Bosnia and Herzegovina women's national football team

The Bosnia and Herzegovina women's national football team represents Bosnia and Herzegovina in international football and is controlled by the Football Association of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

They have never qualified for the World Cup or the European Championship. The team is currently coached by Samira Hurem and captained by veteran Mersiha Aščerić. Currently ranked 63rd by FIFA, the team plays their home games at the Asim Ferhatovic Hase Stadium in the city of Sarajevo, the country's capital.

Bosnia and Herzegovina
AssociationFootball Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachSamira Hurem
CaptainAmira Spahić
Most capsSanela Grgić (15)
Top scorerSabina Pehić (12)
Home stadiumBilino Polje
FIFA codeBIH
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 67 Increase 1 (12 July 2019)[1]
Highest58 (December 2016–March 2017)
Lowest95 (March 2007)
First international
 Slovakia 11–0 Bosnia-Herz. Bosnia and Herzegovina
(Šaľa, Slovakia; 2 September 1997)
Biggest win
 Macedonia 2–6 Bosnia-Herz. Bosnia and Herzegovina
(Prilep, Macedonia; 19 November 2011)
Biggest defeat
 Hungary 13–0 Bosnia-Herz. Bosnia and Herzegovina
(Bük, Hungary; 4 September 1999)

Competitive record

FIFA Women's World Cup

FIFA Women's World Cup record Qualification record
Year Round Pld W D L GF GA GD Pld W D L GF GA GD
China 1991 Did Not Enter Declined Participation
Sweden 1995
United States 1999 Did Not Qualify 8 1 0 7 5 55 −50
United States 2003 8 1 0 7 10 46 −36
China 2007 6 2 1 3 5 12 −7
Germany 2011 8 0 0 8 0 30 −30
Canada 2015 10 2 3 5 7 19 −12
France 2019 7 1 0 6 3 16 −13
Total 0/6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 47 7 4 36 30 178 −148

UEFA Women's Championship

UEFA Women's Championship record Qualification record
Year Round Pld W D L GF GA GD Pld W D L GF GA GD
Denmark 1991 Did Not Enter Declined Participation
Italy 1993
Germany 1995
NorwaySweden 1997
Germany 2001 Did Not Qualify 6 0 0 6 4 32 −28
England 2005 8 2 1 5 4 19 −15
Finland 2009 3 1 1 1 1 7 −6
Sweden 2013 10 3 1 6 12 21 −9
Netherlands 2017 8 3 0 5 8 17 −9
Total 0/4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 35 9 3 23 29 96 −67

2019 FIFA Women's World Cup Qualifiers

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  England 8 7 1 0 29 1 +28 22 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup 0–0 6–0 4–0 5–0
2  Wales 8 5 2 1 7 3 +4 17 0–3 3–0 1–0 1–0
3  Russia 8 4 1 3 16 13 +3 13 1–3 0–0 3–0 3–0
4  Bosnia and Herzegovina 8 1 0 7 3 19 −16 3[a] 0–2 0–1 1–6 0–2
5  Kazakhstan 8 1 0 7 2 21 −19 3[a] 0–6 0–1 0–3 0–2
  1. ^ a b Head-to-head results: Kazakhstan 0–2 Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bosnia and Herzegovina 0–2 Kazakhstan (tied on head-to-head results, ranked on total goal difference).
Kazakhstan 0–2 Bosnia and Herzegovina
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England 4–0 Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Bosnia and Herzegovina 0–1 Wales
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Bosnia and Herzegovina 1–6 Russia
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Bosnia and Herzegovina 0–2 England
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Wales 1–0 Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Bosnia and Herzegovina 0–2 Kazakhstan
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Russia 3–0 Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Current squad

The following players were called up for 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup Q matches against England and Wales.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 GK Almina Hodžić 2 November 1988 (age 30) Bosnia and Herzegovina SFK 2000 Sarajevo
12 GK Arnela Šabanović 16 June 1991 (age 28) Bosnia and Herzegovina SFK 2000 Sarajevo

