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Bosnia. And Herzegovina too. What are they like?

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They've just drawn 0-0 with USA in a friendly in California. Both teams were weakened by the non-availability of their European-based "big" players. Oh and Bosnia missed a penalty kick.

https://www.si.com/soccer/2018/01/28/usa-bosnia-herzegovina-friendly-live-usmnt-video-goals-morris-sapong-agudelo

That's about as interesting as it gets, so I'll leave you with a picture of Eva Herzigova, who may be related. OK, probably not.

Eva_Herzigova_yearawar5.jpg

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The Bosnia Herzegovina goalkeeper in horrendous, always making errors. He had about 5 matches at AFC Bournemouth in 2007 and cost us about 15 points with blunders. Brighton home and Carlisle home he was atrocious. 

Did the same again in his second spell especially v. West Ham.

So we shouldn't have any trouble scoring against them if Begovic does nets.

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Earlier today, Bosnia Herzegovina lost 1-0 to a Mexico team made up entirely of domestic or MLS players. The Bosnians had a player sent off.

http://www.goal.com/en-us/news/dos-santos-starts-captains-el-tri-gonzalez-begins-on-bench/4flt5gck4hwp1b2w6fefphem0

The Mexico captain was Giovanni Dos Santos, who played 15 League games for Spurs and the new Bosnia Herzegovina manager is Robert Prosinecki, who managed Azerbaijan when we beat them twice in the last qualifiers.

Of course, I realise that that is not much more interesting than my opening post, so here is another photo of Eva Herzigova to be going on with:

 

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On 01/02/2018 at 11:53 PM, EalingGreen said:

Earlier today, Bosnia Herzegovina lost 1-0 to a Mexico team made up entirely of domestic or MLS players. The Bosnians had a player sent off.

http://www.goal.com/en-us/news/dos-santos-starts-captains-el-tri-gonzalez-begins-on-bench/4flt5gck4hwp1b2w6fefphem0

The Mexico captain was Giovanni Dos Santos, who played 15 League games for Spurs and the new Bosnia Herzegovina manager is Robert Prosinecki, who managed Azerbaijan when we beat them twice in the last qualifiers.

Of course, I realise that that is not much more interesting than my opening post, so here is another photo of Eva Herzigova to be going on with:

 

c8740e37fabc255aacce738ec86df704.jpg

Like the Pics.

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Their fans look like an angry sort based on YouTube videos, anyone reckon there will be any trouble? 

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2 hours ago, PMcA said:

Their fans look like an angry based on YouTube videos, anyone reckon there will be any trouble? 

I never felt under the slightest threat in Zenica.  Their fans are noisy and passionate but didn't appear to want any trouble.

Security was very high.  Most of the Republic's fans (and Welsh) arrived by escorted bus from Sarajevo.  Now Sarajevo is a great city with loads to do there.  I hate those organsied buses but they seem to suit most people.    

 

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3 hours ago, gspain said:

I never felt under the slightest threat in Zenica.  Their fans are noisy and passionate but didn't appear to want any trouble.

Security was very high.  Most of the Republic's fans (and Welsh) arrived by escorted bus from Sarajevo.  Now Sarajevo is a great city with loads to do there.  I hate those organsied buses but they seem to suit most people.    

 

Despite the buses etc, I hope it is in Zenica's Bilino Polje stadium, capacity 17.5k:

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"A few years after the construction, the stadium was actually given the award for being the most beautiful stadium in Yugoslavia. Bilino Polje has a rectangular shape with British style dimensions, rather than an oval shape such as the Stadium Kosevo in Sarajevo, making it a somewhat unusual stadium in Bosnia-Herzegovina."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bilino_Polje_Stadium

Whereas the other stadium they use, Asim Ferhatovic Hase stadium in Sarajevo, is twice as big, as well as being multi-purpose:

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asim_Ferhatović_Hase_Stadium

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