Slovenia coach Matjaz Kek has declared Zlatan Ljubijankic fit to start his side's FIFA World Cup™ opener against Algeria.

Ljubijankic was a minor concern with an ankle knock but Kek has given him the green light to feature in the 13 June clash. Ljubijankic's fitness boost has left Kek happy with how the team's preparations have gone.

"I am happy that the injury to Zlatan Ljubijankic is not a serious one and he will be fit for the opening game against the Algerians," he said.

"There is room for progress in several departments, especially when we don't have the upper hand, but overall I am satisfied with our build-up for the World Cup."