|Match||Kazakhstan vs. Slovenia|
|Competition||2024 UEFA Euro Qualifying|
|Match day||1st round|
|Venue||Astana Arena Stadium, Nur-Sultan|
|Date||Thursday, March 23, 2023|
|Official TV||FOX Sports App, Fox Sports 1, Foxsports.com, or VIX+|
The Kazakhstan and Slovenia national teams will begin their Euro 2024 qualifying campaign by facing each other at the Astana Arena on Thursday evening. The two teams are in Group H with Denmark, Finland, Northern Ireland and San Marino.
Kazakhstan are hoping to surprise their opponents and win their first ticket to the Euro finals. They have not qualified for a major tournament since their divorce from the Soviet Union in 1991. Magomed Adiyev’s side ended 2022 with three straight defeats in friendlies against Uzbekistan, United Arab Emirates and Qatar.
Slovenia is also seeking their maiden Euro berth since 2000. They failed to qualify for Euro 2020 after finishing third in qualifying Group G behind Poland and Austria. Matjaz Kek’s side put in a better performance in the 2022/23 UEFA Nations League by finishing second in League A Group B behind Sweden and ahead of Serbia and Norway.
There are some key players to watch for this duel are:
Abat Aymbetov: A Kazakh striker with an eye for goal. He has scored three goals and an assist in his last six matches for the national team. He was also the top scorer for his club FC Astana last season with nine goals.
Miha Zajc: Slovenian attacking midfielder who has the ability to set up attacks and create chances. He is currently playing for Fenerbahçe in Turkey since January 2019. He was loaned to Genoa in Italy in the 2020/21 season, but returned to Fenerbahçe in June 2021.
Strong Islambek: Kazakhstan defensive midfielder who has an important role in keeping the team in balance. He has high stamina and energy as well as the ability to block opponent attacks. Islambek Strong is currently playing for FC Astana in Kazakhstan since March 2021. He previously played for Khimki in Russia and Orenburg in Russia. He is also the captain of the Kazakhstan national team.
Jan Oblak: Slovenian goalkeeper who is one of the best goalkeepers in the world right now. He has excellent reflexes and anticipation as well as the ability to lead his team’s defense. He has also starred for his club Atletico Madrid in the Spanish La Liga with 14 clean sheets this season.
Interesting Statistics and Facts
This is the first meeting between Kazakhstan and Slovenia in an official UEFA competition.
Kazakhstan have won only two of their last 12 matches in all competitions (D1 L9).
Slovenia have lost only one of their last eight matches in all competitions (W5 D2).
Kazakhstan scored an average of 0.83 goals per game in their previous Euro qualifiers (2016 and 2020), while Slovenia averaged 1.42 goals per game.
Slovenia has a poor away record in previous Euro qualifiers (2016 and 2020) with just two wins from 10 matches (D3 L5).
- June 13, 2022 – Kazakhstan [2 – 1] Slovakia (UEFA Nations League)
- September 22, 2022 – Kazakhstan [2 – 1] Belarus (UEFA Nations League)
- September 25, 2022 – Azerbaijan [3 – 0] Kazakhstan (UEFA Nations League)
- November 16, 2022 – Uzbekistan [2 – 0] Kazakhstan (Friendlies)
- November 19, 2022 – UAE [2 – 1] Kazakhstan (Friendlies)
- June 13, 2022 – Slovenia [2 – 2] Serbia (UEFA Nations League)
- September 24, 2022 – Slovenia [2 – 1] Norway (UEFA Nations League)
- September 28, 2022 – Sweden [1 – 1] Slovenia (UEFA Nations League)
- November 17, 2022 – Romania [1 – 2] Slovenia (Friendlies)
- November 20, 2022 – Slovenia [1 – 0] Montenegro (Friendlies)
Possible Starting Lineup:
|Kazakhstan (5-4-1)||Slovenia (4-4-2)|
Where to Watch Live
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Tonight there is an exciting match between Kazakhstan vs Slovenia in the 2024 UEFA Euro Qualifying competition. If nothing changes, of course you can watch the live broadcast and live streaming of Kazakhstan vs Slovenia via the FOX Sports App, Fox Sports 1, Foxsports.com, or VIX+ platforms.
Live Streaming Info
Held at the Astana Arena Stadium, Nur-Sultan on Thursday, March 23, 2023, the Kazakhstan vs. Slovenia show will start kick-off at 10:00 EDT. The following is additional information on TV channels in several countries that are broadcasting streaming this match.
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