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Bosnia and Herzegovina team profile

Published: Sunday 5 January 2014, 1.08CET
After losing out to Portugal in play-offs for both the 2010 FIFA World Cup and UEFA EURO 2012, Bosnia and Herzegovina finally made it all the way to a major tournament.

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Published: Sunday 5 January 2014, 1.08CET

Bosnia and Herzegovina team profile

After losing out to Portugal in play-offs for both the 2010 FIFA World Cup and UEFA EURO 2012, Bosnia and Herzegovina finally made it all the way to a major tournament.

Best result: have never qualified
Coach:
Safet Sušić
Leading scorer:
all-time – Edin Džeko (33); current – Edin Džeko (33)
Most appearances:
all-time – Zvjezdan Misimović (80); current – Zvjezdan Misimović (80)
Association formed:
1992
Nickname:
Zmajevi (Dragons), Ljiljani (Lilies)
Where they play:
Bilino Polje, Zenica; Asim Ferhatović, Sarajevo

After losing out to Portugal in play-offs for both the 2010 FIFA World Cup and UEFA EURO 2012, Bosnia and Herzegovina finally made it all the way to a major tournament when, spearheaded by free-scoring pair Edin Džeko and Vedad Ibišević, they topped their 2014 World Cup qualifying section to secure a direct ticket to Brazil. Before gaining independence in 1992 the country supplied several top players, among them current coach Safet Sušić, to Yugoslavia. UEFA EURO 2016 will be their fifth tilt at reaching the continental finals.

EURO pedigree
Matches played

Overall: P42 W17 D7 L18 F56 A61
Final tournament: P0 W0 D0 L0 F0 A0
Qualifying: P42 W17 D7 L18 F56 A61

Bosnia and Herzegovina made their UEFA European Championship debut with a 1-0 win against the Faroe Islands in August 1998, and have twice been in sight of a finals place. Victory against Denmark in Sarajevo in their final qualifying game would have sent Blaž Slišković's team to UEFA EURO 2004, but a 1-1 draw meant they finished fourth in a competitive section.

They again came close in their final UEFA EURO 2012 Group D fixture, Sušić's side drawing 1-1 against France in Paris when victory would have taken them through. As it was, they finished as runners-up – the 20-point haul their best yet in the competition – but in the play-offs they were no match for Portugal.

Memorable EURO matches
02/06/07: Bosnia and Herzegovina 3-2 Turkey, UEFA EURO 2008 qualifying
Adnan Ćustović's late goal earned a first competitive home win in eight years at the Koševo Stadium.

02/04/03: Denmark 0-2 Bosnia and Herzegovina, UEFA EURO 2004 qualifying
Slišković's side won despite having to draft in three U21 starlets who had played 24 hours earlier.

09/10/99: Estonia 1-4 Bosnia and Herzegovina, UEFA EURO 2000 qualifying
Elvir Baljić scored all four as Bosnia and Herzegovina claimed a first away win in EURO qualifying.

Did you know?
Sušić's men were 12 minutes from victory in Paris in that final UEFA EURO 2012 group game before Samir Nasri's penalty consigned Bosnia and Herzegovina to the play-offs. A 0-0 draw in Zenica preceded a 6-2 loss in Portugal – equalling their heaviest ever EURO qualifying defeat.

