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Team preview: Slovenia

Originally Published: June 2, 2010
By Ravi Ubha | Special to ESPN.com

With a population of around two million, Slovenia holds the distinction of being the tiniest nation in the World Cup. But Slovenia isn't making its debut at a big soccer tournament. Far from it. The national team qualified for Euro 2000 and followed it up by reaching World Cup 2002. Despite not advancing to the 2006 World Cup, Slovenia stunned the eventual champ, Italy, in qualifying.

In a tough group this time around, Slovenia finished second -- behind Slovakia and ahead of Poland, ...

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