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Weiss was left ecstatic after the Repre's famous victory...

Slovakia coach Vladimir Weiss has hailed his side’s 3-2 victory over Italy as one of the best moments he has experienced.

The Slovaks battled through to the last 16 of the World Cup finals with a fine win over the Azzurri on Thursday, and Weiss believes that only the birth of his son, also called Vladimir, who played in the match, eclipses the emotions he felt during his side’s greatest ever footballing triumph.

“It was a fantastic day for us,” he declared, according to the PA. “We had good preparation for the match with the staff and the players, and, after the birth of my son, it's the second-best day of my life.

"I want to say thanks to the people of Slovakia who followed us to South Africa. I am very proud of my team, they played a very high level for 80 minutes. There was big pressure in the last 10 minutes but we played a fantastic game and the better team won.”

The Repre now face the Netherlands on Monday, aiming to bustle their way into the last eight.


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