17 DF Amela Kršo 17 April 1991 (age 28) Bosnia and Herzegovina SFK 2000 Sarajevo
4 DF Amira Spahić (captain) 8 June 1983 (age 36) Bosnia and Herzegovina SFK 2000 Sarajevo
8 DF Aida Hadžić 11 September 1992 (age 26) Bosnia and Herzegovina SFK 2000 Sarajevo
5 DF Melisa Hasanbegović 13 April 1995 (age 24) Czech Republic Slavia Praha
7 DF Anđela Šešlija 15 September 1995 (age 23) United States College of the Holy Cross
3 DF Antonela Radeljić 9 December 1996 (age 22) Croatia Osijek
8 DF Marija Aleksić 18 August 1997 (age 21) Hungary Ferencváros

MF Marina Lukić 5 October 1995 (age 23) Bosnia and Herzegovina Iskra Bugojno
19 MF Selma Kapetanović 9 December 1996 (age 22) Bosnia and Herzegovina SFK 2000 Sarajevo
13 MF Amna Lihović 8 February 1997 (age 22) Sweden Mossens BK

11 FW Lidija Kuliš 2 May 1992 (age 27) Germany FC Köln
9 FW Milena Nikolić 6 July 1992 (age 27) Germany SC Sand
16 FW Alma Kamerić 17 June 1996 (age 23) Luxembourg Schifflingen 95
2 FW Valentina Šakotić 23 September 1996 (age 22) Bosnia and Herzegovina Radnik Bumerang
14 FW Dajana Spasojević 29 October 1997 (age 21) Bosnia and Herzegovina SFK 2000 Sarajevo
18 FW Merjema Medić 17 October 1999 (age 19) Bosnia and Herzegovina SFK 2000 Sarajevo
FW Nikolina Milović 11 April 2000 (age 19) Bosnia and Herzegovina Radnik Bumerang

Recent callups

The following players have been called up for the team within the last twelve months:

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Tamara Škorić 6 December 1993 (age 25) Bosnia and Herzegovina Banja Luka v.  Kazakhstan, 21 October 2017
GK Arnela Begić 18 February 1993 (age 26) Bosnia and Herzegovina Iskra Bugojno v.  Jordan, 3 August 2017
GK Jelena Gvozderac 11 August 1998 (age 20) Bosnia and Herzegovina Emina Mostar v.  France, 8 March 2017
GK Emina Omerović March 20, 1999 (age 20) Bosnia and Herzegovina Fortuna Živinice v.  Slovakia, 8 March 2017

DF Nikolina Vujadin 3 November 1995 (age 23) Bosnia and Herzegovina Lokomotiva Brčko v.  Kazakhstan, 21 October 2017
DF Aldina Hamzić 20 March 2000 (age 19) Austria UFC Siezenheim v.  Jordan, 3 August 2017
DF Nikolina Dijaković 3 May 1989 (age 30) Bosnia and Herzegovina SFK 2000 Sarajevo v.  France, 8 March 2017
DF Jelena Milović 8 October 1992 (age 26) Bosnia and Herzegovina Radnik Bumerang v.  France, 8 March 2017
DF Alma Jašarević 14 April 1994 (age 25) Bosnia and Herzegovina SFK 2000 Sarajevo v.  France, 8 March 2017
DF Andrea Grebenar 7 November 1997 (age 21) Bosnia and Herzegovina SFK 2000 Sarajevo v.  France, 8 March 2017

MF Zerina Piskić 16 September 1997 (age 21) Bosnia and Herzegovina SFK 2000 Sarajevo v.  Jordan, 3 August 2017
MF Minela Gačanica 9 March 2000 (age 19) Bosnia and Herzegovina Emina Mostar v.  Jordan, 3 August 2017
MF Lejla Bašić 13 October 1994 (age 24) Sweden KIF Örebro DFF v.  Croatia, 9 June 2017
MF Branka Bagarić February 8, 2000 (age 19) Bosnia and Herzegovina Široki Brijeg v.  France, 8 March 2017

FW Irvina Bajramović 27 February 1995 (age 24) Sweden Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC v.  Jordan, 3 August 2017
  • INJ Withdrawn due to injury.
  • PRE Preliminary squad.
  • WD Withdrew.

Results and schedule

2017

31 July 2017 FriendlyBosnia and Herzegovina 4–2 JordanZenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina
3 August 2017 FriendlyBosnia and Herzegovina 2–2 JordanZenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina
21 October 2017 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup QKazakhstan 0–2 Bosnia and HerzegovinaAstana, Kazakhstan
24 November 2017 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup QEngland 4–0 Bosnia and HerzegovinaWalsall, England

2018

See also

References

  1. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola Women's World Ranking". FIFA. 12 July 2019. Retrieved 12 July 2019.

