SlovakiaGroup D / Presidents Cup

 

For the second consecutive time Slovakia and not their bigger neighbour Czech Republic is representing the 1967 World Champion nation Czechoslowakia at a World Championship. As Czech Republic failed twice in 2008 and 2010 in the qualification matches against Serbia the Slovaks qualified again like for the WCH 2009, which they ended on rank ten. In the qualification for Sweden they didn’t have problems with the Ukraine after eliminating Slovenia two years ago.

Several Slovakian players start for top clubs all over Europe like goalkeeper Richard Stochl (Montpellier) or Martin Stranowsky (Ademar Len). Aside the domestic top club Tatran Presov improved and is home for a lot of young and talented Slovak players.