Bosnia and Herzegovina national football team
The Bosnia and Herzegovina national football team (Bosnian: Nogometna/Fudbalska reprezentacija Bosne i Hercegovine; Cyrillic: Ногометна/Фудбалска репрезентација Боснe и Херцеговинe); represents Bosnia and Herzegovina in association football and is governed by the Football Association of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Until 1992, Bosnian and Herzegovinian players were part of the Yugoslavia national football team.
|Nickname(s)||Zmajevi (The Dragons)
Zlatni ljiljani (The Golden Lilies)
|Association||Football Association of Bosnia and Herzegovina (N/FSBiH)|
|Head coach||Robert Prosinečki|
|Most caps||Emir Spahić (93)|
|Top scorer||Edin Džeko (52)|
|Home stadium||Bilino Polje|
|Current||41 (15 March 2018)|
|Highest||13 (August 2013)|
|Lowest||173 (September 1996)|
|Current||36 (12 March 2018)|
|Highest||21 (June 2013)|
|Lowest||87 (October 1999)|
Albania 2–0 Bosnia and Herzegovina
(Tirana, Albania; 30 November 1995)
| Bosnia and Herzegovina 7–0 Estonia
(Zenica, BiH; 10 September 2008)
Liechtenstein 1–8 Bosnia and Herzegovina
(Vaduz, Liechtenstein; 7 September 2012)
| Argentina 5–0 Bosnia and Herzegovina
(Córdoba, Argentina; 14 May 1998)
|Appearances||1 (first in 2014)|
|Best result||Group Stage, 2014|
Bosnia and Herzegovina achieved their best result when they reached the 2014 FIFA World Cup as winners of their qualifying group. They were eliminated after group stage narrow losses to Argentina and Nigeria and a win over Iran; finishing twentieth overall. The team has appeared in numerous other qualification play-offs, in 2010 FIFA World Cup play-offs loss to Portugal, as well as qualifying play-offs for UEFA Euro 2012 and UEFA Euro 2016, losing to Portugal and Republic of Ireland respectively, preventing the team from reaching their first UEFA European Championship.
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.
The early period saw Bosnia-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.
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-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, before finally breaking their curse by qualifying for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
Bosnia managed to finish a creditable third in a group which included Argentina at their first ever major competition, and tasted their first victory thanks to a 3–1 win over Iran. 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 Džeko in the first half.
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||3||1||0||2||4||4||0||3|
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 Sušić was dismissed and replaced by Mehmed Baždarević.
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 the Republic of Ireland. Bosnia failed to make back-to-back FIFA World Cup's after failing to qualify to 2018 FIFA World Cup.
2018 FIFA World Cup – qualificationEdit
|1||Belgium||10||9||1||0||43||6||+37||28||Qualification to 2018 FIFA World Cup||—||1–1||4–0||8–1||4–0||9–0|
|2||Greece||10||5||4||1||17||6||+11||19||Advance to second round||1–2||—||1–1||0–0||2–0||4–0|
|3||Bosnia and Herzegovina||10||5||2||3||24||13||+11||17||3–4||0–0||—||5–0||2–0||5–0|
|#||Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club|
|12||GK||Ibrahim Šehić||2 September 1988||9||0||Qarabağ|
|22||GK||Kenan Pirić||7 July 1994||1||0||Zrinjski|
|1||GK||Vedran Kjosevski||22 May 1995||0||0||Željezničar|
|6||DF||Ognjen Vranješ||24 October 1989||33||0||AEK Athens|
|15||DF||Toni Šunjić||15 December 1988||30||1||Dynamo Moscow|
|17||DF||Ervin Zukanović||11 February 1987||24||0||Genoa|
|5||DF||Sead Kolašinac||20 June 1993||23||0||Arsenal|
|3||DF||Ermin Bičakčić||24 January 1990||21||3||1899 Hoffenheim|
|2||DF||Samir Memišević||13 August 1993||2||0||Groningen|
|10||MF||Miralem Pjanić||2 April 1990||76||12||Juventus|
