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Bosnia and Herzegovina
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Zmajevi (Dragons)
Ljiljani (Lilies)[1]
Association Football Association of Bosnia & Herzegovina
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Bosnia and Herzegovina Safet Sušić
Asst coach Bosnia and Herzegovina Elvir Baljić
Captain Emir Spahić
Most caps Elvir Bolić (55)
Top scorer Elvir Bolić (24)
Home stadium Bilino Polje, Zenica
Asim Ferhatović Hase, Sarajevo
FIFA code BIH
FIFA ranking 49[2]
Highest FIFA ranking 25 (October 2007)
Lowest FIFA ranking 173 (September 1996)
Elo ranking 50
Highest Elo ranking 47 (July 2009)
Lowest Elo ranking 87 (October 5, 1999)
Home colours
Away colours
First international
 Iran 1 – 3 BiH Bosnia and Herzegovina
(Tehran, Iran; Jun 6, 1993)
Biggest win
Bosnia and Herzegovina BiH 7 – 0 Estonia 
(Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina; Sep 10, 2008)
Biggest defeat
 Argentina 5 – 0 BiH Bosnia and Herzegovina
(La Plata, Argentina; May 14, 1998)

The Bosnia and Herzegovina national football team is the national football team of Bosnia and Herzegovina, governed by the Football Association of Bosnia and Herzegovina. They played their first match against Iran in 1993 after the split of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. Prior to that, Bosnian-Herzegovinian players played for the Yugoslavia national football team. The independent Bosnia and Herzegovina national football team has never qualified for any major tournament, but has come close on multiple occasions.

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Brief History

The team has come very close but has never qualified for a major tournament since its FIFA and UEFA recognition in 1996 and 1998 respectively.

In the qualifying campaign for Euro 2004, only one goal in the last home game against Denmark separated the Bosnian national football team from the finals in Portugal. The team ended the qualifiers in fourth position, with the same amount of won games as the other three teams. Denmark won the group, although Bosnia took 4 points from them in two head to head matches.

In the World Cup 2006 qualifying round, the Bosnians continued to play well when matched against teams like Spain (drawing both times), Belgium (one win, one loss), and Serbia and Montenegro (one draw, one loss). Playing against the Serbian team inspires much national pride, as is common with any match that features two former Yugoslav republics. Against Serbia and Montenegro, the Bosnian team drew at home but lost the second leg in Belgrade with a score 1–0. Both matches had extra precautions employed by officials to prevent nationalistic rioting. Disturbances occurred anyway and UEFA fined both football federations. The Bosnians finished third in the group four points behind second place Spain.

In 2009, the Bosnian national team made their greatest achievement in their history by qualifying for the UEFA Second Round in the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification. They played Portugal in the contest, but did not win. Along the standard qualification process the team beat Belgium, Estonia and Armenia at both home and away. This is the furthest the Bosnian and Herzegovinian national team has progressed in any one qualification phase for a major tournament.

Team Nickname(s)

In Bosnia and Herzegovina, the team is typically referred to as Lilies (Bosnian: Ljiljani), a reference to the Fleur-de-lis of Bosnian Kingdom or Dragons (Bosnian: Zmajevi), a reference to Husein Gradaščević, a Bosniak general who fought for Bosnian autonomy in 19th century, also known as Dragon of Bosnia. Whereas in foreign media, sometimes they are referred to as the Golden lilies.[1]

Home Stadiums

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Asim Ferhatović Hase Stadium (Koševo Stadium)

Koševo Stadium as it is also known was opened in the year 1947. In 1984, it was reconstructed for the 1984 Winter Olympics, and is therefore often called Olympic Stadium. In the present day it is officially called "Asim Ferhatović – Hase" since July 2004, after Asim Ferhatović, the legendary FK Sarajevo player who retired in 1967. Today Koševo can seat 37,500[3] and is also the alternate home stadium of the national team.

For the first time in its history, Koševo Stadium, as it is otherwise known as, was not used in any of the qualifying home games by the Bosnian national side for the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification The Football Association of Bosnia and Herzegovina has acknowledged that both players and fans prefer Bilino Polje as the home stadium for the national team. In addition, the FFA has been renovating the facilities there indicating its plans for the future. Asim Ferhatović Hase Stadium has however been used for friendly matches while another Sarajevo club has given permission to also use their Grbavica Stadium for team training sessions.

Bilino Polje Stadium

Bilino Polje is the home football stadium of NK Čelik from the city of Zenica in Bosnia and Herzegovina and one of two stadiums used by the national team. The capacity of the stadium is 25.000, but some reports state attendance has exceeded 35.000 in the past.

