Dnevnik: While the State Negotiates, Football Enters Europe

Ljubljana, 19 November - Small Slovenia has proved it is possible to win if one has an exceptional will and a fighting spirit. It is thus possible to defeat even rivals from countries which have much stronger football teams and can select from a potential of over 50 million inhabitants. The secret of Slovenia's success however is the fact that the majority of Slovene players play for European clubs, where they have become true professionals, but learnt the football basics back in the former Yugoslavia, the daily Dnevnik comments Friday on Slovenia's qualification for the European 2000 Championship.

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