|8||MF||Haris Medunjanin||8 March 1985||59||9||Philadelphia Union|
|19||MF||Edin Višća||17 February 1990||33||5||İstanbul Başakşehir|
|7||MF||Muhamed Bešić||10 September 1992||29||0||Middlesbrough|
|9||MF||Haris Duljević||16 November 1993||9||0||Dynamo Dresden|
|13||MF||Gojko Cimirot||19 December 1992||8||0||Standard Liège|
|20||MF||Goran Zakarić||7 November 1992||4||0||Željezničar|
|21||MF||Elvis Sarić||21 July 1990||3||0||Sarajevo|
|23||MF||Deni Milošević||9 March 1995||1||0||Konyaspor|
|11||FW||Edin Džeko (captain)||17 March 1986||90||52||Roma|
|18||FW||Kenan Kodro||19 August 1993||5||2||Grasshopper|
|16||FW||Riad Bajić||6 May 1994||3||0||İstanbul Başakşehir|
|14||FW||Smail Prevljak||10 May 1995||1||0||Mattersburg|
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||Jasmin Burić||18 February 1987||2||0||Lech Poznań||v. Bulgaria, 23 March 2018 INJ|
|GK||Asmir Begović (vice-captain)||20 June 1987||61||0||Bournemouth||v. Estonia, 10 October 2017|
|GK||Nemanja Trkulja||1 January 1996||0||0||Borac Banja Luka||v. United States, 28 January 2018 PRE|
|GK||Goran Karačić||18 August 1996||0||0||SV Sandhausen||v. Cyprus, 31 August 2017 PRE|
|DF||Jozo Šimunović||4 August 1994||0||0||Celtic||v. Bulgaria, 23 March 2018 WD|
|DF||Almir Bekić||1 June 1989||3||0||Sarajevo||v. Mexico, 31 January 2018|
|DF||Daniel Graovac||8 August 1993||3||0||Željezničar||v. Mexico, 31 January 2018|
|DF||Darko Todorović||5 May 1997||2||0||Sloboda Tuzla||v. Mexico, 31 January 2018|
|DF||Marko Mihojević||21 April 1996||1||0||PAOK||v. United States, 28 January 2018|
|DF||Besim Šerbečić||1 May 1998||0||0||Rosenborg||v. United States, 28 January 2018 PRE|
|DF||Srđan Stanić||6 July 1989||0||0||Zrinjski Mostar||v. United States, 28 January 2018 PRE|
|DF||Edin Cocalić||5 December 1987||10||0||Mechelen||v. Estonia, 10 October 2017|
|DF||Dario Đumić||30 January 1992||5||1||Utrecht||v. Estonia, 10 October 2017|
|DF||Mateo Sušić||18 November 1990||5||0||Sheriff Tiraspol||v. Estonia, 10 October 2017|
|DF||Avdija Vršajević||6 March 1986||17||2||Osmanlıspor||v. Belgium, 7 October 2017 INJ|
|DF||Daniel Pavlović||22 April 1988||2||0||Crotone||v. Greece, 9 June 2017 INJ|
|MF||Dino Beširević||31 January 1994||2||0||Radnik Bijeljina||v. Mexico, 31 January 2018|
|MF||Marijan Ćavar||2 February 1998||2||0||Eintracht Frankfurt||v. Mexico, 31 January 2018|
|MF||Luka Menalo||22 July 1996||2||0||Široki Brijeg||v. Mexico, 31 January 2018|
|MF||Ognjen Todorović||24 March 1989||2||0||Zrinjski Mostar||v. Mexico, 31 January 2018|
|MF||Tomislav Tomić||16 November 1990||2||0||Olimpija Ljubljana||v. Mexico, 31 January 2018|
|MF||Stjepan Lončar||10 November 1996||1||0||Široki Brijeg||v. Mexico, 31 January 2018|
|MF||Adnan Šećerović||1 December 1991||1||0||Mladost Doboj Kakanj||v. Mexico, 31 January 2018|
|MF||Zoran Kvržić||7 August 1988||4||0||Rijeka||v. United States, 28 January 2018 PRE|
|MF||Amer Ordagić||5 May 1993||0||0||Brann||v. United States, 28 January 2018 PRE|
|MF||Senad Lulić RET||18 January 1986||57||4||Lazio||v. Estonia, 10 October 2017|
|MF||Izet Hajrović||4 August 1991||24||5||Dinamo Zagreb||v. Estonia, 10 October 2017|
|MF||Mato Jajalo||25 May 1988||7||0||Palermo||v. Estonia, 10 October 2017|
|MF||Rade Krunić||7 October 1993||3||0||Empoli||v. Estonia, 10 October 2017|
|MF||Danijel Milićević||5 January 1986||3||0||Metz||v. Estonia, 10 October 2017|
|MF||Sejad Salihović||8 October 1984||47||4||Hamburger SV||v. Belgium, 7 October 2017 INJ|
|MF||Sanjin Prcić||20 November 1993||6||0||Rennes||v. Belgium, 7 October 2017 INJ|
|MF||Mario Vrančić||23 May 1989||6||0||Norwich City||v. Belgium, 7 October 2017 INJ|
|MF||Anel Hadžić||16 August 1989||14||0||Videoton||v. Gibraltar, 3 September 2017|
|MF||Amer Gojak||13 February 1997||0||0||Dinamo Zagreb||v. Cyprus, 31 August 2017 PRE|
|MF||Miroslav Stevanović||29 July 1990||13||1||Servette||v. Greece, 9 June 2017|