The stadium was built and opened by Dino Dženanović in 1972. The stadium is considered a "curse" for foreign national teams due to the fact that the Bosnian national team maintains an impressive win record at the stadium. Since 1995, the Bosnian national team has played 20 international games in Zenica with a record of 11 wins, 5 draws and only 4 losses. Bosnia never lost a single game in 2010 World Cup qualification at Bilino Polje stadium until the last match of the group qualifiers when they lost 5–2 to Spain.

In a period stretching from 1995 to October 2006, Bosnia and Herzegovina went undefeated at home in about 10 games played in Zenica. The city of Zenica had to wait another 5 years (1995–2000) before the next match of the national team was played at the stadium. This match was also a friendly against Macedonia, with the final result being a victory for the home side 1–0. The national team never lost on this field until the Euro 2008 qualifier against Hungary on September 6, 2006 during this time period.

Qualifiers

2010 FIFA World Cup

On September 6, 2008, Bosnia and Herzegovina, under new veteran coach Miroslav Blažević, began qualification for the 2010 FIFA World Cup against the current European champions Spain, losing 1–0 away but playing surprisingly well. Four days later, the national team recorded a historical 7–0 annihilation of Estonia, the biggest ever win in Bosnia's football history. On October 11, Bosnia and Herzegovina lost 2–1 away to Turkey in Istanbul. Despite the defeat, the Bosnians still grew in confidence. The next qualifier against Armenia, which occurred on October 15 at home, was won by the team with a score of 4–1 which allowed them to receive another three points.

In March/April 2009, Bosnia and Herzegovina played the double header games against Belgium. Announced as heavy underdogs to win, Bosnia and Herzegovina stunned the football world with an impressive 4–2 away win to boost them up to second place, marking a new historical phase of high morale and overall player skill in the team's history. Only four days later, Belgium were unable to grab needed points away from home, receiving another blow with a loss of 2–1. This opened up a crucial four point cushion ahead of Turkey who lost twice to Spain.

In the final September/October qualifiers, Bosnia and Herzegovina gained a further seven points from four matches; two wins versus the two bottom teams of the group, Armenia and Estonia at away. The team drew against Euro 2008 semi-finalists Turkey, securing their historical achievement at being qualified for the UEFA Second Round. The national team however suffered a high loss to Spain in the final standard qualification match, although both fans and the media portrayed the match as almost a friendly match as both teams played casually since the qualification objectives by both teams have been met.

Bosnia was scheduled against Portugal in the contest, but lost in both legs 1–0 and 0–1 respectively. The team did show skill in the first leg however, threatening Portugal multiple times but unfortunately often striking the woodwork.

2010 FIFA World Cup qualification – UEFA Group 5

Team
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Spain 10 10 0 0 28 5 +23 30
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 10 6 1 3 25 13 +12 19
 Turkey 10 4 3 3 13 10 +3 15
 Belgium 10 3 1 6 13 20 −7 10
 Estonia 10 2 2 6 9 24 −15 8
 Armenia 10 1 1 8 6 22 −16 4
  Armenia Belgium Bosnia and Herzegovina Estonia Spain Turkey
Armenia  2 – 1 0 – 2 2 – 2 1 – 2 0 – 2
Belgium  2 – 0 2 – 4 3 – 2 1 – 2 2 – 0
Bosnia and Herzegovina  4 – 1 2 – 1 7 – 0 2 – 5 1 – 1
Estonia  1 – 0 2 – 0 0 – 2 0 – 3 0 – 0
Spain  4 – 0 5 – 0 1 – 0 3 – 0 1 – 0
Turkey  2 – 0 1 – 1 2 – 1 4 – 2 1 – 2

September 6, 2008
22:00 UTC+2
Spain  1–0  Bosnia and Herzegovina Estadio Nueva Condomina, Murcia
Attendance: 29,152
Referee: Craig Thomson (Scotland)
David Villa Goal 58' Report

September 10, 2008
20:15 UTC+2
Bosnia and Herzegovina  7–0  Estonia Bilino Polje, Zenica
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: Pavel Balaj (Romania)
Misimović Goal 25' Goal 30' (pen.) Goal 56'
Muslimović Goal 58'
Džeko Goal 60' Goal 73'
Ibričíć Goal 88'
Report

October 11, 2008
21:00 UTC+3
Turkey  2–1  Bosnia and Herzegovina Beşiktaş İnönü Stadium, Istanbul
Attendance: 23,628
Referee: Viktor Kassai (Hungary)
Arda Goal 51'
Mevlüt Goal 66'
Report Džeko Goal 27'

October 15, 2008
20:15 UTC+2
Bosnia and Herzegovina  4–1  Armenia Bilino Polje, Zenica
Attendance: 13,000
Referee: Asaf Kenan (Israel)
Spahić Goal 31'
Džeko Goal 39'
Muslimović Goal 56' Goal 89'
Report Minasyan Goal 85'

