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Bosnia and Herzegovina national under-21 football team

Bosnia and Herzegovina U21 national football team is a youth team of Bosnia and Herzegovina that represents the country in the European Under-21 Football Championship and friendly matches. It is considered to be the feeder team for the Bosnia and Herzegovina national football team.

Bosnia and Herzegovina
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Zlatni ljiljani (The Golden Lilies)
Zmajevi (Dragons)
AssociationFootball Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachVinko Marinović
CaptainKerim Memija
Most capsSrđan Grahovac (23)
Top scorerNemanja Bilbija (9)
Home stadiumN/FSBIH Training Center
FIFA codeBIH
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Greece 1–0 Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina
(31 August 1996)
Biggest win
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 6–0 Liechtenstein 
(28 March 2017)
Biggest defeat
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 1–6 Spain 
(14 November 2013)
 Croatia 6–1 Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina
(5 September 1997)

The national Under-21 team has never qualified for a major tournament but has had a couple of near misses. In 2006 they played Czech Republic during the 2007 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship qualification playoffs but lost on aggregate, the Czechs winning 2–1 at home[1] while the result was 1–1 in Sarajevo at the Asim Ferhatović Hase Stadium.[2]

One of the most memorable results of the Bosnia and Herzegovina U-21 team was on October 10, 2002. Germany's U-21 team was defeated 5–1 in Zenica at the Bilino Polje Stadium. These two teams have also played out a thrilling 4–4 draw on 10 September 2012 as part of UEFA U21 Euro 2013 Qualifiers, where Bosnia finished in second position on the table just failing to reach play-offs.

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Competitive recordEdit

UEFA European U21 Championship recordEdit

UEFA European U21 Championship record Qualification record
Year Round Pld W D L GF GA GD Pld W D L GF GA GD
  1998 Did not qualify 8 1 2 5 6 18 −12
  2000 10 2 1 7 11 24 −13
  2002 8 0 1 7 5 17 −12
  2004 8 4 1 3 6 10 −4
  2006 10 3 1 6 17 20 −3
  2007 4 1 2 1 6 6 =0
  2009 8 1 1 6 7 17 −10
  2011 8 2 2 4 4 8 −4
  2013 10 6 2 2 25 12 +13
  2015 8 2 0 6 10 22 −12
  2017 8 0 3 5 2 13 −11
   2019 10 6 0 4 24 11 +13
   2021 To be determined 1 1 0 0 4 0 +4
Total 0/11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 101 29 16 56 127 178 –51

2021 UEFA European U21 Championship QualifiersEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification          
1   Bosnia and Herzegovina 1 1 0 0 4 0 +4 3 Final tournament 15 Oct '19 31 Mar '20 4 Sep '20 4–0
2   Germany 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Final tournament if best runners-up
(Play-offs otherwise)
13 Oct '20 17 Nov '19 31 Mar '20 3 Sep '20
3   Belgium 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 Sep '19 8 Sep '20 9 Oct '20 15 Oct '19
4   Wales 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 Nov '19 10 Sep '19 6 Sep '19 27 Mar '20
5   Moldova 1 0 0 1 0 4 −4 0 8 Sep '20 9 Oct '20 13 Oct '20 11 Oct '19
Updated to match(es) played on 26 March 2019. Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
Bosnia and Herzegovina  4–0  Moldova
Šerbečić   23'
Mustedanagić   44'55'
Ćavar   73'
Report
Attendance: 200
Referee: Zbynek Proske (Czech Republic)

Belgium  v  Bosnia and Herzegovina


Wales  v  Bosnia and Herzegovina



Moldova  v  Bosnia and Herzegovina

Germany  v  Bosnia and Herzegovina

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

The following players were called-up for friendly game against Malta on 5 June 2019.[3]
Caps and goals correct as of 5 June 2019 after the game against Malta.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Kenan Topolović (1998-03-03) 3 March 1998 (age 21) 1 0   Zrinjski
1GK Adnan Kanurić (2000-08-08) 8 August 2000 (age 18) 1 0   Stoke City

2DF Besim Šerbečić (1998-05-01) 1 May 1998 (age 21) 6 2   Sarajevo
2DF Halid Šabanović (1999-08-22) 22 August 1999 (age 19) 4 0   Sarajevo
2DF Amar Beganović (1999-11-25) 25 November 1999 (age 19) 3 0   Sloboda Tuzla
2DF Jasmin Čeliković (1999-01-07) 7 January 1999 (age 20) 2 0   Zrinjski
2DF Vedran Vrhovac (1998-11-20) 20 November 1998 (age 20) 1 0   Čelik
2DF Nemanja Nikolić (2001-02-21) 21 February 2001 (age 18) 1 0   Mladost Doboj Kakanj
2DF Rijad Sadiku (2000-01-18) 18 January 2000 (age 19) 1 0   Royal Excel Mouscron

