Bosnia and Herzegovina national football team

The Bosnia and Herzegovina national football team (Bosnian: Nogometna/Fudbalska reprezentacija Bosne i Hercegovine, Serbian: Фудбалска репрезентација Боснe и Херцеговинe, romanized: Fudbalska reprezentacija Bosne i Hercegovine, Croatian: Nogometna reprezentacija Bosne i Hercegovine) represents Bosnia and Herzegovina in international football competitions, and is governed by the Football Association of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Until 1992, Bosnian footballers played for Yugoslavia.

Bosnia and Herzegovina
Nickname(s)Zmajevi (The Dragons)
Zlatni ljiljani (The Golden Lilies)
AssociationFootball Association of Bosnia and Herzegovina (N/FSBiH)
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachVacant
CaptainEdin Džeko
Most capsEdin Džeko (107)
Top scorerEdin Džeko (58)
Home stadiumGrbavica / Bilino Polje
FIFA codeBIH
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 49 1 (28 November 2019)[1]
Highest13 (August 2013)
Lowest173 (September 1996)
Elo ranking
Current 44 23 (25 November 2019)[2]
Highest20 (June 2013, February 2019)
Lowest87 (October 1999)
First international
Non-FIFA international
 Iran 1–3 Bosnia and Herzegovina 
(Tehran, Iran; 12 September 1993)[3][4][5]
FIFA international
 Albania 2–0 Bosnia and Herzegovina 
(Tirana, Albania; 30 November 1995)[6]
Biggest win
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 7–0 Estonia 
(Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina;
10 September 2008)
 Liechtenstein 1–8 Bosnia and Herzegovina 
(Vaduz, Liechtenstein; 7 September 2012)
Biggest defeat
 Argentina 5–0 Bosnia and Herzegovina 
(Córdoba, Argentina; 14 May 1998)
World Cup
Appearances1 (first in 2014)
Best resultGroup stage, 2014

Bosnia and Herzegovina achieved their best result when they reached the 2014 FIFA World Cup as winners of their qualifying group.[7] They were eliminated after narrow group stage losses to Argentina and Nigeria and a win over Iran.[8]

The national team has appeared in numerous other qualification play-offs, including the 2010 FIFA World Cup play-offs loss to Portugal, as well as the qualifying play-offs for UEFA Euro 2012 and UEFA Euro 2016, losing to Portugal and the Republic of Ireland respectively, preventing the team from reaching their first UEFA European Championship.[9][10][11]

Their two home stadiums are Grbavica (Sarajevo) and Bilino Polje (Zenica). The team's highest FIFA World Ranking was 13th, achieved in August 2013.[12]

History

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.

From 1920 to 1992, the players lined up for Yugoslavia, but following the outbreak of the Bosnian war and subsequent independence, a new football nation arose from the ashes.

The early period saw Bosnia and 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.[13][14]

This early period was followed by Bosnia coming very close to qualifying directly for their first ever major competition, UEFA Euro 2004, narrowly missing out by a single goal against Denmark.[15]

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 and 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.[16][17][18]

Bosnia and Herzegovina qualified for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, hosted by Brazil, in October 2013 by beating Lithuania, finally breaking their curse and participating in a major tournament.[19]

They managed to finish third in a group which included Argentina, and tasted their first victory thanks to a 3–1 win over Iran.[20] 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.[21]

TeamPld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Argentina 330063+39
 Nigeria 31113304
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 31024403
 Iran 301214−31

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.[22][23][24]

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 Ireland.[25][26][27] Bosnia failed to make back-to-back FIFA World Cups after failing to qualify to the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Players

Current squad

The following players were called-up for UEFA Euro 2020 qualifiers against  Italy and  Liechtenstein on 15 and 18 November 2019.[28][29]
Caps and goals correct as of 18 November 2019 after the game against  Liechtenstein.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
12 1GK Ibrahim Šehić (1988-09-02) 2 September 1988 27 0 BB Erzurumspor
22 1GK Kenan Pirić (1994-07-07) 7 July 1994 2 0 Maribor

3 2DF Ermin Bičakčić (1990-01-24) 24 January 1990 34 3 1899 Hoffenheim
2 2DF Eldar Ćivić (1996-05-28) 28 May 1996 9 1 Ferencváros
18 2DF Adnan Kovačević (1993-09-09) 9 September 1993 3 0 Korona Kielce
17 2DF Samir Memišević (1993-08-13) 13 August 1993 3 0 Groningen
16 2DF Marko Mihojević (1996-04-21) 21 April 1996 3 0 Erzgebirge Aue

