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Sweden vs Slovakia facts

sweden vs slovakia facts

Slovakia returned to Dublin for their second Group E match to beat Sweden, a team they had never beaten before.

• However, as Slovakia reached the 16th round in UEFA EURO 2016&#39, their first match in the tournament, Sweden, which has been in every EURO final since 2000&#39, was last in the qualifying stage in 2004&#39.

previous meetings

• Sweden and Slovakia have met in the previous five matches, with Sweden winning two of the other three matches – including the last two – resulting in a draw.

• The teams last drew 1-1 at Solna's Friends Arena on 16 October 2018&#39, and Albert Rusnák faced Slovakia six minutes after John Guidetti&#39 took the lead against Sweden in the 52nd minute.

• This was the first match for which current Slovakia coach Štefan Tarkovič&#39 was responsible, who served as a guard after Ján Kozák&#39's departure.

• This is the sides' third competitive competition and the first since Marcus Allbäck (45, 52) won 2-0 against Sweden in Solna&#39 in 2002 FIFA World Cup qualifiers on 2 June 2001&#39.

• Slovakia held the Swedes to a goalless draw at Bratislava&#39 in a reverse fixture on 11 October 2000, but were eliminated in Group 4 after placing third with 17 points behind division winners Sweden (26 points) and second Turkey (21 points). ).

• Sweden also defeated Slovakia #39 6-0 in an Abu Dhabi friendly match on 12 January 2017, an unofficial international classified match. Alexander Isak and Sebastian Andersson were on the scorecard.

• Sweden and Czechoslovakia faced each other in four EURO matches, all eliminations. The owners of Czechoslovakia won 3-1 in Solna and 4-1 in Prague in the preliminaries of the 1980 tournament and reached the final in Italy #39; Czechoslovakia qualified for the 1984 competition, scoring a two-goal winning goal while they drew 2-2 at home against Sweden in Bratislava, and then fell 1-0 in Solna, both teams were eliminated after finishing behind Romania&#39.

• Slovakia won 3-0 against Sweden on match day 3 of the 2017 UEFA European Under-21 Championship in Poland, #39, with Martin Chrien, Jaroslav Mihalík and Ľubomír Šatka on the table, but one goal in the semi-finals.

EURO facts: Sweden

• Sweden is competing in the sixth consecutive EURO finals and the seventh overall. They have not made it past the group stage since reaching the UEFA EURO 2004 quarter-finals.

EURO 2004 highlights: Sweden 1-1 Italy

Highlights of EURO 2004&#39: Sweden 1-1 Italy

• Four years ago, Erik Hamrén's team finished last in Group E by one point out of three games. Starting a 1-1 draw with the Republic of Ireland, the Swedes lost 1-0 to Italy and Belgium.

• Before Game 1, France&#39's 2-0 defeat on matchday 3 of UEFA EURO 2012&#39 was Sweden&#39's only win in eight EURO final matches (D1 L6).

• Sweden's greatest achievement to date is reaching the 1958 World Cup final, where they lost 5-2 to Brazil as the hosts. In the best EURO campaign, they advanced to the last four of the 1992 edition, again losing 3-2 to Germany as the hosts.

• Jan Andersson's team took its place in UEFA EURO 2020&#39, ranking second to Spain&#39 in Group F qualifiers by collecting 21 points from ten matches (W6 D3 L1). In the final tournament, Sweden lost 3-0 to Spain, which was also in Group E, and #39, in their fourth qualifying round, and won four of their next six matches (D2), with a result equaling the largest margin of loss in a EURO match. finish four points away from third-placed Norway&#39.

Highlights: Sweden 1-1 Spain

Highlights: Sweden 1-1 Spain

• Sweden won 2-1 against Republic of Ireland in the 2014 World Cup qualifying campaign in their last match in Dublin&#39. This was their sixth game all against Ireland in Dublin&#39 and their second win (D1 L3); It was also his only match at the Dublin Arena & #39.

