The Game

The moment of truth has finally arrived. Slovenia plays Russia tonight in the second and final leg of additional qualifiers for Football World Cup 2010 in South Africa. The first leg way played Saturday last in Moscow and Slovenia lost narrowly 2-1, after (admittedly) being the lesser team for most of the game. But all it took was a moment of confusion in the ranks of Guus Hiddink’s squad side and Slovenia’s Nejc Pečnik evened the odds with an away goal. So, tonight is the big night. It’s so big, that Dmitri and Roman will be coming. This obviously means that Danilo and Zoran won’t be far away. But perhaps most importantly: if home side wins tonight, Borut promised to polish their shoes. Each and every one of them. Now that’s something a lot of people would pay to see.

But in the end, it will all be about football. Slovenia has already qualified to Euro 2000 finals and World Cup 2002 in Japan and Korea. Facilitating this were some of the most amazing goals ever seen. Goals, which for a moment made people think that God really exists. And that she roots for Slovenia.

David Beckham, where are you now?!” (Eurosport comentator during Slovenia v. Ukraine qualifier)