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Bosnia and Herzegovina National Football Team

Bosnia and Herzegovina
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Zmajevi (The Dragons)
AssociationFootball Association of Bosnia and Herzegovina (N/FSBiH)
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachDu?an Bajevi?
CaptainEdin D?eko
Most capsEdin D?eko (107)
Top scorerEdin D?eko (58)
Home stadiumBilino Polje / Grbavica
FIFA codeBIH
FIFA ranking
Current 49 Steady(20 February 2020)[1]
Highest13 (August 2013)
Lowest173 (September 1996)
Elo ranking
Current 44 Decrease 23 (25 March 2020)[2]
Highest20 (June 2013, February 2019)
Lowest87 (October 1999)
First international
Non-FIFA international

(Tehran, Iran; 12 September 1993)[3][4][5]
FIFA international

(Tirana, Albania; 30 November 1995)[6]
Biggest win

(Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina;
10 September 2008)

(Vaduz, Liechtenstein; 7 September 2012)
Biggest defeat

(Córdoba, Argentina; 14 May 1998)
World Cup
Appearances1 (first in 2014)
Best resultGroup stage, 2014

The Bosnia and Herzegovina national football team (Bosnian: Nogometna/Fudbalska reprezentacija Bosne i Hercegovine, Serbian: ?e ? ?e, romanized: Fudbalska reprezentacija Bosne i Hercegovine, Croatian: Nogometna reprezentacija Bosne i Hercegovine) represents Bosnia and Herzegovina in international football competitions, and is governed by the Football Association of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Until 1992, Bosnian footballers played for Yugoslavia.

Bosnia and Herzegovina achieved their best result when they reached the 2014 FIFA World Cup as winners of their qualifying group.[7] They were eliminated after narrow group stage losses to Argentina and Nigeria and a win over Iran.[8]

The national team has appeared in numerous other qualification play-offs, including the 2010 FIFA World Cup play-offs loss to Portugal, as well as the qualifying play-offs for UEFA Euro 2012 and UEFA Euro 2016, losing to Portugal and the Republic of Ireland respectively, preventing the team from reaching their first UEFA European Championship.[9][10][11]

Their two home stadiums are Bilino Polje in Zenica and Grbavica in Sarajevo. The team's highest FIFA World Ranking was 13th, achieved in August 2013.[12]

History

BiH squad post FIFA affiliation of late 1990s.

Bosnia and Herzegovina have seen a steady rise in their fortunes on the international football stage in recent times. Historically, Bosnia, a war torn and divided nation, has managed multiple playoff appearances and has qualified to one FIFA World Cup. More often than not, the team produces solid results in qualifiers and challenges for a top spot.

From 1920 to 1992, the players lined up for Yugoslavia, but following the outbreak of the Bosnian war and subsequent independence, a new football nation arose from the ashes.

The early period saw Bosnia and Herzegovina have to wait until the 1998 FIFA World Cup qualifiers to compete for a place in a major competition. Bosnia finished fourth in a group that included Greece, Denmark, Croatia and Slovenia. This was then subsequently followed by further disappointment with lackluster campaigns in the UEFA Euro 2000 qualifiers, as well as the 2002 FIFA World Cup.[13][14]

This early period was followed by Bosnia coming very close to qualifying directly for their first ever major competition, UEFA Euro 2004, narrowly missing out by a single goal against Denmark.[15]

Bosnia failed to make the grade in the 2006 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, despite being unbeaten at home, and the UEFA Euro 2008 qualifiers, which saw their poor home form cost them. Bosnia and Herzegovina then experienced double heartbreak, bowing out twice in the playoffs to Portugal, first 2-0 on aggregate in the 2010 FIFA World Cup decider and then 6-2 on aggregate in the UEFA Euro 2012 decider.[16][17][18]

Bosnia and Herzegovina qualified for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, hosted by Brazil, in October 2013 by beating Lithuania, finally breaking their curse and participating in a major tournament.[19]