8 3MF Edin Višća (1990-02-17) 17 February 1990 50 10 İstanbul Başakşehir
7 3MF Muhamed Bešić (1992-09-10) 10 September 1992 43 0 Sheffield United
20 3MF Izet Hajrović (1991-08-04) 4 August 1991 27 6 Dinamo Zagreb
9 3MF Haris Duljević (1993-11-16) 16 November 1993 23 1 Nîmes
13 3MF Gojko Cimirot (1992-12-19) 19 December 1992 22 0 Standard Liège
21 3MF Elvis Sarić (1990-07-21) 21 July 1990 18 1 Al-Ahli
19 3MF Rade Krunić (1993-10-07) 7 October 1993 13 1 Milan
23 3MF Mato Jajalo (1988-05-25) 25 May 1988 11 0 Udinese
14 3MF Haris Hajradinović (1994-02-18) 18 February 1994 1 0 Kasımpaşa
6 3MF Dino Hotić (1995-07-26) 26 July 1995 1 0 Maribor

11 4FW Edin Džeko (captain) (1986-03-17) 17 March 1986 107 58 Roma
15 4FW Armin Hodžić (1994-11-17) 17 November 1994 9 3 Fehérvár

Recent call-ups

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 (1987-02-18) 18 February 1987 2 0 Hapoel Haifa v.  Liechtenstein, 18 November 2019 INJ
GK Vladan Kovačević (1998-04-11) 11 April 1998 0 0 Sarajevo v.  Armenia, 8 September 2019
GK Vedran Kjosevski (1995-05-22) 22 May 1995 0 0 Željezničar v.  Greece, 26 March 2019

DF Sead Kolašinac (1993-06-20) 20 June 1993 30 0 Arsenal v.  Liechtenstein, 18 November 2019 INJ
DF Zoran Kvržić (1988-08-07) 7 August 1988 7 0 Rijeka v.  Liechtenstein, 18 November 2019 INJ
DF Toni Šunjić (1988-12-15) 15 December 1988 40 1 Dynamo Moscow v.  Italy, 15 November 2019 INJ
DF Ervin Zukanović (1987-02-11) 11 February 1987 38 0 Al-Ahli v.  Greece, 15 October 2019
DF Darko Todorović (1997-05-05) 5 May 1997 10 0 Holstein Kiel v.  Armenia, 8 September 2019
DF Bojan Nastić (1994-07-06) 6 July 1994 4 0 BATE Borisov v.  Italy, 11 June 2019

MF Miralem Pjanić (vice-captain) (1990-04-02) 2 April 1990 92 15 Juventus v.  Liechtenstein, 18 November 2019 INJ
MF Amer Gojak (1997-02-13) 13 February 1997 10 4 Dinamo Zagreb v.  Italy, 15 November 2019 INJ
MF Luka Menalo (1996-07-22) 22 July 1996 2 0 Olimpija Ljubljana v.  Italy, 15 November 2019 INJ
MF Stjepan Lončar (1996-11-10) 10 November 1996 4 0 Rijeka v.  Greece, 15 October 2019 PRE
MF Deni Milošević (1995-03-09) 9 March 1995 7 1 Konyaspor v.  Armenia, 8 September 2019
MF Goran Zakarić (1992-11-07) 7 November 1992 11 0 Universitatea Craiova v.  Italy, 11 June 2019
MF Mario Vrančić (1989-05-23) 23 May 1989 6 0 Norwich City v.  Italy, 11 June 2019

FW Riad Bajić (1994-05-06) 6 May 1994 12 0 Konyaspor v.  Greece, 15 October 2019
FW Irfan Hadžić (1993-06-15) 15 June 1993 0 0 Akhisarspor v.  Armenia, 8 September 2019
FW Smail Prevljak (1995-05-10) 10 May 1995 1 0 Red Bull Salzburg v.  Italy, 11 June 2019
FW Kenan Kodro (1993-08-19) 19 August 1993 9 2 Athletic Bilbao v.  Greece, 26 March 2019
FW Elvir Koljić (1995-07-08) 8 July 1995 3 0 Universitatea Craiova v.  Greece, 26 March 2019 INJ

INJ Withdrawn due to injury.
PRE Preliminary squad.
RET Retired from international football.
SUS Suspended.
WD Withdrawn.
U21 Called-up to U21 squad.