|FW||Mersudin Ahmetović||19 March 1985||2||0||Sarajevo||v. Mexico, 31 January 2018|
|FW||Elvir Koljić||8 July 1995||2||0||Lech Poznań||v. Mexico, 31 January 2018|
|FW||Nemanja Bilbija||2 November 1990||1||0||Zrinjski Mostar||v. Mexico, 31 January 2018|
|FW||Elvir Ibišević||10 February 1998||1||0||Omaha Mavericks||v. United States, 28 January 2018|
|FW||Armin Hodžić||17 November 1994||5||0||Dinamo Zagreb||v. United States, 28 January 2018 PRE|
|FW||Jasmin Mešanović||6 January 1992||1||0||Maribor||v. United States, 28 January 2018 PRE|
|FW||Vedad Ibišević RET||6 August 1984||82||28||Hertha BSC||v. Estonia, 10 October 2017|
|FW||Milan Đurić||22 May 1990||14||7||Bristol City||v. Gibraltar, 25 March 2017|
INJ Withdrawn due to injury.
Recent results and forthcoming fixturesEdit
|25 March 2017 2018 FIFA World Cup Q||Bosnia and Herzegovina||5–0||Gibraltar||Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|18:00 UTC+1||Ibišević 4', 43'
|Stadium: Bilino Polje Stadium
Referee: Svein-Erik Edvartsen (Norway)
|28 March 2017 Friendly||Albania||1–2||Bosnia and Herzegovina||Elbasan, Albania|
|18:00 UTC+1||Balaj 68'||Džeko 7' (pen.)
|Stadium: Elbasan Arena
Referee: Dimitar Meckaroski (Macedonia)
|9 June 2017 2018 FIFA World Cup Q||Bosnia and Herzegovina||0–0||Greece||Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|20:45 UTC+1||Report (FIFA)
|Stadium: Bilino Polje Stadium
Referee: Nicola Rizzoli (Italy)
|31 August 2017 2018 FIFA World Cup Q||Cyprus||3–2||Bosnia and Herzegovina||Nicosia, Cyprus|
|20:45 UTC+1||Christofi 65'
|Stadium: GSP Stadium, Nicosia
Referee: Andre Marriner (England)
|3 September 2017 2018 FIFA World Cup Q||Gibraltar||0–4||Bosnia and Herzegovina||Faro/Loulé, Portugal|
|20:45 UTC+1||Report (FIFA)
|Džeko 35', 85'
|Stadium: Estádio Algarve
Referee: Þorvaldur Árnason (Iceland)
|7 October 2017 2018 FIFA World Cup Q||Bosnia and Herzegovina||3–4||Belgium||Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|18:00 UTC+1||Medunjanin 30'
|Stadium: Stadion Grbavica, Sarajevo
Referee: William Collum (Scotland)
|10 October 2017 2018 FIFA World Cup Q||Estonia||1–2||Bosnia and Herzegovina||Tallinn, Estonia|
|20:45 UTC+1||Antonov 75'||Report (FIFA)
|Hajrović 48', 84'||Stadium: A. Le Coq Arena
Referee: Vladislav Bezborodov (Russia)
|28 January 2018 Friendly||United States||0–0||Bosnia and Herzegovina||Carson, United States|
|03:30 UTC+1||Report||Stadium: StubHub Center
Referee: Hector Martinez (Honduras)
|31 January 2018 Friendly||Mexico||1–0||Bosnia and Herzegovina||San Antonio, United States|
|03:00 UTC+1||Ayala 65'||Report||Stadium: Alamodome
Referee: Armando Villarreal (USA)
|23 March 2018 Friendly||Bulgaria||0–1||Bosnia and Herzegovina||Razgrad, Bulgaria|
|18:00 UTC+1||Report||Stadium: Ludogorets Arena
Referee: Francois Letexier (France)
|27 March 2018 Friendly||Senegal||v||Bosnia and Herzegovina||Le Havre, France|
|19:00 UTC+1||Stadium: Stade Océane
|28 May 2018 Friendly||Bosnia and Herzegovina||v||Montenegro||Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|Stadium: Bilino Polje
|1 June 2018 Friendly||South Korea||v||Bosnia and Herzegovina||Seoul, South Korea|
|Stadium: Seoul World Cup Stadium
|8 September 2018 UEFA Nations League||Northern Ireland||v||Bosnia and Herzegovina||North Ireland|
|11 September 2018 UEFA Nations League||Bosnia and Herzegovina||v||Austria||Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|15 October 2018 UEFA Nations League||Bosnia and Herzegovina||v||Northern Ireland||Bosnia and Herzegovina|
FIFA World CupEdit
After Bosnia and Herzegovina gained independence from Yugoslavia on 1 March 1992, the national football team was soon formed but could not enter qualifying for 1994 World Cup as the national association was not yet a member of FIFA. During qualifiers for 1998 World Cup, Bosnia's first home match against Croatia was played at Bologna. The match was held at the neutral venue due to the renovation of the Asim Ferhatović Hase Stadium.