They managed to finish third in a group which included Argentina, and tasted their first victory thanks to a 3-1 win over Iran.[20] Nigeria pipped Bosnia for second place in the group with a 1-0 win marred with controversy following an incorrectly disallowed goal scored by Edin D?eko in the first half.[21]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Argentina 3 3 0 0 6 3 +3 9 Advance to knockout stage
2  Nigeria 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
3  Bosnia and Herzegovina 3 1 0 2 4 4 0 3
4  Iran 3 0 1 2 1 4 −3 1
Source: FIFA
Rules for classification: Tie-breaking criteria

Bosnia finished third in the UEFA Euro 2016 qualifiers behind Belgium and Wales. After making an unfortunate start to the qualifiers with a surprise 2-1 home defeat against Cyprus and managing just two points through four games, manager Safet Su?i? was dismissed and replaced by Mehmed Ba?darevi?.[22][23][24]

After the slow start, the Bosnian performance improved dramatically, with five wins in their remaining six matches, including victories over Wales and Israel along with three clean sheets. However, they ultimately failed to qualify after a two legged playoff encounter with Ireland.[25][26][27] Bosnia failed to make back-to-back FIFA World Cups after failing to qualify to the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Players

Current squad

The following players were called-up for UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying play-offs against Northern Ireland in June 2020.[28][29]
Caps and goals correct as of 18 November 2019 after the game against Liechtenstein.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Asmir Begovi? (1987-06-20) 20 June 1987 (age 32) 61 0 Italy Milan
1GK Ibrahim ?ehi? (1988-09-02) 2 September 1988 (age 31) 27 0 Turkey BB Erzurumspor
1GK Jasmin Buri? (1987-02-18) 18 February 1987 (age 33) 2 0 Israel Hapoel Haifa
1GK Vedran Kjosevski (1995-05-22) 22 May 1995 (age 24) 0 0 Bosnia and Herzegovina ?eljezni?ar

2DF Toni ?unji? (1988-12-15) 15 December 1988 (age 31) 40 1 Russia Dynamo Moscow
2DF Ervin Zukanovi? (1987-02-11) 11 February 1987 (age 33) 38 0 Italy SPAL
2DF Ermin Bi?ak?i? (1990-01-24) 24 January 1990 (age 30) 34 3 Germany 1899 Hoffenheim
2DF Darko Todorovi? (1997-05-05) 5 May 1997 (age 22) 10 0 Germany Holstein Kiel
2DF Eldar ?ivi? (1996-05-28) 28 May 1996 (age 23) 9 1 Hungary Ferencváros
2DF Zoran Kvr?i? (1988-08-07) 7 August 1988 (age 31) 7 0 Turkey Kayserispor
2DF Bojan Nasti? (1994-07-06) 6 July 1994 (age 25) 4 0 Belarus BATE Borisov
2DF Marko Mihojevi? (1996-04-21) 21 April 1996 (age 23) 3 0 Germany Erzgebirge Aue
2DF Sini?a Sani?anin (1995-04-24) 24 April 1995 (age 24) 0 0 Serbia Vojvodina
2DF Branimir Cipeti? (1995-05-24) 24 May 1995 (age 24) 0 0 Bosnia and Herzegovina ?iroki Brijeg

3MF Miralem Pjani? (vice-captain) (1990-04-02) 2 April 1990 (age 29) 92 15 Italy Juventus
3MF Edin Via (1990-02-17) 17 February 1990 (age 30) 50 10 Turkey ?stanbul Ba?ak?ehir
3MF Muhamed Be?i? (1992-09-10) 10 September 1992 (age 27) 43 0 England Sheffield United
3MF Haris Duljevi? (1993-11-16) 16 November 1993 (age 26) 23 1 France Nîmes
3MF Gojko Cimirot (1992-12-19) 19 December 1992 (age 27) 22 0 Belgium Standard Liège
3MF Miroslav Stevanovi? (1990-07-29) 29 July 1990 (age 29) 13 1 Switzerland Servette
3MF Amer Gojak (1997-02-13) 13 February 1997 (age 23) 10 4 Croatia Dinamo Zagreb
3MF Deni Milo?evi? (1995-03-09) 9 March 1995 (age 25) 7 1 Turkey Konyaspor
3MF Stjepan Lon?ar (1996-11-10) 10 November 1996 (age 23) 4 0 Croatia Rijeka
3MF Luka Menalo (1996-07-22) 22 July 1996 (age 23) 2 0 Slovenia Olimpija Ljubljana
3MF Amar Rahmanovi? (1994-05-13) 13 May 1994 (age 25) 0 0 Bosnia and Herzegovina Sarajevo
3MF Anel ?abanad?ovi? (1999-05-24) 24 May 1999 (age 20) 0 0 Greece AEK Athens

