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Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and HerzegovinaStadion Bilino polje - ZenicaFriday 9 June 2017
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Group H - Matchday 6
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
13/11/2016QR (GS)Greece - Bosnia and Herzegovina1-1PiraeusTzavellas 90+5; Karnezis 32 (og)
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
22/03/2013QR (GS)Bosnia and Herzegovina - Greece3-1
ZenicaDžeko 30, 54, Ibišević 36; Gekas 90+3
12/10/2012QR (GS)Greece - Bosnia and Herzegovina0-0Piraeus
UEFA EURO 2008
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
13/10/2007QR (GS)Greece - Bosnia and Herzegovina3-2
AthensCharisteas 10, Gekas 58, Liberopoulos 73; M. Hrgović 54, Ibišević 90+2
11/10/2006QR (GS)Bosnia and Herzegovina - Greece0-4
ZenicaCharisteas 9 (P), Patsatzoglou 82, Samaras 85, Katsouranis 90+3
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
02/04/1997QR (GS)Bosnia and Herzegovina - Greece0-1
SarajevoFrantzeskos 73
01/09/1996QR (GS)Greece - Bosnia and Herzegovina3-0
KalamataOuzounidis 41, Apostolakis 78, Nikolaidis 84
 QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal
HomeAway  
PldWDLPldWDLPldWDLPldWDLGFGA
Total
Bosnia and Herzegovina31024022----8134613
Greece42203201----8431136

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Squad list Only this chapter

Bosnia and Herzegovina - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Ibrahim Šehić02/09/198828Qarabağ - 0000
-Asmir Begović20/06/198729Chelsea - 5000
-Kenan Pirić07/07/199422Zrinjski - 0000
Defenders
-Toni Šunjić15/12/198828Palermo - 2000
-Ognjen Vranješ24/10/198927AEK - 3000
-Senad Lulić18/01/198631Lazio - 4000
-Dario Dumić30/01/199225NEC - 0000
-Ermin Bičakčić24/01/199027Hoffenheim - 4100
-Ervin Zukanovic11/02/198730Atalanta - 4000
Midfielders
-Edin Cocalić05/12/198729Mechelen - 1000
-Haris Medunjanin08/03/198532Philadelphia Union*3100
-Miralem Pjanić02/04/199027Juventus*5100
-Mato Jajalo25/05/198829Palermo - 2000
-Edin Višća17/02/199027İstanbul Başakşehir - 4100
-Sanjin Prcić20/11/199323Rennes - 0000
-Muhamed Bešić10/09/199224Everton - 0000
-Gojko Cimirot19/12/199224PAOK - 2000
Forwards
-Edin Džeko17/03/198631Roma - 4300
-Vedad Ibišević06/08/198432Hertha - 5300
-Miroslav Stevanović29/07/199026Željezničar - 0000
-Armin Hodžić17/11/199422Dinamo Zagreb - 1000
-Riad Bajić06/05/199423Konyaspor - 1000
-Kenan Kodro19/08/199323Osasuna - 0000
Coach
-Mehmed Baždarević28/09/196056 - 4000
Greece - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Orestis Karnezis11/07/198531Udinese - 4000
-Stefanos Kapino18/03/199423Olympiacos*1000
-Andreas Gianniotis12/12/199224Panionios - 0000
Defenders
-Vasilis Torosidis10/06/198531Bologna - 5200
-Sokratis Papastathopoulos09/06/198829Dortmund*5000
-Giannis Maniatis12/10/198630 - 4000
-Kostas Manolas14/06/199125Roma - 4000
-Kostas Stafylidis02/12/199323Augsburg*4100
-Giorgos Koutroumbis10/02/199126Panathinaikos - 0000
-Panagiotis Retsos09/08/199818Olympiacos - 0000
-Marios Oikonomou06/10/199224Bologna*1000
Midfielders
-Alexandros Tziolis13/02/198532Hearts - 3000
-Petros Mantalos31/08/199125AEK - 5100
-Yannis Gianniotas29/04/199324APOEL - 2000
-Kostas Fortounis16/10/199224Olympiacos - 4100
-Manolis Siopis14/05/199423Panionios - 0000
-Dimitris Kourbelis02/11/199323Panathinaikos - 0000
-Zeca01/10/198828Panathinaikos - 1000
Forwards
-Kostas Mitroglou12/03/198829Benfica*5300
-Dimitris Diamantakos05/03/199324Karlsruhe - 0000
-Apostolos Vellios08/01/199225Nottm Forest - 2000
-Tasos Bakasetas28/06/199323AEK - 3000
-Anastasios Donis29/08/199620Nice - 0000
Coach
-Michael Skibbe04/08/196551 - 5000

