In a thrilling atmosphere at Stožice, Kazakhstan, Slovenia clinched direct qualification for the European Championship with a 2-1 victory over Kazakhstan. The triumph was a historic moment for the Slovenian football team, as it marked their first qualification to the European Championship in 24 years.
The win was met with great enthusiasm by the Slovenian media, who hailed it as the greatest achievement of the Slovenian football team. Despite an unconvincing performance in the second half, Kazakhstan failed to take advantage of their opportunities. In the 72nd minute, Benjamin Verbič scored the winning goal from a left side shot, sending waves of excitement among fans.
Upon their return to Ljubljana, Slovenian footballers were warmly welcomed and celebrated their success throughout the region and beyond. Neighboring countries recognized and acknowledged Slovenia’s accomplishment, with Serbia being pushed to fourth place in Group D as a result of Kazakhstan’s loss.
Overall, the media lauded Slovenia’s achievement and emphasized its significance in Slovenian football history after 24 years of absence from major competitions. The team secured their spot at the European Championship with this momentous occasion that will be remembered for years to come.