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Victory of female seniors

The women’s “A” national team of Bosnia and Herzegovina defeated Israel 1:0 in Zenica today in the EURO 2021 qualifying match.

The BH team had its first opportunity in the 15th minute. After the corner kick made by Selma Kapetanović on the right, the highest in the jump was Melisa Hasanbegović, but her shot was blocked.

The Israelis responded ten minutes later. Nora Abo Shanab took a free kick from a distance of 20 meters and sent the ball just over the crossbar.

In the 34th minute, Đula Velagić took a free kick from the right side toward Marija Aleksić who sent the ball beside the goal.

The BH national team came to advantage in the 64th minute. From the defensive zone, Melisa Hasanbegović sent the ball to the opponent’s half for captain Milena Nikolić, who was faster than the opponent’s defenders, bypassing goalkeeper Amit Cohen and scoring a goal.

By the end of the match, the teams showed a solid play between the two penalty areas, without much opportunity.

The next qualifying match of the BH team will be played against Malta on 10th March at 18:30 h.

Bosnia and Herzegovina - Israel 1:0 (0:0)

FF BH Training Centre, Zenica

Referee: Kateryna Usova (Ukraine)

Assistant Referees: Oleksandra Ardasheva, Maryna Striletska (Ukraine)

4th Official: Liudmyla Telbukh (Ukraine)

Goals: 1:0 Nikolić (64th minute)

Yellow cards: Dijaković, Hamzić, Kapetanović (BH)

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Envera Hasanbegović, Nikolina Dijaković, Azra Hamzić (69th minute, Andrea Grebenar), Melisa Hasanbegović, Marija Aleksić, Dajana Spasojević (90th+3 minute, Valentina Šakotić), Đula Velagić, Milena Nikolić, Selma Kapetanović, Sofija Krajšumović (58th minute, Eldina Ahmić), Amela Kršo. Head Coach: Samira Hurem

Israel: Amit Kohen, Lia Barkai, Opal Sofer, Shahar Nakav, Lee Sima Falkon, Eden Avital, Marian Awad (87th minute, Rahel Shtainshnaider), Roni Shimrich, Karin Sendel, Nora Abo Shanab, Shira Elinav (61st minute, Karin Rahamim). Head Coach: Gabriel Burstein

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