Previous squads

Recent results and forthcoming fixtures

2019

2020

Competitive record

FIFA World Cup

FIFA World Cup record FIFA World Cup qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA Squad Pld W D L GF GA Position
1930 to 1990 Part of  Yugoslavia Part of  Yugoslavia
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
2006 10 4 4 2 12 9 3/6
2010 12 6 1 5 25 15 2/6 Lost Playoff
2014 Group stage 20th 3 1 0 2 4 4 Squad 10 8 1 1 30 6 1/6
2018 Did not qualify 10 5 2 3 24 13 3/6
2022 To be determined
2026
Total 1/7 3 1 0 2 4 4 58 28 10 20 112 69
List of FIFA World Cup matches
YearRoundScoreResultBosnia goalscorers
2014 Round 1 Bosnia and Herzegovina 1–2  ArgentinaLossIbišević
Round 1 Bosnia and Herzegovina 0–1  NigeriaLoss
Round 1 Bosnia and Herzegovina 3–1  IranWinDžeko, Pjanić, Vršajević

UEFA European Championship

UEFA Euro record UEFA European Championship qualifying record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA Position
Part of  Yugoslavia 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
2004 8 4 1 3 7 8 4/5
2008 12 4 1 7 16 22 4/7
2012 12 6 3 3 19 14 2/6 Lost Playoff
2016 12 5 3 4 18 15 3/6 Lost Playoff
2020 In progress 10 4 1 5 20 17 Play-offs
2024 To be determined
Total 64 26 11 27 94 93

Euro 1996 – Could not enter as the national team was not yet a member of UEFA.

UEFA Nations League

UEFA Nations League record
Year Division Round Pos Pld W D L GF GA
2018–19 B Group stage
Promoted
1st 4 3 1 0 5 1
2020–21 A To be determined
Total Group stage
League B
1/1 4 3 1 0 5 1

Minor tournaments

Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
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
Total 1 Title 19 11 4 4 31 23

Personnel

Current technical staff

PositionName
Head coach Vacant
Assistant coaches Vacant
Coach Vacant
Goalkeeping coach Vacant
Team doctor Reuf Karabeg
Physiotherapists Ismar Hadžibajrić
Radomir Ćosović
Managing directors Fuad Kečo
Adem Đipa
Technical director Darko Ljubojević

Managers

Name First game Last game Played Won Drawn Lost GF GA GD Win % Achievements
Fuad Muzurović 30 November 1995 5 November 1997 18 7 2 9 21 25 −4 38.88%
Džemaludin Mušović 14 May 1998 27 January 1999 7 1 2 4 7 16 −9 14.28%
Faruk Hadžibegić 10 March 1999 9 October 1999 7 2 2 3 10 10 0 28.57%
Avdo Kalajdžić (caretaker) 18 August 1999 18 August 1999 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0%
Mišo Smajlović 24 January 2000 7 October 2001 14 5 4 5 20 17 +3 35.71%
Blaž Slišković 27 March 2002 11 October 2006 37 11 11 15 44 56 −12 29.73%
Fuad Muzurović 24 March 2007 21 November 2007 9 3 0 6 11 16 −5 33.33%
Meho Kodro 30 January 2008 26 March 2008 2 0 1 1 2 5 −3 0%
Denijal Pirić (caretaker) 1 June 2008 1 June 2008 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 100.0%
Miroslav Blažević 20 August 2008 18 November 2009 17 8 2 7 34 24 +10 47.05%
Safet Sušić 3 March 2010 16 November 2014 50 23 9 18 83 60 +23 46.0% 2014 FIFA World Cup – Group stage
Mehmed Baždarević 28 March 2015 10 October 2017 25 14 5 6 53 30 +23 56.0% 2016 Kirin Cup – Champions
Robert Prosinečki 28 January 2018 18 November 2019 22 9 6 7 29 21 +8 40.91% 2018–19 UEFA Nations League B – Winners
Totals210844581315280+35

Table does not include results of minor tournaments (reserve players) managed by Husnija Arapović.

