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Slovenia women's national football team

The Slovenia women's national football team (Slovene: Slovenska ženska nogometna reprezentanca) represents Slovenia in international women's football competition and is controlled by the Football Association of Slovenia. They played their first match in 1993 after the split of Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia in 1991. Before that, Slovenian players played for the Yugoslav national team.

Slovenia
Shirt badge/Association crest
AssociationFootball Association of Slovenia
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachBorut Jarc
CaptainMateja Zver
FIFA codeSVN
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 52 Increase 3 (29 March 2019)[1]
Highest51 (December 2008)
Lowest75 (December 2004)
First international
 Slovenia 0–10 England 
(Ljubljana, Slovenia; 25 September 1993)
Biggest win
 North Macedonia 0–9  Slovenia
(Skopje, Macedonia; 3 June 2016)
Biggest defeat
 Spain 17–0 Slovenia Slovenia
(Palamós, Spain; 20 March 1994)

Contents

HistoryEdit

Slovenia made its official debut on 25 September 1993 against England in the qualifying for the 1995 European Championship. They lost all six qualifiers with a 0–60 goal average, including a record 17–0 loss against Spain. After this Slovenia didn't take part in official competitions for more than a decade.

They returned in 2005 for the 2007 World Cup qualification, where they didn't have options to qualify since back then a two-division format with promotions and relegations was held and they started in the lower category. For the 2009 European Championship the two divisions were merged into one, and Slovenia made it to the play-offs as one of the four best 3rd-ranked teams, their biggest success to date. There they were knocked out by Ukraine by a 0–5 aggregate.

In the 2011 World Cup and 2013 European Championship qualifiers Slovenia ended fourth out of five teams, with 6 and 4 points respectively.

World Cup recordEdit

World Cup Finals
Year Result GP W D* L GF GA GD
  1991 Part of   Yugoslavia
  1995 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
  1999 Did Not Enter - - - - - - -
  2003 Did Not Enter - - - - - - -
  2007 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
  2011 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
  2015 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
  2019 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
Total 0/8 - - - - - - -
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

20 players called up for the Istria Cup from 2–7 March[2][3]

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Eva Vamberger (1995-02-10) 10 February 1995 (age 24) 2 0   Fundación Albacete
12 1GK Sonja Čevnik (1990-12-12) 12 December 1990 (age 28) 13 0   ŽNK Radomlje

5 2DF Evelina Kos (1996-10-21) 21 October 1996 (age 22) 6 1   ŽNK Olimpija Ljubljana
6 2DF Anisa Rola (1994-05-24) 24 May 1994 (age 25) 24 0   ŽNK Maribor
7 2DF Kristina Erman (1993-06-28) 28 June 1993 (age 25) 25 1   PSV
9 2DF Manja Benak (1989-02-07) 7 February 1989 (age 30) 26 0   ŽNK Olimpija Ljubljana
16 2DF Kaja Eržen (1994-08-21) 21 August 1994 (age 24) 28 3   U.P.C. Tavagnacco

19 3MF Katja Nežmah (1992-11-25) 25 November 1992 (age 26) 6 0   LUV Graz
13 3MF Lara Ivanuša (1997-01-09) 9 January 1997 (age 22) 8 2   Glasgow City F.C.
2 3MF Manja Rogan (1995-10-22) 22 October 1995 (age 23) 11 1   ŽNK Pomurje
3 3MF Maruša Sevšek (1995-02-12) 12 February 1995 (age 24) 7 0   U.P.C. Tavagnacco
4 3MF Lucija Kos (1995-04-18) 18 April 1995 (age 24) 6 0   ŽNK Pomurje
8 3MF Mateja Zver (Captain) (1988-03-15) 15 March 1988 (age 31) 36 10   FSK St. Pölten-Spratzern
10 3MF Dominika Čonč (1993-01-01) 1 January 1993 (age 26) 20 0   Málaga
11 3MF Lara Prašnikar (1998-08-08) 8 August 1998 (age 20) 16 8   ŽNK Rudar Škale
15 3MF Barbara Kralj (1994-01-05) 5 January 1994 (age 25) 21 3   ŽNK Radomlje
17 3MF Urška Žganec (1991-06-03) 3 June 1991 (age 28) 29 1   ŽNK Olimpija Ljubljana
18 3MF Tjaša Tibaut (1989-02-09) 9 February 1989 (age 30) 33 6   ŽNK Pomurje

20 4FW Larissa Šoronda (1995-10-15) 15 October 1995 (age 23) 1 0   ŽNK Rudar Škale
14 4FW Špela Kolbl (1998-03-13) 13 March 1998 (age 21) 14 0   ŽNK Pomurje

