SLOVAKIA NATIONAL TEAM
“Euro 2024” Qualifiers
Slovakia vs Bosnia & Herzegovina
Unwashed Match Worn & Signed Shirt
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This shirt was worn by Stanislav Lobotka during the Uefa “Euro 2024” qualifiers between Slovakia and Bosnia & Herzegovina which took place in Bratislava, “Národný Futbalový Stadión”, on March 26th 2023. Slovakia defeated Bosnia & Herzegovina 2-0. The shirt is kept unwashed and it is very recognizable from game’s footages. The shirt has been hand signed by the player with a black marker on the back. The shirt was directly auctioned by the Slovakian Federation whom we got it from. Lobotka represented various youth Slovak teams, and in November 2016 he was called up to the senior Slovakia squad for matches against Lithuania and Austria. He made his debut in the latter friendly match, on 15 November 2016, along with other debuting players, Matúš Bero and Albert Rusnák. He played in the second half of the goalless draw. He was then called up to multiple fixtures but had to wait for his competitive debut until 1 September 2017, for a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Slovenia. He played the entire match being a valuable midfielder, fulfilling the expectations following the successful performances of Lobotka and Slovakia U21 at the 2017 UEFA European Under-21 Championship, as well as his move to Celta Vigo. His performance contributed to Slovakia’s 1-0 home win and he was dubbed the ‘Man of The Match’ by media and the fans. Only three days later, on 4 September 2017, Lobotka scored his first international goal for the senior team, and became the first Slovak to score at Wembley, in a qualifier against England. He scored after he tackled and took the ball from Marcus Rashford and exchanged a pass with Adam Nemec, before beating Joe Hart in the 3rd minute of the match. Slovakia however went on to lose the game 1-2, after goals by Eric Dier and Rashford. The 8th game of the campaign was a direct battle for the 1st place in qualifying Group F. Similarly, like after the previous game, Lobotka received praise for his performance. By the end of the year, he scored again in a friendly match against Norway in the 93rd minute, providing Slovakia a 1-0 victory in a final international game of Ján Ďurica.