Rancik Included In Slovakia Squad

Slovakia coach Lubos Urban has included forward Martin Rancik in his squad for the three upcoming EuroBasket qualifiers.

The Slovaks face Switzerland on Saturday in Bratislava and Malta on Wednesday in Levice, but the key game is likely to be the match-up against the Republic of Ireland in a week's time.

Slovak Republic: Rancik Uncertain About EuroBasket

Slovakia are desperate for Martin Rancik to play in the EuroBasket Division B games this summer but the star forward has concerns about his heart and may make himself unavailable.

The 2.05m Rancik missed a short spell last season with Fortitudo Bologna after telling doctors he was having problems with his heart.


NoNamePos. HeightBirth datePlace of birth
 Martin Micka 1.80 15.05.1981 Poprad (SVK)  
 Peter Micuda 2.06 06.01.1972 Bratislava (SVK)  
 Viliam Ridzon 1.93 27.05.1975 Bojnice (SVK)  
 4Anton Gavel PG 1.88 24.10.1984 Kosice (SVK)  
 5Tomas Oresansky FC 2.10 08.05.1978 Trnava (SVK)  
 6Pete Lisicky 1.93 03.03.1976 Allentown, PA (USA)  
 7Stefan Svitek FC 2.03 25.05.1977 Povazska Bystrica (SVK)  
 8Juraj Gavlák 1.85 30.04.1979 Zilina (SVK)  
 9Daniel Novák SF 2.01 02.11.1978 Bratislava (SVK)  
10Igor Majoros SF 2.01 17.01.1980 Bratislava (SVK)  
11Ondrej Soska 2.08 22.11.1978 Zilina (SVK)  
12Roman Krämer 1.97 15.08.1970 Graslice (CZE)  
13Radoslav Rancik PF 2.06 06.10.1979 Kosice (SVK)  
14Peter Praznovsky 2.05 17.03.1978 Bratislava (SVK)  
15David Toya GF 2.00 13.09.1976 Bratislava (SVK)  

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Urban Life Suits Slovakia

Coach Lubomir Urban has steered Slovakia into a strong position in Division B in their bid to rejoin the elite in European men's basketball.

The Slovaks have defeated Ireland, Switzerland and Malta to lead Group B with contests against all three set for September.

Slovakia: Much Work Still To Do

Slovakia coach Uegen Kovacik is pleased with the way his side is developing but admits there is still plenty to do before their opening European Championship qualifier against Switzerland on September 11.

Slovakia finished third out of four in this weekend's international tournament in Amsterdam after picking up two wins and a defeat in their three matches.

European Championship for Men 2005 Qualification22.09.2003


Slovak Republic
Slovak Republic


PTSR. Rancik20.3
RTR. Rancik8.8
ASA. Gavel3.0
STA. Gavel2.2
BSR. Rancik0.7


11.09.2004vs SUI[W] 73-56 (A)
13.09.2004vs MLT[W] 107-53 (A)
18.09.2004vs IRL[W] 70-67 (H)
03.09.2005vs SUI[L] 60-66 (H)
07.09.2005vs MLT[W] 100-39 (H)
10.09.2005vs IRL[L] 68-82 (A)



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