Bosnia and Herzegovina national football team
|Nickname(s)||Zmajevi (The Dragons)
Zlatni ljiljani (The Golden Lilies)
|Association||Football Association of Bosnia and Herzegovina (N/FSBiH)|
|Head coach||Mehmed Baždarević|
|Most caps||Emir Spahić (92)|
|Top scorer||Edin Džeko (49)|
|Home stadium||Bilino Polje|
|Current||28 5 (20 October 2016)|
|Highest||13 (August 2013)|
|Lowest||173 (September 1996)|
|Current||28 5 (10 October 2016)|
|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|
The Bosnia and Herzegovina national football team (Bosnian: Nogometna/Fudbalska reprezentacija Bosne i Hercegovine); 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.
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 to reach their first UEFA European Championship.
- 1 History
- 2 2018 FIFA World Cup – qualification
- 3 Players
- 4 Recent results and forthcoming fixtures
- 5 Competitive record
- 6 Statistics
- 7 Home stadiums
- 8 Team image
- 9 Head-to-Head records against other countries
- 10 Honours
- 11 See also
- 12 Notes
- 13 References
- 14 External links
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.
2018 FIFA World Cup – qualification
On 9 November 2015, the Bosnian FA extended the contract with Baždarević through the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign. Bosnia-Herzegovina was drawn to face Belgium, Greece, Estonia, Cyprus and Gibraltar during the qualifying stage.
|1||Belgium||3||3||0||0||13||0||+13||9||Qualification to 2018 FIFA World Cup||—||25 Mar '17||4–0||13 Nov '16||10 Oct '17||31 Aug '17|
|2||Greece||3||3||0||0||8||1||+7||9||Possible second round[a]||3 Sep '17||—||13 Nov '16||31 Aug '17||2–0||10 Oct '17|
|3||Bosnia and Herzegovina||3||2||0||1||7||4||+3||6||7 Oct '17||9 Jun '17||—||5–0||2–0||25 Mar '17|
|4||Estonia||3||1||0||2||4||7||−3||3||9 Jun '17||0–2||10 Oct '17||—||3 Sep '17||4–0|
|5||Cyprus||3||0||0||3||0||7||−7||0||0–3||7 Oct '17||31 Aug '17||25 Mar '17||—||13 Nov '16|
|6||Gibraltar||3||0||0||3||1||14||−13||0||0–6||1–4||3 Sep '17||7 Oct '17||9 Jun '17||—|
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
- The eight best runners-up across all groups will advance to the second round (play-offs). The ninth-ranked runners-up will be eliminated.
Bosnia and Herzegovina v Estonia
6 September 2016
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||5–0||Estonia|
|Spahić 7', 90+2'
Džeko 23' (pen.)
Belgium v Bosnia and Herzegovina
7 October 2016
|Belgium||4–0||Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|Spahić 26' (o.g.)
R. Lukaku 79'
Bosnia and Herzegovina v Cyprus
10 October 2016
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||2–0||Cyprus|
|Džeko 70', 81'||Report (FIFA)
Greece v Bosnia and Herzegovina
13 November 2016
|Greece||v||Bosnia and Herzegovina|
Bosnia and Herzegovina v Gibraltar
25 March 2017
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||v||Gibraltar|
Bosnia and Herzegovina v Greece
9 June 2017
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||v||Greece|
Cyprus v Bosnia and Herzegovina
31 August 2017
|Cyprus||v||Bosnia and Herzegovina|
Gibraltar v Bosnia and Herzegovina
3 September 2017
|Gibraltar||v||Bosnia and Herzegovina|
Bosnia and Herzegovina v Belgium
7 October 2017
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||v||Belgium|
Estonia v Bosnia and Herzegovina
10 October 2017
|Estonia||v||Bosnia and Herzegovina|
The following players were called up for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifying matches against Belgium on 7 October 2016 and Cyprus on 10 October 2016.
