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Slovenia in the World Cup Finals

World Cup Appearances:
Korea-Japan 2002 was Slovenia's 1st appearance in the World Cup Finals.

Best World Cup Performance:
Qualifying for Korea-Japan 2002.

Slovenia in the 2002 World Cup

Football Association of Slovenia.
Group B

Spain vs Slovenia

Slovenia got their first ever World Cup finals campaign off to a poor start by losing to Spain.

South Africa vs Slovenia

South Africa narrowly beat Slovenia, to effectively knock them out of the tournament.

Slovenia vs Paraguay

Slovenia were already out of the tournament before they started this game.

Knockout Stage

Slovenia failed to qualify for the Second Round.

Union of European Football Associations.

Football Association of Slovenia.

Slovenia World Cup Squad


1 Marko Simeunovic (Maribor)
12 Mladen Dabanovic (Lokeren)
22 Dejan Nemec (Club Bruges)


2 Goran Sankovic (Slavia Prague)
3 Zeljko Milinovic (Jef United)
4 Maumer Vugdalic (Maribor)
5 Marinko Galic (Koper)
6 Aleksander Knavs (Kaiserslautern)
23 Spasoje Bulajic (Cologne)


7 Dzoni Novak (Unterhaching)
8 Ales Ceh (Graz AK)
11 Miran Pavlin (Porto)
14 Sasa Gajser (Ghent)
15 Rajko Tavcar (FC Nürnberg)
17 Zoran Pavlovic (Austria Memphis)
18 Milenko Acimovic (Red Star Belgrade)
19 Amir Karic (Maribor)
20 Nastja Ceh (Club Bruges)


9 Milan Osterc (Hapoel Tel Aviv)
10 Zlatko Zahovic (Benfica) -- Sent home
13 Mladen Rudonja (Portsmouth)
16 Senad Tiganj (Olimpija)
21 Segastjan Cimirotic (Lecce)

Srecko Katanec.

Teams by Group

2002 FIFA World Cup matches in Korea
In Korea

Group A
Travel to Denmark Denmark, Travel to France France, Travel to Senegal Senegal, Travel to Uruguay Uruguay.

Group B
Travel to Paraguay Paraguay, Travel to Slovenia Slovenia, Travel to Spain Spain, Travel to South Africa South Africa.

Group C
Travel to Brazil Brazil, Travel to China China, Travel to Costa Rica Costa Rica, Travel to Turkey Turkey.

Group D
Travel to Poland Poland, Travel to Portugal Portugal, Travel to South Korea South Korea, Travel to USA United States.

Korea First Round Matches.

2002 FIFA World Cup matches in Japan
In Japan

Group E
Travel to Cameroon Cameroon, Travel to Germany Germany, Travel to Ireland Republic of Ireland, Travel to Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia.

Group F
Travel to Argentina Argentina, Travel to England England, Travel to Nigeria Nigeria, Travel to Sweden Sweden.

Group G
Travel to Croatia Croatia, Travel to Ecuador Ecuador, Travel to Italy Italy, Travel to Mexico Mexico.

Group H
Travel to Belgium Belgium, Travel to Japan Japan, Travel to Russia Russia, Travel to Tunisia Tunisia.

Japan First Round Matches.

Destination Slovenia

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