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Slovenia announce final 26-man squad for Euro 2024; Benjamin Sesko included

Published at :May 28, 2024 at 3:03 PM
Modified at :June 8, 2024 at 5:40 PM
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Goalkeeper Jan Oblak will be leading his nation

The Slovenia national football team have unveiled their 26-man roster for next month’s Euro 2024. Matjaz Kek who has been on the touchlines of the nation since 2018 will be taking Slovenia into the Euro after their more than two decades of absence in the competition.

The team will be using Wuppertal as their base camp. Wuppertal is a city in the western part of Germany. The Euro 2024 will run from 15 June to 15 July, and as long as their journey into the competition continues this will be their home.

To come here, Slovenia had to qualify from Group H of the UEFA European Championship Qualifiers. They managed to do just that, losing just two games out of the 10 played. The Dragons lost out on the leader’s spot in Group H just because Denmark had a better goal difference.

With a second-place finish in the UEFA Euro qualifiers granting them a slot in the final event, we now see them in Group C of the main event. The Euro 2024 Group C has – Slovenia, England, Serbia and Denmark. Before competing in the Euro, the national football team of Slovenia will be participating in two friendlies, against Armenia and Bulgaria.

They did stun Portugal by 2-0 in a friendly in March, marking them as a dangerous outfit. Jan Oblak will wear the captain’s armband while taking on the pitch as Slovenia’s goalkeeper. With Oblak in the back, Matjaz Kek’s side is likely to unleash Benjamin Sesko and Josip Ilicic in the attack at every chance possible.

Slovenia’s 26-man squad for Euro 2024:

Goalkeepers: Jan Oblak (Atletico Madrid), Vid Belec (APOEL), Igor Vekic (Vejle)

Defenders: Petar Stojanovic (Sampdoria), Jaka Bijol (Udinese), Miha Blazic (Lech Poznan), Jure Balkovec (Alanyaspor), Zan Karnicnik (Celje), David Brekalo (Orlando City), Erik Janza (Gornik Zabrze), Vanja Drkusic (Sochi)

Midfielders: Timi Max Elsnik (Olimpija Ljubljana), Jasmin Kurtic (Sudtirol), Benjamin Verbic (Panathinaikos), Sandi Lovric (Udinese), Adam Gnezda Cerin (Panathinaikos), Jon Gorenc Stankovic (Sturm Graz), Tomi Horvat (Sturm Graz), Adrian Zeljkovic (Spartak Trnava), Nino Zugelj (Bodo/Glimt)

Forwards: Josip Ilicic (Maribor), Andraz Sporar (Panathinaikos), Benjamin Sesko (RB Leipzig), Zan Celar (Lugano), Jan Mlakar (Pisa), Zan Viptonik (Bordeaux)

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