Caps and goals correct as of 10 October 2016 after the game against Cyprus.
|#||Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club|
|1||GK||Asmir Begović (vice-captain)||20 June 1987||53||0||Chelsea|
|12||GK||Ibrahim Šehić||2 September 1988||6||0||Qarabağ|
|22||GK||Jasmin Burić||18 February 1987||2||0||Lech Poznań|
|2||DF||Edin Cocalić||5 December 1987||7||0||Mechelen|
|3||DF||Ermin Bičakčić||24 January 1990||16||2||1899 Hoffenheim|
|4||DF||Emir Spahić||18 August 1980||92||6||Hamburg|
|5||DF||Sead Kolašinac||20 June 1993||16||0||Schalke 04|
|6||DF||Ognjen Vranješ||24 October 1989||27||0||Tom Tomsk|
|13||DF||Mateo Sušić||18 November 1990||4||0||Sheriff Tiraspol|
|15||DF||Toni Šunjić||15 December 1988||24||0||Stuttgart|
|17||DF||Ervin Zukanović||11 February 1987||17||0||Atalanta|
|21||DF||Marin Aničić||17 August 1989||1||0||Astana|
|7||MF||Gojko Cimirot||19 December 1992||3||0||PAOK|
|8||MF||Haris Medunjanin (3rd captain)||8 March 1985||54||8||Maccabi Tel Aviv|
|10||MF||Miralem Pjanić||2 April 1990||71||11||Juventus|
|14||MF||Tino-Sven Sušić||13 February 1992||9||0||Genk|
|16||MF||Senad Lulić||18 January 1986||51||2||Lazio|
|19||MF||Edin Višća||17 February 1990||28||2||İstanbul Başakşehir|
|20||MF||Izet Hajrović||9 August 1991||21||3||Werder Bremen|
|23||MF||Mato Jajalo||25 May 1988||1||0||Palermo|
|9||FW||Vedad Ibišević||6 August 1984||76||26||Hertha Berlin|
|11||FW||Edin Džeko (captain)||17 March 1986||82||49||Roma|
|18||FW||Milan Đurić||22 May 1990||13||7||Cesena|
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 Pirić||7 July 1994||0||0||Sloboda Tuzla||v. Japan, 7 June 2016|
|GK||Goran Karačić||18 August 1996||0||0||Adanaspor||v. Denmark, 3 June 2016 INJ|
|DF||Almir Bekić||1 June 1989||1||0||Sarajevo||v. Japan, 7 June 2016|
|DF||Aleksandar Kosorić||30 January 1987||1||0||Željezničar||v. Japan, 7 June 2016|
|DF||Samir Memišević||13 August 1993||1||0||Groningen||v. Denmark, 3 June 2016 WD|
|DF||Daniel Graovac||8 August 1993||1||0||Mouscron||v. Switzerland, 29 March 2016|
|DF||Mensur Mujdža||28 March 1984||37||0||Kaiserslautern||v. Republic of Ireland, 16 November 2015 INJ|
|MF||Mario Vrančić||23 May 1989||4||0||Darmstadt 98||v. Cyprus, 10 October 2016 INJ|
|MF||Danijel Milićević||5 January 1986||1||0||Gent||v. Cyprus, 10 October 2016 INJ|
|MF||Haris Duljević||16 November 1993||5||0||Sarajevo||v. Estonia, 6 September 2016|
|MF||Srđan Grahovac||19 September 1992||3||0||Rapid Wien||v. Estonia, 6 September 2016|
|MF||Anel Hadžić||16 August 1989||13||0||Videoton||v. Japan, 7 June 2016|
|MF||Miroslav Stevanović||29 July 1990||12||1||Željezničar||v. Japan, 7 June 2016|
|MF||Filip Arežina||8 November 1992||1||0||GKS Tychy||v. Japan, 7 June 2016|
|MF||Zvonimir Kožulj||15 November 1993||1||0||Hajduk Split||v. Japan, 7 June 2016|
|MF||Rade Krunić||7 October 1993||1||0||Empoli||v. Japan, 7 June 2016|
|MF||Muhamed Bešić||10 September 1992||26||0||Everton||v. Spain, 29 May 2016 INJ|
|MF||Sanjin Prcić||20 November 1993||5||0||Rennes||v. Spain, 29 May 2016 INJ|
|MF||Sejad Salihović||8 October 1984||47||4||Beijing Renhe||v. Republic of Ireland, 16 November 2015|
|FW||Armin Hodžić||17 November 1994||3||0||Dinamo Zagreb||v. Estonia, 6 September 2016|
|FW||Riad Bajić||6 May 1994||0||0||Konyaspor||v. Spain, 29 May 2016 INJ|
|FW||Ermin Zec||18 February 1988||10||1||Kardemir Karabükspor||v. Republic of Ireland, 13 November 2015 INJ|
- INJ Withdrawn due to injury.
