Slovenia have named their 23 man squad to travel to South Africa for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
Coach Matjaz Kek named a stable side largely consisting of those players he called upon to qualify for the World’s biggest tournament, with few surprises.
Slovenia qualified via a playoff in which they knocked out the strong Russian side, and may consider that there is an outside chance to progress to the knockout stage in Group C which features Algeria, the USA and England, though they are the least fancied side to do so.
Slovenia 23 Man Squad – FIFA World Cup 2010
Goalkeepers: Samir Handanovic (Udinese), Jasmin Handanovic (Mantova), Aleksander Seliga (Sparta Rotterdam)
Defenders: Bojan Jokic (Chievo Verona), Marko Suler (Ghent), Bostjan Cesar (Grenoble), Branko Ilic (Lokomotiv Moscow), Matej Mavric (Koblenz), Elvedin Dzinic (Maribor), Miso Brecko (Cologne), Suad Filekovic (Maribor).
Midfielders: Andraz Kirm (Wisla Krakow), Andrej Komac (Maccabi Tel Aviv), Rene Krhin (Inter Milan), Dalibor Stevanovic (Vitesse Arnhem), Robert Koren (West Bromwich Albion), Aleksander Radosavljevic (Larissa), Valter Birsa (Auxerre).
Forwards: Milivoje Novakovic (Cologne), Zlatko Dedic (VfL Bochum), Zlatan Ljubijankic (Ghent), Nejc Pecnik (Nacional), Tim Matavz (Groningen).