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Berberovic leads young brigade

Published: Wednesday 29 January 2003, 13.06CET
Dzemal Berberovic is one of three uncapped players in Blaz Sliškovic's Bosnia-Herzegovina squad to face Wales.
Published: Wednesday 29 January 2003, 13.06CET

Berberovic leads young brigade

Dzemal Berberovic is one of three uncapped players in Blaz Sliškovic's Bosnia-Herzegovina squad to face Wales.

Bosnia-Herzegovina coach Blaz Sliškovic has included Under-21 captain Dzemal Berberovic among three new faces for the friendly against Wales in Cardiff on 12 February.

Bolic returns
Berberovic, a midfield player with FK Sarajevo, is joined in the squad by two other uncapped players in FK Partizan defender Branimir Bajic and NK Široki Brijeg midfield player Mirko Hrgovic. Returning to the group, meanwhile, is Rayo Vallecano striker Elvir Bolic, Bosnia's leading scorer.

Improvement needed
After failing to score in defeats by Romania and Norway in their opening two Group 2 matches, Sliškovic is hoping for an improvement in Bosnia's forward play against Wales. "The start of the qualifiers has not been very good for us and we seem far more efficient in friendlies," he said. "Against Wales we will use the opportunity to correct several things in our attack."

Bosnia-Herzegovina squad
Tolja, Bešlija, Music, Konjic, Hinic, Bajramovic, Barbarez, Miškovic, Halilovic, E. Baljic, Bolic, Bajic, Hasagic, Mulina, Bišcevic, Grujic, Hrgovic, Velagic, Berberovic, Trivunovic, Krunic.

Last updated: 29/01/03 14.50CET

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