The team finished in third place during 2006 World Cup qualifying, recording two draws with Spain along the way. During qualifiers for 2010 World Cup Bosnia reached its first ever playoffs for a major tournament, though eventually losing to Portugal 2–0 on aggregate.
|FIFA World Cup record||FIFA World Cup Qualification record|
|Part of Yugoslavia|
|1930 to 1994||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|as Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|1994||Could not enter||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|1998||Did not qualify||8||3||0||5||9||14||4/5|
|as Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|2002||Did not qualify||8||2||2||4||12||12||4/5|
|2010||12||6||1||5||25||15||2/6 Lost Playoff|
|2018||Did not qualify||10||5||2||3||24||13||3/6|
|2022||To be determined|
|List of FIFA World Cup matches|
|2014||Round 1||Bosnia and Herzegovina 1–2 Argentina||Loss||Ibišević|
|Round 1||Bosnia and Herzegovina 0–1 Nigeria||Loss|
|Round 1||Bosnia and Herzegovina 3–1 Iran||Win||Džeko, Pjanić, Vršajević|
UEFA European ChampionshipEdit
|UEFA Euro record||UEFA Euro Championship Qualification record|
|Part of Yugoslavia|
|1960 to 1992||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|as Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|1996||Did not enter||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|as Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|2000||Did not qualify||10||3||2||5||14||17||3/6|
|2012||12||6||3||3||19||14||2/6 Lost Playoff|
|2016||12||5||3||4||18||15||3/6 Lost Playoff|
|2020||To be determined||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
Euro 1996 – Could not enter as the national team was not yet a member of UEFA.
|1997 Dunhill Cup Malaysia||Runners-up||2||5||3||1||1||9||5|
|2001 Millennium Soccer Cup||Runners-up||2||5||3||1||1||7||5|
|2001 Merdeka Tournament||Runners-up||2||5||3||1||1||7||4|
|2001 LG Cup||Runners-up||2||2||1||0||1||4||6|
|2016 Kirin Cup||Champions||1||2||1||1||0||4||3|
Current technical staffEdit
|Head coach||Robert Prosinečki|
|Assistant coach||Gordan Ciprić|
|Assistant coach||Dragan Spasić|
|Goalkeeping coach||Kenan Hasagić|
|Managing Director||Fuad Kečo|
|Managing Director||Adem Đipa|
|Name||First game||Last game||Played||Won||Drawn||Lost||GF||GA||GD||Win %||Achievements|
|Muzurović, FuadFuad Muzurović||30 November 1995||5 November 1997||18||7||2||9||21||25||−4||38.88%|
|Mušović, DžemaludinDžemaludin Mušović||14 May 1998||27 January 1999||7||1||2||4||7||16||−9||14.28%|
|Hadžibegić, FarukFaruk Hadžibegić||10 March 1999||9 October 1999||7||2||2||3||10||10||0||28.57%|
|Kalajdžić, AvdoAvdo Kalajdžić (caretaker)||18 August 1999||18 August 1999||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||0%|
|Smajlović, MišoMišo Smajlović||24 January 2000||7 October 2001||14||5||4||5||20||17||+3||35.71%|
|Slišković, BlažBlaž Slišković||27 March 2002||11 October 2006||37||11||11||15||44||56||−12||29.73%|
|Muzurović, FuadFuad Muzurović||24 March 2007||21 November 2007||9||3||0||6||11||16||−5||33.33%|
|Kodro, MehoMeho Kodro||30 January 2008||26 March 2008||2||0||1||1||2||5||−3||0%|
|Pirić, DenijalDenijal Pirić (caretaker)||1 June 2008||1 June 2008||1||1||0||0||1||0||+1||100.0%|
|Blažević, MiroslavMiroslav Blažević||20 August 2008||18 November 2009||17||8||2||7||34||24||+10||47.05%|
|Sušić, SafetSafet Sušić||3 March 2010||16 November 2014||50||23||9||18||83||60||+23||46.0%||2014 FIFA World Cup – Group stage|
|Baždarević, MehmedMehmed Baždarević||28 March 2015||10 October 2017||25||14||5||6||53||30||+23||56.0%||2016 Kirin Cup – Champions|
|Prosinečki, RobertRobert Prosinečki||28 January 2018||3||1||1||1||1||1||0||33.33%|
Table does not include results of minor tournaments (reserve players) managed by Husnija Arapović.
