Slovenia open Euro 2024 qualifying with a win

Slovenia defeated Kazakhstan 2:1 in Astana on 23 March to successfully open their Euro 2024 qualifying campaign after turning around a 0:1 deficit at half-time.

Slovenia, currently 62nd team in the FIFA rankings, have never started any of their qualifying rounds with an away win before. This is also the first time for them to take on Kazakhstan, which rank 115th.

It was Maribor forward Žan Vipotnik who scored the winning goal for Slovenia in the 78th minute in his debut appearance for the national side.

David Brekalo, who substituted for Miha Blažič after an injury in...

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