Slovakia national under-21 football team

The Slovakia national under-21 football team, also known as Slovakia U21 controlled by the Slovak Football Association, is Slovakia's national under-21 football team and is considered to be a feeder team for the Slovakia national football team.

Slovakia U-21
Nickname(s)Repre[1]
Sokolíci (Little Falcons)[2]
AssociationSlovenský futbalový zväz
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachJaroslav Kentoš
Home stadiumŠtadión pod Zoborom
FIFA codeSVK
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Slovakia 0–3 France 
(Myjava, Slovakia; 6 September 1994)
Biggest win
 Malta 0–6 Slovakia 
(Valletta, Malta; 30 March 1997)
 Latvia 0–6 Slovakia 
(Riga, Latvia; 11 October 2011)
 Luxembourg 1–7 Slovakia 
(Ettelbruck, Luxembourg; 11 June 2013)
 Slovakia 6–0 Armenia 
(Žiar nad Hronom, Slovakia; 6 June 2019)
 Slovakia 6–0 Liechtenstein 
(Nitra, Slovakia; 17 November 2020)
Biggest defeat
4–0 defeats on three occasions
UEFA U-21 Championship
Appearances2 (first in 2000)
Best resultFourth place (2000)

European Under-21 Championship recordEdit

Year Round Position GP W D L GF GA
  1996 Did not Qualify
  1998 Did not Qualify
  2000 Semi-Final 4th 4 2 1 1 5 3
  2002 Did not Qualify
  2004 Did not Qualify
  2006 Did not Qualify
  2007 Did not Qualify
  2009 Did not Qualify
  2011 Did not Qualify
  2013 Did not Qualify
  2015 Did not Qualify
  2017 Group Stage 5th 3 2 0 1 6 3
   2019 Did not Qualify
   2021 Did not Qualify
Total 2/14 7 4 1 2 11 6

Key: GP: Games played, W: Wins, D: Draws, L: Losses, GF: Goals for, GA: Goals against

UEFA European Under-21 ChampionshipEdit

2023 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualificationEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification            
1   Spain 8 8 0 0 37 5 +32 24 Final tournament 3–2 3–0 8–0 7–1 4–1
2   Slovakia 8 5 0 3 18 10 +8 15 Play-offs 2–3 2–1 3–1 4–0 Canc.
3   Northern Ireland 8 2 1 5 8 18 −10 7 0–6 1–0 4–0 0–2 Canc.
4   Lithuania 8 2 1 5 7 22 −15 7 0–2 0–2 1–1 2–1 0–3
5   Malta 8 2 0 6 10 25 −15 6 0–5 1–3 4–1 1–3 Canc.
6   Russia[a] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Disqualified 1–0 3–0 1–0 Canc. 6–0
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
Notes:
  1. ^ On 28 February 2022, FIFA and UEFA suspended Russian national teams from all competitions due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.[3] On 2 May 2022, UEFA declared all of their results to be null and void.[4]

2023 UEFA European Under-21 Championship play-offsEdit

The four play-off winners qualify for the final tournament.

All times are CEST (UTC+2), as listed by UEFA (local times, if different, are in parentheses).

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Croatia   1   Denmark 23 September 2022 27 September 2022
Slovakia   2   Ukraine 23 September 2022 27 September 2022
Republic of Ireland   3   Israel 23 September 2022 27 September 2022
Iceland   4   Czech Republic 23 September 2022 27 September 2022

