|Nickname(s)||Zmajevi (The Dragons)|
Zlatni ljiljani (The Golden Lilies)
|Association||Football Association of Bosnia and Herzegovina (N/FSBiH)|
|Head coach||Ivaylo Petev|
|Most caps||Edin Džeko (114)|
|Top scorer||Edin Džeko (59)|
|Current||55 (27 May 2021)|
|Highest||13 (August 2013)|
|Lowest||173 (September 1996)|
Croatia 6–1 Bosnia and Herzegovina
(Belgrade, Yugoslavia; 3 September 1945)
as modern Bosnia and Herzegovina
Iran 1–3 Bosnia and Herzegovina
(Tehran, Iran; 12 September 1993)
Albania 2–0 Bosnia and Herzegovina
(Tirana, Albania; 30 November 1995)
| Bosnia and Herzegovina 7–0 Estonia |
(Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina;
10 September 2008)
Liechtenstein 1–8 Bosnia and Herzegovina
(Vaduz, Liechtenstein; 7 September 2012)
| Argentina 5–0 Bosnia and Herzegovina |
(Córdoba, Argentina; 14 May 1998)
|Appearances||1 (first in 2014 )|
|Best result||Group stage, 2014|
The Bosnia and Herzegovina national football team (Bosnian : Nogometna/Fudbalska reprezentacija Bosne i Hercegovine (Ногометна/Фудбалска репрезентација Босне и Херцеговине), Serbian : Фудбалска репрезентација Боснe и Херцеговинe, romanized: Fudbalska reprezentacija Bosne i Hercegovine, Croatian : Bosanskohercegovačka nogometna reprezentacija) 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, including the 2010 FIFA World Cup play-offs loss to Portugal, as well as the qualifying play-offs for UEFA Euro 2012, 2016 and 2020, losing to Portugal, the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland respectively, preventing the team from reaching their first UEFA European Championship.
The team's highest FIFA World Ranking was 13th, achieved in August 2013.
Bosnia and Herzegovina have seen a steady rise in their fortunes on the international football stage in recent times. Historically, Bosnia, a war torn and divided nation, has managed multiple playoff appearances and has qualified for one FIFA World Cup. More often than not, the team produces solid results in qualifiers and challenges for a top spot, although the team is frequently unlucky in their crucial games.
From 1920 to 1992, the players lined up for Yugoslavia, but following the outbreak of the Bosnian war and subsequent independence, a new football nation arose from the ashes.
The early period saw Bosnia and Herzegovina have to wait until the 1998 FIFA World Cup qualifiers to compete for a place in a major competition. Bosnia finished fourth in a group that included Greece, Denmark, Croatia and Slovenia. This was then subsequently followed by further disappointment with lackluster campaigns in the UEFA Euro 2000 qualifiers, as well as the 2002 FIFA World Cup.
This early period was followed by Bosnia coming very close to qualifying directly for their first ever major competition, UEFA Euro 2004, narrowly missing out by a single goal against Denmark.
Bosnia failed to make the grade in the 2006 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, despite being unbeaten at home, and the UEFA Euro 2008 qualifiers, which saw their poor home form cost them. Bosnia and Herzegovina then experienced double heartbreak, bowing out twice in the playoffs to Portugal, first 2–0 on aggregate in the 2010 FIFA World Cup decider and then 6–2 on aggregate in the UEFA Euro 2012 decider.
Bosnia and Herzegovina qualified for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, hosted by Brazil, in October 2013 by beating Lithuania, finally breaking their curse and participating in a major tournament.
They managed to finish third in a group which included Argentina, and tasted their first victory thanks to a 3–1 win over Iran.Nigeria pipped Bosnia for second place in the group with a 1–0 win marred with controversy following an incorrectly disallowed goal scored by Edin Džeko in the first half.
|1||Argentina||3||3||0||0||6||3||+3||9||Advance to knockout stage|
|3||Bosnia and Herzegovina||3||1||0||2||4||4||0||3|
Bosnia finished third in the UEFA Euro 2016 qualifiers behind Belgium and Wales. After making an unfortunate start to the qualifiers with a surprise 2–1 home defeat against Cyprus and managing just two points through four games, manager Safet Sušić was dismissed and replaced by Mehmed Baždarević.
