This is Slovakia’s first trip to the World Cup Finals. Being separated from Czechoslovakia in 1993, Slovakia had to build its own competitive team. The Slovakian team was far from favored in their qualifying group, but they managed to come up with some wins to secure a spot in the 2010 World Cup Finals.
The Slovakian team’s strength is in its defense. They have a very strong and inspiring goalkeeper, and some very good defenders that make things often go their way. All the Slovakian players play outside of Slovakia, so they all have international experience.
One problem with the Slovakian team is that they fail to have any standout players. Most the players on the team are mediocre at best. They do not have anyone that can lead the team. This makes it vitally important for the team to play together, if they want to come out on top during soccer matches.
The goalkeeper, Martin Skrtel, leads the defense on the Slovakian squad. Skrtel is aggressive and really showed what he could do during the qualifying matches. Look out for Marek Hamsik in the midfield to use his technique to score some goals and Stanislav Sestak has proved to be a vital part of the team. Sestak scored the most goals on his team during the qualifying matches.
Probably the greatest honor for the Slovakian team is making it into the World Cup Finals, but they are not expected to do very well. Slovakia’s best chance for a win is against Paraguay.