Due to one match suspension of Mehmed Baždarević for unsportsmanlike behaviour, assistant manager Dragan Perić took charge of the team on 25 March 2017.[30][31]

Statistics

Most appearances

#PlayerPeriodCapsGoals
1 Edin Džeko 2007– 107 58
2 Emir Spahić 2003–2018 94 6
3 Miralem Pjanić 2008– 92 15
4 Zvjezdan Misimović 2004–2018 85 25
5 Vedad Ibišević 2007–2018 83 28
6 Asmir Begović 2009– 62 0
7 Haris Medunjanin 2009–2018 60 9
8 Senad Lulić 2008–2017 57 4
9 Elvir Bolić 1996–2006 51 22
10 Edin Višća 2010– 50 10

Most goals

#PlayerPeriodGoalsCapsAverage
1 Edin Džeko 2007– 58 107 0.54
2 Vedad Ibišević 2007–2018 28 83 0.34
3 Zvjezdan Misimović 2004–2018 25 85 0.29
4 Elvir Bolić 1996–2006 22 51 0.43
5 Sergej Barbarez 1998–2006 17 47 0.35
6 Miralem Pjanić 2008– 15 92 0.16
7 Elvir Baljić 1996–2005 14 38 0.37
8 Zlatan Muslimović 2006–2011 12 30 0.40
9 Edin Višća 2010– 10 50 0.20
10 Haris Medunjanin 2009–2018 9 60 0.15

Tables correct as of match played on 18 November 2019.

Captains

Emir Spahić captained Bosnia at their first ever FIFA World Cup tournament. This is a list of Bosnia and Herzegovina captains for ten or more matches.

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, Miralem Pjanić (2) 2019, Ermin Bičakčić (1) 2019.

NamePeriodGames as captainNotes
Muhamed Konjić1995–200220First official captain of the Bosnia and Herzegovina national football team
Mirsad Hibić2000–200314
Sergej Barbarez2004–200620
Zvjezdan Misimović2007–201216
Emir Spahić2006–201455First official captain of the team in a major tournament (2014 FIFA World Cup)
Edin Džeko2014–41

Table correct as of match played on 18 November 2019.

FIFA ranking history

FIFA-ranking yearly averages for Bosnia and Herzegovina.[32]

1993199419951996199719981999200020012002
xxx152999675786987
2003200420052006200720082009201020112012
59796559516151442027
2013201420152016201720182019
192922273734

Their average position since FIFA World Ranking creation is 58.[33]

Home stadiums

The Bosnian national team has more recently begun to use Stadion Grbavica, located in Sarajevo, for its home games, following a renovation in 2018.[34][35][36]

The second of the two main stadiums of the national football team of Bosnia and Herzegovina is Bilino Polje, located in the city of Zenica. The stadium was built and opened in 1972, and is used to host matches of a more intimate atmosphere.

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.[37][38][39][40][41][42]

Another stadium Bosnia has used is City Stadium Koševo, also known as Olympic Stadium Koševo, for some of its games.

Its training ground for domestic matches is the N/FSBIH Training Center in Zenica, which was opened in 2013 in conjunction with UEFA.[43]

Team image

Nickname

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, 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".[44]

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.[45]

Historical kits

The team kit is currently produced by German sports apparel company Adidas. Also sponsoring the team are BH Telecom and Elektroprivreda Bosne i Hercegovine, companies from Sarajevo.[46][47]

(1996–1999)
Home Away
Patrick
(2005–2010)
Home Away
Legea
(2010–2012)
Home Away
Legea
(2012–2013)
Home Away
Legea
(2013–2014)
Home Away
Legea
(2014 FIFA World Cup)
Home Away
Adidas
(2015–2017)
Home Away
Adidas
(2018–19 UEFA Nations League)
Home Away
Adidas

The table below shows the history of kit manufacturers for the national football team of Bosnia and Herzegovina:

Period Kit Provider
1996–1999 Patrick[48]
1999–2000 Adidas[48]
2000–2005 Reusch[48]
2005–2014 Legea[48]
2014–present Adidas[49]

Supporters

A large number of national team's supporters come from Northern and Western Europe, North America, and some from as far away as Australia.[51] Most of these fans are members of BHFanaticos, Belaj Boys, BHLegion, Armija Zmajeva (Dragons Army) and Ljuti Krajišnici groups.[52][53][54]

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 Federation of Bosnia.[55] 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.[56] 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.[57] 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,[58] which ended 11–9 in favour of Team Kodro.[59]

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).[60][61]

Head-to-head records against other countries

Tables correct as of match played on 18 November 2019.

