In a thrilling atmosphere at Stožice, Slovenia clinched direct qualification to the European Championship with a 2-1 victory over Kazakhstan. This marked the first time in 24 years that the Slovenian football team had qualified for such a prestigious event, making it an historic and joyous occasion.
The win was met with enthusiasm by the Slovenian media, who hailed it as the greatest success of the national team. However, some criticized the team’s performance in the second half as unconvincing. Nonetheless, Kazakhstan failed to capitalize on their chances and ultimately lost out on qualification.
In the 72nd minute, Benjamin Verbič scored the winning goal from a left side shot, creating a wave of excitement among fans. The achievement was widely celebrated in Ljubljana and throughout Slovenia’s media, with neighboring countries also acknowledging their success. The victory over Kazakhstan even pushed Serbia to fourth place in their group, highlighting the significance of Slovenia’s accomplishment.
Overall, the Slovenian media lauded the team’s achievement, emphasizing that after 24 years of waiting, they had finally qualified for a major competition once again. The team’s success was celebrated as they secured their place at the European Championship, with their performance being recognized as a momentous occasion in Slovenian football history.