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Slovenia announced its squad for its Nov. 15 friendly against the United States, and while there are some familiar names on the roster, perhaps the most recognizable one is missing.
Captain and Hull City midfielder Robert Koren will not participate in the match, but the two players who scored for Slovenia against the United States in the 2010 World Cup, Valter Birsa and Zlatan LjubijankiÄ, were called in.
Defenders Bostjan Cesar and Bojan Jokic, two of Michael Bradley's teammates at Chievo Verona, will be with Slovenia for the match, and Udiense goalkeeper Samir Handanovic will stand between the posts for new manager Slavisa Stojanovic, who also called in a pair of Under-21 players for his roster.
Here is the squad the United States will go up against next Tuesday:
GOALKEEPERS – Samir Handanovic (Udinese), Jasmin Handanovic (NK Maribor), Vid Belec (Crotone)
DEFENDERS - Miso Brecko (FC Koln), Bostjan Cesar (Chievo), Branko Ilic (Lokomotiv Moscow), Bojan Jokic (Chievo), Matej Mavric Rozic (KSV Superfund), Miral SamardÅ¾ić (Sheriff Tiraspol), Marko Å uler (Gent)
MIDFIELDERS – Armin BaÄinoviÄ (Palermo), Josip IliÄiÄ (Palermo), Andraz Kirm (Wisla Krakow), Rene Krhin (FC Bologna), Dejan Lazarevic (Padova), Darijan MatiÄ (Kryvbas Kryvyi Rih), Ales Mertelj (NK Maribor), Dare Pass (Olimpija Ljubljana)
FORWARDS – Valter Birsa (Genoa), Zlatko Heir (Bochum), Zlatan LjubijankiÄ (Gent), Tim MatavÅ¾ (PSV Eindhoven), Nejc Pecnik (FC Krylya Sovetov).
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