External links

Arnela Šabanović

Arnela Šabanović (born 16 June 1991) is a Bosnian-Herzegovinian football goalkeeper, currently playing for SFK 2000 in the Bosnia and Herzegovina Women's Premier League. She is a member of the Bosnia and Herzegovina women's national football team.

Bosnia and Herzegovina national football team

The Bosnia and Herzegovina national football team represents Bosnia and Herzegovina in international football competitions, and is governed by the Football Association of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Until 1992, Bosnian footballers played for Yugoslavia.

Bosnia and Herzegovina achieved their best result when they reached the 2014 FIFA World Cup as winners of their qualifying group. They were eliminated after narrow group stage losses to Argentina and Nigeria and a win over Iran.The national team has appeared in numerous other qualification play-offs, in the 2010 FIFA World Cup play-offs loss to Portugal, as well as qualifying play-offs for UEFA Euro 2012 and UEFA Euro 2016, losing to Portugal and the Republic of Ireland respectively, preventing the team from reaching their first UEFA European Championship.Their two home stadiums are Grbavica (Sarajevo) and Bilino Polje (Zenica). The team's highest FIFA World Ranking was 13th, achieved in August 2013.

Bosnia and Herzegovina national under-15 football team

The Bosnia and Herzegovina national under-15 football team is made up by players who are 15 years old or younger and represents Bosnia and Herzegovina in international football matches at this age level. It is controlled by the Football Association of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Bosnia and Herzegovina national under-17 football team

The Bosnia and Herzegovina national under-17 football team is made up by players who are 17 years old or younger and represents Bosnia and Herzegovina in international football matches at this age level. It is controlled by the Football Association of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Bosnia and Herzegovina national under-18 football team

The Bosnia and Herzegovina national under-18 football team is made up by players who are 18 years old or younger and represents Bosnia and Herzegovina in international football matches at this age level.

Bosnia and Herzegovina national under-19 football team

The Bosnia and Herzegovina national under-19 football team is made up by players who are 19 years old or younger and represents Bosnia and Herzegovina in international football matches at this age level.

Bosnia and Herzegovina national under-21 football team

Bosnia and Herzegovina U21 national football team is a youth team of Bosnia and Herzegovina that represents the country in the European Under-21 Football Championship and friendly matches. It is considered to be the feeder team for the Bosnia and Herzegovina national football team.

The national Under-21 team has never qualified for a major tournament but has had a couple of near misses. In 2006 they played Czech Republic during the 2007 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship qualification playoffs but lost on aggregate, the Czechs winning 2–1 at home while the result was 1–1 in Sarajevo at the Asim Ferhatović Hase Stadium.One of the most memorable results of the Bosnia and Herzegovina U-21 team was on October 10, 2002. Germany's U-21 team was defeated 5–1 in Zenica at the Bilino Polje Stadium. These two teams have also played out a thrilling 4–4 draw on 10 September 2012 as part of UEFA U21 Euro 2013 Qualifiers, where Bosnia finished in second position on the table just failing to reach play-offs.

Bosnia and Herzegovina women's national under-17 football team

The Bosnia and Herzegovina women's national under-17 football team represents Bosnia and Herzegovina in international football in under-17 categories and is controlled by the Football Association of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Bosnia and Herzegovina women's national under-19 football team

The Bosnia and Herzegovina women's national under-19 football team represents Bosnia and Herzegovina in international football in under-19 categories and is controlled by the Football Association of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Emily Hollinshead

Emily Hollinshead (born 13 September 1995) is a Welsh footballer who plays as a winger and striker for Fylde and the Wales national team.

Football Association of Bosnia and Herzegovina

The Football Association of Bosnia and Herzegovina (Nogometni/Fudbalski Savez Bosne i Hercegovine (N/FSBiH); Ногометни/Фудбалски Савез Босне и Херцеговине (Н/ФСБиХ), (FSBiH); unified abbreviation N/FSBiH), based in Sarajevo, is the chief officiating body of football in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Bosnian football association was founded as the Sarajevo football sub-association of Yugoslavia in 1920. In 1992 the association was re-founded as the football association of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

In May, 2002, Football Association of Bosnia and Herzegovina was unified to include both Bosnian regional football associations, the Football Association of Republika Srpska, and the already unified Football Association of Bosnia and Herzegovina with the Football Federation of Herzeg Bosnia.