Recent call-upsEdit

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Lucija Mori (1988-01-31) 31 January 1988 (age 31)   ŽNK Olimpija v.  Iceland; 26 October 2015

DF Špela Rozmarič (1998-01-13) 13 January 1998 (age 21)   ŽNK Pomurje v.  Serbia; 27 August 2015
DF Ines Špelič (1989-01-27) 27 January 1989 (age 30)   ŽNK Olimpija v.  Serbia; 27 August 2015
DF Kaja Jerina (1992-09-11) 11 September 1992 (age 26)   ŽNK Jevnica v.  Hungary; 11 June 2015
DF Tina Marolt (1996-03-02) 2 March 1996 (age 23)   Louisville Cardinals v.  Republic of Ireland; 20 August 2014

MF Nina Predanič (1997-05-28) 28 May 1997 (age 22)   ŽNK Radomlje v.  Iceland; 26 October 2015
MF Zala Gomboc (1995-12-11) 11 December 1995 (age 23)   ŽNK Rudar Škale v.  Iceland; 26 October 2015
MF Pamela Begić (1994-10-12) 12 October 1994 (age 24)   Florida Gators v.  Scotland; 22 September 2015
MF Petra Pasar (1985-01-28) 28 January 1985 (age 34)   ŽNK Ankaran Hrvatini v.  Scotland; 22 September 2015
MF Anja Prša (1994-06-09) 9 June 1994 (age 25)   ŽNK Pomurje v.  Serbia; 27 August 2015
MF Živa Hanžič   ŽNK Maribor v.  Hungary; 11 June 2015
MF Vanja Šiljak (1995-02-20) 20 February 1995 (age 24)   Velesovo v.  Slovakia; 17 September 2014
MF Sara Ketiš (1996-09-16) 16 September 1996 (age 22)   Tennessee–Martin Skyhawks v.  Republic of Ireland; 20 August 2014
MF Anja Milenkovič (1982-06-23) 23 June 1982 (age 36)   LUV Graz v.  Russia; 14 June 2014

FW Andreja Nikl (1985-11-05) 5 November 1985 (age 33)   ŽNK Pomurje v.  Serbia; 27 August 2015
FW Lucija Grad (1983-10-22) 22 October 1983 (age 35)   Carinthians Soccer Women v.  Slovakia; 17 September 2014
FW Martina Potrč (1991-11-06) 6 November 1991 (age 27)   LUV Graz v.  Russia; 14 June 2014

Notes:

  • Position legend: GK=goalkeeper; DF=Defender; MF=Midfielder; FW=Forward.

ResultsEdit

Official competitionsEdit

Competition Stage Opponent Result Scorers
1995 UEFA Euro
qualification
First stage   England
  Belgium
  Spain
0–10 0–10
0–7 0–8
0–17 0–8
2007 FIFA World Cup
UEFA qualification
Regular stage
(Class B)
  Bosnia and Herzegovina
  Croatia
  Malta
2–0 6–1
5–3 3–0
4–1 3–1
Nikl 3, Milenkovič 2, Vais 2, Petrovič
Vais 5, Milenkovič, Nikl, Zver
Maleševič 2, Nikl 2, Vais 2, Grad
2009 UEFA Euro
qualification
First stage   Serbia
  France
  Iceland
  Greece
0–5 3–0
0–6 0–2
2–1 0–5
3–1 6–4
Zver 3
0
Benak, Milenkovič
Zver 4, Milkovič 2, Benak, Maleševič, Petrovič
Play-offs   Ukraine 0–3 0–2
2011 FIFA World Cup
UEFA qualification
First stage   Italy
  Finland
  Armenia
  Portugal
0–8 0–6
0–3 1–4
5–1 1–0
0–4 0–1
0
Zver
Milenkovič 2, Zver 2, Tibaut, Vrabel
0
2013 UEFA Euro
qualification
First stage   England
  Serbia
  Croatia
  Netherlands
0–4 0–4
1–2 0–3
3–3 1–0
0–2 1–3
0
o.g.
Eržen, Vrabel, Žganec
Zver
2015 FIFA World Cup
UEFA qualification
First stage   Slovakia
  Germany
  Republic of Ireland
  Russia
3–1
0–13 0–4
0–3
1–4
Nikl, Zver, + 1 o.g.
0
0
Jerina

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola Women's World Ranking". FIFA. 29 March 2019. Retrieved 29 March 2019.
  2. ^ http://www.nzs.si/novice/2016-03-01-Zenska-reprezentanca-na-turnir-v-Umag
  3. ^ http://www.ussoccer.com/stories/2016/03/02/18/13/160302-u23wnt-defeats-slovenia-wnt-at-istria-cup-in-croatia

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