Slovakia to rely on discipline

Updated: December 6, 2009, 3:32 PM ET
By Mark Young | Special to ESPN.com

If ever a team came into the World Cup finals from out of the cold it is Slovakia. Needing just one point from its two remaining games, the Slovaks seemed set for a national celebration when they hosted Slovenia on Oct. 10. But the party was put on hold when Slovenia won 2-0, leaving Slovakia with the daunting task of clinching Group 3 on the road in Poland four days later. In snowbound conditions reminiscent of the 1984 Denver Broncos-Green Bay Packers "Monday Night Football" classic, the Cinderella ...

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