Bosnia and Herzegovina announce 24-man provisional World Cup squad
Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko and Stoke City goalkeeper Asmir Begovic are part of Bosnia-Herzegovina’s 24 man provisional World Cup squad. Coach Safet Susic announced his squad on May 6 with the final 23-man squad to be announced by June 2.
This will be Bosnia’s debut in a major international tournament after separating from Yugoslavia and joining FIFA in 1996. Susic believes his squad can advance past the group stage in Brazil saying “We must have a goal and that is to try to go through to the second round, to qualify for the round of 16.”
Bosnia are in Group F with South American giants Argentina, African Cup of Nations winners Nigeria and Iran. They begin their campaign on June 15 against Argentina.
Goalkeepers: Asmir Begovic (Stoke City), Asmir Avdukic (Borac Banja Luka), Jasmin Fejzic (VFR Aalen)
Defenders: Emir Spahic (Bayer Leverkusen), Toni Sunjic (Zorya Lugansk), Sead Kolasinac (Schalke), Ognjen Vranjes (Elazigspor), Ervin Zukanovic (Gent), Ermin Bicakcic (Eintracht Braunschweig), Muhamed Besic (Ferencvaros)
Midfielders: Miralem Pjanic (Roma), Izet Hajrovic (Galatasaray), Mensur Mujdza (Freiburg), Haris Medunjanin (Gaziantepspor), Senad Lulic (Lazio), Anel Hadzic (Sturm), Tino Susic (Hajduk), Sejad Salihovic (Hoffenheim), Zvjezdan Misimovic (Guizhour Renhe), Senijad Ibricic (Erciyesspor), Avdija Vrsaljevic (Hajduk)
Strikers: Vedad Ibisevic (VfB Stuttgart), Edin Dzeko (Manchester City), Edin Visca (Istanbul BB).
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