March 28, 2009
20:45 UTC+1
Belgium  2–4  Bosnia and Herzegovina Cristal Arena, Genk
Attendance: 20,041
Referee: Nikolai Ivanov (Russia)
Dembele Goal 65'
Sonck Goal 89' (pen.)
Report Džeko Goal 7'
Jahić Goal 74'
Bajramović Goal 81'
Misimović Goal 86'

April 1, 2009
20:45 UTC+2
Bosnia and Herzegovina  2–1  Belgium Bilino Polje, Zenica
Attendance: 16,000
Referee: Vladimir Hrinak (Slovakia)
Džeko Goal 12' Goal 15' Report Swerts Goal 88'

September 5, 2009
20:00 UTC+5
Armenia  0–2  Bosnia and Herzegovina Hanrapetakan Stadium, Yerevan
Attendance: 1,800
Referee: Eric Braamhaar (Netherlands)
Report Ibričić Goal 6'
Muslimović Goal 73'

September 9, 2009
20:00 UTC+2
Bosnia and Herzegovina  1–1  Turkey Bilino Polje, Zenica
Attendance: 18,000
Referee: Olegário Benquerença (Portugal)
Salihović Goal 25' Report Emre B. Goal 4'

October 10, 2009
19:00 UTC+3
Estonia  0–2  Bosnia and Herzegovina A. Le Coq Arena, Tallinn
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Nicola Rizzoli (Italy)
Report Džeko Goal 32'
Ibišević Goal 62'

October 14, 2009
20:00 UTC+2
Bosnia and Herzegovina  2–5  Spain Bilino Polje, Zenica
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Konrad Plautz (Austria)
Džeko Goal 90'
Misimović Goal 90+2'
Report Piqué Goal 13'
Silva Goal 14'
Negredo Goal 50'55'
Mata Goal 89'

November 14, 2009
20:30 UTC+0
Portugal  1–0  Bosnia and Herzegovina Estádio da Luz, Lisbon
Attendance: 60,000
Referee: Martin Atkinson (England)
Bruno Alves Goal 31' Report

November 18, 2009
20:45 UTC+1
Bosnia and Herzegovina  0–1  Portugal Bilino Polje, Zenica
Attendance: 31,000
Report Meireles Goal 56'

Upcoming fixtures

Date Competition Venue Home Team Result Away Team Scorers
2010-03-03 Friendly Asim Ferhatović Hase Stadium, Sarajevo  Bosnia and Herzegovina 2–1  Ghana Ibišević Goal 40' Pjanić Goal 65' ; Muntari Goal 22'
2010-05-29 Friendly Råsunda, Stockholm  Sweden  Bosnia and Herzegovina
2010-06-03 Friendly Commerzbank-Arena, Frankfurt  Germany  Bosnia and Herzegovina

Safet Sušić – W 1 /D 0 /L 0

UEFA Euro 2012

Team
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 France 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Romania 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Belarus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Albania 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Luxembourg 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Albania Belarus Bosnia and Herzegovina France Luxembourg Romania
Albania 
Belarus 
Bosnia and Herzegovina 
France 
Luxembourg 
Romania 

Coaching staff

Position Name Nationality
Manager Safet Sušić  Bosnian
Assistant Manager Elvir Baljić  Bosnian
Assistant Manager Borče Sredojević  Bosnian
Goalkeeper Coach Tomislav Piplica  Bosnian

Current squad

Squad called up for Friendly Match against Ghana on 3rd of March:

No. Pos. Player DoB (Age) Caps Goals Club
1 GK Kenan Hasagić February 1, 1980 (1980-02-01) (age 30) 35 0 Turkey İstanbul BB
12 GK Asmir Begović June 20, 1987 (1987-06-20) (age 22) 2 0 England Stoke City
2 DF Sanel Jahić December 10, 1981 (1981-12-10) (age 28) 11 1 Greece AEK Athens
4 DF Emir Spahić Captain sports.svg August 18, 1980 (1980-08-18) (age 29) 37 2 France Montpellier
13 DF Safet Nadarević August 30, 1980 (1980-08-30) (age 29) 26 0 Turkey Eskişehirspor
21 DF Boris Pandža December 15, 1986 (1986-12-15) (age 23) 8 0 Croatia Hajduk Split
3 DF Džemal Berberović November 5, 1981 (1981-11-05) (age 28) 34 0 Turkey Denizlispor
18 MF Miralem Pjanić April 2, 1990 (1990-04-02) (age 19) 14 1 France Olympique Lyonnais
15 MF Sejad Salihović October 8, 1984 (1984-10-08) (age 25) 17 2 Germany Hoffenheim
17 MF Senijad Ibričić September 26, 1985 (1985-09-26) (age 24) 22 3 Croatia Hajduk Split
7 MF Admir Vladavić June 29, 1982 (1982-06-29) (age 27) 17 0 Austria Red Bull Salzburg
6 MF Elvir Rahimić April 4, 1976 (1976-04-04) (age 33) 20 0 Russia CSKA Moscow
5 MF Samir Muratović February 25, 1976 (1976-02-25) (age 34) 21 0 Austria Sturm Graz
10 MF Zvjezdan Misimović June 5, 1982 (1982-06-05) (age 27) 48 16 Germany Wolfsburg
20 MF Haris Medunjanin March 8, 1985 (1985-03-08) (age 25) 2 0 Spain Real Valladolid
22 MF Dario Damjanović July 23, 1981 (1981-07-23) (age 28) 17 2 Germany Kaiserslautern
11 FW Edin Džeko March 17, 1986 (1986-03-17) (age 24) 23 14 Germany Wolfsburg
14 FW Vedad Ibišević August 6, 1984 (1984-08-06) (age 25) 20 5 Germany Hoffenheim
9 FW Zlatan Muslimović March 6, 1981 (1981-03-06) (age 29) 22 13 Greece PAOK
19 FW Ermin Zec March 28, 1988 (1988-03-28) (age 21) 2 0 Croatia HNK Šibenik