4FW Edin D?eko (captain) (1986-03-17) 17 March 1986 (age 34) 107 58 Italy Roma
4FW Armin Hod?i? (1994-11-17) 17 November 1994 (age 25) 9 3 Hungary Fehérvár
4FW Smail Prevljak (1995-05-10) 10 May 1995 (age 24) 1 0 Belgium Eupen

Recent call-ups

The following players have been called up for the team within the last twelve months:

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Kenan Piri? (1994-07-07) 7 July 1994 (age 25) 2 0 Slovenia Maribor v.  Liechtenstein, 18 November 2019
GK Vladan Kova?evi? (1998-04-11) 11 April 1998 (age 21) 0 0 Bosnia and Herzegovina Sarajevo v.  Armenia, 8 September 2019

DF Adnan Kova?evi? (1993-09-09) 9 September 1993 (age 26) 3 0 Poland Korona Kielce v.  Liechtenstein, 18 November 2019
DF Samir Memi?evi? (1993-08-13) 13 August 1993 (age 26) 3 0 China Hebei China Fortune v.  Liechtenstein, 18 November 2019
DF Sead Kola?inac (1993-06-20) 20 June 1993 (age 26) 30 0 England Arsenal v.  Liechtenstein, 18 November 2019 INJ

MF Izet Hajrovi? (1991-08-04) 4 August 1991 (age 28) 27 6 Croatia Dinamo Zagreb v.  Liechtenstein, 18 November 2019
MF Elvis Sari? (1990-07-21) 21 July 1990 (age 29) 18 1 Saudi Arabia Al-Ahli v.  Liechtenstein, 18 November 2019
MF Rade Kruni? (1993-10-07) 7 October 1993 (age 26) 13 1 Italy Milan v.  Liechtenstein, 18 November 2019
MF Mato Jajalo (1988-05-25) 25 May 1988 (age 31) 11 0 Italy Udinese v.  Liechtenstein, 18 November 2019
MF Haris Hajradinovi? (1994-02-18) 18 February 1994 (age 26) 1 0 Turkey Kas?mpa?a v.  Liechtenstein, 18 November 2019
MF Dino Hoti? (1995-07-26) 26 July 1995 (age 24) 1 0 Belgium Cercle Brugge v.  Liechtenstein, 18 November 2019
MF Goran Zakari? (1992-11-07) 7 November 1992 (age 27) 11 0 Bosnia and Herzegovina Borac Banja Luka v.  Italy, 11 June 2019
MF Mario Vran?i? (1989-05-23) 23 May 1989 (age 30) 6 0 England Norwich City v.  Italy, 11 June 2019

FW Riad Baji? (1994-05-06) 6 May 1994 (age 25) 12 0 Turkey Konyaspor v.  Greece, 15 October 2019
FW Irfan Had?i? (1993-06-15) 15 June 1993 (age 26) 0 0 Turkey Akhisarspor v.  Armenia, 8 September 2019

INJ Withdrawn due to injury.
PRE Preliminary squad.
RET Retired from international football.
SUS Suspended.
WD Withdrawn.
U21 Called-up to U21 squad.

Previous squads

Recent results and forthcoming fixtures

2019

2020

Competitive record

FIFA World Cup

FIFA World Cup record FIFA World Cup qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA Squad Pld W D L GF GA Position
1930 to 1990 Part of  Yugoslavia Part of  Yugoslavia
as Bosnia and Herzegovina Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina
United States 1994 Could not enter -- -- -- -- -- -- --
France 1998 Did not qualify 8 3 0 5 9 14 4/5
as Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina
South Korea Japan 2002 Did not qualify 8 2 2 4 12 12 4/5
Germany 2006 10 4 4 2 12 9 3/6
South Africa 2010 12 6 1 5 25 15 2/6 Lost Playoff
Brazil 2014 Group stage 20th 3 1 0 2 4 4 Squad 10 8 1 1 30 6 1/6
Russia 2018 Did not qualify 10 5 2 3 24 13 3/6
Qatar 2022 To be determined
Canada Mexico United States 2026
Total -- 1/7 3 1 0 2 4 4 -- 58 28 10 20 112 69 --
List of FIFA World Cup matches
Year Round Score Result Bosnia goalscorers
2014 Round 1  Bosnia and Herzegovina 1-2  Argentina Loss Ibi?evi?
Round 1  Bosnia and Herzegovina 0-1  Nigeria Loss
Round 1  Bosnia and Herzegovina 3-1  Iran Win D?eko, Pjani?, Vr?ajevi?

