World Cup 2018 Qualifiers : Slovenia beats Lithuania 4-0

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FIFA World Cup 2018
FIFA World Cup 2018

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

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Overview

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)
2018 World Cup Poster
Slovenia
4:0
Lithuania
4:0 (1:0)
  • 4 September 2017
  • 20:45
  • Ljubljana

Group F

TeamPts
England20
Slovakia15
Slovenia14
Scotland14
Lithuania5
Malta0

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