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(ATT 7,200) 14th November 2009 - Kick off 15:00

Slovakia Slovakia vs United States of America USA



Hamsik spot-on for Slovakia

USA pay the penalty in Bratislava

Last Updated: 14/11/09 6:27pm

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Hamsik celebrates his winning penalty

Hamsik celebrates his winning penalty

Marek Hamsik's penalty earned Slovakia a 1-0 win over fellow World Cup hopefuls United States in Bratislava.

The two sides, who have qualified for next summer's finals, used the game as a warm-up to continue their preparations for South Africa next year.

The USA thought they had broken the deadlock after just two minutes when Michael Bradley headed home, but his effort was ruled out for offside.

Slovakia won a penalty on 26 minutes after Manchester City youngster Vladimir Weiss was felled in the box by American defender Jonathan Bornstein.

Napoli ace Hamsik converted from the spot, sending Brad Guzan the wrong way from 12 yards.

The USA could count themselves unlucky not to get anything from the game with Clint Dempsey and Eddie Johnson both being denied by Slovakia keeper Jan Mucha.

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