Current starting 11

Last updated on 3rd of March 2010 against Ghana.

World Cup record

Year Round Position GP W D L GS GA
France 1998 Did Not Qualify
South KoreaJapan 2002 Did Not Qualify
Germany 2006 Did Not Qualify
South Africa 2010 Did Not Qualify/Playoffs
Total

European Championship record

Year Round Position GP W D L GS GA
BelgiumNetherlands 2000 Did Not Qualify
Portugal 2004 Did Not Qualify
AustriaSwitzerland 2008 Did Not Qualify
PolandUkraine 2012
Total

Managers

Manager Time Period Position in Qualifiers
Bosnia and Herzegovina Mirsad Fazlagić 1992 – 1993
Bosnia and Herzegovina Fuad Muzurović 1993 – 1998 4/5 for WC1998 France
Bosnia and Herzegovina Faruk Hadžibegić 1999 – 1999
Bosnia and Herzegovina Mišo Smajlović 1999 – 2002 4/6 for EURO2000 BelgiumNetherlands; 4/5 for WC2002 South KoreaJapan
Bosnia and Herzegovina Blaž Slišković 2002 – 2006 4/5 for EURO2004 Portugal; 3/6 for WC2006 Germany
Bosnia and Herzegovina Fuad Muzurović 2006 – 2007 4/7 for EURO2008 AustriaSwitzerland
Bosnia and Herzegovina Meho Kodro 2008 – 2008
Bosnia and Herzegovina Miroslav Blažević 2008 – 2009 2/6 Playoff for WC2010 South Africa
Bosnia and Herzegovina Safet Sušić 2009 – present

For players of Yugoslavian national team see Yugoslavia national football team.

Most appearances

# Name Clubs BiH career Caps Goals
1 Elvir Bolić Rijeka/Rayo Vallecano/Fenerbahçe/Čelik Zenica 1996–2006 55 24
2 Zvjezdan Misimović Wolfsburg/Nuremberg/Bayern Munich 2004–present 48 16
3 Sergej Barbarez Bayer Leverkusen/Hamburg/Borussia Dortmund/Hansa Rostock, Union Berlin/Velež Mostar 1998–2006 47 17
4 Vedin Musić Padova/Torino/Antalyaspor/Sloboda Tuzla 1995–2007 45 0
5 Hasan Salihamidžić Juventus/Bayern Munich/Hamburg/Velež Mostar 1996–2006 43 6

Former Notable Players

Sergej Barbarez
Hasan Salihamidžić
Elvir Bolić
Elvir Baljić
Meho Kodro
Mirsad Hibić
Vedin Musić

Head-to-Head Records against other countries

[4]