UEFA European Championship

UEFA Euro record UEFA European Championship qualifying record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA Position
Part of  Yugoslavia Part of  Yugoslavia
1960 to 1992 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
as Bosnia and Herzegovina Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina
England 1996 Did not enter -- -- -- -- -- -- --
as  Bosnia and Herzegovina
Belgium Netherlands 2000 Did not qualify 10 3 2 5 14 17 3/6
Portugal 2004 8 4 1 3 7 8 4/5
Austria Switzerland 2008 12 4 1 7 16 22 4/7
Poland Ukraine 2012 12 6 3 3 19 14 2/6 Lost Playoff
France 2016 12 5 3 4 18 15 3/6 Lost Playoff
European Union 2020 In progress 10 4 1 5 20 17 Play-offs
Germany 2024 To be determined
Total 64 26 11 27 94 93 --

Euro 1996 - Could not enter as the national team was not yet a member of UEFA.

UEFA Nations League

UEFA Nations League record
Year Division Round Pos Pld W D L GF GA
2018-19 B Group stage
Promoted
1st 4 3 1 0 5 1
2020-21 A To be determined
2022-23 To be determined To be determined
Total Group stage
League B
1/1 4 3 1 0 5 1

Minor tournaments

Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
Malaysia 1997 Dunhill Cup Malaysia Runners-up 2 5 3 1 1 9 5
India 2001 Millennium Soccer Cup Runners-up 2 5 3 1 1 7 5
Malaysia 2001 Merdeka Tournament Runners-up 2 5 3 1 1 7 4
Iran 2001 LG Cup Runners-up 2 2 1 0 1 4 6
Japan 2016 Kirin Cup Champions 1 2 1 1 0 4 3
Total - 1 Title 19 11 4 4 31 23

Coaching staff

Current technical staff

Position Name
Head coach Bosnia and Herzegovina Du?an Bajevi?
Assistant coaches Bosnia and Herzegovina Adnan ?ustovi?
Bosnia and Herzegovina Rusmir Cviko
Bosnia and Herzegovina Slaven Musa
Goalkeeping coach Vacant
Fitness coach Bosnia and Herzegovina Eldin Jele?kovi?
Team doctor Bosnia and Herzegovina Reuf Karabeg
Physiotherapists Bosnia and Herzegovina Ismar Had?ibajri?
Bosnia and Herzegovina Radomir ?osovi?
Managing directors Bosnia and Herzegovina Fuad Ke?o
Bosnia and Herzegovina Adem ?ipa
Technical director Bosnia and Herzegovina Zvjezdan Misimovi?
Team secretary Bosnia and Herzegovina Darko Ljubojevi?

