LJUBLJANA, Sep. 4, 2017 (AMP) — Russia 2018 (European Qualifiers) : Slovenia defeated Lithuania by a big score of 4-0 (halftime: 1-0), in a qualifying game for the 2018 FIFA World Cup on Monday night at the Stozice Stadium in Ljubljana.
Josip Iličić scored dual goals
Slovenia dominated the first half thanks to a goal scored by midfielder Josip Iličić in the 25th minute. Leading 1-0 at the break, the Slovenians further widened their lead in the second period by scoring three times (Iličić '61/penalty, Verbič '82 and Birsa '90).
The result put the Slovenians third in Group F with 14 points. Lithuania is 5th with 5 points. In their next game, Slovenia will meet group leaders England at the Stozice Stadium on October 5, while Lithuania will face Malta.
Fixtures and Results : Group F
Slovenia at the World Cup
- 2 appearances (first in 2002)
- 6 participations in the qualifications (first in 1998)
Lithuania at the World Cup
- Never qualified
- 9 participations in the qualifications (first in 1934)