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Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and HerzegovinaStadion Bilino polje - ZenicaMonday 10 October 2016
20.45CET (20.45 local time)
Group H - Matchday 3
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

2016 UEFA European Championship
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
13/10/2015QR (GS)Cyprus - Bosnia and Herzegovina2-3
NicosiaCharalambides 32, Mytidis 41; Medunjanin 13, 44, Djurić 67
09/09/2014QR (GS)Bosnia and Herzegovina - Cyprus1-2
ZenicaIbišević 6; Christofi 45, 73
 QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal
Bosnia and Herzegovina10011100----210144

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Squad list Only this chapter

Bosnia and Herzegovina - Squad list
Current season
-Jasmin Burić18/02/198729Lech - 0000
-Ibrahim Šehić02/09/198828Qarabağ - 0000
-Asmir Begović20/06/198729Chelsea - 2000
-Emir Spahić18/08/198036Hamburg - 2200
-Toni Šunjić15/12/198827Stuttgart - 0000
-Marin Aničić17/08/198927Astana - 0000
-Ognjen Vranješ24/10/198926Tom*1000
-Senad Lulić18/01/198630Lazio*2000
-Mateo Sušić18/11/199025Sheriff - 0000
-Ermin Bičakčić24/01/199026Hoffenheim - 2000
-Ervin Zukanovic11/02/198729Atalanta - 2000
-Sead Kolašinac20/06/199323Schalke*2000
-Edin Cocalić05/12/198728Mechelen - 0000
-Haris Medunjanin08/03/198531M. Tel-Aviv - 2100
-Miralem Pjanić02/04/199026Juventus - 2000
-Mato Jajalo25/05/198828Palermo*1000
-Edin Višća17/02/199026İstanbul Başakşehir - 2000
-Izet Hajrovic04/08/199125Bremen - 0000
-Gojko Cimirot19/12/199223PAOK - 1000
-Edin Džeko17/03/198630Roma - 2100
-Vedad Ibišević06/08/198432Hertha - 2100
-Tino-Sven Sušić13/02/199224Genk - 0000
-Milan Djurić22/05/199026Cesena - 2000
-Mehmed Baždarević28/09/196056 - 2000
Cyprus - Squad list
Current season
-Antonis Giorgallides30/01/198234AEK Larnaca - 0000
-Tasos Kissas18/01/198828Apollon - 0000
-Kostas Panayi08/10/199422Omonia - 2000
-Elias Charalambous25/09/198036AEK Larnaca*1000
-Nektarios Alexandrou19/12/198332APOEL - 1000
-Giorgos Merkis30/07/198432APOEL - 0000
-Andreas Avraam06/06/198729Larissa - 0000
-Marios Antoniades14/05/199026Panionios - 0000
-Jason Demetriou18/11/198728Southend*2000
-Dossa Júnior28/07/198630AEL - 2000
-Marios Stylianou23/09/199323Apollon - 0000
-Marios Nikolaou04/10/198333AEL - 0000
-Vincent Laban09/09/198432AEK Larnaca*2000
-George Efrem05/07/198927APOEL - 2000
-Kostakis Artymatas15/04/199323APOEL - 2000
-Kostas Laifis19/05/199323Standard Liège*2000
-Charis Kyriakou09/02/199521Apollon - 2000
-Grigoris Kastanos30/01/199818Juventus*2000
-Costas Charalambides25/07/198135AEK Larnaca*2000
-Dimitris Christofi28/09/198828Omonia*1000
-Pieros Sotiriou13/01/199323APOEL - 1000
-Nestor Mytidis01/06/199125Roda*2000
-Antreas Makris27/11/199520Walsall - 2000
-Christakis Christoforou26/01/196452 - 2000

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Head coach Only this chapter

Mehmed Baždarević

Date of birth: 28 September 1960
Nationality: Bosnian
Playing career: FK Željezničar, FC Sochaux-Montbéliard, Nîmes Olympique, Étoile Carouge FC
Coaching career: FC Istres, Étoile du Sahel, Al-Wakrah SC (twice), Grenoble Foot 38, FC Sochaux-Montbéliard, MC Alger, Bosnia and Herzegovina

• Baždarević played in midfield for Sarajevo-based Željezničar, helping them reach the UEFA Cup semi-finals in 1984/85.

• Transferred to France for a lengthy spell with Sochaux, and was named as the best foreign player in Ligue 1 in 1988/89. Wound his career down with spells at Nîmes and Swiss side Étoile Carouge.

