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Tough World Cup Exit For Slovenia – SportsUntapped.com
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Added June 24th, 2010 by Kyle Wanchalk

Tough World Cup Exit For Slovenia
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Slovenia was a team that nobody expected to hear too much from entering the 2010 World Cup. They defied the odds and came within inches (literally) of qualifying for the Round of Sixteen.

The Slovenians started off the tournament with a late upset of Algeria 1-0 with a little help from some haphazard goalkeeping. They continued to burst out to a 2-0 lead against the USA, only to let up 2 goals and end in a tie. They were entering their match with England on the top of Group C with 4 points, ahead of both the US and England (2 points).

As their successes grew, so did their heads, with a few of their players “guaranteeing” wins. Unfortunately for them, it takes more than just words to advance on the big stage and a 1-0 loss to England and a dramatic 1-0 victory over Algeria for the US was enough to bump them out of the tournament. They can leave South Africa, but the mark they left on the world will never leave anyone.

A nation of about 2 million people and 23 inspired footballers gave it their all in what was really one of the most remarkable performances of the World Cup so far.

 
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