Results and fixturesEdit

2021Edit

3 September 2021 2023 UEFA EURO U21 Qualifying Slovakia   3–1   Lithuania Nitra, Slovakia
17:30 Kaprálik   24', 61'
Trusa   78' (pen.)
Report Dolžnikov   56' (pen.) Stadium: Štadión pod Zoborom
Attendance: 757
Referee: Kaspar Sjöberg (Sweden)
7 September 2021 2023 UEFA EURO U21 Qualifying Northern Ireland   1–0   Slovakia Lurgan, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
20:30 Galbraith   78' (pen.) Report Stadium: Mourneview Park
Attendance: 397
Referee: Vilhjalmur Thorarinsson (Iceland)
8 October 2021 2023 UEFA EURO U21 Qualifying Spain   3–2   Slovakia Seville, Spain
20:45 Guillamón   78'
Gómez   80' (pen.)
Miranda   88' (pen.)
Report Bernát   19'
Lichý   71'
Stadium: Estadio de La Cartuja
Attendance: 4,200
Referee: Kevin Clancy (Scotland)
12 October 2021 2023 UEFA EURO U21 Qualifying Slovakia   4–0   Malta Nitra, Slovakia
16:30 Trusa   23', 64', 81' (pen.)
Kadák   36'
Report Stadium: Štadión pod Zoborom
Attendance: 468
Referee: Eldorjan Hamiti (Albania)
12 November 2021 2023 UEFA EURO U21 Qualifying Russia   3–0   Slovakia Khimki, Russia
Khlusevich   34'
Agalarov   45+1'
Suleymanov   82'
Report Stadium: Arena Khimki
Attendance: 296
Referee: Peter Kjaersgaard (Denmark)
16 November 2021 2023 UEFA EURO U21 Qualifying Lithuania   0–2   Slovakia Alytus, Lithuania
17:30 Report Trusa   12'
Kaprálik   55'
Stadium: SRC Alytus
Attendance: 172
Referee: Haris Kaljanac (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

2022Edit

25 March 2022 2023 UEFA EURO U21 Qualifying Slovakia   2–1   Northern Ireland Žilina, Slovakia
16:00 Trusa   37'
Kadák   86' (pen.)
Report Johnston   61' Stadium: Štadión pod Dubňom
Attendance: 1,377
Referee: Visar Kastrati (Kosovo)
29 March 2022 2023 UEFA EURO U21 Qualifying Slovakia   2–3   Spain Žilina, Slovakia
16:00 Bernát   38' (pen.)
Nebyla   90+1'
Report Gil   4'
Gómez   66'
Navarro   81'
Stadium: Štadión pod Dubňom
Attendance: 3,024
Referee: Christopher Jäger (Austria)
3 June 2022 2023 UEFA EURO U21 Qualifying Malta   1–3   Slovakia Ta' Qali, Malta
18:30 Attard   4' Report Pokorný   45+3'
Iľko   90+2', 90+7'
Stadium: Centenary Stadium
Referee: Snir Levy (Israel)
7 June 2022 2023 UEFA EURO U21 Qualifying Slovakia   Cancelled   Russia Senec, Slovakia
Report Stadium: NTC Senec
7 June 2022 International Friendly Slovakia   4–3   Romania Senec, Slovakia
17:30 Tučný   17'
Vojtko   53' (pen.)
Kelemen   80'
Kaprálik   83'
Report Marković   24', 48'
Corbu   33'
Stadium: NTC Senec
Attendance: 375
Referee: Pavel Orel (Czech Republic)

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Ľubomír Belko (2002-02-04) 4 February 2002 (age 20) 6 0   Žilina
1GK Ivan Krajčírik (2000-06-15) 15 June 2000 (age 22) 7 0   Ružomberok
1GK Richard Ludha (2000-11-08) 8 November 2000 (age 21) 3 0   Železiarne Podbrezová

2DF Mikuláš Bakaľa (2001-01-04) 4 January 2001 (age 21) 1 0   Železiarne Podbrezová
2DF Samuel Ďatko (2001-06-24) 24 June 2001 (age 21) 1 0   Železiarne Podbrezová
2DF Sebastian Kóša (2003-09-13) 13 September 2003 (age 19) 6 0   Spartak Trnava
2DF Ivan Mesík (2001-06-01) 1 June 2001 (age 21) 15 1   Odd
2DF Tomáš Nemčík (2001-04-19) 19 April 2001 (age 21) 12 0   Žilina
2DF Adam Obert (2002-10-23) 23 October 2002 (age 19) 7 0   Cagliari
2DF Samuel Suľa (2000-04-12) 12 April 2000 (age 22) 6 0   ViOn Zlaté Moravce
2DF Matúš Vojtko (2000-10-05) 5 October 2000 (age 21) 14 1   Gorica