- PRE Preliminary squad.
- WD Withdrew.
Recent results and forthcoming fixtures
|10 October 2015 2016 EURO Q||Bosnia and Herzegovina||2–0||Wales||Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|20:45 UTC+1||Đurić 71'
|Report||Stadium: Bilino Polje
Referee: Alberto Undiano Mallenco (Spain)
|13 October 2015 2016 EURO Q||Cyprus||2–3||Bosnia and Herzegovina||Nicosia, Cyprus|
|20:45 UTC+1||Charalambidis 32'
|Report||Medunjanin 13', 44'
|Stadium: GSP Stadium
Referee: Anthony Taylor (England)
|13 November 2015 2016 EURO Playoff||Bosnia and Herzegovina||1–1||Republic of Ireland||Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|20:45 UTC+1||Džeko 85'||Brady 82'||Stadium: Bilino Polje
Referee: Felix Brych (Germany)
|16 November 2015 2016 EURO Playoff||Republic of Ireland||2–0||Bosnia and Herzegovina||Dublin, Republic of Ireland|
|20:45 UTC+1||Walters 25' (pen.), 70'||Stadium: Aviva Stadium
|25 March 2016 Friendly||Luxembourg||0–3||Bosnia and Herzegovina||Luxembourg City, Luxembourg|
|20:15 UTC+1||Chanot (o.g.) 73'
|Stadium: Stade Josy Barthel
|29 March 2016 Friendly||Switzerland||0–2||Bosnia and Herzegovina||Zürich, Switzerland|
|Stadium: Stadion Letzigrund
|29 May 2016 Friendly||Spain||3–1||Bosnia and Herzegovina||St. Gallen, Switzerland|
|18:00 CEST (UTC+02:00)||Nolito 11', 18'
|Spahić 29'||Stadium: AFG Arena
Referee: Stephan Klossner
|3 June 2016 Kirin Cup Semi Final||Denmark||2–2
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||Aichi, Japan|
|ref.||Đurić 52', 83'||Stadium: Toyota Stadium
|7 June 2016 Kirin Cup Final||Japan||1–2||Bosnia and Herzegovina||Osaka, Japan|
|Kiyotake 28'||Đurić 29', 66'||Stadium: Suita City Football Stadium
|6 September 2016 2018 W.C. Q||Bosnia and Herzegovina||5–0||Estonia||Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|20:45 UTC+1||Stadium: Bilino Polje
|7 October 2016 2018 W.C. Q||Belgium||4–0||Bosnia and Herzegovina||Brussels, Belgium|
|20:45 UTC+1||Spahić 26' (o.g.)
