Slovenia national football team

Slovenian players celebrating Nejc Pečnik's goal against Russia in the 2010 World Cup playoffs.
Slovenia vs. United States at the 2010 World Cup
Stožice Stadium, the main venue of the national team since the 2010s.
Boštjan Cesar is Slovenia's all-time most capped player.

Controlled by the Football Association of Slovenia, the governing body for football in Slovenia.

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Slovenian players celebrating Nejc Pečnik's goal against Russia in the 2010 World Cup playoffs.

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The Sweden team in 1911.

Sweden national football team

Controlled by the Swedish Football Association, the governing body of football in Sweden.

Controlled by the Swedish Football Association, the governing body of football in Sweden.

The Sweden team in 1911.
The Sweden team that won the gold medal.
The Swedish squad.
Sweden won the silver medal at the 1958 World Cup.
The Sweden national football team in 1961 with this players – from the left, standing: Bengt "Fölet" Berndtsson, Torbjörn Jonsson, Åke "Bajdoff" Johansson, Agne Simonsson, Rune Börjesson and Lennart Backman; crouched: Olle "Lappen" Hellström, Orvar Bergmark, Bengt "Zamora" Nyholm, Lennart Wing and Gösta "Knivsta" Sandberg.
Sweden's Henrik Larsson taking a free kick against the Netherlands in the UEFA Euro 2004 quarter-finals.
Swedish national team of 2006.
Sweden and Spain meet in UEFA Euro 2008 Group D.
The Swedish team before playing against Austria in 2013 during the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.
The Swedish team before playing against Russia in 2015 during the Euro 2016 qualifiers
Swedish supporters during the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Dortmund, Germany
Sweden's manager Janne Andersson.
Anders Svensson is Sweden's most capped player of all time, with 148 appearances for the national team.
Zlatan Ibrahimović is Sweden's all-time top goalscorer, with 62 goals for the national team.
Björn Nordqvist is with 92 matches as team captain the Swedish player with most captaincies.
Victor Lindelöf captains Sweden since 2021.
Sweden in the 1958 FIFA World Cup Final.
Sweden playing against Germany in the 2006 FIFA World Cup at Munich's Allianz Arena.
Swedish supporters during UEFA Euro 2008.
Sweden at the UEFA Euro 2012.
Sweden at the 1912 Summer Olympics.

The following 25 players were called up for the 2022–23 UEFA Nations League matches against Slovenia on 2 June 2022, Norway on 5 June 2022, Serbia on 9 June 2022 and Norway on 12 June 2022.

The 1998 Third Place Certificate for Croatia.

Croatia national football team

Controlled by the Croatian Football Federation (HNS).

Controlled by the Croatian Football Federation (HNS).

The 1998 Third Place Certificate for Croatia.
Fans during the Euro 2004 in Portugal
The 2002 Croatia's home jersey.
Croatia vs. Brazil at the 2006 FIFA World Cup
Croatia vs. Italy match at UEFA Euro 2012
Croatia vs. Brazil at 2014 World Cup
Croatia's team at the Euro 2016.
The squad lining up for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Final.
The 2017–18 squad posing with Vladimir Putin and Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović after the 2018 World Cup Final against France.
The Croatian chequy.
Croatia supporters at UEFA Euro 2012
Croatian supporters have used flares to celebrate the team's victories, though the use of pyrotechnics has become increasingly controversial due to sanctions imposed by FIFA and UEFA.
Zlatko Dalić, the current manager of the Croatia national team
Luka Modrić, the captain and most capped player.
Davor Šuker, Croatia's top scorer.
Stipe Pletikosa, Croatia's record holder in clean sheets.

Croatia went on to win two more friendly games under Jerković, against Romania in December 1990 and Slovenia in June 1991.

Russia's UEFA Euro 1996 match against Italy on a stamp of Azerbaijan

Russia national football team

The Russia national football team (Сборная России по футболу) represents the Russian Federation in men's international football.

