hertha Berlin/GER), Milan Skriniar (Sampdoria/ITA), Martin Skrtel (Liverpool/ENG), Norbert Gyoember (Roma/ITA), Jan Durica (Lokomotiv Moscow/RUS), Kornel Salata (Slovan Bratislava), Tomas Hubocan (Dynamo Moscow/RUS), Dusan Svento (Cologne/GER), Lukas Tesak (Almaty/KAZ)
Midfielders: Viktor Pecovsky (MSK Zilina), Matus Bero (AS Trencin), Robert Mak, Erik Sabo (both PAOK/GRE), Juraj Kucka (AC Milan/ITA), Patrik Hrosovsky (Viktoria Pilsen/CZE), Jan Gregus (Jablonec/CZE), Stanislav Sestak (Ferencvaros/HUN), Marek Hamsik (Napoli/ITA), Ondrej Duda (Legia Warsaw/POL), Miroslav Stoch (Bursaspor/TUR), Vladimir Weiss (Al Gharafa/QAT)
Forwards: Michal Duris (Viktoria Pilsen/CZE), Adam Nemec (Willem II/NED), Adam Zrelak (Slovan Bratislava)