After the slow start, the Bosnian performance improved dramatically, with five wins in their remaining six matches, including victories over Wales and Israel along with three clean sheets. However, they ultimately failed to qualify after a two legged playoff encounter with Ireland.Bosnia failed to make back-to-back FIFA World Cups after failing to qualify to the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Bosnia finished fourth in their UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying group with manager Robert Prosinečki, missing out on direct qualification. However, they qualified for the playoffs through their performance in the UEFA Nations League, and with new manager Dušan Bajević, they ultimately missed out on yet another Euro after losing to Northern Ireland in penalties.
A popular nickname of all Bosnian sport teams and/or sportsman is "Zmajevi" (Bosnian : zmajevi, lit. 'dragons'), popularized by football TV commentator Mustafa Mijajlović during Belgium vs. Bosnia (2-4) 2010 WC qualification game on 28 March 2009.
General agreement among Bosnia and Herzegovina sports fans is that nick has historical context, it is considered as an allusion to the famous Bosnian general Husein Gradaščević, who fought for Bosnian independence, and who was known as the "Dragon of Bosnia".
In both local and foreign media, they are sometimes referred to as the Golden Lilies, which was original nickname given to all country's teams and sportsman by fans after independence in reference to official state insignia at the time (flag and coat of arms), which itself referred to the golden lily, the historical state insignia, featured on the coat of arms of the ruling Bosnian medieval Kotromanić dynasty.
Currently, the national team uses Grbavica, located in Sarajevo, as its home stadium following its renovation in 2018.
Bosnia and Herzegovina also used Bilino Polje, located in the city of Zenica, for many of its home games. The stadium, built and opened in 1972, underwent many reconstruction works since 2012 in order to comply with standards needed to host international games.
Another stadium Bosnia and Herzegovina has used is Koševo.
Its training ground for domestic matches is the Bosnia and Herzegovina FA Training Centre in Zenica, which was opened in 2013 in conjunction with UEFA.
A large number of national team's supporters come from Northern and Western Europe, North America, and some from as far away as Australia.Most of these fans are members of BHFanaticos, Belaj Boys, BHLegion, Armija Zmajeva (Dragons Army) and Ljuti Krajišnici groups.
In the game against Norway, at the Ullevål Stadium in Oslo on 24 March 2007, Bosnian fans caused an hour-long delay due to an unprecedented amount of flares that had been thrown onto the pitch in protest against corruption in the (now former) Football Federation of Bosnia.On 1 June 2008, former Bosnia and Herzegovina players Meho Kodro and Elvir Bolić organised a friendly humanitarian game in Sarajevo called "Kodro, Bola and Friends" between former Bosnian football legends, in order to gain support, to say its time for changes in the Bosnian Football Association. The game was organised to commence at the same time as Bosnia and Herzegovina national side faced Azerbaijan in a friendly in Zenica. The attendance in Sarajevo was 15,000 while in Zenica only about 50. The game in Sarajevo was organised by the Federal TV who broadcast the humanitarian game live. A significant number of Bosnian International players were involved in the game, which ended 11–9 in favour of Team Kodro.
Before every game, during the playing of the Bosnian national anthem, BH Fanaticos sing lyrics from the old national anthem Jedna si jedina, as the current national anthem does not have lyrics in all international sports Bosnia is part of (mainly football, basketball and handball).
Bosnia and Herzegovina's traditional kit colours are blue and white, taken from the country's flag. While the current home kits are blue with a white trim, and the away kits are white with a blue trim, this colour scheme was initially used in reverse order. This is due to the fact that the flag of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina (RBiH), used before the Dayton Agreement, was predominately white. The change to a mainly blue home kit was seen as a move away from the symbols of the RBiH, which are still used by the more Bosniak nationalist supporters of the team (see singing of anthem below).
Yellow was first incorporated on kits in 2015, a move criticised by some supporters.The use of a non-traditional navy blue instead of the lighter royal blue shade on kits in 2018 also attracted disapproval.
