After the honeymoon phase that even Safet Susic enjoyed as the manager of the Bosnian national team, reality is finally setting in for Mehmed Bazdarevic. After a hot start as manager (5-1-1) successfully lifting Bosnia to third place in its EURO2016 qualifying group (behind Belgium and Wales), the shock of Ireland, and the ensuing confusion has left him asking some questions – not just of his players, but of himself. In the two most recent matches, friendlies against Luxembourg and Switzerland, the results were certainly positive (3-0, 2-0), but have we made real progress?
According to numerous Bosnian sources, including Avaz and SportSport, Dzanan Musa, Bosnia and Herzegovina’s premier basketball talent is being actively recruited by none other than MJ himself.
Some of us can’t get enough of feel-good stories, especially ones that mix (get it?) football into the equation. This one is somewhat strange and unexpected. What sort of connection does Mix Diskerud (U.S National Team) have to far-away FK Zeljeznicar, Sarajevo’s blue club? Not much, it turns out. But why should it matter?
Sead Kolašinac, Bosnia’s big burly bull of a player is an acquired taste for many fans. His critics would point to his rash decisions, unbridled tackling and aggressive style. One of his tackles landed Real Madrid’s Jese in the hospital, after all.