The Arabs have the money, the Slovenians have the talent: Youth national team wins Slovenia Nations Cup opening match
In Saudi Arabia, they can afford to buy the best and most expensive football players in the world. But it will obviously be some time before they can boast quality home-grown players. For now, however, the situation is such that Saudi Arabia was more often than not on the back foot for the entire opening round of the Slovenia Nations Cup. Slovenia outplayed them and defeated them by a high score. In Brežice it ended 3:0 for the squad led from the selector’s bench by Anton Žlogar.
Slovenia scored their first goal in the 21st minute. Aldin Jakupovic scored with a well-timed shot after a quick action and a nice pass to the right side of the penalty area. Youth Up Olimpija was also accurate in the 33. In the first minute, he was in the right place after a deflected ball by the visiting goalkeeper. Slovenia scored the third goal after a playful action in the 63rd minute. minutes. After a break down the right wing, the ball was met by Jaka Čuber Potočnik, who routinely scored for 3:0.
FIGURE OF SLOVENIA: Štrasberger, Benkić (from 46′ Hrvatin), Poredoš (from 46′ Golič), Malić (from 46′ Hemt), Trdan (from 46′ Silajdžić), Topalović (from 46′ Selan), Mlakar (from 46′ Čuber Potočnik), Brkić (from 46′ Kojić), Bendra (from 46′ Dvoršak), Jakupović (from 46′ Štefanec), Mačak (from 46′ Malenšek). Selector: Anton Žlogar.
It would be unfair to say that Saudi Arabia did not have its chances. She had them, including a goal that was not overturned by the referees. Well, in the end it’s the goals that count, and in this case the result shows without a doubt which side had the quality… Slovenia will play Mexico on Saturday and then Iceland next week.
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