Tables correct as of match played on 28 March 2018.
Note: Some of the other players to have captained the team include: Mehmed Baždarević (2 caps) 1996, Meho Kodro (5) 1997 to 1998, Vlatko Glavaš (1) 1997, Suvad Katana (2) 1998, Elvir Bolić (6) 1999 to 2000, Bruno Akrapović (4) 1999 to 2003, Hasan Salihamidžić (1) 2004, Zlatan Bajramović (1) 2006, Džemal Berberović (1) 2007, Asmir Begović (5) 2014 to 2017, Haris Medunjanin (4) 2016 to 2018, Vedad Ibišević (1) 2017.
|Name||Period||Games as captain||Notes|
|Muhamed Konjić||1995–2002||20||First official captain of the Bosnia and Herzegovina national football team|
|Emir Spahić||2006–2014||55||First official captain of the team in a major tournament (2014 FIFA World Cup)|
Table correct as of match played on 31 January 2018.
FIFA ranking historyEdit
FIFA-ranking yearly averages for Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Bilino Polje is the home football stadium of NK Čelik from the city of Zenica in Bosnia and Herzegovina and one of two main stadiums of the national football team of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The stadium was built and opened in 1972.
It was used in Bosnia and Herzegovina's first match, a friendly played against Albania in 1995 with the final result being a 0–0 draw. The stadium is considered a "curse" for foreign national teams, because the Bosnian national team usually wins or rarely loses their home games at Bilino Polje stadium. In a period stretching from 1995 to October 2006, Bosnia went undefeated at home in around 15 games played in Zenica. The city of Zenica had to wait another five years (1995–2000) before the next match of the national team was played at the stadium. This match was also a friendly, this time against Macedonia, with the final result being a victory for the home side 1–0. The Bosnian national team never lost on this field until the Euro 2008 qualifier against Hungary. During 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, Bosnia and Herzegovina national team played all their First round home matches at this stadium, losing only once, to former European and World champions Spain.
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 after numerous complaints from visiting teams about its quality.
The secondary home stadium of the national football side of Bosnia and Herzegovina is the City Stadium Koševo, also known as Olympic Stadium Koševo. It is 34,630 seater stadium owned by the city of Sarajevo. Since July 2004, when FK Sarajevo plays its games, stadium is also called Asim ferhatović - Hase after Asim Ferhatović, the FK Sarajevo player who retired in 1967. Koševo Stadium is located in the Koševo neighborhood of Sarajevo and it is used fK Sarajevo and city for variety of different events. The stadium was opened in 1947, and in 1984 it was reconstructed for the 1984 Winter Olympics, and is therefore called Olympic Stadium Koševo.
A popular nickname of all Bosnian sport teams and/or sportsman is "Zmajevi" (Bosnian: zmajevi, lit. 'dragons'), popularized by football TV commentator Marijan Mijailović 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, although different people interpret it differently: for example, Dragon in connection to famous Sigismund's Court of the "Order of the Dragon" was also order's decorative title, and was borne by many local Bosnian voivode and sometimes other feudal lords throughout of Bosnia and Herzegovina medieval times, and even continued into early modern history, mostly through Kotromanić's close marital ties to Sigismund's court; meanwhile it appeared often in oral epic poetry as well; however, most commonly and more specifically it is considered as an allusion to the famous Bosnian general Husein Gradaščević, who fought for Bosnian independence, and who was known as the "Dragon of Bosnia".