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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.

http://www.uefa.comhttp://www.uefa.com/european-qualifiers/news/newsid=2196745.html#mehmed+bazdarevic

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Michael Skibbe

Date of birth: 4 August 1965
Nationality: German
Playing career: FC Schalke 04
Coaching career: Borussia Dortmund, Germany (assistant), Bayer 04 Leverkusen, Galatasaray AŞ, Eintracht Frankfurt, Eskişehirspor (twice), Hertha BSC Berlin, Kardemir Karabükspor, Grasshopper Club, Greece

• Michael Skibbe started out as a midfielder at home-town club Schalke; however, the former youth international made just 15 first-team appearances before a series of cruciate injuries forced him to abandon his playing career in his early 20s.

• Impressing as a youth coach at Schalke and Dortmund, Skibbe became the youngest boss in Bundesliga history when he was given the senior job at Dortmund aged 32 in July 1998.

• Worked in tandem with Rudi Völler during the latter's time as Germany coach, reaching the 2002 FIFA World Cup final but the pair resigning after the national team's early exit from UEFA EURO 2004. Skibbe returned to club football, coaching Leverkusen from 2005–08.

• First ventured abroad to coach Galatasaray from 2008–09. Went back to Turkey three more times, twice leading Eskişehirspor and briefly taking charge of Karabükspor. Had a longer stint in Switzerland with Grasshoppers.

• Hired as Greece coach in late October 2015, tasked with directing their 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying attempt after failure to reach UEFA EURO 2016.

http://www.uefa.comhttp://www.uefa.com/european-qualifiers/news/newsid=2299626.html#michael+skibbe

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Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeNicola Rizzoli (ITA)
  • Assistant refereesRiccardo Di Fiore (ITA) , Lorenzo Manganelli (ITA)
  • Fourth officialMarco Guida (ITA)
  • FIFA Match CommissionerChristian Schmölzer (AUT)
  • Referee observerMiroslav Tulinger (CZE)

Referee

NameDate of birthUEFA matches
Nicola Rizzoli05/10/1971889

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
10/10/2009WCQREstoniaBosnia and Herzegovina0-2Tallinn
06/09/2013WCQRBosnia and HerzegovinaSlovakia0-1Zenica

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
13/02/2008UELR32Rangers FCPanathinaikos FC0-0Glasgow
10/10/2009WCQREstoniaBosnia and Herzegovina0-2Tallinn
04/11/2009UCLGSR. Standard de LiègeOlympiacos FC2-0Liege
14/09/2010UCLGSFC BarcelonaPanathinaikos FC5-1Barcelona
23/11/2011UCLGSOlympique de MarseilleOlympiacos FC0-1Marseille
06/09/2013WCQRBosnia and HerzegovinaSlovakia0-1Zenica
14/11/2014EUROQRGreeceFaroe Islands0-1Piraeus
09/12/2015UCLGSOlympiacos FCArsenal FC0-3Piraeus

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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 UEFA.com.

