For the 2009–10 season Olimpic planned to host home games at the Asim Ferhatović Hase Stadium while their home ground went through a $5 million modernization which would satisfy UEFA regulations and increase the capacity from 3,000 to 9,000 seats. Moreover, three tiers were planned to provide the area for the 9,000 seats, and artificual grass was planned as well.[16] However, Olimpic played their home games at Stadion Grbavica instead.[17]

The establishment of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia in 1929, however, brought the redrawing of administrative regions into banates or banovinas that purposely avoided all historical and ethnic lines, removing any trace of a Bosnian entity.[19] Serbo-Croat tensions over the structuring of the Yugoslav state continued, with the concept of a separate Bosnian division receiving little or no consideration.

Prime Minister of Republika Srpska Željka Cvijanović stated in Washington that all countries of the region, including the RS, are facing certain challenges in the field of finances, but that despite all that the wages and pensions in the RS are being paid on time and major investments are being […]

The 2014 World Cup is the first time Bosnia has appeared at a major tournament as an independent nation, having qualified as winners of UEFA Group G.

As of 4 October 2015, 126 Sarajevo derbies have been played, with 39 wins for FK Sarajevo, 39 for FK Željezničar and 47 draws (154:155).

The Bosnia and Herzegovina national football team (Bosnian: Nogometna/Fudbalska reprezentacija Bosne i Hercegovine); represents Bosnia and Herzegovina in association football and is governed by the Football Association of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Until 1992, Bosnian and Herzegovinian players were part of the Yugoslavia national football team.

In 2019, Sarajevo and East Sarajevo will host the European Youth Olympic Winter Festival (EYOWF).

At that competition they became runners-up and thereby guaranteed themselves a starting spot in the new Bosnian league that was to be formed and called the First League of Bosnia and Herzegovina, which was organized under the frame of the National Football Association of Bosnia and Herzegovina.[3]

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Last updated on 14 July 2015. Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against. Defunct competitions indicated in italics.

On December 13, 2012, members of Football Association of Bosnia and Herzegovina voted in Elvedin Begić as the new first single president of the BiH football organization for the next four years.[18][19] Mr Begić was serving as vice president to Normalisation Committee prior to this position.

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For details of former players, see: List of FK Sarajevo players, and Category:FK Sarajevo players.

The table lists opponents played, sorted by members of FIFA affiliated confederations.

The team has only qualified for a major international tournament once as an independent nation, reaching the 2014 FIFA World Cup.[2][3] It is yet to qualify for a UEFA European Championship, coming closest by losing to Portugal in the play-offs for UEFA Euro 2012.[4][5][6][7]

In 2002 the total export for the greater Sarajevo region was worth about 259,569,000KM. Most of Sarajevo's exports (28.2%) head to Germany, with Great Britain following behind at 16.8% and Serbia and Montenegro thirds with 12.8%. The largest amount of imported goods come from Germany, at 15.8%. With a worth of total import at about 1,322,585,000KM, the total import is almost 5.1 times the total export.

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The Cvetković-Maček Agreement that created the Croatian banate in 1939 encouraged what was essentially a partition of Bosnia between Croatia and Serbia.[47] However the rising threat of Adolf Hitler's Nazi Germany forced Yugoslav politicians to shift their attention. Following a period that saw attempts at appeasement, the signing of the Tripartite Treaty, and a coup d'état, Yugoslavia was finally invaded by Germany on 6 April 1941.[19]

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The Football Association of Bosnia and Herzegovina was founded after the Second World War, being affiliated to the Yugoslav Football Association.

FK Sarajevo play at the Asim Ferhatović Hase Stadium, formerly known as the Koševo Stadium. The stadium was opened in 1947 and named after the Sarajevo neighbourhood of Koševo, where it is located.[66] The stadium was literally buried into a local hill thus merging with its natural surroundings. In 1950 a pitch and a tartan track were also added. The first international football match at the stadium was played between Yugoslavia and Turkey, in 1954.

Euro 1996 – Could Not Enter as the national team was not yet a member of UEFA.

Large number of national team's supporters come from Northern and Western Europe, North America, and some as far away as Australia.[45] Most of these fans are members of BHFanaticos, Belaj Boys, BHLegion, Armija Zmajeva (Dragons Army) and Ljuti Krajišnici groups.[46][47][48]

During the season 1997–98 Bosnia-Herzegovina football league competition included both Bosniak and Bosnian Croat clubs playing against each other for a very first time. Before this, the leagues ran strictly divided along ethnic lines. Bosnian Serb clubs joined the league system in 2002.

Another notable supporters' association and advocacy group is Maroon Friends 1946 which attracts influential individuals from the financial, political and cultural sectors of Bosnian society with the aim of lobbying both locally and internationally for the club and influencing club policies. [125] The association has close ties to Horde Zla. [126] The current chairman of Maroon Friends 1946 is prominent singer-songwriter and poet, Benjamin Isović. [127]

Bosnia and Herzegovina's home ground is Bilino Polje Stadium in the city of Zenica. The team's highest FIFA World Ranking was 13th in August 2013.[11][12]

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The team finished in third place during 2006 World Cup qualifying, recording two draws with Spain along the way. During qualifiers for 2010 World Cup Bosnia reached its first ever playoffs for a major tournament, though eventually losing to Portugal 2–0 on aggregate.


Since Bosnia became a member of FIFA in 1996 and until April 2011, the Football Association was headed by a three-member presidency, made up of a Bosniak, a Croat and a Serb.[23] Due to Bosnia's unique situation and its political problems this setup was tolerated for years by both FIFA and UEFA - until transition period was over on April 1, 2011, when they suspended the association for failing to comply with FIFA statutes.

When calculating matches between teams from different confederations, the mean value of the confederations to which the two competing teams belong is used. The strength of a confederation is calculated on the basis of the number of victories by that confederation at the last three FIFA World Cup™ competitions (see following page). Their values are as follows:   CONMEBOL 1.00  UEFA 0.99  AFC/CAF/OFC/CONCACAF 0.85

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The club plays its home matches at the Asim Ferhatović Hase Stadium, named after legendary club striker Asim Ferhatović. The stadium has a capacity of 34.500.[1] Since December 2013, FK Sarajevo is run by Malaysian businessman, investor and former Chairman of Berjaya Group, Vincent Tan.

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Note: Some of the other players to have captained the team include: Mehmed Baždarević (2 caps) 1996, Vlatko Glavaš (1) 1997, Suvad Katana (2) 1998, Bruno Akrapović (4) 1999 to 2003, Hasan Salihamidžić (1) 2004, Zlatan Bajramović (1) 2006, Džemal Berberović (1) 2007, Asmir Begović (4) 2014 to 2016, Haris Medunjanin (2) 2016.

Following his death in 1391 however, Bosnia fell into a long period of decline. The Ottoman Empire had already started its conquest of Europe and posed a major threat to the Balkans throughout the first half of the 15th century. Finally, after decades of political and social instability, the Kingdom of Bosnia ceased to exist in 1463 after its conquest by the Ottoman Empire.

On initial proclamation of independence in 1992, the country's official name was the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina but following the 1995 Dayton Agreement and the new constitution that accompanied it the name was officially changed to Bosnia and Herzegovina.