Managers

Name First game Last game P W D L GF GA GD Win % Achievements
Bosnia and Herzegovina Fuad Muzurovi? 30 November 1995 5 November 1997 18 7 2 9 21 25 -4 038.89
Bosnia and Herzegovina D?emaludin Mu?ovi? 14 May 1998 27 January 1999 7 1 2 4 7 16 -9 014.29
Bosnia and Herzegovina Faruk Had?ibegi? 10 March 1999 9 October 1999 7 2 2 3 10 10 +0 028.57
Bosnia and Herzegovina Avdo Kalajd?i? (caretaker) 18 August 1999 18 August 1999 1 0 1 0 0 0 +0 000.00
Bosnia and Herzegovina Mi?o Smajlovi? 24 January 2000 7 October 2001 14 5 4 5 20 17 +3 035.71
Bosnia and Herzegovina Bla? Sli?kovi? 27 March 2002 11 October 2006 37 11 11 15 44 56 -12 029.73
Bosnia and Herzegovina Fuad Muzurovi? 24 March 2007 21 November 2007 9 3 0 6 11 16 -5 033.33
Bosnia and Herzegovina Meho Kodro 30 January 2008 26 March 2008 2 0 1 1 2 5 -3 000.00
Bosnia and Herzegovina Denijal Piri? (caretaker) 1 June 2008 1 June 2008 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 100.00
Croatia Miroslav Bla?evi? 20 August 2008 18 November 2009 17 8 2 7 34 24 +10 047.06
Bosnia and Herzegovina Safet Su?i? 3 March 2010 16 November 2014 50 23 9 18 83 60 +23 046.00 2014 FIFA World Cup - Group stage
Bosnia and Herzegovina Mehmed Ba?darevi? 28 March 2015 10 October 2017 25 14 5 6 53 30 +23 056.00 2016 Kirin Cup - Champions
Croatia Robert Prosine?ki 28 January 2018 18 November 2019 22 9 6 7 29 21 +8 040.91 2018-19 UEFA Nations League B - Winners
Bosnia and Herzegovina Du?an Bajevi? June 2020 (to be played) 0 0 0 0 0 0 +0 !--
Total 210 84 45 81 315 280 +35 040.00 --

Table does not include results of minor tournaments (reserve players) managed by Husnija Arapovi?.

Due to a one match suspension of Mehmed Ba?darevi? for unsportsmanlike behaviour, assistant manager Dragan Peri? took charge of the team on 25 March 2017.[30][31]

Statistics

Most appearances

Edin D?eko is Bosnia's most capped player and all-time top goal scorer.
# Player Period Caps Goals
1 Edin D?eko 2007- 107 58
2 Emir Spahi? 2003-2018 94 6
3 Miralem Pjani? 2008- 92 15
4 Zvjezdan Misimovi? 2004-2018 85 25
5 Vedad Ibi?evi? 2007-2018 83 28
6 Asmir Begovi? 2009- 62 0
7 Haris Medunjanin 2009-2018 60 9
8 Senad Luli? 2008- 57 4
9 Elvir Boli? 1996-2006 51 22
10 Edin Via 2010- 50 10

Most goals

# Player Period Goals Caps Average
1 Edin D?eko 2007- 58 107 0.54
2 Vedad Ibi?evi? 2007-2018 28 83 0.34
3 Zvjezdan Misimovi? 2004-2018 25 85 0.29
4 Elvir Boli? 1996-2006 22 51 0.43
5 Sergej Barbarez 1998-2006 17 47 0.35
6 Miralem Pjani? 2008- 15 92 0.16
7 Elvir Balji? 1996-2005 14 38 0.37
8 Zlatan Muslimovi? 2006-2011 12 30 0.40
9 Edin Via 2010- 10 50 0.20
10 Haris Medunjanin 2009-2018 9 60 0.15

Tables correct as of match played on 18 November 2019.

Captains

Emir Spahi? captained Bosnia at their first ever FIFA World Cup tournament. This is a list of Bosnia and Herzegovina captains for ten or more matches.

Note: Some of the other players to have captained the team include: Mehmed Ba?darevi? (2 caps) 1996, Meho Kodro (5) 1997 to 1998, Vlatko Glava? (1) 1997, Suvad Katana (2) 1998, Elvir Boli? (6) 1999 to 2000, Bruno Akrapovi? (4) 1999 to 2003, Hasan Salihamid?i? (1) 2004, Zlatan Bajramovi? (1) 2006, D?emal Berberovi? (1) 2007, Asmir Begovi? (5) 2014 to 2017, Haris Medunjanin (4) 2016 to 2018, Vedad Ibi?evi? (1) 2017, Miralem Pjani? (2) 2019, Ermin Bi?ak?i? (1) 2019.

Name Period Games as captain Notes
Muhamed Konji? 1995-2002 20 First official captain of the Bosnia and Herzegovina national football team
Mirsad Hibi? 2000-2003 14
Sergej Barbarez 2004-2006 20
Zvjezdan Misimovi? 2007-2012 16
Emir Spahi? 2006-2014 55 First official captain of the team in a major tournament (2014 FIFA World Cup)
Edin D?eko 2014-present 41

Table correct as of match played on 18 November 2019.