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

http://www.uefa.comhttp://www.uefa.com/european-qualifiers/news/newsid=2400492.html#competition+facts

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Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

Bosnia and Herzegovina

  • FIFA World Cup - Qualifying round
    Group H - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    Belgium541022213
    Greece532010311
    Bosnia and Herzegovina531113510
    Cyprus5113384
    Estonia51135154
    Gibraltar50052220
    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 2-0 Cyprus
    1-0 Džeko 70, 2-0 Džeko 81
    Begović, Spahić, Kolašinac (64 I. Hajrovic), Vranješ, Medunjanin, Pjanić, Džeko, Šunjić, Lulić, Djurić (81 Ibišević), Višća (78 Sušić)
  • Matchday 4 (13/11/2016)
    Greece 1-1 Bosnia and Herzegovina
    0-1 Karnezis 32 (og) , 1-1 Tzavellas 90+5
    Begović, Spahić (70 Šunjić), Kolašinac, Vranješ, Ibišević (84 Djurić), Pjanić, Džeko, Lulić, Zukanovic, I. Hajrovic (87 Bičakčić), Jajalo
  • Matchday 5 (25/03/2017)
    Bosnia and Herzegovina 5-0 Gibraltar
    1-0 Ibišević 4, 2-0 Ibišević 43, 3-0 Vršajević 52, 4-0 Višća 56, 5-0 Bičakčić 90+4
    Begović, Cocalić, Bičakčić, Kolašinac (46 Pavlović), Vršajević (75 Bajić), Cimirot, Ar. Hodžić, Ibišević, Pjanić (57 Vrancic), Zukanovic, Višća
  • 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

Greece

  • FIFA World Cup - Qualifying round
    Matchday 1 (06/09/2016)
    Gibraltar 1-4 Greece
    0-1 Mitroglou 10, 1-1 Walker 26, 1-2 Wiseman 44 (og) , 1-3 Fortounis 45, 1-4 Torosidis 45+2
    Karnezis, Maniatis (71 Tziolis), Tzavellas, Manolas, Fortounis, Mitroglou (73 Vellios), Bakasetas, Torosidis, Mantalos (62 Gianniotas), Papastathopoulos, Samaris
  • Matchday 2 (07/10/2016)
    Greece 2-0 Cyprus
    1-0 Mitroglou 12, 2-0 Mantalos 42
    Karnezis, Maniatis, Tzavellas (88 Karelis), Manolas, Fortounis, Mitroglou, Bakasetas (77 Holebas), Torosidis, Mantalos, Papastathopoulos, Stafylidis (70 Papadopoulos)
  • Matchday 3 (10/10/2016)
    Estonia 0-2 Greece
    0-1 Torosidis 2, 0-2 Stafylidis 60
    Karnezis, Maniatis (86 Tziolis), Manolas, Papadopoulos, Karelis, Mitroglou, Bakasetas, Torosidis (18 Oikonomou), Mantalos, Papastathopoulos (6 Tachtsidis), Stafylidis
  • Matchday 4 (13/11/2016)
    Greece 1-1 Bosnia and Herzegovina
    0-1 Karnezis 32 (og) , 1-1 Tzavellas 90+5
    Karnezis, Maniatis (61 Gianniotas), Tzavellas, Papadopoulos, Fortounis, Mitroglou, Torosidis, Papastathopoulos, Mantalos (87 Karelis), Stafylidis, Samaris
  • Matchday 5 (25/03/2017)
    Belgium 1-1 Greece
    0-1 Mitroglou 46, 1-1 R. Lukaku 89
    Kapino, Tzavellas, Manolas, Fortounis (67 Tziolis), Mitroglou (92 Vellios), Torosidis, Tachtsidis, Papastathopoulos, Mantalos (84 Zeca), Stafylidis, Samaris
  • Matchday 6 (09/06/2017)
    Bosnia and Herzegovina-Greece
  • Matchday 7 (31/08/2017)
    Greece-Estonia
  • Matchday 8 (03/09/2017)
    Greece-Belgium
  • Matchday 9 (07/10/2017)
    Cyprus-Greece
  • Matchday 10 (10/10/2017)
    Greece-Gibraltar

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Legend

Competitions

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

Statistics

  • -: 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
  • Disclaimer: Although UEFA has taken all reasonable care that the information contained within this document is accurate at the time of publication, no representation or guarantee (including liability towards third parties), expressed or implied, is made as to its accuracy, reliability or completeness. Therefore, UEFA assumes no liability for the use or interpretation of information contained herein. More information can be found in the competition regulations available on UEFA.com.