The team kit is currently produced by German sports company Adidas.General sponsor of the team is BH Telecom. Also sponsoring the team are Elektroprivreda Bosne i Hercegovine and Ziraat Bank.
|(2014 FIFA World Cup)|
|(2018–19 UEFA Nations League)|
|(2020–21 UEFA Nations League)|
The table below shows the history of kit manufacturers for the national football team of Bosnia and Herzegovina:
|4 September 2020 2020–21 UEFA Nations League||Italy||1–1||Bosnia and Herzegovina||Florence, Italy|
|20:45 UTC+2||Report||Stadium: Artemio Franchi |
Referee: Anastasios Sidiropoulos (Greece)
|7 September 2020 2020–21 UEFA Nations League||Bosnia and Herzegovina||1–2||Poland||Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|20:45 UTC+2||Report||Stadium: Bilino Polje |
Referee: Cüneyt Çakır (Turkey)
|8 October 2020 UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying play-offs||Bosnia and Herzegovina||1–1|
|Northern Ireland||Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|20:45 UTC+2||Report||Stadium: Grbavica |
Referee: Antonio Mateu Lahoz (Spain)
|11 October 2020 2020–21 UEFA Nations League||Bosnia and Herzegovina||0–0||Netherlands||Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|18:00 UTC+2||Report||Stadium: Bilino Polje |
Referee: István Kovács (Romania)
|14 October 2020 2020–21 UEFA Nations League||Poland||3–0||Bosnia and Herzegovina||Wrocław, Poland|
|20:45 UTC+2||Report||Stadium: Stadion Miejski |
Referee: Craig Pawson (England)
|12 November 2020 Friendly||Bosnia and Herzegovina||0–2||Iran||Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|18:00||Report||Stadium: Koševo |
Referee: Milovan Milačić (Montenegro)
|15 November 2020 2020–21 UEFA Nations League||Netherlands||3–1||Bosnia and Herzegovina||Amsterdam, Netherlands|
|18:00 UTC+1||Report||Stadium: Johan Cruyff Arena |
Referee: François Letexier (France)
|24 March 2021 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification||Finland||2–2||Bosnia and Herzegovina||Helsinki, Finland|
|20:45 (21:45 UTC+2)|| Report (FIFA) |
|Stadium: Helsinki Olympic Stadium |
Referee: Anastasios Sidiropoulos (Greece)
|27 March 2021 Friendly||Bosnia and Herzegovina||0–0||Costa Rica||Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|18:00||Report||Stadium: Bilino Polje |
Referee: Nejc Kajtazovič (Slovenia)
|31 March 2021 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification||Bosnia and Herzegovina||0–1||France||Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|20:45|| Report (FIFA) |
|Stadium: Grbavica |
Referee: Daniele Orsato (Italy)
|2 June 2021 Friendly||Bosnia and Herzegovina||0–0||Montenegro||Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|18:00||Stadium: Grbavica |
Referee: Novak Simović (Serbia)
|6 June 2021 Friendly||Denmark||2–0||Bosnia and Herzegovina||Brøndby, Denmark|
|Report||Stadium: Brøndby Stadium |
Referee: Petri Viljanen (Finland)
|1 September 2021 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification||France||v||Bosnia and Herzegovina||Strasbourg, France|
|20:45 (21:45 UTC+2)|| Report (FIFA) |
|Stadium: Stade de la Meinau|
|7 September 2021 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification||Bosnia and Herzegovina||v||Kazakhstan||Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|20:45|| Report (FIFA) |
|Stadium: Bilino Polje|
|9 October 2021 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification||Kazakhstan||v||Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|15:00 (19:00 UTC+6)|| Report (FIFA) |
|12 October 2021 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification||Ukraine||v||Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|20:45 (21:45 UTC+3)|| Report (FIFA) |