FIFA ranking history

FIFA-ranking yearly averages for Bosnia and Herzegovina.[32]

1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002
x x x 152 99 96 75 78 69 87
2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
59 79 65 59 51 61 51 44 20 27
2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
19 29 22 27 37 34 49

Their average position since FIFA World Ranking creation is 58.[33]

Home stadiums

The Bosnian national team has more recently begun to use Stadion Grbavica, located in Sarajevo, for its home games, following a renovation in 2018.[34][35][36]

The second of the two main stadiums of the national football team of Bosnia and Herzegovina is Bilino Polje, located in the city of Zenica. The stadium was built and opened in 1972, and is used to host matches of a more intimate atmosphere.

On 10 August 2012, the Bosnian Association and the local government of City of Zenica financed the replacement of the old grass surface at the Bilino Polje Stadium.[37][38][39][40][41][42]

Another stadium Bosnia has used is City Stadium Ko?evo, also known as Olympic Stadium Ko?evo, for some of its games.

Its training ground for domestic matches is the N/FSBIH Training Center in Zenica, which was opened in 2013 in conjunction with UEFA.[43]

Team image

Nickname

A popular nickname of all Bosnian sport teams and/or sportsman is "Zmajevi" (Bosnian: zmajevi, lit. 'dragons'), popularized by football TV commentator Mustafa Mijajlovi? during Belgium vs. Bosnia (2-4) 2010 WC qualification game on 28 March 2009.

General agreement among Bosnia and Herzegovina sports fans is that nick has historical context, it is considered as an allusion to the famous Bosnian general Husein Gradaevi?, who fought for Bosnian independence, and who was known as the "Dragon of Bosnia".[44]

In both local and foreign media, they are sometimes referred to as the Golden Lilies, which was original nickname given to all country's teams and sportsman by fans after independence in reference to official state insignia at the time (flag and coat of arms), which itself referred to the Fleur-de-lis historical state insignia, featured on the coat of arms of the ruling Bosnian medieval Kotromani? dynasty.[45]

Historical kits

The team kit is currently produced by German sports apparel company Adidas. Also sponsoring the team are BH Telecom and Elektroprivreda Bosne i Hercegovine, companies from Sarajevo.[46][47]

(1996-1999)
Home Away
Patrick
(2005-2010)
Home Away
Legea
(2010-2012)
Home Away
Legea
(2012-2013)
Home Away
Legea
(2013-2014)
Home Away
Legea
(2015-2017)
Home Away
Adidas
(2018-19 UEFA Nations League)
Home Away
Adidas

The table below shows the history of kit manufacturers for the national football team of Bosnia and Herzegovina:

Period Kit Provider
1996-1999 Belgium Patrick[48]
1999-2000 Germany Adidas[48]
2000-2005 Germany Reusch[48]
2005-2014 Italy Legea[48]
2014-present Germany Adidas[49]

Supporters

Bosnian fans supporting the national team.[50]

A large number of national team's supporters come from Northern and Western Europe, North America, and some from as far away as Australia.[51] Most of these fans are members of BHFanaticos, Belaj Boys, BHLegion, Armija Zmajeva (Dragons Army) and Ljuti Kraji?nici groups.[52][53][54]

In the game against Norway, at the Ullevål Stadium in Oslo on 24 March 2007, Bosnian fans caused an hour-long delay due to an unprecedented amount of flares that had been thrown onto the pitch in protest against corruption in the (now former) Football Federation of Bosnia.[55] On 1 June 2008, former Bosnia and Herzegovina players Meho Kodro and Elvir Boli? organised a friendly humanitarian game in Sarajevo called "Kodro, Bola and Friends" between former Bosnian football legends, in order to gain support, to say its time for changes in the Bosnian Football Association.[56] The game was organised to commence at the same time as Bosnia and Herzegovina national side faced Azerbaijan in a friendly in Zenica. The attendance in Sarajevo was 15,000 while in Zenica only about 50.[57] The game in Sarajevo was organised by the Federal TV who broadcast the humanitarian game live. A significant number of Bosnian International players were involved in the game,[58] which ended 11-9 in favour of Team Kodro.[59]

Before every game, during the playing of the Bosnian national anthem, BH Fanaticos sing lyrics from the old national anthem Jedna si jedina, as the current national anthem does not have lyrics in all international sports Bosnia is part of (mainly football, basketball and handball).[60][61]

Head-to-head records against other countries

Tables correct as of match played on 18 November 2019.

