Slovenia confident ahead of big clash

September 4, 2003
LJUBLJANA, Sept 4 (Reuters) - Slovenia are confident home advantage will help them to victory in their Euro 2004 Group One qualifying match with Israel on Saturday.

Slovenia have not lost at the Ljubljana Central Stadium in a competitive game since a 1998 loss to Norway, a run of 15 matches, and are counting on that record to edge Israel out of the running for the playoff spot behind group leaders France.

'We respect our opponents, but we're not afraid of them. We are confident, ...

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