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Kodro fired as Bosnia-Herzegovina boss

Published: Saturday 17 May 2008, 11.00CET
Bosnia-Herzegovina have dismissed coach Meho Kodro after he refused to take charge of the national team for a friendly against Iran scheduled for 26 May.
Kodro fired as Bosnia-Herzegovina boss
Meho Kodro has been dismissed following a disagreement with the NSBiH ©Fedja Krvavac
Published: Saturday 17 May 2008, 11.00CET

Kodro fired as Bosnia-Herzegovina boss

Bosnia-Herzegovina have dismissed coach Meho Kodro after he refused to take charge of the national team for a friendly against Iran scheduled for 26 May.

Bosnia-Herzegovina have dismissed coach Meho Kodro after he refused to take charge of the national team for a friendly against Iran scheduled for 26 May.

'Unanimous decision'
Football Federation of Bosnia & Herzegovina (NSBiH) executive board member Hamdija Abdić said: "We had no choice but to sack Kodro and it was a unanimous decision." Appointed in January, the 41-year-old Kodro – a former FC Barcelona forward – reacted angrily after the NSBiH abandoned plans to play UEFA EURO 2008™ contenders Poland in a friendly game on 26 May in favour of playing against Iran in Tehran. Youth team coach Denijal Pirić has been placed in charge for Bosnia-Herzegovina's next game, a friendly against Azerbaijan on 1 June. The former Yugoslav republic meet Turkey, Belgium, Armenia, Estonia and Spain in 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying Group 5.

Last updated: 17/05/08 21.15CET

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