Bulgaria VS Slovakia International Friendly LIVE Football Score 1/6/2021
NAME: Slovakia – Bulgaria
DATE: 01 June 2021
TIME: 21:00 UTC
LEAGUE: International Friendly Match 2021
A third-placed finish in qualification forced Slovakia to take the long road to the Euros via the playoffs, and the Republic of Ireland fell victim to the Sokoli’s prowess from the penalty spot before their neighbours Northern Ireland succumbed to an extra-time Michal Duris winner in the playoff final as jubilant scenes followed for Slovakia. A spot in the finals tournament awaits for Slovakia as they endeavour to build on their last-16 finish in the 2016 edition, and while their Nations League campaign was a forgettable affair, the Sokoli have made an unbeaten start to their World Cup Qualifying campaign under the tutelage of new manager Tarkovic.
Marek Hamšík of SSC Napoli celebrates after scoring the 2-1 goal during the serie A match between SSC Napoli and Torino FC at Stadio San Paolo on May 6, 2018 in Naples, Italy. How will Slovakia look with the European Championships just around the corner? Back in Autumn 2020, Slovakia qualified for Euro 2020 as Path B play-off winners, first beating Republic of Ireland on penalties in Bratislava in the semi-finals. Then, they overcame Northern Ireland 2-1 in the final, Michal Ďuriš scoring the crucial extra time winner. This’ll be Slovakia’s third appearance at a major tournament as an independent nation after World Cup 2010 and Euro 2016, at both of which they reached the last 16.
Slovakia and Bulgaria will trade tackles at the Josko Arena in Austria on Tuesday in an international friendly fixture. The game will serve as one of two preparatory fixtures before Slovakia kick off their European Championship campaign. Bulgaria failed to qualify and are using the international window to prepare for the resumption of the FIFA World Cup qualifiers in September. Slovakia picked up a 2-1 victory against Russia in a World Cup qualifier in March. Milan Skriniar and Robert Mak scored in each half to give the Flacons a surprise win.