|13 November 2021 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification||Bosnia and Herzegovina||v||Finland|
|20:45|| Report (FIFA) |
|Head coach||Ivaylo Petev|
|Assistant coaches||Slaven Musa|
|Goalkeeping coach||Adi Adilović|
|Fitness coach||Almir Seferović|
|Team doctor||Reuf Karabeg|
|Managing directors||Fuad Kečo|
|Technical director||Zvjezdan Misimović|
|Team secretary||Darko Ljubojević|
|Name||First game||Last game||P||W||D||L||GF||GA||GD||Win %||Achievements|
|Fuad Muzurović||30 November 1995||5 November 1997||18||7||2||9||21||25||−4||38.89|
|Džemaludin Mušović||14 May 1998||27 January 1999||7||1||2||4||7||16||−9||14.29|
|Faruk Hadžibegić||10 March 1999||9 October 1999||7||2||2||3||10||10||+0||28.57|
|Avdo Kalajdžić (caretaker)||18 August 1999||18 August 1999||1||0||1||0||0||0||+0||0.00|
|Mišo Smajlović||24 January 2000||7 October 2001||14||5||4||5||20||17||+3||35.71|
|Blaž Slišković||27 March 2002||11 October 2006||37||11||11||15||44||56||−12||29.73|
|Fuad Muzurović||24 March 2007||21 November 2007||9||3||0||6||11||16||−5||33.33|
|Meho Kodro||30 January 2008||26 March 2008||2||0||1||1||2||5||−3||0.00|
|Denijal Pirić (caretaker)||1 June 2008||1 June 2008||1||1||0||0||1||0||+1||100.00|
|Miroslav Blažević||20 August 2008||18 November 2009||17||8||2||7||34||24||+10||47.06|
|Safet Sušić||3 March 2010||16 November 2014||49||23||9||17||83||59||+24||46.94||2014 FIFA World Cup – Group stage|
|Mehmed Baždarević||28 March 2015||10 October 2017||25||14||5||6||53||30||+23||56.00||2016 Kirin Cup – Winners|
|Robert Prosinečki||28 January 2018||18 November 2019||22||9||6||7||29||21||+8||40.91||2018–19 UEFA Nations League B – Promoted|
|Dušan Bajević||4 September 2020||18 November 2020||8||0||2||6||4||14||−10||0.00|
|Ivaylo Petev||24 March 2021||5||0||3||2||2||5||−3||0.00|
Table does not include results of minor tournaments (reserve players) managed by Husnija Arapović.
Due to an illness to Fuad Muzurović, assistant manager Borče Sredojević took charge of the team on 6 June 2007.
Due to a suspension of Mehmed Baždarević for unsportsmanlike behaviour, assistant manager Stéphane Gilli took charge of the team on 25 March 2017.
Due to Ivaylo Petev testing positive to COVID-19, assistant managers Elvir Rahimić and Slaven Musa took charge of the team on 27 and 31 March 2021, respectively.
The following players were called-up for friendly games against Montenegro and Denmark on 2 and 6 June 2021.
Caps and goals correct as of 6 June 2021 after the game against Denmark.
|No.||Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club|
|12||GK||Ibrahim Šehić||2 September 1988||35||0||Konyaspor|
|22||GK||Kenan Pirić||7 July 1994||6||0||Atromitos|
|1||GK||Nikola Vasilj||2 December 1995||2||0||St. Pauli|
|4||DF||Darko Todorović||5 May 1997||16||0||Red Bull Salzburg|
|2||DF||Eldar Ćivić||28 May 1996||14||1||Ferencváros|
|6||DF||Siniša Saničanin||24 April 1995||11||0||Partizan|
|3||DF||Dennis Hadžikadunić||9 July 1998||9||0||Rostov|
|16||DF||Anel Ahmedhodžić||26 March 1999||6||0||Malmö|
|15||DF||Branimir Cipetić||24 May 1995||5||0||Lokomotiva|
|20||DF||Jusuf Gazibegović||11 March 2000||2||0||Sturm Graz|
|19||DF||Aleksandar Jovičić||18 January 1995||1||0||Gorica|
|18||MF||Amir Hadžiahmetović||8 March 1997||9||0||Konyaspor|
|17||MF||Dino Beširović||31 January 1994||4||0||Mezőkövesd|
|5||MF||Vladan Danilović||27 July 1999||4||0||Nacional|
|10||MF||Luka Menalo||22 July 1996||4||0||Dinamo Zagreb|
|14||MF||Adi Nalić||1 December 1997||2||0||Malmö|
|7||MF||Almedin Ziljkić||25 February 1996||2||0||Olimpija Ljubljana|
|13||MF||Andrej Đokanović||1 March 2001||1||0||Sarajevo|
|23||MF||Ajdin Nukić||26 November 1997||1||0||Tuzla City|