Opponent Games Wins Draws Losses Goals For Goals Against Goal Differential
 Ghana 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1
 Portugal 2 0 0 2 0 2 −2
 Macedonia 5 1 3 1 8 8 =0
 Spain 6 0 2 4 6 14 −8
 Serbia 3 3 0 0 0 0 3
 Denmark 4 2 1 1 6 3 +3
 Hungary 4 0 2 2 3 6 −3
 Estonia 5 3 1 1 14 3 +11
 Malta 4 3 0 1 9 4 +5
 Belgium 4 3 0 1 8 7 +1
 Croatia 4 0 0 4 6 14 −8
 Iran 6 1 1 4 10 17 −7
 Greece 4 0 0 4 2 11 −9
 Slovenia 3 3 0 0 7 4 +3
 Liechtenstein 3 2 1 0 8 0 +8
 Malaysia 3 2 1 0 5 2 +3
 Luxembourg 3 3 0 0 5 1 +4
 Norway 4 2 0 2 3 5 −2
 Lithuania 4 2 1 1 6 5 −1
 Turkey 5 2 1 2 7 5 +2
 San Marino 2 2 0 0 6 1 +5
 Germany 1 0 1 0 1 1 =0
 Uzbekistan 2 0 1 1 1 2 −1
 Scotland 2 0 0 2 1 3 −2
 Israel 2 0 1 1 1 3 −2
 Faroe Islands 2 1 1 0 3 2 +1
 Czech Republic 2 0 0 2 1 6 −5
 Albania 2 0 1 1 0 2 −2
 Jordan 2 1 1 0 2 1 +1
 Austria 2 0 1 1 1 3 −2
 Japan 2 0 1 1 2 5 −3
 Romania 2 0 0 2 0 5 −5
 Moldova 2 0 1 1 2 3 −1
 France 2 0 1 1 2 3 −1
 Italy 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1
 Wales 1 0 1 0 2 2 =0
 Finland 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1
 Bulgaria 1 0 0 1 1 2 −1
 Armenia 2 2 0 0 6 1 +5
 Azerbaijan 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1
 Slovakia 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1
 Uruguay 1 1 0 0 3 2 +1
 Chile 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1
 Argentina 1 0 0 1 0 5 −5
 Vietnam 1 1 0 0 4 0 +4
 Indonesia 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2
 China PR 1 0 0 1 0 3 −3
 Qatar 1 0 0 1 0 2 −2
 Bangladesh 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2
 Bahrain 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1
 Poland 1 0 0 1 0 1 −1
 Korea Republic 1 0 0 1 0 2 −2
 Oman 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1
 Tunisia 1 0 0 1 1 2 −1
 Zimbabwe 1 0 1 0 2 2 =0
 South Africa 1 1 0 0 4 2 +2
 Brazil 1 0 0 1 0 1 −1
57 Countries 127 47 27 53 170 183 0.20

See also

References

External links


For current information on this topic, see Bosnia and Herzegovina national football team 2010.
Bosnia and Herzegovina
File:Logo of the Football Association of Bosnia and
Nickname(s) Zmajevi (Dragons)
Ljiljani (Lilies)[1]
Association Football Association of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Safet Sušić
Asst coach Elvir Baljić
Borče Sredojević
Captain Emir Spahić
Most caps Zvjezdan Misimović (53)
Top scorer Elvir Bolić (22)
Home stadium Bilino Polje, Zenica
Asim Ferhatović Hase, Sarajevo
FIFA code BIH
FIFA ranking 59
Highest FIFA ranking 25 (August 2007)
Lowest FIFA ranking 173 (September 1996)
Elo ranking 57
Highest Elo ranking 47 (July 2009)
Lowest Elo ranking 87 (October 5, 1999)
Home colours
Away colours
First international
Template:Country data Iran 1–3 BiH File:Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina (1992-1998).svg
(Tehran, Iran; Jun 6, 1993)
Biggest win
BiH 7–0 Estonia 
(Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina; Sep 10, 2008)
Biggest defeat
 Argentina 5–0 BiH
(La Plata, Argentina; May 14, 1998)

The Bosnia and Herzegovina national football team is the national football team of Bosnia and Herzegovina, governed by the Football Association of Bosnia and Herzegovina. They played their first match against Iran during the war in 1993 after the split of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. However the first official match came after the war in late 1995, played against Albania. Prior to that, Bosnian-Herzegovinian players played for the Yugoslavia national football team. The independent Bosnia and Herzegovina national football team has never qualified for any major tournament, but has come close on multiple occasions.

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Brief history

In the qualifying campaign for Euro 2004, only one goal in the last home game against Denmark separated the Bosnian national football team from the play-off to the finals in Portugal. The team ended the qualifiers in fourth position, with the same amount of won games as the other three teams. Denmark won the group, although Bosnia took 4 points from them in two head to head matches.

In the World Cup 2006 qualifying round, the Bosnians continued to play well when matched against teams like Spain (drawing both times), Belgium (one win, one loss), and Serbia and Montenegro (one draw, one loss). Playing against the Serbian team inspires much national pride, as is common with any match that features two former Yugoslav republics. Against Serbia and Montenegro, the Bosnian team drew at home but lost the second leg in Belgrade with a score 1–0. Both matches had extra precautions employed by officials to prevent nationalistic rioting. Disturbances occurred anyway and UEFA fined both football federations. The Bosnians finished third in the group four points behind second place Spain.

In 2009, the Bosnian national team made their greatest achievement in their history by qualifying for the UEFA Second Round in the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification. They played Portugal in the contest, but did not win. Along the standard qualification process the team beat Belgium, Estonia and Armenia at both home and away. This is the furthest the Bosnian and Herzegovinian national team has progressed in any one qualification phase for a major tournament.

