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Cyprus v Bosnia and Herzegovina background

Published: Sunday 13 September 2015, 21.45CET
Bosnia and Herzegovin are in pole position to claim Group B's play-off place as they travel to Cyprus, but need a win to hold off Israel while the hosts also still have hope.

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Tournament statistics

CyprusBosnia and Herzegovina

Goals scored16
 
18
Possession (%)52
 
48
Total attempts86
 
185
on target34
 
55
off target36
 
84
blocked16
 
46
against woodwork0
5
Corners48
 
60
Offsides22
 
11
Yellow cards16
 
26
Red Cards0
2
Fouls committed113
 
149
Fouls suffered115
 
135

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Published: Sunday 13 September 2015, 21.45CET

Cyprus v Bosnia and Herzegovina background

Bosnia and Herzegovin are in pole position to claim Group B's play-off place as they travel to Cyprus, but need a win to hold off Israel while the hosts also still have hope.

Cyprus recorded an unexpected result in their first meeting with Bosnia and Herzegovina and another victory could give them the play-off place in UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying Group B.

• Bosnia and Herzegovina moved up to third place by beating Wales 2-0 on 10 October, when Cyprus won 2-1 in Israel. The Dragons will secure a play-off ticket if they prevail in Cyprus. A draw would also clinch third place for Bosnia and Herzegovina should Israel, a point behind, fail to win in Belgium.

• Cyprus, however, will leapfrog their opponents to claim the play-off place if they win and Israel do not.

Previous meetings
• Dimitris Christofi struck twice after Vedad Ibišević opened the scoring as Cyprus posted a shock 2-1 victory in Bosnia and Herzegovina on 9 September 2014. It was the nations' first senior meeting.

Form guide
• Cyprus have won only one of their last eight competitive home fixtures (W1 D2 L5) – a 5-0 success against Andorra in November 2014.

• Bosnia and Herzegovina's only away triumph in four Group B games (W1 D1 L2) came in Andorra – 3-0 in March this year.

Disciplinary
• The latest booking list is available here: http://www.uefa.org/disciplinary/disciplinary-cases/booking-lists/index.html.

Trivia and links
• Bosnia and Herzegovina midfielder Semir Štilić plays in Cyprus for APOEL FC, who play their home games at the GSP Stadium.

• Bosnia and Herzegovina have taken on Cyprus in three UEFA age-group games, with the record W1 D0 L2. Most recently, the nations were drawn together in 2013 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying.

• The nations' clubs have met in six European games, with the Bosnian sides' record W5 D1 L0 (W3 D0 L0 at home – W2 D1 L0 away).

Last updated: 12/10/15 10.56CET

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