R. Lukaku 79'
|Stadium: King Baudouin Stadium
|10 October 2016 2018 W.C. Q||Bosnia and Herzegovina||2–0||Cyprus||Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|20:45 UTC+1||Džeko 70', 81'||Stadium: Bilino Polje
|13 November 2016 2018 W.C. Q||Greece||v||Bosnia and Herzegovina||TBD, Greece|
|25 March 2017 2018 W.C. Q||Bosnia and Herzegovina||v||Gibraltar||TBD, Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|9 June 2017 2018 W.C. Q||Bosnia and Herzegovina||v||Greece||Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|20:45 UTC+1||Stadium: Bilino Polje
|31 August 2017 2018 W.C. Q||Cyprus||v||Bosnia and Herzegovina||Nicosia, Cyprus|
|20:45 UTC+1||Stadium: GSP Stadium
|3 September 2017 2018 W.C. Q||Gibraltar||v||Bosnia and Herzegovina||TBD, Portugal|
|7 October 2017 2018 W.C. Q||Bosnia and Herzegovina||v||Belgium||Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|18:00 UTC+1||Stadium: Bilino Polje
|10 October 2017 2018 W.C. Q||Estonia||v||Bosnia and Herzegovina||Tallinn, Estonia|
|20:45 UTC+1||Stadium: A. Le Coq Arena
FIFA World Cup
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|
|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 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|
The below table does not include any minor tournaments data.
Table correct as of match played on 10 October 2016.
Note: Some of the other players to have captained the team include: Mehmed Baždarević (2 caps) 1996, Vlatko Glavaš (1) 1997, Suvad Katana (2) 1998, Bruno Akrapović (4) 1999 to 2003, Hasan Salihamidžić (1) 2004, Zlatan Bajramović (1) 2006, Džemal Berberović (1) 2007, Asmir Begović (4) 2014 to 2016, Haris Medunjanin (2) 2016.
|Player||Period||Games as captain (Total caps)||Major tournaments as captain (Games)|
|Muhamed Konjić||1995–2002||20 (38)|
|Meho Kodro||1997–1998||5 (13)|
|Elvir Bolić||1999–2000||6 (51)|
|Mirsad Hibić||2001–2003||14 (35)|
|Sergej Barbarez||2004–2006||20 (48)|
|Zvjezdan Misimović||2007–2012||16 (84)|
|Emir Spahić||2009–2014||55 (92)||2014 FIFA World Cup (3)|
|Edin Džeko||2014–||18 (82)|
|Assistant Manager||Stéphane Gilli|
|Goalkeeper Coach||Adnan Gušo|
|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||46.00%||2014 FIFA World Cup Group stage|
|Baždarević, MehmedMehmed Baždarević||28 March 2015||17||10||3||4||34||20||+14||58.82%|
Table does not include results of minor tournaments (reserve players) managed by Husnija Arapović.
FIFA ranking history
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 current European and soon to be World Champion; 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.
Asim Ferhatović Hase Stadium is a stadium owned by the city of Sarajevo. It is also known as Koševo Stadium and formerly Olympic Stadium. The capacity is 34,630. Koševo Stadium is located in the Koševo neighborhood of Sarajevo and it is used mostly by FK Sarajevo. The stadium was opened in 1947. In 1984, it was reconstructed for the 1984 Winter Olympics, and is therefore often called Olympic Stadium. Now, it is officially called "Asim Ferhatović – Hase" since July 2004, after Asim Ferhatović, the FK Sarajevo player who retired in 1967. Attendance for concerts at the stadium can be 80,000 places, such as for U2's PopMart Tour in 1997 and Dino Merlin's Burek tour in 2004. It is the secondary home stadium of the national football side of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
A popular nickname of all Bosnian sport players is the Zmajevi or Dragons in English alluding to the famous Bosnian general Husein Gradaščević who fought for Bosnian independence and who was known as the "Dragon of Bosnia". In foreign media, they are sometimes referred to as the Golden Lilies, in reference to the Fleur-de-lis featured on the coat of arms of the influential 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 countries
Tables correct as of match played on 10 October 2016.
|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|
World XI result not counted in this table.
- 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|
- Kirin Cup
- Winners (1): 2016
- LG Cup
- Runners-up (1): 2001
- Merdeka Tournament
- Runners-up (1): 2001
- Millennium Soccer Cup
- Dunhill Cup
- Runners-up (1): 1997
- FIFA World Cup
- 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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