3MF Zinedin Mustedanagić (1998-08-01) 1 August 1998 (age 20) 6 2   Dynamo České Budějovice
3MF Vladan Danilović (1999-07-27) 27 July 1999 (age 19) 4 0   Borac Banja Luka
3MF Petar Bojo (1998-01-08) 8 January 1998 (age 21) 3 0   Željezničar
3MF Haris Hajdarević (1998-10-07) 7 October 1998 (age 20) 3 0   Željezničar
3MF Marko Brkić (2000-04-11) 11 April 2000 (age 19) 2 0   Mura
3MF Mato Stanić (1998-01-11) 11 January 1998 (age 21) 1 0   Široki Brijeg

4FW Nardin Mulahusejnović (1998-02-09) 9 February 1998 (age 21) 6 1   Maribor
4FW Stipe Jurić (1998-11-19) 19 November 1998 (age 20) 2 1   Široki Brijeg
4FW Jovan Motika (1998-09-11) 11 September 1998 (age 20) 1 0   Radnik
4FW Benjamin Hadžić (1999-03-04) 4 March 1999 (age 20) 1 0   Hannover 96

Recent call-upsEdit

The following eligible 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 Vladan Kovačević (1998-04-11) 11 April 1998 (age 21) 2 0   Sarajevo v.   Moldova, 26 March 2019
GK Suan Bešić (1998-04-09) 9 April 1998 (age 21) 0 0   Angers v.   Moldova, 26 March 2019

DF Nihad Mujakić (1998-04-15) 15 April 1998 (age 21) 2 0   Kortrijk v.   Moldova, 26 March 2019
DF Selmir Pidro (1998-03-03) 3 March 1998 (age 21) 2 0   Sarajevo v.   Moldova, 26 March 2019
DF Jusuf Gazibegović (2000-03-11) 11 March 2000 (age 19) 2 0   Liefering v.   Moldova, 26 March 2019

MF Anel Šabanadžović (1999-05-24) 24 May 1999 (age 20) 2 0   AEK Athens v.   Malta, 5 June 2019 WD
MF Mateo Marić (1998-03-18) 18 March 1998 (age 21) 0 0   Široki Brijeg v.   Malta, 5 June 2019 WD
MF Stefan Kovač (1999-01-14) 14 January 1999 (age 20) 0 0   Čukarički v.   Malta, 5 June 2019 WD
MF Marijan Ćavar (1998-02-02) 2 February 1998 (age 21) 12 3   Eintracht Frankfurt v.   Moldova, 26 March 2019
MF Kristijan Stanić (2001-04-20) 20 April 2001 (age 18) 1 0   Zrinjski v.   Moldova, 26 March 2019

FW Ermedin Demirović (1998-03-25) 25 March 1998 (age 21) 9 4   Alavés v.   Moldova, 26 March 2019
FW Nermin Hajdarević (1999-02-10) 10 February 1999 (age 20) 2 0   Čelik v.   Moldova, 26 March 2019
FW Amar Ćatić (1999-01-21) 21 January 1999 (age 20) 0 0   PSV Eindhoven v.   Moldova, 26 March 2019
FW Jovo Lukić (1998-11-28) 28 November 1998 (age 20) 1 0   Krupa v.   Azerbaijan, 19 November 2018
FW Milan Savić (2000-05-19) 19 May 2000 (age 19) 1 0   Mechelen v.   Azerbaijan, 19 November 2018

INJ Withdrawn due to injury.
PRE Preliminary squad.
SUS Suspended.
WD Withdrew.

Results and scheduleEdit

2019Edit

PersonnelEdit

Current technical staffEdit

Position Name
Head coach   Vinko Marinović
Coach   Sanjin Alagić
Coach   Draženko Bogdan
Goalkeeping coach   Danimir Milkanović

ManagersEdit

Dates Name
2017–present   Vinko Marinović
2014–2016   Darko Nestorović
2011–2014   Vlado Jagodić
2008–2011   Branimir Tulić
2007–2008   Nikola Nikić
2002–2007   Ibrahim Zukanović
2001–2002   Admir Smajić
1998–2001   Šener Bajramović
1998   Mišo Smajlović
1996–1998   Nermin Hadžiahmetović

StatisticsEdit