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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
CaptainMarijan Ćavar
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.

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 3 1 1 1 4 2 +2
Total 0/11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 103 29 17 57 127 180 –53

2021 UEFA European U21 Championship QualifiersEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification          
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
(Play-offs otherwise)
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
Updated to match(es) played on 15 October 2019. Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Belgium ahead on disciplinary points: Belgium 6, Bosnia and Herzegovina 7.
Bosnia and Herzegovina  4–0  Moldova
Šerbečić   23'
Mustedanagić   44'55'
Ćavar   73'
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Attendance: 200
Referee: Zbyněk Proske (Czech Republic)

Belgium  0–0  Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Attendance: 823
Referee: Volen Chinkov (Bulgaria)

Bosnia and Herzegovina  0–2  Germany
Report Kilian   29'
Nmecha   79'
Attendance: 2,500
Referee: Jens Maae (Denmark)

Wales  v  Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Bosnia and Herzegovina  v  Belgium
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Bosnia and Herzegovina  v  Wales
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Moldova  v  Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Germany  v  Bosnia and Herzegovina
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PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

The following players were called-up for 2021 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualification game against Germany on 15 October 2019.[3]
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 1GK Vladan Kovačević (1998-04-11) 11 April 1998 (age 21) 3 0   Sarajevo
12 1GK Martin Zlomislić (1998-08-16) 16 August 1998 (age 21) 1 0   Široki Brijeg

5 2DF Besim Šerbečić (1998-05-01) 1 May 1998 (age 21) 8 2   Sarajevo
3 2DF Halid Šabanović (1999-08-22) 22 August 1999 (age 20) 6 0   Sarajevo
18 2DF Nihad Mujakić (1998-04-15) 15 April 1998 (age 21) 4 0   Kortrijk
14 2DF Jasmin Čeliković (1999-01-07) 7 January 1999 (age 20) 3 0   Zrinjski Mostar
13 2DF Amar Beganović (1999-11-25) 25 November 1999 (age 19) 3 0   Sloboda Tuzla
6 2DF Ivan Miličević (1998-07-16) 16 July 1998 (age 21) 2 0   Varaždin
21 2DF Vedran Vrhovac (1998-11-20) 20 November 1998 (age 20) 1 0   Čelik Zenica
20 2DF Gabrijel Čoko (2001-07-03) 3 July 2001 (age 18) 1 0   Zrinjski Mostar

10 3MF Marijan Ćavar (captain) (1998-02-02) 2 February 1998 (age 21) 14 3   Eintracht Frankfurt
7 3MF Zinedin Mustedanagić (1998-08-01) 1 August 1998 (age 21) 8 2   Dynamo České Budějovice
8 3MF Vladan Danilović (1999-07-27) 27 July 1999 (age 20) 6 0   Borac Banja Luka
19 3MF Petar Bojo (1998-01-08) 8 January 1998 (age 21) 5 0   Željezničar
4 3MF Anel Šabanadžović (1999-05-24) 24 May 1999 (age 20) 2 0   AEK Athens
23 3MF Marko Brkić (2000-04-11) 11 April 2000 (age 19) 2 0   Mura
15 3MF Andrej Đokanović (2001-03-01) 1 March 2001 (age 18) 1 0   Sarajevo

9 4FW Ermedin Demirović (1998-03-25) 25 March 1998 (age 21) 11 4   St. Gallen
11 4FW Nardin Mulahusejnović (1998-02-09) 9 February 1998 (age 21) 8 1   Maribor
17 4FW Benjamin Hadžić (1999-03-04) 4 March 1999 (age 20) 3 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 Kenan Topolović (1998-03-03) 3 March 1998 (age 21) 1 0   Zrinjski Mostar v.   Germany, 15 October 2019 PRE
GK Adnan Kanurić (2000-08-08) 8 August 2000 (age 19) 1 0   Stoke City v.   Malta, 5 June 2019
GK Suan Bešić (1998-04-09) 9 April 1998 (age 21) 2 0   Vitória de Guimarães v.   Moldova, 26 March 2019

DF Nemanja Nikolić (2001-02-21) 21 February 2001 (age 18) 1 0   Radnički Niš v.   Germany, 15 October 2019 PRE
DF Rijad Sadiku (2000-01-18) 18 January 2000 (age 19) 1 0   Mouscron v.   Malta, 5 June 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 Saša Maksimović (1999-12-18) 18 December 1999 (age 19) 0 0   Sloboda Tuzla v.   Germany, 15 October 2019 INJ
MF Haris Hajdarević (1998-10-07) 7 October 1998 (age 21) 3 0   Željezničar v.   Malta, 5 June 2019
MF Mateo Marić (1998-03-18) 18 March 1998 (age 21) 0 0   Široki Brijeg v.   Malta, 5 June 2019 WD

FW Jovan Motika (1998-09-11) 11 September 1998 (age 21) 1 0   Radnik Bijeljina v.   Germany, 15 October 2019 PRE
FW Amar Ćatić (1999-01-21) 21 January 1999 (age 20) 1 0   PSV v.   Germany, 15 October 2019 INJ
FW Kristijan Stanić (2001-04-20) 20 April 2001 (age 18) 1 0   Zrinjski Mostar v.   Belgium, 10 September 2019 INJ
FW Stipe Jurić (1998-11-19) 19 November 1998 (age 20) 2 1   Široki Brijeg v.   Malta, 5 June 2019
FW Nermin Hajdarević (1999-02-10) 10 February 1999 (age 20) 2 0   Shkupi 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
Assistant coach   Draženko Bogdan
Fitness coach   Edin Jelešković
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

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ uefa.com (6 October 2006). "Hubník gives Czechs the edge". Archived from the original on 16 January 2016.
  2. ^ uefa.com (10 October 2006). "Frejlach sends Czechs through". Archived from the original on 16 January 2016.
  3. ^ "Marinović pozvao 23 mlada Zmaja za meč sa Njemačkom". reprezentacija.ba (in Bosnian). 13 September 2019. Retrieved 23 September 2019.

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