Slovenia women's national football team

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Association Nogometna zveza Slovenije (NZS)
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Borut Jarc
Captain Mateja Zver
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FIFA ranking
Current 55 Decrease2.svg 1 (7 December 2018) [1]
Highest51 (December 2008)
Lowest75 (December 2004)
First international
Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia 0–10 England  Flag of England.svg
(Ljubljana, Slovenia; 25 September 1993)
Biggest win
Flag of Macedonia.svg  Macedonia 0–9 Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
(Skopje, Macedonia; 3 June 2016)
Biggest defeat
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 17–0 Slovenia Flag of Slovenia.svg
(Palamós, Spain; 20 March 1994)

The Slovenia women's national football team is the national football team of Slovenia 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 republic in Central Europe

Slovenia, officially the Republic of Slovenia, is a sovereign state located in southern Central Europe at a crossroads of important European cultural and trade routes. It is bordered by Italy to the west, Austria to the north, Hungary to the northeast, Croatia to the southeast, and the Adriatic Sea to the southwest. It covers 20,273 square kilometers (7,827 sq mi) and has a population of 2.07 million. One of the successor states of the former Yugoslavia, Slovenia is a parliamentary republic and a member of the United Nations, of the European Union, and of NATO. The capital and largest city is Ljubljana.

Football Association of Slovenia governing body of association football in Slovenia

The Football Association of Slovenia is the governing body of football in Slovenia. It organizes the first division, second division, third division, Slovenian Cup, Slovenian Women's League, and other competitions. It is also responsible for the Slovenia national football team and the Slovenia women's national football team. It was founded as Ljubljana Football Subassociation on 23 April 1920.

Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia socialist republic in Southeast Europe between 1943 and 1992

The Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia was a country located in central and Southeastern Europe that existed from its foundation in the aftermath of World War II until its dissolution in 1992 amid the Yugoslav Wars. Covering an area of 255,804 km², the SFRY was bordered by the Adriatic Sea and Italy to the west, Austria and Hungary to the north, Bulgaria and Romania to the east, and Albania and Greece to the south.

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History

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.

The England women's national football team has been governed by the Football Association (FA) since 1993, having been previously administered by the Women's Football Association (WFA). England played its first international match in November 1972 against Scotland. Although most national football teams represent a sovereign state, as a member of the United Kingdom's Home Nations, England is permitted by FIFA statutes to maintain its own national side that competes in all major tournaments, with the exception of the Women's Olympic Football Tournament.

The 1995 UEFA Women's Championship, also referred to as Women's Euro 1995 was a football tournament that happened between 1993 and 1995. The final game was held in Germany. The UEFA Women's Championship is a regular tournament involving European national teams from countries affiliated to UEFA, the European governing body, who have qualified for the competition. The competition aims to determine which national women's team is the best in Europe.

The Spain women's national football team represents Spain in international women's football since 1980, and is controlled by the Royal Spanish Football Federation, the governing body for football in Spain.

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 UEFA qualification for the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup, the 25 teams belonging to the First Category of European women's football were drawn into five groups, from which the group winners qualified for the World Cup finals. The qualifiers begun on 9 July 2005 and concluded on 30 September 2006, with five teams qualified: Denmark, England, Germany, Norway and Sweden. Of these, the latter three had qualified for the 2003 World Cup, while Denmark and England qualified over France and Russia.

Qualifying for UEFA Women's Euro 2009 determined which 11 teams joined Finland, the hosts of the 2009 tournament, to play for the UEFA Women's Championship.

The Ukraine women's national football team represents Ukraine in international women's football. The team is administered by the Football Federation of Ukraine. The team has been playing since August 1993. The first major tournament they played in was the UEFA Women's Euro 2009 in Finland. Their most recent competition is qualification for the UEFA Women's Euro 2017.

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

In the UEFA qualification for 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup, 41 entrants were drawn into eight groups, from which the group winners advanced to a play-off round. The four winners of the play-off round advanced directly to join Germany in the finals tournament, while the four play-off losers played two further knock-out rounds to determine a nation to play-off with the third-placed CONCACAF nation for a finals place.