Nickname(s)

In Bosnia and Herzegovina, the team is typically referred to as Lilies (Bosnian: Ljiljani), a reference to the Fleur-de-lis of Bosnian Kingdom or Dragons (Bosnian: Zmajevi), nickname given to them by Marjan Mijajlović, a sport commentator, which is in turn a reference to Husein Gradaščević, a Bosniak general who fought for Bosnian autonomy in 19th century, also known as Dragon of Bosnia. Whereas in foreign media, sometimes they are referred to as the Golden Lilies.[1]

Home Stadiums

Asim Ferhatović Hase Stadium (Koševo Stadium)

Maksimir Stadium as it is also known was opened in the year 1947. In 1984, it was reconstructed for the 1984 Winter Olympics, and is therefore often called Olympic Stadium. In the present day it is officially called "Asim Ferhatović – Hase" since July 2004, after Asim Ferhatović, the legendary FK Sarajevo player who retired in 1967. Today Koševo can seat 37,500[2] and is also the alternate home stadium of the national team.

For the first time in its history, Koševo Stadium, as it is otherwise known as, was not used in any of the qualifying home games by the Bosnian national side for the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification The Football Association of Bosnia and Herzegovina has acknowledged that both players and fans prefer Bilino Polje as the home stadium for the national team. In addition, the FFA has been renovating the facilities there indicating its plans for the future. Asim Ferhatović Hase Stadium has however been used for friendly matches while another Sarajevo club has given permission to also use their Grbavica Stadium for team training sessions. The stadium is being expected to host the most important matches in the qualification for Euro 2012, namely against France and Romania.

Bilino Polje Stadium

Bilino Polje is the home football stadium of NK Čelik from the city of Zenica in Bosnia and Herzegovina and one of two stadiums used by the national team. The capacity of the stadium is 25,000, but some reports state attendance has exceeded 35,000 in the past.

The stadium was built and opened by Dino Dženanović in 1972. The stadium is considered a "curse" for foreign national teams due to the fact that the Bosnian national team maintains an impressive win record at the stadium. Since 1995, the Bosnian national team has played 20 international games in Zenica with a record of 11 wins, 5 draws and only 4 losses. Bosnia never lost a single game in 2010 World Cup qualification at Bilino Polje stadium until the last match of the group qualifiers when they lost 5–2 to Spain.

In a period stretching from 1995 to October 2006, Bosnia and Herzegovina went undefeated at home in about 10 games played in Zenica. The city of Zenica had to wait another 5 years (1995–2000) before the next match of the national team was played at the stadium. This match was also a friendly against Macedonia, with the final result being a victory for the home side 1–0. The national team never lost on this field until the Euro 2008 qualifier against Hungary on September 6, 2006 during this time period.

UEFA Euro 2012

Team
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 France 4 3 0 1 6 1 +59
 Belarus 4 2 2 0 3 0 +38
 Albania 4 1 2 1 3 4 −15
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 3 1 1 1 4 3 +14
 Romania 3 0 2 1 1 3 −22
 Luxembourg 4 0 1 3 0 6 −61
 
Albania  26 Mar '11 1–1 2 Sep '11 1–0 11 Oct '11
Belarus  2–0 2 Sep '11 3 Jun '11 7 Jun '11 0–0
Bosnia and Herzegovina  7 Jun '11 6 Sep '11 0–2 7 Oct '11 26 Mar '11
France  7 Oct '11 0–1 11 Oct '11 2–0 2–0
Luxembourg  6 Sep '11 0–0 0–3 25 Mar '11 2 Sep '11
Romania  1–1 7 Oct' 11 3 Jun '11 6 Sep '11 29 Mar '11


3 September 2010
20:15 UTC+2
Luxembourg  0 – 3  Bosnia and Herzegovina Stade Josy Barthel, Luxembourg
Attendance: 7,327
Referee: Veaceslav Banari (Moldova)
Report Ibričić  6'
Pjanić  12'
Džeko  16'

7 September 2010
21:00 UTC+2
Bosnia and Herzegovina  0 – 2  France Asim Ferhatović Hase Stadium, Sarajevo
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Felix Brych (Germany)
Report Benzema  72'
Malouda  78'

8 October 2010
20:30 UTC+2
Albania  1 – 1  Bosnia and Herzegovina Qemal Stafa, Tirana
Attendance: 11,300
Referee: Kristinn Jakobsson (Iceland)
Duro  45+2' Report Ibišević  21'

26 March 2011
Bosnia and Herzegovina  v  Romania Asim Ferhatović Hase Stadium, Sarajevo

3 June 2011
Romania  v  Bosnia and Herzegovina Stadionul Naţional, Bucharest

7 June 2011
Bosnia and Herzegovina  v  Albania Bilino Polje, Zenica

2 September 2011
Belarus  v  Bosnia and Herzegovina Dinamo Stadium, Minsk

6 September 2011
Bosnia and Herzegovina  v  Belarus Bilino Polje, Zenica

7 October 2011
Bosnia and Herzegovina  v  Luxembourg Bilino Polje, Zenica

11 October 2011
France  v  Bosnia and Herzegovina Stade de France, Saint-Denis

Recent Fixtures

Current squad

Squad called up for UEFA Euro 2012 Qualifing match against Albania on October 8th:

# Pos. Player Date of Birth (Age) Caps Goals Club
1 GK Kenan Hasagić February 1, 1980 (1980-02-01) (age 30) 37 0 İstanbul BB
12 GK Asmir Begović June 20, 1987 (1987-06-20) (age 23) 4 0 Stoke City
2 DF Sanel Jahić December 10, 1981 (1981-12-10) (age 29) 18 1 AEK Athens
3 DF Boris Pandža December 15, 1986 (1986-12-15) (age 24) 11 0 File:Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Mechelen
4 DF Emir Spahić (captain) August 18, 1980 (1980-08-18) (age 30) 44 2 Montpellier
5 DF Adnan Mravac April 10, 1982 (1982-04-10) (age 28) 9 0 File:Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Westerlo
13 DF Safet Nadarević August 30, 1980 (1980-08-30) (age 30) 30 0 Eskişehirspor
18 DF Mensur Mujdža March 28, 1984 (1984-03-28) (age 26) 4 0 Freiburg
19 DF Ognjen Vranješ October 24, 1989 (1989-10-24) (age 21) 0 0 Sheriff Tiraspol
20 DF Muhamed Subašić March 19, 1988 (1988-03-19) (age 22) 0 0 Olimpic Sarajevo
6 MF Elvir Rahimić April 4, 1976 (1976-04-04) (age 34) 24 0 CSKA Moscow
7 MF Semir Štilić October 8, 1987 (1987-10-08) (age 23) 3 0 Lech Poznań
8 MF Miralem Pjanić April 2, 1990 (1990-04-02) (age 20) 20 2 Olympique Lyonnais
10 MF Zvjezdan Misimović June 5, 1982 (1982-06-05) (age 28) 53 16 Galatasaray
15 MF Haris Medunjanin March 8, 1985 (1985-03-08) (age 25) 6 0 Template:Country data ISR Maccabi Tel Aviv
16 MF Senad Lulić January 18, 1986 (1986-01-18) (age 25) 4 0 Young Boys
17 MF Senijad Ibričić September 26, 1985 (1985-09-26) (age 25) 27 4 Hajduk Split
9 FW Zlatan Muslimović March 6, 1981 (1981-03-06) (age 29) 22 11 PAOK
11 FW Edin Džeko March 17, 1986 (1986-03-17) (age 24) 30 16 Wolfsburg
14 FW Vedad Ibišević August 6, 1984 (1984-08-06) (age 26) 27 7 1899 Hoffenheim
19 FW Ermin Zec March 28, 1988 (1988-03-28) (age 22) 7 1 Gençlerbirliği

Player Records

Most appearances

# Name Clubs BiH career Caps Goals
1 Zvjezdan Misimović Galatasaray/Wolfsburg/Nuremberg/Bochum/Bayern München 2004–present 53 16
2 Elvir Bolić Rijeka/Rayo Vallecano/Fenerbahçe/Čelik Zenica 1996–2006 51 22
3 Sergej Barbarez Bayer Leverkusen/Hamburg/Borussia Dortmund/Hansa Rostock, Union Berlin/Velež Mostar 1998–2006 47 17
4 Vedin Musić Padova/Torino/Antalyaspor/Sloboda Tuzla 1995–2007 45 0
5 Emir Spahić Montpellier/Lokomotiv Moscow/Torpedo Moscow/Shinnik Yaroslavl/Zagreb 2003–present 44 2

Leading goalscorers

# Name Clubs BiH career Goals Caps
1 Elvir Bolić Rijeka/Rayo Vallecano/Fenerbahçe/Čelik Zenica 1996–2006 22 51
2 Sergej Barbarez Bayer Leverkusen/Hamburg/Borussia Dortmund/Hansa Rostock, Union Berlin/Velež Mostar 1998–2006 17 47
3 Zvjezdan Misimović Galatasaray/Nuremberg/Bochum/Bayern München 2004–present 16 53
4 Edin Džeko Wolfsburg/Teplice/Ústí nad Labem/Željezničar 2007-present 16 30
5 Elvir Baljić Istanbulspor/Ankaragücü/Konyaspor/Galatasaray/Rayo Vallecano/Real Madrid/Fenerbahçe/Bursaspor/Sarajevo/Željezničar 1996–2005 14 38

Managers

Current coaching staff

Safet Sušić: W 2 /D 2 /L 3

Position Name Nationality
Manager Safet Sušić  Bosnian
Assistant Manager Elvir Baljić  Bosnian
Assistant Manager Borče Sredojević  Bosnian
Goalkeeper Coach Tomislav Piplica  Bosnian
Doctor Edib Jerlagić  Bosnian
Kinesiotherapy Radomir Čosović  Bosnian
Kinesiotherapy Ismar Hadžibajrić  Bosnian
Managing Director Fuad Kečo  Bosnian
Secretary Elmir Pilav  Bosnian