Bosnia and Herzegovina's all-time international record, 1995-present
Opponent Games Wins Draws Losses Goals for Goals against Goal differential First games Last games Biggest win Biggest loss
 Albania 5 2 2 1 5 4 +1 30.11.1995 28.03.2017 2:0 0:2
 Algeria 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 14.11.2012 1:0 N/A
 Andorra 2 2 0 0 6 0 +6 28.03.2015 06.09.2015 3:0
 Argentina 3 0 0 3 1 9 -8 14.05.1998 15.06.2014 N/A 0:5
 Armenia 4 3 0 1 10 6 +4 15.10.2008 08.09.2019 4:1 2:4
 Austria 5 1 3 1 3 4 -1 24.03.2001 15.11.2018 1:0 0:2
 Azerbaijan 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 01.06.2008 1:0 N/A
 Bahrain 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 23.06.2001 1:0
 Bangladesh 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 12.01.2001 2:0
 Belarus 2 2 0 0 3 0 +3 02.09.2011 06.09.2011 2:0
 Belgium 8 3 1 4 13 19 -6 26.03.2005 07.10.2017 4:2 0:4
 Brazil 2 0 0 2 1 3 -2 18.12.1996 28.02.2012 N/A 1:2
 Bulgaria 2 1 0 1 2 2 0 20.08.2008 23.03.2018 1:0 1:2
 Chile 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 22.01.2001 1:0 N/A
 China PR 1 0 0 1 0 3 -3 02.03.1997 N/A 0:3
 Croatia 4 0 0 4 6 14 -8 08.10.1996 22.08.2007 1:4
 Czech Republic 2 0 0 2 1 6 -5 10.10.1998 08.09.1999 0:3
 Cyprus 4 2 0 2 8 7 +1 09.09.2014 31.08.2017 2:0 2:3
 Denmark 5 2 2 1 8 5 +3 08.06.1997 03.06.2016 3:0 0:2
 Egypt 1 0 0 1 0 2 -2 05.03.2014 N/A 0:2
 Estonia 7 5 1 1 21 4 +17 05.09.1998 10.10.2017 7:0 0:1
 Faroe Islands 2 1 1 0 3 2 +1 19.08.1998 09.06.1999 1:0 N/A
 Finland 3 2 0 1 5 3 +2 28.04.2004 12.10.2019 4:1 0:2
 France 4 0 2 2 3 6 -3 18.08.2004 11.10.2011 N/A 0:2
 Germany 2 0 1 1 2 4 -2 11.10.2002 03.06.2010 1:3
 Ghana 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 03.03.2010 2:1 N/A
 Gibraltar 2 2 0 0 9 0 +9 25.03.2017 03.09.2017 5:0
 Greece 11 1 5 5 9 17 -8 01.09.1996 15.10.2019 3:1 0:4
 Hungary 4 0 2 2 3 6 -3 10.03.1999 08.09.2007 N/A 1:3
 Indonesia 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 26.02.1997 2:0 N/A
 Iran 6 1 1 4 10 17 -7 22.07.2001 25.06.2014 3:1 0:4
 Israel 4 1 1 2 4 7 -3 11.10.2000 12.06.2015 3:1 0:3
 Italy 3 1 0 2 3 6 -3 06.11.1996 15.11.2019 2:1 0:3
 Ivory Coast 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 30.05.2014 2:1 N/A
 Japan 3 1 1 1 4 6 -2 28.02.2006 07.06.2016 2:1 0:3
 Jordan 2 1 1 0 2 1 +1 11.03.2000 15.03.2000 2:1 N/A
 Latvia 2 2 0 0 9 1 +8 11.09.2012 07.06.2013 5:0
 Liechtenstein 8 7 1 0 31 2 +29 18.08.1999 18.11.2019 8:1
 Lithuania 6 4 1 1 10 5 +5 14.10.1998. 16.10.2013. 3:0 2:4
 Luxembourg 6 6 0 0 16 1 +15 29.03.2003 25.03.2016 5:0 N/A
 Malaysia 3 2 1 0 5 2 +3 28.02.1997 27.06.2001 2:0
 Malta 4 3 0 1 9 4 +5 27.01.1999 06.06.2007 5:2 1:2