*Last updated on 07/01/14

Last updated: 17/02/14 16.52CET

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Match log

HomeAway
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 12/09/2014 17:58 CET
Liechtenstein1-8Bosnia and Herzegovina
Referee: Marco Borg (MLT) – Stadium: Rheinpark, Vaduz (LIE)
04/18/2013 22:13:21
11 September 2012 - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group G)
Bosnia and Herzegovina4-1Latvia
Referee: Deniz Aytekin (GER) – Stadium: Bilino Polje, Zenica (BIH)
04/18/2013 21:36:19
Greece0-0Bosnia and Herzegovina
Referee: Antonio Damato (ITA) – Stadium: Stadio Georgios Karaiskakis, Piraeus (GRE)
09/23/2013 16:58:36
Bosnia and Herzegovina3-0Lithuania
Referee: Miroslav Zelinka (CZE) – Stadium: Bilino Polje, Zenica (BIH)
04/18/2013 21:36:19
Bosnia and Herzegovina3-1Greece
Referee: Björn Kuipers (NED) – Stadium: Bilino Polje, Zenica (BIH)
05/28/2013 11:07:20
Latvia0-5Bosnia and Herzegovina
Referee: Mike Dean (ENG) – Stadium: Skonto Stadions, Riga (LVA)
06/07/2013 19:21:58
Bosnia and Herzegovina0-1Slovakia
Referee: Nicola Rizzoli (ITA) – Stadium: Bilino Polje, Zenica (BIH)
09/06/2013 21:09:48
10 September 2013 - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group G)
Slovakia1-2Bosnia and Herzegovina
Referee: David Fernández Borbalán (ESP) – Stadium: Štadión MŠK Žilina, Zilina (SVK)
09/11/2013 07:24:23
Bosnia and Herzegovina4-1Liechtenstein
Referee: Richard Liesveld (NED) – Stadium: Bilino Polje, Zenica (BIH)
12/16/2013 12:41:38
Lithuania0-1Bosnia and Herzegovina
Referee: Felix Zwayer (GER) – Stadium: Dariaus ir Girėno stadionas, Kaunas (LTU)
12/16/2013 12:42:09
Argentina2-1Bosnia and Herzegovina
Referee: Joel Antonio Aguilar Chicas (SLV) – Stadium: Maracana, Rio de Janeiro (BRA)
06/17/2014 08:18:32
Nigeria1-0Bosnia and Herzegovina
Referee: Peter O'leary (NZL) – Stadium: Arena Pantanal, Cuiaba (BRA)
06/22/2014 01:25:18
Bosnia and Herzegovina3-1Iran
Referee: Carlos Velasco Carballo (ESP) – Stadium: Mangabeira, Salvador De Bahia (BRA)
06/25/2014 18:52:58
Bosnia and Herzegovina3-0Liechtenstein
Referee: not available
09/04/2014 22:37:31
9 September 2014 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group B)
Bosnia and Herzegovina1-2Cyprus
Referee: Yevhen Aranovskiy (UKR) – Stadium: Bilino Polje, Zenica (BIH)
09/26/2014 13:38:30
10 October 2014 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group B)
WalesBosnia and Herzegovina
Referee: TBD – Stadium: Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff (WAL)
09/26/2014 13:40:30
13 October 2014 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group B)
Bosnia and HerzegovinaBelgium
Referee: TBD – Stadium: Bilino Polje, Zenica (BIH)
09/29/2014 15:45:34
16 November 2014 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group B)
IsraelBosnia and Herzegovina
Referee: TBD – Stadium: Haifa International Stadium, Haifa (ISR)
09/26/2014 13:38:38
AndorraBosnia and Herzegovina
Referee: TBD
09/26/2014 13:38:39
Bosnia and HerzegovinaIsrael
Referee: TBD
09/26/2014 13:38:39
3 September 2015 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group B)
BelgiumBosnia and Herzegovina
Referee: TBD
09/26/2014 13:38:40
6 September 2015 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group B)
Bosnia and HerzegovinaAndorra
Referee: TBD
09/26/2014 13:38:44
10 October 2015 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group B)
Bosnia and HerzegovinaWales
Referee: TBD
09/26/2014 13:38:49
13 October 2015 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group B)
CyprusBosnia and Herzegovina
Referee: TBD
09/26/2014 13:38:32

General info

  • Founded : 1992
  • Stadium : Bilino Polje
  • Currently playing : Friendly matches 2014/2016, European Championship 2014/2016

Team record in UEFA competitions

  • Biggest win:
    07/10/2011, Bosnia and Herzegovina 5-0 Luxembourg, Zenica
  • Biggest defeat:
    15/11/2011, Portugal 6-2 Bosnia and Herzegovina, Lisbon
  • Appearances in UEFA European Football Championship: 5
  • Player with most appearances: 23
    Zvjezdan Misimović (BIH)
  • Top scorers: 8
    Zvjezdan Misimović (BIH)
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