The Russia national football team (Сборная России по футболу) represents the Russian Federation in men's international football.

Russia's UEFA Euro 1996 match against Italy on a stamp of Azerbaijan
Boris Ignatyev managed Russia in their unsuccessful qualification campaign for the 1998 FIFA World Cup
Georgi Yartsev managed Russia at Euro 2004
Manager Guus Hiddink and midfielder Sergei Semak meet the President of Russia, Dmitry Medvedev, after reaching the semi-finals of UEFA Euro 2008
Russia lost 0–1 against Germany in 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification in October 2009
Russia against Poland in Euro 2012.
Russian team during the penalty shoot-out in the first knockout round against Spain at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Russia football supporters at the 2018 FIFA World Cup
Sergei Ignashevich is the most capped player in Russian and USSR history with 126 caps.
Artem Dzyuba is, along with Aleksandr Kerzhakov, the top scorer in the history of Russia with 30 goals.
Russian Empire, USSR, CIS and Russia national football teams all opponents

In the preliminary stage, Russia was in Group 1 with Slovenia, FR Yugoslavia, and Switzerland, Faroe Islands, and Luxembourg.

Yugoslavia at the 1930 FIFA World Cup, featured an all Serbian team following a boycott by Croat and Slovene representatives.

Serbia national football team

The Serbia national football team (Фудбалска репрезентација Србије) represents Serbia in men's international football competition.

The Serbia national football team (Фудбалска репрезентација Србије) represents Serbia in men's international football competition.

Yugoslavia at the 1930 FIFA World Cup, featured an all Serbian team following a boycott by Croat and Slovene representatives.
Serbia and Montenegro and Cote d'Ivoire playing in the Allianz Arena at the 2006 FIFA World Cup
Atmosphere at the start of match vs. France, 9 September 2009
Nemanja Vidić was named twice in the FIFA World XI.
Serbia national team at the 2018 World Cup in Russia
Serbian team before a friendly match versus Ireland in Dublin in May 2008
The 53,000 capacity Rajko Mitić Stadium is the largest in Serbia, and is often utilised for international fixtures.
Branislav Ivanović is the most capped player in the team's history with 105 caps
Aleksandar Mitrović is top goal scorer in the history of national team, and was 2018–19 UEFA Nations League top goal scorer
Ivica Kralj played for the team from 1996 to 2001
Vladimir Stojković is the most capped goalkeeper in the team's history with 84 caps
Miroslav Đukić played for the team from 1991 to 2001
Siniša Mihajlović played 63 matches for the team from 1993 to 2003 and managed team in 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
Zoran Mirković played for the team from 1995 to 2003
Mladen Krstajić played 59 matches for the team from 1999 to 2008 and managed team at the 2018 World Cup
Nemanja Vidić played 56 matches, and was participant in two World Cups
Aleksandar Kolarov played 94 matches and captained the team at the 2018 World Cup
Dragan Stojković played from 1983 to 2001 for the team, and is the current head coach
Dejan Savićević played for the team from 1986 to 1999 and managed the team from 2001 to 2003
Slaviša Jokanović played for the team from 1991 to 2002
Vladimir Jugović played for the team from 1991 to 2002
Ljubinko Drulović played for the team from 1996 to 2001
Miloš Krasić played for the team from 2006 to 2011
Milan Jovanović played for the team from 2007 to 2012
Nemanja Matić played for the team from 2008 to 2019
Dušan Tadić is the current captain of the team
Predrag Mijatović was a top goalscorer in 1998 World Cup qualifiers with 14 goals
Savo Milošević played 102 matches, scored 37 goals and was UEFA Euro 2000 Golden Boot
Darko Kovačević played 59 matches and scored 10 goals between 1994 and 2004
Mateja Kežman was top goal scorer for the team in 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification
Nikola Žigić played 57 matches and scored 20 goals between 2004 and 2011

The draw for the finals placed Yugoslavia in Group C along with Spain, Norway and another former Yugoslav republic, Slovenia.

