The BH team will start this cycle with the away match of the World Cup qualifiers against the national team of Finland, which is scheduled for 24th March in Helsinki. This will be followed by a friendly match with Costa Rica on 27th March in Zenica, and another qualifying match with France on 31st March in Sarajevo.
“There are 25 players on the list, I was wathing them and I think they are currently the best we have at our disposal. I hope that everyone will be healthy, that there will be no injuries, and through the conversations I had, I realized that the players are motivated and that they can’t wait to get together. We want to start the qualifications well, three matches are in just a few days, but this first one with Finland is the most important for us. We will not have much time for training sessions, so we will dedicate ourselves to tactical and mental preparation, and I keep saying that I will insist on unity and fighting game. When everyone has such a relationship, then I am sure that the result will not be missed”, said Ivaylo Petev.
The following players are on the list of the head coach:
Goalkeepers: Ibrahim Šehić (Konyaspor), Nikola Vasilj (Zorya Lugansk), Kenan Pirić (NK Maribor)
Defence: Branimir Cipetić (NK Lokomotiva), Darko Todorović (HNK Hajduk Split), Sead Kolašinac (FC Schalke 04), Eldar Ćivić (Ferencvárosi TC), Anel Ahmedhodžić (Malmö FF), Denis Hadžikadunić (FK Rostov), Siniša Saničanin (FK Vojvodina), Marko Mihojević (Göztepe)
Midfield: Amir Hadžiahmetović (Konyaspor), Stjepan Lončar (HNK Rijeka), Miralem Pjanić (FC Barcelona), Amer Gojak (Torino FC), Gojko Cimirot (Standard Liège), Rade Krunić (AC Milan), Amar Rahmanović (Konyaspor), Miroslav Stevanović (Servette FC), Haris Duljević (Nîmes Olympique)
Forward: Edin Džeko (AS Roma), Edin Višća (Istanbul Basaksehir FK), Luka Menalo (HNK Rijeka), Ermedin Demirović (SC Freiburg), Smail Prevljak (KAS Eupen)
Due to the worsened epidemiological situation, no press conference will be held, and media representatives can send questions to the e-mail address: email@example.com by tomorrow (12.03.2021) until 09.00 h.
The head coach Ivaylo Petev will answer questions live via the FF BH YouTube channel on Friday, 12.03.2021 in the period from 11:00 to 11:30 hours.