EURO facts: Slovakia

• Slovakia make their second consecutive EURO appearance after their debut at UEFA EURO 2016&#39. A side coached by Ján Kozák&#39 finished third with four points in Group B&#39 after Wales and England&#39 before losing 3-0 to Germany&#39 in the 16th round.

• Slovakia's record in EURO finals before this tournament was W1 D1 L2 – this is the only victory in 201&#39 where Russia defeated 2-1 on matchday 2, Marek Hamšík scored the decisive goal.

• Slovakia&#39's UEFA EURO 2020 qualifying campaign, in Group E&#39, eight games (W4 D1 L3), third place coach Pavel, behind Croatia (17 points) and Wales (14) but ahead of Hungary with 13 points It was started by Hapal. (12) – all three of their competitors qualify for the final tournament – and Azerbaijan (1).

Highlights: Northern Ireland 1-2 Slovakia (EEC)

Highlights: Northern Ireland 1-2 Slovakia (EEC)

• Slovakia, which was third after Ukraine and Czech Republic in the 2018/19 UEFA Nations League group, qualified for the UEFA EURO 2020 play-offs and Hapal managed a 4-2-#39 penalty win against the Republic of Ireland after the semi-finals. . He finished goalless in Bratislava in #39.

• Hapal resigned before the play-off final, Tarkovič faced a 2-1 away win in Northern Ireland, where Michal Ďuriš&#39 scored the goal that secured a place in UEFA EURO 2020&#39.

• Before match day 1, Slovakia was undefeated in three EURO matches (W2 D1); On 16 November 2019 #39 lost 3-1 to Croatia in #39, the only reverse in six matches (W3 D2).

• Slovakia had never competed as an independent country in a UEFA European Championship before 2016-#39, but they did appear in two four-team final tournaments and the first eight-team competition in 1980-#39 as part of Czechoslovakia#39.

• Czechoslovakia placed third in 1960 and 1980&#39 and lifted the trophy in 1976&#39. Eight of the 11 players who started the '76 final against West Germany&#39 and won on penalties after a 2-2 draw, hailed from Slovakia&#39.

Highlights: Czechoslovakia stun Germans in 1976

Highlights: Czechoslovakia stunned Germans in 1976&#39

• This was Slovakia&#39's fifth match in Dublin&#39, and they failed to win in their first three matches (D2 L1). Matchday 1 against Poland was Miroslav Stoch&#39's first match after the 2-2&#39 friendly draw against the Republic of Ireland on 29 March 2016&#39, where he opened the score. Two other matches in the city ahead of UEFA EURO 20202, EURO qualifier against Ireland&#39, a 1-0 loss at Croke Park in March 2007&#39, and a 0-0 draw at this stadium in September 2011&#39.

• Therefore, Slovakia drew both matches at Dublin Arena before they faced Poland.

Links and trivia

• Isak&#39's goal in the unofficial friendly match against Slovakia&#39 on 12 January 2017&#39 made him the youngest player to score for Sweden at the age of 113 days.

• Those who have played together:
Emil Krafth and Martin Dúbravka (Newcastle United 2019–)
Marcus Danielson and Marek Hamšík (Dalian Professional 2020–)
Ondrej Duda and Sebastian Andersson (Cologne 2020–)
Juraj Kucka and Riccardo Gagliolo (Parma 2019–)
Juraj Kucka and Dejan Kulusevski (Parma 2019/20)

• Ján Greguš (2016–18) and Denis Vavro (2017–19) were teammates of Robin Olsen (2016–18), Ludwig Augustinsson (2016/17) and Pierre Bengtsson&#39 (2017–19) at Copenhagen&#39.

• Norbert Gyömbér and Olsen were briefly teammates in Roma in the summer of 2018.

• Róbert Mak and Guidetti were Manchester City players between 2008 and 2010, and Vladimír Weiss was at the club in the 2009/10 season.

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