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.
|Nickname(s)||Zlatni ljiljani (The Golden Lilies)|
|Association||Football Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|Head coach||Vinko Marinović|
|Most caps||Srđan Grahovac (23)|
|Top scorer||Nemanja Bilbija (9)|
|Home stadium||N/FSBIH Training Center|
| Greece 1–0 Bosnia and Herzegovina |
(31 August 1996)
| Bosnia and Herzegovina 6–0 Liechtenstein |
(28 March 2017)
| Bosnia and Herzegovina 1–6 Spain |
(14 November 2013)
Croatia 6–1 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 while the result was 1–1 in Sarajevo at the Asim Ferhatović Hase Stadium.
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.
UEFA European U21 Championship recordEdit
|UEFA European U21 Championship record||Qualification record|
|1998||Did not qualify||8||1||2||5||6||18||−12|
|2021||To be determined||3||1||1||1||4||2||+2|
2021 UEFA European U21 Championship QualifiersEdit
|1||Germany||2||2||0||0||7||1||+6||6||Final tournament||—||17 Nov '19||13 Oct '20||3 Sep '20||31 Mar '20|
|2||Belgium||3||1||1||1||4||2||+2||4[a]||Final tournament if best runners-up
|8 Sep '20||—||0–0||4–1||9 Oct '20|
|3||Bosnia and Herzegovina||3||1||1||1||4||2||+2||4[a]||0–2||31 Mar '20||—||4–0||4 Sep '20|
|4||Moldova||3||1||0||2||3||9||−6||3||9 Oct '20||13 Oct '20||8 Sep '20||—||2–1|
|5||Wales||3||1||0||2||3||7||−4||3||1–5||1–0||19 Nov '19||27 Mar '20||—|
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
- Belgium ahead on disciplinary points: Belgium 6, Bosnia and Herzegovina 7.
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||4–0||Moldova|
Mustedanagić 44', 55'
|Belgium||0–0||Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||0–2||Germany|
The following players were called-up for 2021 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualification game against Germany on 15 October 2019.
Caps and goals correct as of 15 October 2019 after the game against Germany.
|No.||Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club|
|1||GK||Vladan Kovačević||11 April 1998||3||0||Sarajevo|
|12||GK||Martin Zlomislić||16 August 1998||1||0||Široki Brijeg|
|5||DF||Besim Šerbečić||1 May 1998||8||2||Sarajevo|
|3||DF||Halid Šabanović||22 August 1999||6||0||Sarajevo|
|18||DF||Nihad Mujakić||15 April 1998||4||0||Kortrijk|
|14||DF||Jasmin Čeliković||7 January 1999||3||0||Zrinjski Mostar|
|13||DF||Amar Beganović||25 November 1999||3||0||Sloboda Tuzla|
|6||DF||Ivan Miličević||16 July 1998||2||0||Varaždin|
|21||DF||Vedran Vrhovac||20 November 1998||1||0||Čelik Zenica|
|20||DF||Gabrijel Čoko||3 July 2001||1||0||Zrinjski Mostar|
|10||MF||Marijan Ćavar (captain)||2 February 1998||14||3||Eintracht Frankfurt|
|7||MF||Zinedin Mustedanagić||1 August 1998||8||2||Dynamo České Budějovice|
|8||MF||Vladan Danilović||27 July 1999||6||0||Borac Banja Luka|
|19||MF||Petar Bojo||8 January 1998||5||0||Željezničar|
|4||MF||Anel Šabanadžović||24 May 1999||2||0||AEK Athens|
|23||MF||Marko Brkić||11 April 2000||2||0||Mura|
|15||MF||Andrej Đokanović||1 March 2001||1||0||Sarajevo|
|9||FW||Ermedin Demirović||25 March 1998||11||4||St. Gallen|
|11||FW||Nardin Mulahusejnović||9 February 1998||8||1||Maribor|
|17||FW||Benjamin Hadžić||4 March 1999||3||0||Hannover 96|
