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(al-Slaviya), a name for Rus’, found in works of tenth-century Arabic authors, for example, al-Istakhri and Ibn Hau-kal. Most historians identify Slavia with the land of the ll’men’ Slavs, and its capital—the city of Salau (Slava)—with either Novgorod or an earlier city on the same site. Some early medieval sources use “Slavia” to refer to Poland and the state formations of the Polabian and Baltic Slavs.

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Slavia continued to dominate the game in terms of possession and chances on goal but Apoel rarely looked at serious risk of being breached.
MARTIN O'NEILL hailed goalkeeper Brad Guzan as a star of the future after the American helped Aston Villa to a 1-0 UEFA Cup victory over Slavia Prague last night.
SK Slavia Praha opened their pounds 30million Eden Stadium in May against Oxford University - their first English opponents in 1899 - and until last weekend had yet to concede a goal.
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But last night's goalless drawwith Slavia Prague in the Czech Republic got the job done as a much-changed Gunners side secured a safe passage into the last 16 of the Champions League.
Keane struck ten minutes from time to end Slavia Prague's stubborn resistance at White Hart Lane to seal a 1-0 win on the night and 2-0 on aggregate.
Slavia Prague have agreed to allow the Czech Under-21 international to stay with Boro until Friday.
The Egypt international had a trial with Spurs last month, but White Hart Lane boss Martin Jol opted to sign Czech keeper Radek Cerny who has joined Spurs on an 18 month loan deal from Slavia Prague.
Despite the 2-1 defeat on the night to Czech League leaders Slavia Prague, which O'Leary described as a "disgrace", it did not detract from the gloss of an astonishing achievement.
They are favourites to sign him for his club, Slavia Prague, last night said this is the only concrete offer they have had.