Former Managers

Manager Time Period Position in Qualifiers
File:Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina (1992-1998).svg Mirsad Fazlagić1992–1993
File:Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina (1992-1998).svg Fuad Muzurović1993–1998 4/5 for WC1998
Faruk Hadžibegić1999–1999
Mišo Smajlović1999–20024/6 for EURO2000 File:Flag of Belgium (civil).svg; 4/5 for WC2002 Template:Country data South KoreaTemplate:Country data Japan
Blaž Slišković2002–20064/5 for EURO2004 ; 3/6 for WC2006
Fuad Muzurović2006–20074/7 for EURO2008
Meho Kodro2008–2008
Miroslav Blažević2008–20092/6 Playoff for WC2010
Safet Sušić2009 – present

Competitive record

Major Tournaments

World Cup record

Year Round Position GP W D L GS GA
1998 Did Not Qualify
Template:Country data South KoreaTemplate:Country data Japan 2002 Did Not Qualify
2006 Did Not Qualify
2010 Did Not Qualify
2014
Total 0/4

European Championship record

Year Round Position GP W D L GS GA
File:Flag of Belgium (civil).svg 2000 Did Not Qualify
2004 Did Not Qualify
2008 Did Not Qualify
2012
2016
Total 0/3

Head-to-Head records against other countries

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Opponent Games Wins Draws Losses Goals For Goals Against Goal Differential
 Spain 6 0 2 4 6 14 −8
Template:Country data IRN 6 1 1 4 10 17 −7
 Macedonia 5 1 3 1 8 8 =0
 Turkey 5 2 1 2 7 5 +2
 Estonia 5 3 1 1 14 3 +11
 Denmark 4 2 1 1 6 3 +3
 Hungary 4 0 2 2 3 6 −3
 Malta 4 3 0 1 9 4 +5
File:Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Belgium 4 3 0 1 8 7 +1
 Croatia 4 0 0 4 6 14 −8
 Greece 4 0 0 4 2 11 −9
 Norway 4 2 0 2 3 5 −2
 Luxembourg 4 4 0 0 8 1 +7
 Lithuania 4 2 1 1 6 5 −1
 Slovenia 3 3 0 0 7 4 +3
 France 3 0 1 2 2 5 −3
 Liechtenstein 3 2 1 0 8 0 +8
 Albania 3 0 2 1 1 3 −2
 Malaysia 3 2 1 0 5 2 +3
 Serbia and Montenegro 3 0 1 2 0 3 −3
 San Marino 2 2 0 0 6 1 +5
 Uzbekistan 2 0 1 1 1 2 −1
 Scotland 2 0 0 2 1 3 −2
Template:Country data ISR 2 0 1 1 1 3 −2
 Faroe Islands 2 1 1 0 3 2 +1
 Czech Republic 2 0 0 2 1 6 −5
Template:Country data JOR 2 1 1 0 2 1 +1
 Austria 2 0 1 1 1 3 −2
Template:Country data JPN 2 0 1 1 2 5 −3
 Qatar 2 0 1 1 1 3 −2
 Romania 2 0 0 2 0 5 −5
 Moldova 2 0 1 1 2 3 −1
 Portugal 2 0 0 2 0 2 −2
 Armenia 2 2 0 0 6 1 +5
 Germany 2 0 1 1 2 4 −2
 Sweden 1 0 0 1 2 4 −2
 Italy 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1
 Wales 1 0 1 0 2 2 =0
 Finland 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1
 Bulgaria 1 0 0 1 1 2 −1
 Azerbaijan 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1
 Slovakia 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1
 Uruguay 1 1 0 0 3 2 +1
 Chile 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1
 Argentina 1 0 0 1 0 5 −5
 Vietnam 1 1 0 0 4 0 +4
Template:Country data IDN 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2
File:Flag of the People' China PR 1 0 0 1 0 3 −3
 Bangladesh 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2
 Bahrain 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1
 Poland 1 0 0 1 0 1 −1
Template:Country data KOR 1 0 0 1 0 2 −2
 Oman 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1
 Tunisia 1 0 0 1 1 2 −1
 Zimbabwe 1 0 1 0 2 2 =0
 Ghana 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1
 South Africa 1 1 0 0 4 2 +2
 Brazil 1 0 0 1 0 1 −1
58 Countries 133 48 29 56 178 194 −16

See also

References

External links


Simple English

Bosnia and Herzegovina
Association Football Association of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Confederation UEFA
Coach Miroslav Blažević
Most caps Elvir Bolić (55)
Top scorer Elvir Bolić (22)
World Cup
Appearances 0

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