The Bosnia and Herzegovina national football team (Bosnian: Nogometna/Fudbalska reprezentacija Bosne i Hercegovine; in Cyrillic: Ногометна/Фудбалска репрезентација Босне и Херцеговине) is the national football team of Bosnia and Herzegovina, governed by the Football Association of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Until 1992, Bosnian-Herzegovinian players played for the Yugoslavia national football team.
The independent Bosnia and Herzegovina national football team has never qualified for a major tournament since its debut attempt for the 1998 FIFA World Cup, but has come close on more than one occasion. Most notably the national team played against Portugal in both 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification play-offs and UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying play-offs.
Bosnia and Herzegovina plays most of their home matches at a 15,600 capacity Bilino Polje Stadium in the city of Zenica. In a period stretching from April 1996 to September 2006, Bosnia were undefeated at home in Zenica. 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. A larger Asim Ferhatović Hase Stadium in the city of Sarajevo, is the secondary home stadium of the national side.
Bosnia and Herzegovina's first ever FIFA international victory came against FIFA World Cup 1994 runners-up Italy on 6 November 1996. The national team's highest FIFA World Ranking was 19th in January 2012, 14th in UEFA Zone. The team held that rank for two months.
Read more about Bosnia And Herzegovina National Football Team: 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers, Recent and Forthcoming Fixtures, Current Coaching Staff, Home Stadiums, Head-to-Head Records Against Other Countries
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