Iris Kadrić

Iris Kadrić (born 16 September 1994) is a footballer who plays as a forward. Born in Sweden, she has played four times for the Bosnia and Herzegovina women's national football team.

Samira Hurem

Samira Hurem (born 14 November 1972) is a Bosnian-Herzegovinian retired professional football player and current football manager. Since July 2010, she has been serving the position of head coach of Bosnian women's powerhouse SFK 2000. In the summer of 2011, she was named the new manager of the Bosnia and Herzegovina women's national football team.

13 February 2016 Unofficial FriendlyBosnia and Herzegovina B 4–0 Bosnia and Herzegovina U19Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Stanić Goal 35'47'
Kešetović Goal 70'
Abdaković Goal 73'
Report Stadium: N/FSBIH Training Center
Referee: Ivana Vlaić (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
10 March 2016 Unofficial FriendlyJedinstvo Brčko 1–8 Bosnia and HerzegovinaBrčko, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Damjanović Goal Report Hasanbegović GoalGoal
Am. Spahić Goal
Koprena Goal
Stević Goal
Aleksić Goal
Kapetanović Goal
Al. Hadžić Goal
Stadium: Gradski Stadion
Referee: Unknown
12 April 2016 UEFA Women's Euro 2017 QBosnia and Herzegovina 0–1 EnglandZenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Report Carney Goal 86' Stadium: N/FSBIH Training Center
Attendance: 1,500
Referee: Simona Ghisletta (Switzerland)
1 June 2016 FriendlyHungary 0–0 Bosnia and HerzegovinaTelki, Hungary
Report Stadium: Globall Football Park
Referee: Unknown
6 June 2016 UEFA Women's Euro 2017 QEstonia 0–1 Bosnia and HerzegovinaTartu, Estonia
Nikolić Goal 57' Stadium: Tamme Stadium
Attendance: 287
Referee: Cristina Bujor (Romania)
27 June 2016 Unofficial FriendlyBosnia and Herzegovina B 5–1 Bosnia and Herzegovina U19Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Kamerić Goal 2'34'40'
Milović Goal 62'
Mujkić Goal 69'
Report Medić Goal 6' Stadium: N/FSBIH Training Center
Referee: Nejra Ališpago (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
6 August 2016 FriendlyBosnia and Herzegovina 0–1 UkraineZenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Report Ovdiychuk Goal 58' Stadium: N/FSBIH Training Center
Referee: Bojana Tošić (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
20 September 2016 UEFA Women's Euro 2017 QBosnia and Herzegovina 2–4 SerbiaZenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Medić Goal 40'
Nikolić Goal 84' (pen.)
Report Slović Goal 9'
Tenkov Goal 48'69'
Čubrilo Goal 54'
Stadium: N/FSBIH Training Center
Attendance: 420
Referee: Angelika Soeder (Germany)
1 March 2017 2017 Istria CupFrance B 0–2 Bosnia and HerzegovinaUmag, Croatia
Report Kuliš Goal 63'
Nikolić Goal 86'
Stadium: Gradski stadion
3 March 2017 2017 Istria CupBosnia and Herzegovina 2–0 Hungary BUmag, Croatia
Nikolić Goal 9'
Spahić Goal 43'
Report Stadium: Gradski stadion
6 March 2017 2017 Istria CupCroatia 0–0 Bosnia and HerzegovinaUmag, Croatia
Stadium: Gradski stadion
8 March 2017 2017 Istria CupBosnia and Herzegovina 0–2 SlovakiaUmag, Croatia
Stadium: Gradski stadion
4 April 2017 FriendlyBosnia and Herzegovina 0–1 France BZenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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6 April 2017 FriendlyBosnia and Herzegovina 0–2 France BZenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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6 June 2017 FriendlyBosnia and Herzegovina 2–2 CroatiaBrčko, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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9 June 2017 FriendlyCroatia 2–1 Bosnia and HerzegovinaVelika, Croatia
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28 November 2017 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup QBosnia and Herzegovina 0-1 WalesZenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Attendance: 500
20 January 2018 FriendlyMontenegro 0–1Bosnia and Herzegovina Podgorica, Montenegro
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