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Slovenia fight back to draw with Slovakia in World Cup qualifier


Slovenia salvaged a 1-1 draw with Slovakia thanks to a Peter Stojanovic goal just before the break in a World Cup qualifier on Wednesday in which neither side created many chances.

Slovakia struck in the 32nd minute when Vladimir Weiss swung in a cross from the flank and Robert Bozenik headed past Slovenian goalkeeper Jan Oblak.

The home side equalised 10 minutes later following a period of sustained pressure when Peter Stojanovic controlled Josip Ilicic’s perfectly-weighted pass inside the penalty area and drove a shot into the goal.

The visitors hit the woodwork twice but other than that neither side generated many attacking opportunities in the Group H match.

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Slovenia next take on Malta who beat Cyprus 3-0 on Wednesday while the Slovaks face Croatia who drew 0-0 with Russia.

Croatia the group on goal difference with seven points followed by Russia also on seven. Slovakia have six points and Slovenia four.

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