Slovakia EURO 2024 National Team: Who is Francesco Calzona Bringing to Germany?

We have already covered the Belgium national team for the EURO 2024 from Group E. Now, it is time for Slovakia national team to be presented.

Who is Francesco Calzona taking to the 2024 European Championship in Germany?

Slovakia national team is on the good run. This is their third consecutive EURO. In 2016, they reached the round of 16 and in 2020 they failed to advance from their group.

Slovakia was not in Qatar on the World Cup. They only qualified for World Cup in 2010 in South Africa where they reached round of 16.

Francesco Calzona took over Slovakia national team in 2022.

He has complete the list of players that will travel to European Championship in Germany. So, let’s see the 26-man roster.

Slovakia National Team By Positions



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There will not be any surprises when it comes to the position of goalkeepers. Martin Dubravka is the choice number one. Good performances with Newcastle this season goes to his favor.

Name Club
Henrich Ravas Widzew Lodz
Martin Dubravka Newcastle
Marek Rodak Fulham


The star player of the Slovakia national team and their captain is Milan Skriniar. Denis Vavro will most likely be his pair in defense. When it comes to full-backs, there are plenty of options for Calzona but it is most likely that Norbert Gyomber and David Hancko will be the first option due to their more defensive skills.

Name Club
Adam Obert Cagliari
David Hancko Feyenoord Rotterdam
Denis Vavro FC Copenhagen
Milan Skriniar Paris Saint-Germain
Norbert Gyömbér Salernitana
Peter Pekarik Hertha Berlin
Sebastian Kósa Spartak Trnava
Vernon De Marco Hatta


Since Napoli won the Serie A in the season 2022/2023, Stanislav Lobotka is omni-present. He is integral part of this team since Marek Hamsik retired from Slovakia national team and football in general in 2023.

Lobotka’s task will be to control the midfield. Juraj Kucka and Ondrej Duda will complete the trio in the midfield due to their vast experience.

Name Club
Juraj Kucka Slovan Bratislava
László Bénes Hamburg SV
Matus Bero VfL Bochum
Ondrej Duda Hellas Verona
Patrik Hrosovsky Racing Genk
Stanislav Lobotka Napoli
Tomáš Rigo Banik Ostrava



For the Slovakia national team, the big battle is for the starting XI. There will be three attackers but there is no one who is choice number one (or in this case choices one, two and three). Slight advantage is on Dusic, Bozenik and Suslov.

Name Club
Dávid Strelec Slovan Bratislava
David Duris Ascoli
Ivan Schranz Slavia Prague
Leo Sauer Feyenoord Rotterdam
Lubomir Tupta Liberec
Lukas Haraslin Sparta Prague
Róbert Bozeník Boavista
Robert Polievka Dukla Banska Bystrica
Tomas Suslov Hellas Verona

Expected XI

As we mentioned already, the forward is quite uncertain. According to some reports it is highly possible that the following will be the starting line-up:
The formation will be 4-3-3: Dubravka; Gyomber, Vavro, Skriniar, Hancko; Kucka, Lobotka, Duda; Dusic, Bozenik, Suslov

Group Stage

Apart from Belgium national team being in this group, Slovakia has fair chance of advancing the group stage. They will face Ukraine and Romania in the Group E. Slovakia national team will play their first game on the European Championship in Germany against Belgium on 17th of June. On 21st of June they will play against Ukraine and the final round in group stage is scheduled on 26th of June against Romania.

Standings provided by Sofascore