Missing Players and team news:
Despite the short turnaround after a difficult fixture, Kek could opt against making any alterations to his Slovenia eleven. Amedej Vetrih is an option in midfield if the head coach wants to introduce fresh legs, while Domen Crnigoj may be introduced on one of the flanks. Midfielder Aleksei Miranchuk is in line to return to the Russia side, taking the place of Daniil Fomin. Barring any late fitness issues, the remainder of the side could stay the same, leaving Sobolev to accept a spot among the replacements.