First one unfortunately already off for Denmark from Kazakhstan: Defenceman David Brekalo has to have surgery, qualification ends too early
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17 days before the match against Denmark, it is already known that Slovenia will be definitely weakened both in Copenhagen and three days later in the sold-out Stožice Stadium, where Kazakhstan will be hosted: the first one to go is unfortunately David Brekalo, who has already dropped out. On Sunday we reported that the defenceman was back on the ice, but he only wore a Viking jersey for 45 minutes in the last round of the Norwegian championship.
“The pain was too bad,” said David Brekalo, who had or still has problems with his abdominal wall. More than obviously, the rest did not save them, nor did the Viking send him back into the fire too quickly. Former member of the Ljubljana’s Bravo will now have to undergo a minor surgical procedure, although it will not keep him away from the football pitch for a long time, David Brekalo will still not be available to Slovenian selector Matjaz Kek.
David Brekalo, who has established himself as a standard member of the Slovenian national team’s starting eleven in the Euro 2024 qualifiers, has already missed the October matches against Finland and Northern Ireland due to injury. In his absence, Miha Blažič played alongside Jaka Bijol in the heart of the defence, and he is probably Kek’s defensive pick again.
Let’s add that some other Slovenian national team members have had problems in recent years. Erik Janža battles against time due to ankle problems, in last two races Sampdoria was missing Petar Stojanović, Sandi Lovrić has thankfully returned to the Udinese squad after minor muscle problems and will play against Monza.
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