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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: none
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: 09/06/15 2.15CET

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Match log

HomeAway
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 26/06/2015 02:16 CET
Liechtenstein1-8Bosnia and Herzegovina
Referee: Marco Borg (MLT) – Stadium: Rheinpark Stadion, Vaduz (LIE)
06/01/2015 13:39:35
11 September 2012 - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group G)
Bosnia and Herzegovina4-1Latvia
Referee: Deniz Aytekin (GER) – Stadium: Stadion Bilino polje, Zenica (BIH)
06/11/2015 15:44:35
Greece0-0Bosnia and Herzegovina
Referee: Antonio Damato (ITA) – Stadium: Stadio Georgios Karaiskakis, Piraeus (GRE)
06/15/2015 14:22:59
Bosnia and Herzegovina3-0Lithuania
Referee: Miroslav Zelinka (CZE) – Stadium: Stadion Bilino polje, Zenica (BIH)
06/11/2015 15:44:35
Bosnia and Herzegovina3-1Greece
Referee: Björn Kuipers (NED) – Stadium: Stadion Bilino polje, Zenica (BIH)
06/11/2015 15:44:36
Latvia0-5Bosnia and Herzegovina
Referee: Mike Dean (ENG) Stadium: Skonto Stadions, Riga (LVA)
07/02/2015 12:08:25
Bosnia and Herzegovina0-1Slovakia
Referee: Nicola Rizzoli (ITA) – Stadium: Stadion Bilino polje, Zenica (BIH)
06/11/2015 15:44:34
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)
05/28/2015 13:24:41
Bosnia and Herzegovina4-1Liechtenstein
Referee: Richard Liesveld (NED) – Stadium: Stadion Bilino polje, Zenica (BIH)
06/11/2015 15:44:34
Lithuania0-1Bosnia and Herzegovina
Referee: Felix Zwayer (GER) – Stadium: Dariaus ir Girėno stadionas, Kaunas (LTU)
06/12/2015 13:20:43
Argentina2-1Bosnia and Herzegovina
Referee: not available – Stadium: Maracana, Rio de Janeiro (BRA)
06/04/2015 13:15:06
Nigeria1-0Bosnia and Herzegovina
Referee: not available – Stadium: Arena Pantanal, Cuiaba (BRA)
06/04/2015 13:46:01
Bosnia and Herzegovina3-1Iran
Referee: not available – Stadium: Mangabeira, Salvador De Bahia (BRA)
06/04/2015 14:23:27
4 September 2014 - Friendlies 2014-16
Bosnia and Herzegovina3-0Liechtenstein
Referee: not available
06/10/2015 19:01:30
9 September 2014 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group B)
Bosnia and Herzegovina1-2Cyprus
Referee: Yevhen Aranovskiy (UKR) Stadium: Stadion Bilino polje, Zenica (BIH)
07/11/2015 08:26:37
10 October 2014 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group B)
Wales0-0Bosnia and Herzegovina
Referee: Vladislav Bezborodov (RUS) Stadium: Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff (WAL)
07/11/2015 08:26:56
13 October 2014 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group B)
Bosnia and Herzegovina1-1Belgium
Referee: Luca Banti (ITA) Stadium: Stadion Bilino polje, Zenica (BIH)
07/11/2015 08:27:22
16 November 2014 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group B)
Israel3-0Bosnia and Herzegovina
Referee: Antonio Mateu Lahoz (ESP) Stadium: Itztadion Sammy Ofer, Haifa (ISR)
07/11/2015 08:27:56
Andorra0-3Bosnia and Herzegovina
Referee: István Vad (HUN) Stadium: Estadi Nacional, Andorra la Vella (AND)
07/11/2015 08:28:20
31 March 2015 - Friendlies 2014-16
Austria1-1Bosnia and Herzegovina
Referee: not available
06/10/2015 17:45:17
Bosnia and Herzegovina3-1Israel
Referee: Ruddy Buquet (FRA) Stadium: Stadion Bilino polje, Zenica (BIH)
07/11/2015 08:28:37
3 September 2015 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group B)
BelgiumBosnia and Herzegovina
Referee: TBD Stadium: King Baudouin Stadium, Brussels (BEL)
07/31/2015 16:11:39
6 September 2015 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group B)
Bosnia and HerzegovinaAndorra
Referee: TBD Stadium: Stadion Bilino polje, Zenica (BIH)
07/30/2015 11:26:47
10 October 2015 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group B)
Bosnia and HerzegovinaWales
Referee: TBD
07/11/2015 08:30:20
13 October 2015 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group B)
CyprusBosnia and Herzegovina
Referee: TBD
07/11/2015 08:26:10

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)
    Edin Džeko (BIH)
  • Top scorers: 10
    Edin Džeko (BIH)
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