|21||MF||Damir Sadiković||7 April 1995||1||0||Cracovia|
|9||FW||Smail Prevljak||10 May 1995||9||1||Eupen|
|11||FW||Ermedin Demirović||25 March 1998||4||0||Freiburg|
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||Belmin Dizdarević||9 August 2001||0||0||Sarajevo||v. Italy , 18 November 2020|
|GK||Luka Kačavenda||1 November 2001||0||0||Velež Mostar||v. Italy , 18 November 2020|
|GK||Jasmin Burić||18 February 1987||3||0||Hapoel Haifa||v. Netherlands , 15 November 2020 INJ|
|GK||Asmir Begović||20 June 1987||63||0||Everton||v. Poland , 14 October 2020 WD|
|DF||Sead Kolašinac||20 June 1993||38||0||Arsenal||v. Montenegro , 2 June 2021 INJ|
|DF||Marko Mihojević||21 April 1996||4||0||Göztepe||v. France , 31 March 2021|
|DF||Josip Ćorluka||3 March 1995||2||0||Zrinjski Mostar||v. Costa Rica , 27 March 2021 INJ|
|DF||Selmir Pidro||3 March 1998||1||0||Sarajevo||v. Costa Rica , 27 March 2021|
|DF||Bojan Nastić||6 July 1994||5||0||Jagiellonia Białystok||v. Italy , 18 November 2020|
|DF||Adnan Kovačević||9 September 1993||4||0||Ferencváros||v. Italy , 18 November 2020|
|DF||Advan Kadušić||14 October 1997||3||0||Celje||v. Italy , 18 November 2020|
|DF||Ermin Bičakčić||24 January 1990||35||3||1899 Hoffenheim||v. Northern Ireland , 8 October 2020 INJ|
|DF||Toni Šunjić||15 December 1988||41||1||Henan Songshan Longmen||v. Poland , 7 September 2020|
|DF||Zoran Kvržić||7 August 1988||8||0||Kayserispor||v. Poland , 7 September 2020|
|DF||Besim Šerbečić||1 May 1998||0||0||Rosenborg||v. Italy , 4 September 2020 INJ|
|MF||Rade Krunić||7 October 1993||21||2||Milan||v. Denmark , 6 June 2021 WD|
|MF||Gojko Cimirot||19 December 1992||31||0||Standard Liège||v. Montenegro , 2 June 2021 INJ|
|MF||Miroslav Stevanović||29 July 1990||15||2||Servette||v. Montenegro , 2 June 2021 INJ|
|MF||Stjepan Lončar||10 November 1996||9||0||Ferencváros||v. Montenegro , 2 June 2021 INJ|
|MF||Dario Šarić||30 May 1997||0||0||Ascoli||v. Montenegro , 2 June 2021 INJ|
|MF||Miralem Pjanić (vice-captain)||2 April 1990||100||16||Barcelona||v. France , 31 March 2021|
|MF||Haris Duljević||16 November 1993||25||1||Nîmes||v. France , 31 March 2021|
|MF||Amer Gojak||13 February 1997||21||4||Dinamo Zagreb||v. France , 31 March 2021|
|MF||Amar Rahmanović||13 May 1994||4||0||Konyaspor||v. France , 31 March 2021|
|MF||Deni Milošević||9 March 1995||11||1||Antalyaspor||v. Italy , 18 November 2020|
|MF||Benjamin Tatar||17 May 1994||4||0||Unattached||v. Italy , 18 November 2020|
|MF||Haris Hajradinović||18 February 1994||4||1||Kasımpaşa||v. Iran , 12 November 2020 COV|
|MF||Ajdin Hasić||7 October 2001||0||0||Beşiktaş||v. Iran , 12 November 2020 COV|
|MF||Samir Zeljković||4 September 1997||0||0||Velež Mostar||v. Iran , 12 November 2020 COV|
|MF||Dino Hotić||26 July 1995||2||0||Cercle Brugge||v. Poland , 14 October 2020|
|MF||Muhamed Bešić||10 September 1992||45||0||Unattached||v. Poland , 7 September 2020|
|MF||Anel Šabanadžović||24 May 1999||0||0||AEK Athens||v. Poland , 7 September 2020|
|FW||Edin Džeko (captain)||17 March 1986||114||59||Roma||v. France , 31 March 2021|
|FW||Obren Cvijanović||30 September 1994||1||0||Velež Mostar||v. Costa Rica , 27 March 2021|
|FW||Irfan Hadžić||15 June 1993||2||0||Lokomotiva||v. Italy , 18 November 2020|
|FW||Armin Hodžić||17 November 1994||14||3||Fehérvár||v. Iran , 12 November 2020 COV|
|FW||Aldin Turkeš||22 April 1996||0||0||Lausanne-Sport||v. Iran , 12 November 2020 COV|
|FW||Milan Đurić||22 May 1990||15||7||Salernitana||v. Poland , 14 October 2020|
|FW||Elvir Koljić||8 July 1995||4||0||U Craiova||v. Northern Ireland , 8 October 2020 INJ|
COV Player withdrew due to COVID-19
Tables correct as of match played on 6 June 2021.