• Capped 54 times by Yugoslavia, he made two appearances for the independent Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1998 FIFA World Cup qualifying.

• Achieved a coaching coup by leading Istres to promotion to the top division in France, with further spells at Grenoble and Sochaux between assignments in Tunisia, Qatar and Algeria.

• Hired to replace Safet Sušić as Bosnia and Herzegovina coach in December 2014 with the Dragons having taken two points from their first four UEFA EURO 2016 qualifiers. Stayed on for the 2018 World Cup qualifiers despite the play-off loss to the Republic of Ireland.



Christakis Christoforou

Date of birth: 26 January 1964
Nationality: Cypriot
Playing career: AEL Limassol FC, APOEL FC
Coaching career: Apollon Limassol FC (youth), APOEL FC (youth), Cyprus Under-17, Apollon Ladies FC, Apollon Limassol FC, AEL Limassol FC

• Played as a midfielder for AEL, helping them beat city rivals Apollon 1-0 in the 1987 Cypriot Cup final; later left Limassol to join APOEL.

• Coached AEL and APOEL's youth academies before steering Cyprus's Under-17s to the elite round of the 1999 UEFA European Under-17 Championship.

• Took charge of Apollon Ladies in 2009 and won five consecutive domestic doubles as well as reaching the UEFA Women's Champions League round of 32 three times.

• After a switch to Apollon's men's team in 2013, became the first coach to lead men's and women's divisions of the same club into the group stage of a UEFA competition; lifted Cypriot Cup with Apollon and took them to the UEFA Europa League group stage in successive seasons.

• Returned to AEL as coach though his side lost 4-2 to APOEL in the 2014/15 Cypriot Cup final; made some amends by beating the Nicosia club on penalties to claim the 2015 Cyprus Super Cup. Left post in October 2015, taking up Cyprus job in early December.



Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeJavier Estrada (ESP)
  • Assistant refereesMiguel Martínez (ESP) , Teodoro Sobrino (ESP)
  • Fourth officialAlejandro Hernandez (ESP)
  • FIFA Match CommissionerJim Stjerne Hansen (DEN)
  • Referee observerPeter Fröjdfeldt (SWE)


NameDate of birthUEFA matches
Javier Estrada27/01/1976026

FIFA Wold Cup matches involving teams from the two countries involved in this match

No such matches refereed

Other matches involving teams from either of the two countries involved in this match

No such matches refereed

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Competition facts Only this chapter

The Week of Football concept enables fans around the world to enjoy the very best action from the European Qualifiers – which will determine UEFA's representatives at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

Qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup comprises nine groups of six teams, with matches played on a home-and-away basis.

Qualifying takes place under the 'Week of Football' concept, introduced ahead of the UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying campaign, in which games are spread out from Thursday to Tuesday, shining the spotlight on more teams on the road to the finals in Russia. Moreover, thanks to the Week of Football, at least 43% of matches will be played on weekends, giving fans a better chance to follow the action on television, in the stadiums and on

Kick-off times will be set mainly at 18:00CET and 20:45CET on Saturdays and Sundays and at 20:45CET for Thursdays, Fridays, Mondays and Tuesdays. In double-header matchweeks, sides will play on Thursday/Sunday, Friday/Monday or Saturday/Tuesday. Each day of the Week of Football will feature eight to ten games.

The nine group winners will qualify directly for the final tournament. The eight best runners-up will contest play-offs to decide the last four qualifiers for the finals.

The 13 qualifiers then join hosts Russia in the finals to make it 14 UEFA member associations represented.

How qualification works

The other confederations have the following qualifying berths:

Africa: 5
Asia: 4.5
North and Central America and Caribbean: 3.5
Oceania: 0.5
South America: 4.5



Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

Bosnia and Herzegovina

  • FIFA World Cup - Qualifying round
    Group H - Group Standings
    Bosnia and Herzegovina2101543
    Matchday 1 (06/09/2016)
    Bosnia and Herzegovina 5-0 Estonia
    1-0 Spahić 7, 2-0 Džeko 23 (P) , 3-0 Medunjanin 71, 4-0 Ibišević 83, 5-0 Spahić 90+2
    Begović, Spahić, Kolašinac, Vranješ (62 Bičakčić), Medunjanin, Ibišević, Pjanić, Džeko (81 Djurić), Lulić, Zukanovic, Višća (75 Milicevic)
  • Matchday 2 (07/10/2016)
    Belgium 4-0 Bosnia and Herzegovina
    1-0 Spahić 26 (og) , 2-0 Hazard 29, 3-0 Alderweireld 60, 4-0 R. Lukaku 79
    Begović, Bičakčić, Spahić, Kolašinac, Medunjanin, Ibišević (64 Djurić), Pjanić (81 Cimirot), Džeko, Lulić, Zukanovic, Jajalo (73 Višća)
  • Matchday 3 (10/10/2016)
    Bosnia and Herzegovina-Cyprus
  • Matchday 4 (13/11/2016)
    Greece-Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Matchday 5 (25/03/2017)
    Bosnia and Herzegovina-Gibraltar
  • Matchday 6 (09/06/2017)
    Bosnia and Herzegovina-Greece
  • Matchday 7 (31/08/2017)
    Cyprus-Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Matchday 8 (03/09/2017)
    Gibraltar-Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Matchday 9 (07/10/2017)
    Bosnia and Herzegovina-Belgium
  • Matchday 10 (10/10/2017)
    Estonia-Bosnia and Herzegovina


  • FIFA World Cup - Qualifying round
    Matchday 1 (06/09/2016)
    Cyprus 0-3 Belgium
    0-1 R. Lukaku 13, 0-2 R. Lukaku 61, 0-3 Carrasco 81
    Panayi, Dossa Júnior, Demetriou, Sotiriou (69 Mytidis), Charalambides, Alexandrou, Laban (69 Artymatas), Kyriakou, Efrem, Laifis, Kastanos (78 Makris)
  • Matchday 2 (07/10/2016)
    Greece 2-0 Cyprus
    1-0 Mitroglou 12, 2-0 Mantalos 42
    Panayi, Dossa Júnior, E. Charalambous, Demetriou, Charalambides (66 Christofi), Mytidis (83 Makris), Laban, Efrem, Artymatas (78 Kyriakou), Laifis, Kastanos
  • Matchday 3 (10/10/2016)
    Bosnia and Herzegovina-Cyprus
  • Matchday 4 (13/11/2016)
  • Matchday 5 (25/03/2017)
  • Matchday 6 (09/06/2017)
  • Matchday 7 (31/08/2017)
    Cyprus-Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Matchday 8 (03/09/2017)
  • Matchday 9 (07/10/2017)
  • Matchday 10 (10/10/2017)

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Club competitions
  • UCL: UEFA Champions League
  • ECCC: European Champion Clubs' Cup
  • UEL: UEFA Europa League
  • UCUP: UEFA Cup
  • UCWC: UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
  • SCUP: UEFA Super Cup
  • UIC: UEFA Intertoto Cup
  • ICF: Inter-Cities Fairs Cup
National team competitions
  • EURO: UEFA European Football Championship
  • WC: FIFA World Cup
  • CONFCUP: FIFA Confederations Cup
  • FRIE: Friendly internationals
  • U21FRIE: Under-21 friendly internationals
  • U21: UEFA European Under-21 Championship
  • U17: UEFA Under-17 Championship
  • U16: UEFA European Under-16 Championship
  • U19: UEFA Under-19 Championship
  • U18: UEFA European Under-18 Championship
  • WWC: FIFA Women's World Cup
  • WEURO: UEFA European Women's Championship

Other abbreviations

  • (aet): After extra time
  • pens: Penalties
  • No.: Number
  • og: Own goal
  • ag: Match decided on away goals
  • P: Penalty
  • agg: Aggregate
  • Pld: Matches played
  • AP: Appearances
  • Pos.: Position
  • Comp.: Competition
  • Pts: Points
  • D: Drawn
  • R: Sent off (straight red card)
  • DoB: Date of birth
  • Res.: Result
  • ET: Extra Time
  • sg: Match decided by silver goal
  • GA: Goals against
  • t: Match decided by toss of a coin
  • GF: Goals for
  • W: Won
  • gg: Match decided by golden goal
  • Y: Booked
  • L: Lost
  • Y/R: Sent off (two yellow cards)
  • Nat.: Nationality
  • N/A: Not applicable


  • -: Denotes player substituted
  • +: Denotes player introduced
  • *: Denotes player sent off
  • +/-: Denotes player introduced and substituted

Squad list

  • D: Disciplinary
  • *: Misses next match if booked
  • S: Suspended
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