Qualification for the U21 European Championship: the Slovenian national team will play the French, who are the favourites to win the group, in Koper
After the opening round, the Slovenian national youth team is leading the Group H standings for the 2025 European Under-21 Championship in Slovakia. The national team, led by Milenko Aćimović, wins 2-1 against Bosnia and Herzegovina. Tjaš Begić and Tio Cipot scored for Slovenia, and Admir Bristrić, a football player, scored for BiH.
Slovenia will continue their qualification today against France, who played a friendly against Denmark, beating them 4-1. Kjelder Rasmussen scored for Denmark and Johann Lepenant, Rayan Cherki and Elye Wahi scored twice for France. The two teams have competed nine times. France has won six times and three games have ended in draws, so France is probably the favourite. The match will start at 18. 1:00 at the Bonifika Stadium in Koper, with live coverage on Sportklub 1.
“We know it will be a very tough game. The French have a very good team, so we will have to be solid in our block, aggressive on the ball. On the other hand, we will have to take advantage of the opportunities, knowing that there will not be many of them, so we will have to be focused,” said Slovenian midfielder Svit Sešlar before the match against the French.
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added: “The best prelude to the France game is a win against Bosnia and Herzegovina, which has a very good national team. We were behind, but the boys managed to turn it around. It is the result that gives the most confidence and the boys can’t wait for the next game. We have looked at the French, they are similarly aged players, we have analysed them, we have seen where they are good. They have top players and a top team, one of the biggest names in football on the bench, but we will not just let them take points here.”
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