3MF Adam Goljan (2001-04-15) 15 April 2001 (age 21) 13 1   Sparta Prague
3MF Jakub Kadák (2000-12-14) 14 December 2000 (age 21) 17 4   Luzern
3MF Samuel Lavrinčík (2001-07-10) 10 July 2001 (age 21) 4 0   AS Trenčín
3MF Filip Lichý (2001-01-25) 25 January 2001 (age 21) 10 1   Ružomberok
3MF Patrik Myslovič (2001-05-28) 28 May 2001 (age 21) 6 0   Žilina
3MF Peter Pokorný (2001-08-08) 8 August 2001 (age 21) 20 2   MOL Fehérvár
3MF Tomáš Suslov (2002-06-07) 7 June 2002 (age 20) 2 0   FC Groningen
3MF Dominik Veselovský (2002-07-19) 19 July 2002 (age 20) 0 0   DAC Dunajská Streda

4FW Roland Galčík (2001-07-30) 30 July 2001 (age 21) 11 1   Žilina
4FW Adrián Kaprálik (2002-06-10) 10 June 2002 (age 20) 15 6   Žilina
4FW David Strelec (2001-04-04) 4 April 2001 (age 21) 11 5   Spezia
4FW Matej Trusa (2000-11-29) 29 November 2000 (age 21) 13 9   Hradec Králové

Recent call-upsEdit

The following players have also been called up to the Slovakia U21 squad in the past 12 months and remain eligible to play for the U21 team.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Michal Kukučka (2002-04-12) 12 April 2002 (age 20) 0 0   AS Trenčín v.   Romania, 7 June 2022ALT

DF Peter Kováčik (2001-12-01) 1 December 2001 (age 20) 11 0   Železiarne Podbrezová v.   Romania, 7 June 2022
DF Matúš Malý (2001-07-11) 11 July 2001 (age 21) 3 0   Ružomberok v.   Romania, 7 June 2022
DF Simeon Kohút (2002-02-27) 27 February 2002 (age 20) 0 0   Petržalka v.   Romania, 7 June 2022ALT
DF Patrik Leitner (2002-02-07) 7 February 2002 (age 20) 0 0   Žilina v.   Romania, 7 June 2022ALT
DF Mário Mihál (2001-02-27) 27 February 2001 (age 21) 0 0   Tatran Liptovský Mikuláš v.   Romania, 7 June 2022ALT
DF Marcel Vasiľ (2001-02-09) 9 February 2001 (age 21) 0 0   Bruk-Bet Termalica Nieciecza v.   Romania, 7 June 2022ALT
DF Dominik Javorček (2002-11-02) 2 November 2002 (age 19) 2 0   Žilina v.   Lithuania, 16 November 2021ALT