|1||Edin Džeko (list)||59||114||0.52||2007–|
Emir Spahić captained Bosnia at their first ever FIFA World Cup tournament. This is a list of Bosnia and Herzegovina captains for ten or more matches.
Note: Some of the other players to have captained the team include: Mehmed Baždarević (2 caps) 1996, Meho Kodro (5) 1997 to 1998, Vlatko Glavaš (1) 1997, Suvad Katana (2) 1998, Elvir Bolić (6) 1999 to 2000, Bruno Akrapović (4) 1999 to 2003, Hasan Salihamidžić (1) 2004, Zlatan Bajramović (1) 2006, Džemal Berberović (1) 2007, Asmir Begović (6) 2011 to 2020, Haris Medunjanin (4) 2016 to 2018, Vedad Ibišević (1) 2017, Miralem Pjanić (5) 2019 to 2020, Ermin Bičakčić (1) 2019, Sead Kolašinac (1) 2021, Ibrahim Šehić (1) 2021, Siniša Saničanin (1) 2021.
|Name||Period||Games as captain||Notes|
|Muhamed Konjić||1995–2002||20||First official captain of the Bosnia and Herzegovina national football team|
|Emir Spahić||2006–2014||55||First official captain of the team in a major tournament (2014 FIFA World Cup)|
Table correct as of match played on 2 June 2021.
|FIFA World Cup record||FIFA World Cup qualification record|
|1930 to 1990||Part of Yugoslavia||Part of Yugoslavia|
|as Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|1994||Could not enter||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|1998||Did not qualify||8||3||0||5||9||14||4/5|
|as Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|2002||Did not qualify||8||2||2||4||12||12||4/5|
|2010||12||6||1||5||25||15||2/6 Lost Playoff|
|2018||Did not qualify||10||5||2||3||24||13||3/6|
|2026||To be played||–||–||–||–||–||–||–|
|UEFA European Championship record||UEFA European Championship qualifying record|
|Part of Yugoslavia||Part of Yugoslavia|
|1960 to 1992||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|as Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|1996||Could not enter||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|as Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|2000||Did not qualify||10||3||2||5||14||17||3/6|
|2012||12||6||3||3||19||14||2/6 Lost Playoff|
|2016||12||5||3||4||18||15||3/6 Lost Playoff|
|2020||11||4||2||5||21||18||4/6 Lost Playoff|
|2024||To be played||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|UEFA Nations League record|
|2022–23||B||To be played|
|Minor tournaments record|
|1997 Dunhill Cup Malaysia||Runners-up||2||5||3||1||1||9||5|
|2001 Millennium Soccer Cup||Runners-up||2||5||3||1||1||7||5|
|2001 Merdeka Tournament||Runners-up||2||5||3||1||1||7||4|
|2001 LG Cup||Runners-up||2||2||1||0||1||4||6|
|2016 Kirin Cup||Winners||1||2||1||1||0||4||3|
FIFA-ranking yearly averages for Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Their average position since FIFA World Ranking creation is 58.