Matt Busby was due to manage Scotland at the 1958 FIFA World Cup, but was unable due to his injuries from the Munich air disaster.

Scotland national football team

Controlled by the Scottish Football Association.

Controlled by the Scottish Football Association.

Matt Busby was due to manage Scotland at the 1958 FIFA World Cup, but was unable due to his injuries from the Munich air disaster.
Billy Bremner (right) playing for Scotland against Zaire at the Westfalenstadion in the 1974 FIFA World Cup
Alex Ferguson (pictured) briefly served as Scotland's manager after the sudden death of Jock Stein in 1985.
Scotland against the Netherlands at Villa Park during Euro 1996
Berti Vogts, the only foreigner to coach Scotland to date
Gordon Strachan was appointed Scotland manager in January 2013.
Hampden Park, the traditional home of the Scotland national football team. This picture was taken before the friendly match with the United States in 2005.
Scotland players, including Andrew Watson (top centre), wearing an atypical light blue-and-white hooped jersey in 1882
The Tartan Army in Milan in 2005, prior to their 2006 World Cup qualifying match against Italy
Steve Clarke, the current Scotland manager (pictured in 2019).
Kenny Dalglish scored a joint record 30 goals in a record 102 international appearances for Scotland between 1971 and 1986.

A draw in Slovenia in the final game of the group ended Scottish hopes of a play-off position, and Strachan subsequently left his position by mutual consent.

Poland national team, 1924

Poland national football team

The Poland national football team (Reprezentacja Polski w piłce nożnej) has represented Poland in men's international football competitions since their first match in 1921.

The Poland national football team (Reprezentacja Polski w piłce nożnej) has represented Poland in men's international football competitions since their first match in 1921.

Poland national team, 1924
Poland team that played Brazil at the 1938 FIFA World Cup
Kazimierz Górski was head coach of the national team between 1971 and 1976
Poland celebrates a victory over Brazil in the 1974 World Cup
Zbigniew Boniek, top scorer for Poland in the 1982 World Cup
Poland scoring v River Plate during their tour on Argentina, February 1986
Andrzej Juskowiak; top goalscorer for Poland in Euro 1996 qualifying (7 goals) and 1998 World Cup qualifying. (3 goals).
Tomasz Frankowski; top goalscorer during Poland's 2006 World Cup qualifying campaign, with 7 goals
Ebi Smolarek, who scored 9 goals during the qualifying phase.
The Poland national team line-up before the third and final group game against Japan on 28 June 2018. Poland won the game 1–0.
Association football supporters of Polish national football team
Scarf of Poland
Robert Lewandowski is Poland's top goalscorer and their most capped player.
Jan Tomaszewski (left) and Henryk Kasperczak after the third place match against Brazil at the 1974 FIFA World Cup
UEFA Euro 2012 in Warsaw
Polish anthem during Czech Republic - Poland, UEFA Euro 2012
Portugal against Poland in the UEFA Euro 2016 Quarterfinal match
World Cup 2018 Team including Grzegorz Krychowiak (10), Artur Jędrzejczyk (3), Rafał Kurzawa (21), Kamil Glik (15), Jan Bednarek (5), Łukasz Fabiański (22), Bartosz Bereszyński (18), Jacek Góralski (6), Piotr Zieliński (19), Robert Lewandowski (9), Kamil Grosicki (11).
Stadion Narodowy
Stadion Śląski
Stadion Gdańsk
Stadion Wrocław
Stadion Poznań
Stadion Henryka Reymana
Stadion Wojska Polskiego

In 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying, Poland were drawn in a group with Slovakia, Slovenia, the Czech Republic, Northern Ireland and San Marino.

The England team before a match against Scotland at Richmond in 1893

England national football team

The England national football team has represented England in international football since the first international match in 1872.

The England national football team has represented England in international football since the first international match in 1872.

