Slovenia vs Serbia: UEFA Euro 2024 – BBC Sport

Slovenia vs Serbia: UEFA Euro 2024 – BBC Sport

  • Slovenia and Serbia (then playing as FR Yugoslavia) previously met at UEFA EURO 2000. They drew 3-3 in the group stage after Slovenia led 3-0. It is the only time a team has failed to win a UEFA EURO match after leading by more than three goals.

  • Six of the previous eight matches between Slovenia and Serbia in all competitions have ended in draws, with each team winning once apiece in the other.

  • Slovenia and Serbia last met in the UEFA Nations League in June 2022. Serbia won 4-1 in Belgrade before drawing 2-2 in Ljubljana a week later.

  • Slovenia has played more games in the UEFA European Championship without ever winning than any other country. The country drew three and lost one of four matches in the competition.

  • Including matches such as Yugoslavia, Serbia won two of their first three matches at the UEFA European Championship (L1) and reached the final in both 1960 and 1968. However, they have since won one of their twelve matches in the competition (D2 L9). ).

  • In all competitions, Slovenia has lost only two of its last 22 matches (W13 D7), losing 2-0 to Finland and 2-1 to Denmark in EURO qualifying last year.

  • Serbia committed 19 fouls against England in their opening match of EURO 2024, the highest number of fouls in a competitive international since October 2019 (19 against Lithuania in a EURO 2020 qualifier).

  • Serbian striker Aleksandar Mitrovic has scored a goal in each of his two previous matches against Slovenia. Only against Lithuania (2018-2019), Luxembourg (2019-2021) and Portugal (2019-2021) has he ever scored in three consecutive international appearances.

  • Erik Janza scored Slovenia’s goal in the 1–1 draw against Denmark in the opening match. No player was involved in more Slovenian tries than Janza (5 – 3 shots, 2 chances created).

  • In their opening match defeat to England, Strahinja Pavlovic made more tackles (4), more clearances (5), won more duels (7) and made more successful dribbles (2) than any other Serbian player.