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 Kotromanić dynasty.
The table below shows the history of kit manufacturers for the national football team of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Large number of national team's supporters come from Northern and Western Europe, North America, and some as far away as Australia. Most of these fans are members of BHFanaticos, Belaj Boys, BHLegion, Armija Zmajeva (Dragons Army) and Ljuti Krajišnici groups.
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 organization of Bosnia. On 1 June 2008, former Bosnia and Herzegovina players Meho Kodro and Elvir Bolić 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. 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. 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, which ended 11–9 in favour of Team Kodro.
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).
Head-to-Head records against other countriesEdit
Tables correct as of match played on 28 March 2018.
|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|
|Republic of Ireland||3||0||1||2||1||4||−3||26.05.2012||16.11.2015||x||0:2|
|Serbia and Montenegro||5||0||2||3||1||6||−5||14.01.2001||12.10.2005||x||0:2|
The table lists opponents played, sorted by members of FIFA affiliated confederations.
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|
- Unofficial games not included.
|6 November 1996||Friendly||Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina||Italy||2 – 1||Victory over top 10 ranked team at the time (5th)|
|10 November 1996||1998 FIFA World Cup qualification||Ljubljana, Slovenia||Slovenia||2 – 1||Historic first ever victory in qualifiers|
|20 August 1997||1998 FIFA World Cup qualification||Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina||Denmark||3 – 0||Victory over top 10 ranked team at the time (3rd)|
|2 April 2003||UEFA Euro 2004 qualifying||Copenhagen, Denmark||Denmark||2 – 0|
|24 March 2007||UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying||Oslo, Norway||Norway||2 – 1|
|2 June 2007||UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying||Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina||Turkey||3 – 2|
|10 September 2008||2010 FIFA World Cup qualification||Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina||Estonia||7 – 0||Largest ever victory (without conceding)|
|28 March 2009||2010 FIFA World Cup qualification||Genk, Belgium||Belgium||4 – 2|
|10 October 2009||2010 FIFA World Cup qualification||Tallinn, Estonia||Estonia||2 – 0||Qualified to 2010 FIFA World Cup play-offs|
|3 March 2010||Friendly||Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina||Ghana||2 – 1||Victory over 2010 Africa Cup of Nations runners-up
and 2010 FIFA World Cup participant
|7 September 2012||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification||Vaduz, Lichtenstein||Liechtenstein||8 – 1||Largest ever victory|
|22 March 2013||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification||Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina||Greece||3 – 1||Victory over Pot 1 seed and 12th ranked team|
|10 September 2013||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification||Žilina, Slovakia||Slovakia||2 – 1|
|15 October 2013||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification||Kaunas, Lithuania||Lithuania||1 – 0||Qualified to 2014 FIFA World Cup|
|30 May 2014||Friendly||St. Louis, United States||Ivory Coast||2 – 1||Victory over 2014 FIFA World Cup participant|
|3 June 2014||Friendly||Chicago, United States||Mexico||1 – 0||Victory over 2014 FIFA World Cup participant|
|25 June 2014||2014 FIFA World Cup Group Stage||Salvador, Brazil||Iran||3 – 1||Historic first victory in FIFA World Cup|
|10 October 2015||UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying||Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina||Wales||2 – 0||Victory over top 10 ranked team at the time (8th)|
|13 October 2015||UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying||Nicosia, Cyprus||Cyprus||3 – 2||Qualified to UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying play-offs|
|29 March 2016||Friendly||Zürich, Switzerland||Switzerland||2 – 0||Away victory over UEFA Euro 2016 participant and 12th ranked team|
|7 June 2016||Kirin Cup Soccer 2016||Osaka, Japan||Japan||2 – 1||Victory in the Final of 2016 Kirin Cup|
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- UEFA European Football Championship
- Bosnia and Herzegovina national under-21 football team
- Bosnia and Herzegovina national under-19 football team
- Bosnia and Herzegovina national under-17 football team
- Bosnia and Herzegovina women's national football team
- The Bosnian footballer of the year award – Idol of the nation
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