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Slovenia National Football Team represents Slovenia in men's international football and is governed by the Football Association of Slovenia, the governing body for football in Slovenia.

Head coach: Matjaž Kek

Captain: Bojan Jokić

Most caps: Boštjan Cesar (101 appearances)

Top scorer: Zlatko Zahovič (35 goals)

Home ground: Stožice Stadium

The Slovenian national team has participated in three major football competitions. In 1999, Slovenia qualified for the UEFA Euro 2000 after eliminating Ukraine in a playoff. Slovenia achieved another success two years later, qualifying for the 2002 FIFA World Cup, this time defeating Romania in a playoff.

Slovenia National Football Team did not lose a match in its whole qualifying campaign, finished in second place with six wins and six draws, but did not obtain any points in the group stage of the finals. 

Slovenia was the only team to defeat the eventual World Cup winners Italy during the qualifying rounds for the 2006 World Cup. Slovenia qualified for its last major tournament in 2009 after defeating Russia in a playoff to clinch a berth for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

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