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Slovakia

Facts & Figures

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  • Capital City: Bratislava
  • Population: 5m
  • Languages: Slovak, Hungarian, Czech
  • Team Nickname: "Repre" - short for "Národná reprezentácia", the National Team
  • Official Team Web Site (Click here for English language version)
  • Best World Cup Finals Performance: Knock-out round (2010)*
  • Best European Championship Performance: Round of 16 (2016)*
  • Official Fifa Ranking: 25 (December 2016)
* The Czech Republic, rather than Slovakia, are regarded by Fifa as the "direct descendents" of the former Czechoslovakia, and therefore in Fifa's eyes have inherited that nation's records, achievements and honours.

Ideas for a Slovakia Themed Party

The first official match of the first Slovakian Republic was played in Bratislava against Germany in 1939, and ended in a 20 victory for Slovakia. After the Second World War, what is now the Czech Republic and Slovakia were seen as one nation (Czechoslovakia), and for over fifty years Slovakia played no matches as an independent country. After regaining independence, Slovakia's first official international was a 10 victory in Dubai over the United Arab Emirates in 1994. Their first match back on Slovak soil was a 41 defeat against Croatia in Bratislava later the same year.

Slovakian Party Decorations

  • Decorate yourself and your room with Slovakia shirts, flags and scarves. There are a few options on the right of this page, or you could try:
  • If you're serving food, search for white and blue table covers, napkins, plates, cups and cutlery on our General Party Decorations Page
  • For bunting, flags, balloons and more Slovakian Party Decorations Ideas, visit our European Flags & Decorations Page
  • As for colour schemes, in addition to the above ideas, anything else you can find in white and blue will help create the right atmosphere

Food for a Slovakia Themed Party

Slovak cuisine relies heavily on items such as pork, poultry, cabbage, wheat and potato flour, cheese, potatoes, onions and garlic. Beans, corn on the cob, lentils, parsley, carrots and other vegetables are often used to create soups and stews. Big meat eaters, the Slovakian people are particularly fond of pork, beef and chicken. Rye bread is very popular, and many Slovaks eat bread for breakfast with cheeses, eggs and cold meats, and/or for lunch with soup, and very frequently as part of their evening meal as well.

Drink for a Slovak Themed Party

Slovakia's neighbour, the Czech Republic, is justifiably famous for its beers. The Slovak people are also great beer-lovers, and although their beers are perhaps not as well-known internationally, they are well worth seeking out. The most popular beer brands include Zlaty Bazant, Kozel , Corgon, Saris, Gambrinus and Smadny Mnich.

Wine, from grapes from the southern areas of the country, is also a very popular drink in Slovakia, as is plum brandy or Slivovice.

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