The Qualifying rounds for the UEFA Women's Euro 2013 determined which 11 teams joined Sweden, the hosts of the 2013 tournament, to play for the UEFA Women's Championship.

World Cup record

World Cup Finals
YearResultGPWD*LGFGAGD
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 1991 Part of Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia
Flag of Sweden.svg 1995 Did Not Qualify-------
Flag of the United States.svg 1999 Did Not Enter-------
Flag of the United States.svg 2003 Did Not Enter-------
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 2007 Did Not Qualify-------
Flag of Germany.svg 2011 Did Not Qualify-------
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg 2015 Did Not Qualify-------
Flag of France.svg 2019 Did Not Qualify-------
Total0/8-------
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

Players

Current squad

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

No.Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClub
11 GK Eva Vamberger (1995-02-10) 10 February 1995 (age 24)20 Flag of Spain.svg Fundación Albacete
121 GK Sonja Čevnik (1990-12-12) 12 December 1990 (age 28)130 Flag of Slovenia.svg ŽNK Radomlje

52 DF Evelina Kos (1996-10-21) 21 October 1996 (age 22)61 Flag of Slovenia.svg ŽNK Olimpija Ljubljana
62 DF Anisa Rola (1994-05-24) 24 May 1994 (age 24)240 Flag of Slovenia.svg ŽNK Maribor
72 DF Kristina Erman (1993-06-28) 28 June 1993 (age 25)251 Flag of the Netherlands.svg PSV
92 DF Manja Benak (1989-02-07) 7 February 1989 (age 30)260 Flag of Slovenia.svg ŽNK Olimpija Ljubljana
162 DF Kaja Eržen (1994-08-21) 21 August 1994 (age 24)283 Flag of Italy.svg U.P.C. Tavagnacco

193 MF Katja Nežmah (1992-11-25) 25 November 1992 (age 26)60 Flag of Austria.svg LUV Graz
133 MF Lara Ivanuša (1997-01-09) 9 January 1997 (age 22)82 Flag of Scotland.svg Glasgow City F.C.
23 MF Manja Rogan (1995-10-22) 22 October 1995 (age 23)111 Flag of Slovenia.svg ŽNK Pomurje
33 MF Maruša Sevšek (1995-02-12) 12 February 1995 (age 24)70 Flag of Italy.svg U.P.C. Tavagnacco
43 MF Lucija Kos (1995-04-18) 18 April 1995 (age 23)60 Flag of Slovenia.svg ŽNK Pomurje
83 MF Mateja Zver (Captain) (1988-03-15) 15 March 1988 (age 30)3610 Flag of Austria.svg FSK St. Pölten-Spratzern
103 MF Dominika Čonč (1993-01-01) 1 January 1993 (age 26)200 Flag of Spain.svg Málaga
113 MF Lara Prašnikar (1998-08-08) 8 August 1998 (age 20)168 Flag of Slovenia.svg ŽNK Rudar Škale
153 MF Barbara Kralj (1994-01-05) 5 January 1994 (age 25)213 Flag of Slovenia.svg ŽNK Radomlje
173 MF Urška Žganec (1991-06-03) 3 June 1991 (age 27)291 Flag of Slovenia.svg ŽNK Olimpija Ljubljana
183 MF Tjaša Tibaut (1989-02-09) 9 February 1989 (age 30)336 Flag of Slovenia.svg ŽNK Pomurje

204 FW Larissa Šoronda (1995-10-15) 15 October 1995 (age 23)10 Flag of Slovenia.svg ŽNK Rudar Škale
144 FW Špela Kolbl (1998-03-13) 13 March 1998 (age 20)140 Flag of Slovenia.svg ŽNK Pomurje

Recent call-ups

Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClubLatest call-up
GK Lucija Mori (1988-01-31) 31 January 1988 (age 31) Flag of Slovenia.svg ŽNK Olimpija v.Flag of Iceland.svg  Iceland; 26 October 2015