Bosnia and Herzegovina's all-time international record, 1995–present
OpponentGamesWinsDrawsLossesGoals forGoals againstGoal differentialFirst gamesLast gamesBiggest winBiggest loss
 Argentina 3 0 0 3 1 9 −8 14.05.1998 15.06.2014 x 0:5
 Brazil 2 0 0 2 1 3 −2 18.12.1996 28.02.2012 x 1:2
 Chile 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 22.01.2001 22.01.2001 1:0 x
 Uruguay 1 1 0 0 3 2 +1 18.01.2001 18.01.2001 3:2 x
 Mexico 4 1 0 3 2 5 −3 09.02.2011 01.02.2018 1:0 0:2
 United States 2 0 1 1 3 4 −1 14.08.2013 29.01.2018 x 3:4
 Algeria 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 14.11.2012 14.11.2012 1:0 x
 Egypt 1 0 0 1 0 2 −2 05.03.2014 05.03.2014 x 0:2
 Ghana 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 03.03.2010 03.03.2010 2:1 x
 Ivory Coast 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 30.05.2014 30.05.2014 2:1 x
 Nigeria 1 0 0 1 0 1 −1 21.06.2014 21.06.2014 x 0:1
 Senegal 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 27.03.2018 27.03.2018 x x
 South Africa 1 1 0 0 4 2 +2 08.08.2001 08.08.2001 4:2 x
 Tunisia 1 0 0 1 1 2 −1 05.11.1997 05.11.1997 x 1:2
 Zimbabwe 1 0 1 0 2 2 0 24.02.1997 24.02.1997 x x
 Albania 5 2 2 1 5 4 +1 30.11.1995 28.03.2017 2:0 0:2
 Andorra 2 2 0 0 6 0 +6 28.03.2015 06.09.2015 3:0 x
 Armenia 4 3 0 1 10 6 +4 15.10.2008 08.09.2019 4:1 2:4
 Austria 5 1 3 1 3 4 −1 24.03.2001 15.11.2018 1:0 0:2
 Azerbaijan 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 01.06.2008 01.06.2008 1:0 x
 Belarus 2 2 0 0 3 0 +3 02.09.2011 06.09.2011 2:0 x
 Belgium 8 3 1 4 13 19 −6 26.03.2005 07.10.2017 4:2 0:4
 Bulgaria 2 1 0 1 2 2 0 20.08.2008 23.03.2018 1:0 1:2
 Croatia 4 0 0 4 6 14 −8 08.10.1996 22.08.2007 x 1:4
 Czech Republic 2 0 0 2 1 6 −5 10.10.1998 08.09.1999 x 0:3
 Cyprus 4 2 0 2 8 7 +1 09.09.2014 31.08.2017 2:0 2:3
 Denmark 5 2 2 1 8 5 +3 08.06.1997 03.06.2016 3:0 0:2
 Estonia 7 5 1 1 21 4 +17 05.09.1998 10.10.2017 7:0 0:1
 Faroe Islands 2 1 1 0 3 2 +1 19.08.1998 09.06.1999 1:0 x
 Finland 3 2 0 1 5 3 +2 28.04.2004 12.10.2019 4:1 0:2
 France 4 0 2 2 3 6 −3 18.08.2004 11.10.2011 x 0:2
 Germany 2 0 1 1 2 4 −2 11.10.2002 03.06.2010 x 1:3
 Gibraltar 2 2 0 0 9 0 +9 25.03.2017 03.09.2017 5:0 x
 Greece 11 1 5 5 9 17 −8 01.09.1996 15.10.2019 3:1 0:4
 Hungary 4 0 2 2 3 6 −3 10.03.1999 08.09.2007 x 1:3
 Israel 4 1 1 2 4 7 −3 11.10.2000 12.06.2015 3:1 0:3
 Italy 3 1 0 2 3 6 −3 06.11.1996 15.11.2019 2:1 0:3
 Latvia 2 2 0 0 9 1 +8 11.09.2012 07.06.2013 5:0 x
 Liechtenstein 8 7 1 0 31 2 +29 18.08.1999 18.11.2019 8:1 x
 Lithuania 6 4 1 1 10 5 +5 14.10.1998. 16.10.2013. 3:0 2:4
 Luxembourg 6 6 0 0 16 1 +15 29.03.2003 25.03.2016 5:0 x
 North Macedonia 5 1 3 1 8 8 0 03.06.1998 26.03.2008 1:0 0:1
 Malta 4 3 0 1 9 4 +5 27.01.1999 06.06.2007 5:2 1:2
 Moldova 2 0 1 1 2 3 −1 07.10.2006 12.09.2007 x 0:1
 Montenegro 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 28.05.2018 28.05.2018 x x
 Northern Ireland 2 2 0 0 4 1 +3 08.09.2018 15.10.2018 2:0 x
 Norway 4 2 0 2 3 5 −2 16.10.2002 17.10.2007 2:1 0:2
 Poland 2 0 1 1 2 3 −1 10.12.2010 16.12.2011 x 0:1
 Portugal 4 0 1 3 2 8 −6 14.11.2009 15.11.2011 x 2:6
 Republic of Ireland 3 0 1 2 1 4 −3 26.05.2012 16.11.2015 x 0:2
 Romania 4 1 0 3 2 9 −7 07.09.2002 03.06.2011 2:1 0:3
 San Marino 2 2 0 0 6 1 +5 04.06.2005 09.10.2005 3:0 x
 Scotland 2 0 0 2 1 3 −2 04.09.1999 05.10.1999 x 0:1
 Serbia and Montenegro 5 0 2 3 1 6 −5 14.01.2001 12.10.2005 x 0:2
 Slovakia 4 3 0 1 6 4 +2 20.06.2001 10.09.2013 3:2 0:1
 Slovenia 4 4 0 0 10 4 +6 10.11.1996 06.02.2013 3:0 x
 Spain 8 0 2 6 7 18 −11 02.09.2000 18.11.2018 x 2:5
 Sweden 1 0 0 1 2 4 −2 29.05.2010 29.05.2010 x 2:4
  Switzerland 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 29.03.2016 29.03.2016 2:0 x
 Turkey 6 2 2 2 7 6 +1 16.08.2000 11.10.2018 2:0 0:1
 Wales 4 2 2 0 6 2 +4 12.02.2003 10.10.2015 2:0 x
 Bahrain 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 23.06.2001 23.06.2001 1:0 x
 Bangladesh 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 12.01.2001 12.01.2001 2:0 x
 China PR 1 0 0 1 0 3 −3 02.03.1997 02.03.1997 x 0:3
 Indonesia 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 26.02.1997 26.02.1997 2:0 x
 Iran 6 1 1 4 10 17 −7 22.07.2001 25.06.2014 3:1 0:4
 Japan 3 1 1 1 4 6 −2 28.02.2006 07.06.2016 2:1 0:3
 Jordan 2 1 1 0 2 1 +1 11.03.2000 15.03.2000 2:1 x
 Malaysia 3 2 1 0 5 2 +3 28.02.1997 27.06.2001 2:0 x
 Oman 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 09.06.2009 09.06.2009 2:1 x
 Qatar 2 0 1 1 1 3 −2 24.01.2000 10.08.2010 x 0:2
 South Korea 2 1 0 1 3 3 0 26.05.2006 01.06.2018 3:1 0:2
 Uzbekistan 2 0 1 1 1 2 −1 30.06.2001 01.06.2009 x 1:2
 Vietnam 1 1 0 0 4 0 +4 22.02.1997 22.02.1997 4:0 x
74 Countries224924884335296+3930.11.199518.11.20198:10:5

