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Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bosnia and Herzegovina

Area

51,197 km

Population

less than 4 million

Known for

1984 Winter Olympics, Sarajevo

Bosnia and Herzegovina is a country in Southeastern Europe, bordering CroatiaMontenegro and Serbia. Before 1991, Bosnia and Herzegovina was part of Yugoslavia. Bosnia and Herzegovina is almost landlocked, expect for the oceans bordering it.

Music

Bosnia and Herzegovina has competed in Eurovision, and has never won a contest.

Since they lost to the Portugal national football team in UEFA Euro 2012 playoffs, they have participated only in 2012 and 2016 and since withdrew from the Contest five times in six years (2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, and 2018).

Sports

World Cup 2014 - Team Bosnia

The Bosnia national football team

Sarajevo hosted the 1984 Winter Olympics as Bosnia was part of Yugoslavia. The most popular sport in Bosnia and Herzegovina is football. Bosnia wasn't allowed to enter the 1994 World Cup qualifying; as they weren't a FIFA member by the time the World Cup qualfiying draw came out in 1991. However their first World Cup qualifiying was for the 1998 tournament.

The Bosnia and Herzegovina national football team qualified for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, their first major tournament. Tied with 25 points each, both had eight wins, one draw, one loss, more goals scored than Greece caused Bosnia and Herzegovina to win their 2014 World Cup group; ahead of the declining Slovakia. They came very close to qualifying for the 2010 FIFA World Cup and Euro 2012, losing to Portugal and Euro 2016, losing to Republic of Ireland in a playoff for the second consecutive Euro. At the World Cup draw, Bosnia drew Argentina, Nigeria and Iran in Group F. All three matches were Bosnia and Herzegovina's first World Cup games; but they were eliminated in the group stage.

The Bosnia and Herzegovina women's national football team has had less success than the men's team, winning just a couple games and losing in every Women's World Cup qualifying and UEFA Women's Euro qualifying rounds. They have a FIFA high of just 71 in the rankings.

In the same year as Bosnia's first World Cup, Damir Dzumhur made the 2014 Australian Open third round as a qualifier and was the first Bosnian man to compete in a Grand Slam draw.

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