MF Patrik Iľko (2001-02-16) 16 February 2001 (age 21) 7 3   Žilina v.   Romania, 7 June 2022
MF Adam Tučný (2002-05-21) 21 May 2002 (age 20) 4 1   Ružomberok v.   Romania, 7 June 2022
MF Tomáš Rigo (2002-07-03) 3 July 2002 (age 20) 1 0   Sellier & Bellot Vlašim v.   Romania, 7 June 2022
MF Sebastian Nebyla (2001-01-25) 25 January 2001 (age 21) 11 2   DAC Dunajská Streda v.   Romania, 7 June 2022
MF Martin Šviderský (2002-10-04) 4 October 2002 (age 19) 8 0   Almería v.   Romania, 7 June 2022ALT
MF Oliver Luterán (2001-09-06) 6 September 2001 (age 21) 0 0   Ružomberok v.   Romania, 7 June 2022ALT
MF Filip Mráz (2001-05-19) 19 May 2001 (age 21) 0 0   Žilina v.   Romania, 7 June 2022ALT
MF Matúš Begala (2001-04-07) 7 April 2001 (age 21) 0 0   Zemplín Michalovce v.   Romania, 7 June 2022ALT
MF Ján Bernát (2001-01-10) 10 January 2001 (age 21) 19 5   Westerlo v.   Spain, 29 March 2022
MF Miroslav GonoINJ (2000-11-01) 1 November 2000 (age 21) 13 1   Žilina v.   Spain, 29 March 2022
MF Adam Gaži (2003-03-01) 1 March 2003 (age 19) 0 0   AS Trenčín v.   Lithuania, 16 November 2021ALT
MF Fares Shudeiwa (2002-05-11) 11 May 2002 (age 20) 0 0   Vysočina Jihlava v.   Malta, 12 October 2021ALT

FW Tomáš Bobček (2001-09-08) 8 September 2001 (age 21) 3 0   Ružomberok v.   Romania, 7 June 2022
FW Stanislav Olejník (2002-03-31) 31 March 2002 (age 20) 0 0   Spartak Myjava v.   Romania, 7 June 2022ALT
FW Lukáš Letenay (2001-04-19) 19 April 2001 (age 21) 0 0   AS Trenčín v.   Romania, 7 June 2022ALT
FW Matej Franko (2001-02-14) 14 February 2001 (age 21) 0 0   Dukla Banská Bystrica v.   Romania, 7 June 2022ALT
FW Timotej Jambor (2003-04-04) 4 April 2003 (age 19) 0 0   Žilina v.   Lithuania, 16 November 2021ALT
  • INJ Withdrew/Unavailable due to an injury or an illness.
  • ALT Alternate – replaces a member of the squad in case of injury/unavailability

Past squadsEdit

Managerial historyEdit

Head Coach Assistant Years
  Milan Lešický   Jozef Štafura 1993–1997
  Jozef Barmoš   Bohumil Andrejko 1997–1998
  Dušan Radolský   Bohumil Andrejko 1998–2000
  Stanislav Griga   Vladimír Goffa 2000–2001
  Mikuláš Komanický   Ján Švehlík 2002–2003
  Ladislav Jurkemik   Ján Gabriel 2004
  Jozef Bubenko   Ján Gabriel 2004–2005
  Ladislav Petráš   Karol Brezík 2006
  Jozef Barmoš   Jozef Vukušič
  Viliam Hýravý
  Roland Praj
2007–2008
  Boris Kitka   Jozef Daňko 2009–2010
  Ľubomír Nosický   Peter Nemečkay 2010
  Ivan Galád   Norbert Hrnčár 2011–2014
  Pavel Hapal   Oto Brunegraf 2015–2018
  Oto Brunegraf none 2018
  Adrián Guľa   Marián Zimen 2018–2019
  Jaroslav Kentoš   Tibor Goljan 2019–

Other youth recordEdit

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Prezývka slovenských reprezentantov? Suchá". aktualne.sk. Retrieved 10 June 2010.
  2. ^ "SLOVENSKÍ SOKOLI". futbalsfz.sk. Archived from the original on 9 August 2016. Retrieved 1 June 2016.
  3. ^ "FIFA/UEFA suspend Russian clubs and national teams from all competitions". fifa.com. FIFA. 28 February 2022. Retrieved 1 April 2022.
  4. ^ "UEFA decisions for upcoming competitions relating to the ongoing suspension of Russian national teams and clubs". uefa.com. UEFA. 2 May 2022. Retrieved 2 May 2022.
  5. ^ "Tréner Kentoš nominoval na baráž proti Ukrajine 23 hráčov: Len pod tlakom sa ukazuje kvalita" (in Slovak). Slovenský Futbalový Zväz. 13 September 2022. Retrieved 22 September 2022.

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