The lineup for Kazakhstan is known: Coach Matjaž Kek is sending out the eleven players who proved themselves to be a force during the Euro qualifiers!
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One hour before the match at the sold-out Stožice Arena, the 11 players who will play in the Slovenia will try to make their first appearance in a major competition in 13 years. Although there have been public rumours and suggestions that the Matjaž Kek will serve up a surprise in the starting eleven (Delo announced Jon Gorenc Stanković and Jasmin Kurtić), the selector remained true to his principles and above all to the players who have led Slovenia to the point where it is on the brink of Euro 2024.
Matjaž Kek has indeed opted for a tried and tested squad, 11 players who have proven themselves as the core of the Slovenian national team in these qualifiers. The goal will be defended by captain Jan Oblak, and the line in front of him will consist of Žan Karničnik, Miha Blažič, Jaka Bijol and Erik Janža.
Petar Stojanović, who did not play in Denmark, returns on the right wing, while Jan Mlakar will play on the left. The evergreen Adam Gnezda Cerin will play in the heart of the midfield, as well as the slightly fed-up Timi Max Elšnik, who got the edge over Kurtić and Gorenc Stanković no matter what.
And the attack? The most powerful, the most dangerous and the most effective – Benjamin Šeško and Andraž Šporar!
Don’t forget – we start at 20.45. Let’s go, Slovenia!
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