DF Špela Rozmarič (1998-01-13) 13 January 1998 (age 21) Flag of Slovenia.svg ŽNK Pomurje v.Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia; 27 August 2015
DF Ines Špelič (1989-01-27) 27 January 1989 (age 30) Flag of Slovenia.svg ŽNK Olimpija v.Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia; 27 August 2015
DF Kaja Jerina (1992-09-11) 11 September 1992 (age 26) Flag of Slovenia.svg ŽNK Jevnica v.Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary; 11 June 2015
DF Tina Marolt (1996-03-02) 2 March 1996 (age 22) Flag of the United States.svg Louisville Cardinals v.Flag of Ireland.svg  Republic of Ireland; 20 August 2014

MF Nina Predanič (1997-05-28) 28 May 1997 (age 21) Flag of Slovenia.svg ŽNK Radomlje v.Flag of Iceland.svg  Iceland; 26 October 2015
MF Zala Gomboc (1995-12-11) 11 December 1995 (age 23) Flag of Slovenia.svg ŽNK Rudar Škale v.Flag of Iceland.svg  Iceland; 26 October 2015
MF Pamela Begić (1994-10-12) 12 October 1994 (age 24) Flag of the United States.svg Florida Gators v.Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland; 22 September 2015
MF Petra Pasar (1985-01-28) 28 January 1985 (age 34) Flag of Slovenia.svg ŽNK Ankaran Hrvatini v.Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland; 22 September 2015
MF Anja Prša (1994-06-09) 9 June 1994 (age 24) Flag of Slovenia.svg ŽNK Pomurje v.Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia; 27 August 2015
MF Živa Hanžič Flag of Slovenia.svg ŽNK Maribor v.Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary; 11 June 2015
MF Vanja Šiljak (1995-02-20) 20 February 1995 (age 23) Flag of Slovenia.svg Velesovo v.Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia; 17 September 2014
MF Sara Ketiš (1996-09-16) 16 September 1996 (age 22) Flag of the United States.svg Tennessee–Martin Skyhawks v.Flag of Ireland.svg  Republic of Ireland; 20 August 2014
MF Anja Milenkovič (1982-06-23) 23 June 1982 (age 36) Flag of Austria.svg LUV Graz v.Flag of Russia.svg  Russia; 14 June 2014

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

Notes:

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

Results

Official competitions

CompetitionStageOpponentResultScorers
1995 UEFA Euro
qualification
First stageFlag of England.svg  England
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain
0–10 0–10
0–7 0–8
0–17 0–8
2007 FIFA World Cup
UEFA qualification
Regular stage
(Class B)
Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg  Bosnia and Herzegovina
Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia
Flag of Malta.svg  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 stageFlag of Serbia.svg  Serbia
Flag of France.svg  France
Flag of Iceland.svg  Iceland
Flag of Greece.svg  Greece
0–5 3–0
0–6 0–2
2–1 0–5
3–1 6–4
Zver 3

Benak, Milenkovič
Zver 4, Milkovič 2, Benak, Maleševič, Petrovič
Play-offsFlag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine 0–3 0–2
2011 FIFA World Cup
UEFA qualification
First stageFlag of Italy.svg  Italy
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland
Flag of Armenia.svg  Armenia
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal
0–8 0–6
0–3 1–4
5–1 1–0
0–4 0–1

Zver
Milenkovič 2, Zver 2, Tibaut, Vrabel
2013 UEFA Euro
qualification
First stageFlag of England.svg  England
Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia
Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
0–4 0–4
1–2 0–3
3–3 1–0
0–2 1–3

o.g.
Eržen, Vrabel, Žganec
Zver
2015 FIFA World Cup
UEFA qualification
First stageFlag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
Flag of Ireland.svg  Republic of Ireland
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
3–1
0–13 0–4
0–3
1–4
Nikl, Zver, + 1 o.g.


Jerina

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