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

OpponentGamesWinsDrawsLossesGoals ForGoals AgainstGoal DifferentialFirst gamesLast games
UEFA 176743963275224+5130.11.199518.11.2019
AFC 2611693738−122.02.199701.06.2018
CAF 94231211+105.11.199727.03.2018
CONMEBOL 7205614−814.05.199815.06.2014
CONCACAF 611459−409.02.201101.02.2018
OFC 0000000xx
74 Countries224924884335296+3930.11.199518.11.2019

Memorable victories

Source: Results

  • Unofficial games not included.
Date Tournament Place Opponents Score Additional Notes
6 November 1996 Friendly Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina  Italy 2  1 Victory over top 5 ranked team at the time (5th)[62]
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 5 ranked team at the time (3rd)[63]
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 Edin Džeko's debut senior cap and first international goal.
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 first ever play-offs (2010 FIFA World Cup)
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 top 15 ranked team at the time (12th)[64]
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
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)[65]
29 March 2016 Friendly Zürich, Switzerland   Switzerland 2  0 Victory over top 15 ranked team at the time (12th)[66]
7 June 2016 Kirin Cup Soccer 2016 Osaka, Japan  Japan 2  1 Victory in the Final of 2016 Kirin Cup

Honours

Minor tournaments

See also

Notes

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