SLOVAKIAN FOOTBA AL LL
Slovakia is ranked 26th in the la ate est Fifa rankings and have held an average position of 38th since t he e global football governing body introdu ce ed the rankings system in 1993. In comparison, South Africa is r ran nked 74th. The Slovaks have competed as a standalone country since 1993, splitting from Czechoslovakia aft a ter the dissolution of the unified sta at te, with the 2010 World Cup and the 201 16 European Championships the only two ma ajo or competitions they have qualifie ed for. Napoli skipper Marek Hamsik and former Liverpool hardman Martin Skrtel are two of the most popular players from Slovakia who play in Europe’s b igg leaguesleagues.