The England team before a match against Scotland at Richmond in 1893
Elizabeth II presenting England captain Bobby Moore with the Jules Rimet trophy following England's 4–2 victory over West Germany in the 1966 World Cup final
The England team at the 2006 FIFA World Cup
The England line-up before the last match of group G against Belgium, 28 June 2018
England shirt for the 1966 World Cup final
Wembley Stadium during a friendly match between England and Germany
Goalkeeper Peter Shilton is England's most capped player with 125 appearances.
Wayne Rooney is England's top scorer with 53 goals.
2018 FIFA World Cup semi-final: Croatia vs England.
Line-ups of the 2018 FIFA World Cup semi-final: England (white) vs Croatia.
The England team (red) that won the 1966 World Cup final against West Germany

This came after drawing with the United States and Algeria, and defeating Slovenia 1–0 in the group stage.

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Slovakia national football team

Governed by the Slovak Football Association (SFZ), the governing body for football in Slovakia.

Governed by the Slovak Football Association (SFZ), the governing body for football in Slovakia.

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Celebration of Slovak players after match against Russia at UEFA EURO 2016
Slovakia kits from 1939 to 1945 era
Marek Hamšík
Tehelné Pole
Štadión Antona Malatinského
Pod Dubňom

Slovakia qualified to the FIFA World Cup in 2010 after winning their qualifying group, despite two defeats against Slovenia.

The national team for the Inter-Allied Games in Paris, 1919.

Greece national football team

Controlled by the Hellenic Football Federation, the governing body for football in Greece.

Controlled by the Hellenic Football Federation, the governing body for football in Greece.

The national team for the Inter-Allied Games in Paris, 1919.
Greek squad for the 1920 Olympics.
Alketas Panagoulias, with whom Greece first appeared at the European Championship (1980) and the World Cup (1994).
Greece line-up in Euro 2004
Vasilis Tsiartas
Thodoris Zagorakis, captain of the national team and "player of the tournament" in Euro 2004.
Angelos Charisteas scoring Greece's winning goal in the Euro 2004 final.
Greece vs Spain in Red Bull Arena during UEFA Euro 2008.
Fernando Santos
Greek players singing the Greek national anthem in Euro 2012 opening match against the hosts Poland (1–1).
Greece played against Germany for a place in the semi-finals of Euro 2012 but they were eliminated after a 4–2 loss in the quarter-final match.
Greek national team in 2013
Arena das Dunas before the Japan vs Greece match.
The Karaiskakis Stadium in Piraeus, the home ground of Greece from 2004 until 2017.
Flag of Greece held by fans
Legendary manager Otto Rehhagel, under whose guidance Greece were crowned European champions in 2004.
Greece's iconic midfielder and former captain Giorgos Karagounis is the most capped player in the history of the national team with 139 caps.
Nikos Anastopoulos, top goalscorer of the national team.
Angelos Charisteas, scorer of Greece's winning goal in Euro 2004 Final and second all-time scorer of Greece with 25 goals.
The Greek national team at the UEFA Euro 2004 trophy ceremony

In their Euro 2000 qualifying group, Greece finished again in third place, two points behind second-placed Slovenia in a highly disappointing campaign that saw the team lose at home to Latvia.

Valeriy Lobanovskyi, was Head Coach of the National Team in 1979 and between 2001 and 2002

Ukraine national football team

Governed by the Ukrainian Association of Football, the governing body for football in Ukraine.

Governed by the Ukrainian Association of Football, the governing body for football in Ukraine.

Valeriy Lobanovskyi, was Head Coach of the National Team in 1979 and between 2001 and 2002
Viktor Prokopenko, the first manager of the national team
Yozhef Sabo
Oleg Blokhin
Ukraine in 2012
Ukraine before a match against Bulgaria, 14 December 2012
Ukraine in 2015
Former crest.
Andriy Shevchenko is Ukraine's top scorer with 48 goals.
World Map of Ukraine's opponents

With the new manager, their next home game against Slovenia ended goalless and they then beat Estonia 3–0 gaining their first win in official competitive game.