Today, Vojvodina will play the fourth friendly match during the preparations in Belek. From 2 pm Serbian time, the rival of the Old Lady in the sports center Susesi will be the team of Slavia Sofia, currently the penultimate team in the Bulgarian Efbet league.
Slavia Football Club was founded in 1913 by students from Sofia and is the oldest sports club in the Bulgarian capital. Along with Levski, Slavia is the only club that has never been relegated from the first Bulgarian league, and the matches between the two clubs in Bulgaria are known as “the oldest capital derby”. In its history, Slavia has won the title of champion eight times and the Bulgarian Cup 13 times, which happened for the last time in the 2017/18 season, when the former coach of Vojvodina, Zlatomir Zagorčić, was sitting on the bench of this team. On the international scene, Slavia made the greatest success in the 1966/67 season, when it reached the semifinals of the former Cup Winners’ Cup.
As the host, Slavia plays at a stadium with a capacity of 25,556 seats and plays at home in completely white equipment, which is why the club has the nickname “white pride”, while away it plays in completely black equipment. The coach of the team is 66-year-old Russian Aleksandr Tarkhanov, and the value of his team is estimated at around 3.38 million euros. In addition to domestic players, Slavia also has two players from Northern Macedonia and one from Romania.
As for the team of Vojvodina, the Manager of the red and whites, Nenad Lalatović, announced that he would provide an opportunity for two different lineups in this match, with one playing 60 and the other 30 minutes. The match will be broadcast live on Novi Sad Television, and the match can also be watched live on the Youtube channel of FK Vojvodina via the link:
Alternatively, the match can be watched on the DB Video channel: