Slovakia put in a decent performance four years ago at South Africa 2010 and many people could be expecting them to improve on that performance four years later.
These were the best World Cup bets on Slovakia at the most recent World Cup:
|Year||Stage of Exit|
|2010||Eliminated in Second Round|
|2006||Did Not Qualify|
|2002||Did Not Qualify|
|1998||Did Not Qualify|
|1994||Did Not Qualify|
|1990||Did Not Qualify|
Slovakia will have to qualify for the World Cup in the same manner as all the other European sides, most qualification groups will have six teams in and one team will qualify from each group. The eight runners up from the groups with six teams will compete for four spots in playoff games over two legs.
This is the Slovakia World Cup squad that were eliminated in the Second Round by tournament runners up Holland at the most recent World Cup.
|Goalkeepers||Jan Mucha (Legia Warsaw), Dusan Kuciak (Vaslui), Dusan Pernis (Dundee United)|
|Defenders||Peter Pekarik (Wolfsburg), Martin Petras (Cesena), Martin Skrtel (Liverpool), Jan Durica (Hannover), Radoslav Zabavnik (Mainz), Marek Cech (West Brom), Kornel Salate (Slovan Bratislava)|
|Midfielders||Kamil Kopunek (Spartak Trnava), Jan Kozak (Timisoara), Juraj Kucka (Sparta Prague), Marek Sapara (Ankaragucu), Marek Hamsik (Napoli), Vladimir Weiss (Manchester City), Miroslav Stoch (Chelsea), Zdeno Strba (Xanthi)|
|Forwards||Erik Jendrisek (Schalke), Robert Vittek (Ankaragucu), Martin Jakubko (Saturn Moscow), Filip Holosko (Besiktas), Stanislav Sestak (Bochum)|