 Mexico 4 1 0 3 2 5 -3 09.02.2011 01.02.2018 1:0 0:2
 Moldova 2 0 1 1 2 3 -1 07.10.2006 12.09.2007 N/A 0:1
 Montenegro 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 28.05.2018 N/A
 Nigeria 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 21.06.2014 0:1
 North Macedonia 5 1 3 1 8 8 0 03.06.1998 26.03.2008 1:0 0:1
 Northern Ireland 2 2 0 0 4 1 +3 08.09.2018 15.10.2018 2:0 N/A
 Norway 4 2 0 2 3 5 -2 16.10.2002 17.10.2007 2:1 0:2
 Oman 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 09.06.2009 2:1 N/A
 Poland 2 0 1 1 2 3 -1 10.12.2010 16.12.2011 N/A 0:1
 Portugal 4 0 1 3 2 8 -6 14.11.2009 15.11.2011 2:6
 Qatar 2 0 1 1 1 3 -2 24.01.2000 10.08.2010 0:2
 Republic of Ireland 3 0 1 2 1 4 -3 26.05.2012 16.11.2015 0:2
 Romania 4 1 0 3 2 9 -7 07.09.2002 03.06.2011 2:1 0:3
 San Marino 2 2 0 0 6 1 +5 04.06.2005 09.10.2005 3:0 N/A
 Scotland 2 0 0 2 1 3 -2 04.09.1999 05.10.1999 N/A 0:1
 Senegal 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 27.03.2018 N/A
 Serbia and Montenegro 5 0 2 3 1 6 -5 14.01.2001 12.10.2005 0:2
 Slovakia 4 3 0 1 6 4 +2 20.06.2001 10.09.2013 3:2 0:1
 Slovenia 4 4 0 0 10 4 +6 10.11.1996 06.02.2013 3:0 N/A
 South Africa 1 1 0 0 4 2 +2 08.08.2001 4:2
 South Korea 2 1 0 1 3 3 0 26.05.2006 01.06.2018 3:1 0:2
 Spain 8 0 2 6 7 18 -11 02.09.2000 18.11.2018 N/A 2:5
 Sweden 1 0 0 1 2 4 -2 29.05.2010 2:4
  Switzerland 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 29.03.2016 2:0 N/A
 Tunisia 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 05.11.1997 N/A 1:2
 Turkey 6 2 2 2 7 6 +1 16.08.2000 11.10.2018 2:0 0:1
 United States 2 0 1 1 3 4 -1 14.08.2013 29.01.2018 N/A 3:4
 Uruguay 1 1 0 0 3 2 +1 18.01.2001 3:2 N/A
 Uzbekistan 2 0 1 1 1 2 -1 30.06.2001 01.06.2009 N/A 1:2
 Vietnam 1 1 0 0 4 0 +4 22.02.1997 4:0 N/A
 Wales 4 2 2 0 6 2 +4 12.02.2003 10.10.2015 2:0
 Zimbabwe 1 0 1 0 2 2 0 24.02.1997 N/A
74 Countries 224 92 48 84 335 296 +39 30.11.1995 18.11.2019 8:1 0:5

Bosnia and Herzegovina's all-time record sorted by FIFA Confederations, 1995-present

Opponent Games Wins Draws Losses Goals For Goals Against Goal Differential First games Last games
UEFA 176 74 39 63 275 224 +51 30.11.1995 18.11.2019
AFC 26 11 6 9 37 38 -1 22.02.1997 01.06.2018
CAF 9 4 2 3 12 11 +1 05.11.1997 27.03.2018
CONMEBOL 7 2 0 5 6 14 -8 14.05.1998 15.06.2014
CONCACAF 6 1 1 4 5 9 -4 09.02.2011 01.02.2018
OFC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A
74 Countries 224 92 48 84 335 296 +39 30.11.1995 18.11.2019

Memorable victories

Source: Results

  • Unofficial games not included.

Honours

Minor tournaments

See also

Notes

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