Football in Slovakia

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Football in Slovakia
Country Slovakia
Governing body Slovakia Football Association
National team Slovakia
First played 1863
National competitions
Club competitions
International competitions

Slovakia has participated in international football as an independent nation ever since 1993 when Czechoslovakia was divided into two new states.[1][2][3] Slovakia qualified to the World Cup for the first time in 2010, where the side upset perennial power Italy and lost in the Round of 16,[4][5] they qualified for the UEFA European Championships for the first time since independence in 2016. Football is the most popular sport in the Slovak Republic.

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  1. ^ "Slovakia harnessing women's talent". 2013-03-07. Retrieved 2013-12-02. 
  2. ^ "Debutant Slovakia will be a surprise package". The Hindu. 2010-05-31. Retrieved 2013-12-02. 
  3. ^ Grove, Daryl (2010-06-04). "It's soccer vs. hockey in Slovakia | Daryl Grove - Yahoo News". Retrieved 2013-12-02. 
  4. ^ Fletcher, Paul (1970-01-01). "Slovakia 3-2 Italy". BBC News. Retrieved 2013-12-02. 
  5. ^ "Slovakia 3-2 Italy | World Cup 2010 match report | Football". The Guardian. Retrieved 2013-12-02.