Slovenia announces World Cup squad

Slovenia announces World Cup squad

World Cup 2010

Slovenia announces World Cup squad


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The U.S. national team's second opponent at the World Cup, and the team considered their best competition for a place in the Round of 16 after England, named its 23-man World Cup roster on Tuesday and Slovenia didn't have any real surprises in the mix.

Led by standout goalkeeper Samir Handanovic and veteran Robert Koren, Slovenia's side will offer a tough test for the Americans when the sides meet on June 18th.

Here is Slovenia's 23-man roster:

Goalkeepers: Samir Handanovic (Udinese/ITA), Jasmin Handanovic (Mantova/ITA), Aleksander Seliga (Sparta Rotterdam/NED)

Defenders: Bojan Jokic (Chievo/ITA), Marko Suler (Ghent/BEL), Bostjan Cesar (Grenoble/FRA), Branko Ilic (Locomotiv Moscow/RUS), Matej Mavric Rozic (Coblenz/GER), Elvedin Dzinic (Maribor), Miso Brecko (Cologne/GER), Suad Filekovic (Maribor)

Midfielders: Andraz Kirm (Wisla/POL), Andrej Komac (Maccabi Tel Aviv/ISR), Rene Krhin (Inter Milan/ITA), Dalibor Stevanovic (Vitesse Arnhem/NED), Robert Koren (West Bromwich/ENG), Aleksander Radosavljevic (Larissa/GRE), Valter Birsa (Auxerre/FRA)

Strikers: Milivoje Novakovic (Cologne/GER), Zlatko Dedic (Bochum/GER), Zlatan Ljubijankic (Ghent/BEL), Nejc Pecnik (Nacional/POR), Tim Matavz (FC Groningen/NED)

What do you think of this group? More worried about Slovenia than Algeria? Think the United States can take three points from the June 18th match?

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