Tables correct as of match played on 6 June 2021.
|Bosnia and Herzegovina's all-time international record, 1995–present|
|Opponent||Games||Wins||Draws||Losses||Goals for||Goals against||Goal differential||First games||Last games||Biggest win||Biggest loss|
|Republic of Ireland||3||0||1||2||1||4||−3||26.05.2012||16.11.2015||0:2|
|Serbia and Montenegro||5||0||2||3||1||6||−5||14.01.2001||12.10.2005||0:2|
Bosnia and Herzegovina's all-time record sorted by FIFA Confederations, 1995–present
|Opponent||Games||Wins||Draws||Losses||Goals For||Goals Against||Goal Differential||First games||Last games|
|6 November 1996||Friendly||Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina||Italy||2 – 1||Victory over top 5 ranked team at the time (5th)|
|10 November 1996||1998 FIFA World Cup qualification||Ljubljana, Slovenia||Slovenia||2 – 1||Historic first ever victory in qualifiers|
|22 February 1997||1997 Dunhill Cup Malaysia||Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia||Vietnam||4 – 0||Largest ever victory against a non-UEFA opponent|
|20 August 1997||1998 FIFA World Cup qualification||Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina||Denmark||3 – 0||Victory over top 5 ranked team at the time (3rd)|
|19 August 1998||UEFA Euro 2000 qualifying||Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina||Faroe Islands||1 – 0||Historic first ever victory in European Championship qualifiers|
|18 January 2001||Millennium SC Group Stage||Kochi, India||Uruguay||3 – 2|
|22 January 2001||Millennium SC Group Stage||Kolkata, India||Chile||1 – 0|
|8 August 2001||LG Cup||Tehran, Iran||South Africa||4 – 2|
|2 April 2003||UEFA Euro 2004 qualifying||Copenhagen, Denmark||Denmark||2 – 0|
|6 September 2003||UEFA Euro 2004 qualifying||Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina||Norway||1 – 0|
|3 September 2005||2006 FIFA World Cup qualification||Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina||Belgium||1 – 0|
|24 March 2007||UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying||Oslo, Norway||Norway||2 – 1|
|2 June 2007||UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying||Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina||Turkey||3 – 2||Edin Džeko's debut senior cap and first international goal.|
|10 September 2008||2010 FIFA World Cup qualification||Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina||Estonia||7 – 0||Largest ever victory (without conceding)|
|28 March 2009||2010 FIFA World Cup qualification||Genk, Belgium||Belgium||4 – 2|
|1 April 2009||2010 FIFA World Cup qualification||Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina||Belgium||2 – 1|
|10 October 2009||2010 FIFA World Cup qualification||Tallinn, Estonia||Estonia||2 – 0||Qualified to first ever play-offs (2010 FIFA World Cup)|
|26 March 2011||UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying||Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina||Romania||2 – 1|
|7 September 2012||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification||Vaduz, Lichtenstein||Liechtenstein||8 – 1||Largest ever victory|
|14 November 2012||Friendly||Algiers, Algeria||Algeria||1 – 0|
|22 March 2013||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification||Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina||Greece||3 – 1||Victory over top 15 ranked team at the time (12th)|
|10 September 2013||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification||Žilina, Slovakia||Slovakia||2 – 1|
|15 October 2013||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification||Kaunas, Lithuania||Lithuania||1 – 0||Qualified to 2014 FIFA World Cup|
|30 May 2014||Friendly||St. Louis, United States||Ivory Coast||2 – 1|
|3 June 2014||Friendly||Chicago, United States||Mexico||1 – 0|
|25 June 2014||2014 FIFA World Cup Group Stage||Salvador, Brazil||Iran||3 – 1||Historic first victory in FIFA World Cup|
|10 October 2015||UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying||Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina||Wales||2 – 0||Victory over top 10 ranked team at the time (8th)|
|29 March 2016||Friendly||Zürich, Switzerland||Switzerland||2 – 0||Victory over top 15 ranked team at the time (12th)|
|7 June 2016||Kirin Cup Soccer 2016||Osaka, Japan||Japan||2 – 1||Victory in the Final of 2016 Kirin Cup|
|1 June 2018||Friendly||Jeonju, South Korea||South Korea||3 – 1|
The Football Association of Bosnia and Herzegovina, 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.
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The Bosnia and Herzegovina FA Training Centre is the training ground of the Football Association of Bosnia and Herzegovina located in the Crkvičko brdo neighbourhood of Zenica, Zenica-Doboj Canton, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The centre was officially inaugurated on 2 September 2013 by then-president of UEFA, Michel Platini, after the first stage of construction was completed.