Cadets minimally defeated by Switzerland

The U-17 national team of Bosnia and Herzegovina was defeated today in Helsinki with 0:1 by the appropriate national team of Switzerland in the 3rd round match of Group 7, the first qualifying round for the European Championship 2022.

The Swiss came to the advantage already in the 3rd minute. Kevin Krasniqi passed on the left side and sent the ball into the penalty area of the BH team for Labinot Bajrami who was precise for 1:0.

After that, during the entire match, the BH national team players tried to equalize and played very offensively, which was shown by the ratio of shots (18:3) and shots on goal (7:2) in favour of the BH national team, but they failed to score.

Head coach Nermin Šabić fielded the following line-up today:

Arman Šutković, Patrik Zrnić, Niko Božičković, Mahir Rizvanović, Marsel Zrnić, Bakir Nurković, Ante Prusina (88th minute, Sergej Damjanić), Niko Kovač, Kenan Lamadžema, Seid Pramenković (74th minute, Sergej Bogdanić), David Čamber (74th minute, Luka Misimović).

In the second match of the group, Finland beat Gibraltar 4:0.

In the first two rounds of the tournament, the BH cadets beat Gibraltar 6:1 while they played tie 1:1 with Finland and took 3rd place in the group with 4 points. Switzerland is first with 7, while Finland is in second place with 5 points. Gibraltar finished the tournament last with three defeats.

The U-17 national team of Bosnia and Herzegovina has a chance to qualify for the elite qualifying round as one of the 4 best third-placed teams. The ranking of the third-placed will be known when the tournaments of all qualifying groups end in November this year.

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