Both sides were previously involved in friendlies in November last year, with the hosts losing 2-1 to United Arab Emirates, while Slovenia secured a narrow 1-0 win over Montenegro.
Kazakhstan will host kickoff their Euro 2024 qualifying campaign with a home-game against Slovenia at Astana Arena on Thursday. It will be the first ever competitive match between these two nations, with the rest of Group H comprising of Denmark, Northern Ireland, San Marino and Finland. Meanwhile both sides were previously involved in friendlies in November last year, with the hosts losing 2-1 to United Arab Emirates, while Slovenia secured a narrow 1-0 win over Montenegro.
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Kazakhstan had a fruitful UEFA Nations League campaign in 2022, recording four wins and a draw from six games to collected 13 points and finish at the top of League C Group 3. The Hawks secured impressive wins against Slovakia, both home and away, during the group stage. Meanwhile Magomed Adiyev’s side ended the year, with back-to-back defeats against Uzbekistan and UAE. Last time out, Kazakhstan lost to UAE at Al Nahyan Stadium despite the fact that Abat Aimbetov got on the scoresheet. It was a spirited performance from the Hawks in Abu Dhabi but they were able to muster up only two shots on target all game, and an improved performance will be needed against Kekci on Thursday.
Slovenia, on the other hand, have qualified for three major international tournaments over the years, playing at the European Championship in 2000, as well as two World Cup’s in 2002 and 2010. Kekci are heading into the match on the back of a six-game unbeaten run in all competitions. Matjaz Kek’s side were previously involved in two friendlies in November, winning both the games, against Romania and Montenegro. Miha Zajc’s lone goal in the first-half handed Slovenia the win against Montenegro.
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Kazakhstan Probable Lineup: Shatskiy, Kairov, Maliy, Yerlanov, Marochkin, Dosmagambetov, Zaynutdinov, Tagybergen, Kuat, Astanov, Aymnetov
Slovenia Probable Lineup: Oblak, Stojanovic, Blazic, Bijol, Sikosek, Zajc, Gnezda Cerin, Stankovic, Verbic, Sporar, Sesko
The Euro 2024 qualifier between Kazakhstan and Slovenia will rake place at Astana Arena on Thursday at 8:30 pm IST.
|Kazakhstan vs Slovenia||Key Details|
|Kickoff time in Kazakhstan||9:00 pm|
|Kickoff time in Slovenia||5:00 pm|
The live telecast of the Euro 2024 qualification match will be provided by Sony Sports network in India. Besides, fans can live stream through Jio TV and Sony LIV. Football fans in Kazakhstan can catch the live action via Qazsport network, while those in Slovenia can tune to STV 1 and Sportklub 1 Slovenia.