Slovakia 2022/23 Kits
Slovakia are a European football nation who were formed in 1993 as an independent nation following the dissolution of Czechoslovakia. During 1939-45 , the nation was represented by the Slovak Republic. However, following the conclusion of World War Two, the national football team was consumed into Czechoslovakia. Throughout this near fifty year period, Slovakia provided several key players to the team's success including the majority of the team that won the 1976 European Championships. Slovakia usually plays with a white home kit and a blue away kit, but for 2020-2021, they have decided to reverse their colours. Nike is the team's kit supplier since 2018.
Slovakia Home Kit
Even though Slovakia is relatively a new football team, it has already seen the likes of Puma and adidas supply their kits, before returning back to Nike in 2016. Beginning in 2012, Slovakia has been changing up its logo placements. They eventually opted to place all the logos (kit brand, federation logo, and coat of arms) centrally on the chest.
The Euro 2020 Slovakian home kit is the first time the nation has opted for a graphic-heavy shirt as it features a camouflage visual across the entirety of the shirt as opposed to the solid colour-look of past kits.
Slovakia Away Kit
With the Euro 2020 away kit reverting back to white, the said shirt also retains the relative simplicity of the past white home kits of Slovakia. In addition, the move to having white away kit can be interpreted as going back to its football roots of having white shirts while playing as part of Czechoslovakia.
Like other Nike kits, the Euro 2020 away kit of the nation features zap-shaped side panels as a trademark of the American brand. Subtle Slovakian cultural symbols appear along the said side panels.
Slovakia's first official match as a solo country was a 1-0 victory over the UAE in 1994. Since then, their biggest defeat was a 6-0 loss to Argentina whilst their biggest victory is 7-0 which has occurred twice, against San Marino and against Liechtenstein. Throughout qualifying, Slovakia have often been a team that have finished in third and fourth place narrowly missing out on reaching major tournaments.
In 2010, Slovakia qualified for the first major tournament after finishing top of their World Cup qualifying group including teams such as Slovenia, Czech Republic, Poland and Northern Ireland. They also qualified for the Euro 2016. Slovakia reached the round of 16 in both 2010 World Cup and Euro 2016.
Marek Hamsik, who spent majority of his career with Napoli, is both the most capped player and top goalscorer for Slovakia.
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