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||Kenan Topolović||3 March 1998||1||0||Zrinjski Mostar||v. Germany, 15 October 2019 PRE|
|GK||Adnan Kanurić||8 August 2000||1||0||Stoke City||v. Malta, 5 June 2019|
|GK||Suan Bešić||9 April 1998||2||0||Vitória de Guimarães||v. Moldova, 26 March 2019|
|DF||Nemanja Nikolić||21 February 2001||1||0||Radnički Niš||v. Germany, 15 October 2019 PRE|
|DF||Rijad Sadiku||18 January 2000||1||0||Mouscron||v. Malta, 5 June 2019|
|DF||Selmir Pidro||3 March 1998||2||0||Sarajevo||v. Moldova, 26 March 2019|
|DF||Jusuf Gazibegović||11 March 2000||2||0||Liefering||v. Moldova, 26 March 2019|
|MF||Saša Maksimović||18 December 1999||0||0||Sloboda Tuzla||v. Germany, 15 October 2019 INJ|
|MF||Haris Hajdarević||7 October 1998||3||0||Željezničar||v. Malta, 5 June 2019|
|MF||Mateo Marić||18 March 1998||0||0||Široki Brijeg||v. Malta, 5 June 2019 WD|
|FW||Jovan Motika||11 September 1998||1||0||Radnik Bijeljina||v. Germany, 15 October 2019 PRE|
|FW||Amar Ćatić||21 January 1999||1||0||PSV||v. Germany, 15 October 2019 INJ|
|FW||Kristijan Stanić||20 April 2001||1||0||Zrinjski Mostar||v. Belgium, 10 September 2019 INJ|
|FW||Stipe Jurić||19 November 1998||2||1||Široki Brijeg||v. Malta, 5 June 2019|
|FW||Nermin Hajdarević||10 February 1999||2||0||Shkupi||v. Moldova, 26 March 2019|
|FW||Jovo Lukić||28 November 1998||1||0||Krupa||v. Azerbaijan, 19 November 2018|
|FW||Milan Savić||19 May 2000||1||0||Mechelen||v. Azerbaijan, 19 November 2018|
INJ Withdrawn due to injury.
Results and scheduleEdit
|26 March 2019 2021 UEFA U21 Q||Bosnia and Herzegovina||4–0||Moldova||Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|17:00 UTC+1||Šerbečić 23'
Mustedanagić 44', 55'
|Report||Stadium: Grbavica Stadium|
Referee: Zbynek Proske (Czech Republic)
|5 June 2019 Friendly||Malta||0–0||Bosnia and Herzegovina||Ta' Qali, Malta|
|18:00 UTC +1||Report||Stadium: National Stadium Ta' Qali|
Referee: Nathan Verboomen (Belgium)
|10 September 2019 2021 UEFA U21 Q||Belgium||0–0||Bosnia and Herzegovina||Leuven, Belgium|
|20:00 UTC +1||Report||Stadium: Den Dreef|
Referee: Volen Chinkov (Belgium)
|15 October 2019 2021 UEFA U21 Q||Bosnia and Herzegovina||0–2||Germany||Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|18:00 UTC +1||Report||Kilian 29'
|Stadium: Bilino Polje Stadium|
Referee: Jens Maae (Denmark)
Current technical staffEdit
|Head coach||Vinko Marinović|
|Assistant coach||Draženko Bogdan|
|Fitness coach||Edin Jelešković|
|Goalkeeping coach||Danimir Milkanović|
- European Under-21 Football Championship
- Bosnia and Herzegovina national football team
- Bosnia and Herzegovina national under-19 football team
- Bosnia and Herzegovina national under-18 football team
- Bosnia and Herzegovina national under-17 football team
- Bosnia and Herzegovina national under-15 football team
- Bosnia and Herzegovina women's national football team
- uefa.com (6 October 2006). "Hubník gives Czechs the edge". Archived from the original on 16 January 2016.
- uefa.com (10 October 2006). "Frejlach sends Czechs through". Archived from the original on 16 January 2016.
- "Marinović pozvao 23 mlada Zmaja za meč sa Njemačkom". reprezentacija.ba (in Bosnian). 13 September 2019. Retrieved 23 September 2019.