SARAJEVO, Nov. 2 (Xinhua) — Robert Prosinecki, coach of the national soccer team of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), announced the list of players for the match against Austria in UEFA Nations League on Friday.
At the press conference, Prosinecki stated that the main goal of BiH team is to remain on the first place in the group.
“Austria is a good team, almost all players play in the Bundesliga. We are going to play the best we can, and if they play as they did in the previous matches, we have enough quality to end up with some good result and remain first in the group,” Prosinecki said.
“There will be a great atmosphere in Austria and I believe that our players will not deteriorate what they have done so far,” Prosinecki explained.
Prosinecki added that he called 24 players for the upcoming match, and that there are two new names, namely Amer Gojak and Ermedin Demirovic, who were the best in the qualifications of BiH national youth team.
The first match will be played on Nov. 15 at the Ernst-Happel Stadium in Vienna, and then, three days later, there will be a friendly match with Spain at the Gran Canaria Arena Stadium in Las Palmas on Nov. 18.
Currently, BiH is on the first place in Group three with 9 points. The second place is taken by Austria with three points and third place is taken by Northern Ireland without any point.
Following is the squad:
Goalkeepers: Ibrahim Sehic, Asmir Begovic and Vedran Kjosevski.
Defenders: Ognjen Vranjes, Toni Sunjic, Ermin Bicakcic, Ervin Zukanovic, Eldar Civic and Bojan Nastic.
Midfielders:Muhamed Besic, Gojko Cimirot, Miralem Pjanic, Elvis Saric, Rade Krunic, Goran Zakaric, Haris Duljevic, Edin Visca, Sanjin Prcic, Amer Gojak and Deni Milosevic.
Forwards: Edin Dzeko, Kenan Kodro, Riad Bajic and Ermedin Demirovic.