All News on Sports in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Serbian Basketball Players Barred from Entering Kosovo

Kosovo police on Tuesday stopped the players and management of Serbian basketball club Partizan from entering the country, where they planned to support Kosovo Serbs protesting against Pristina's recent tax hike on Serbian imports.

Serbian media reported that Partizan were planning to play a friendly match with Trepca basketball club from the mostly-Serb area of northern Kosovo.

Greece has mountain to climb to reach Euro 2020 finals

Greece will need to revert to glorious performances of the past if it is to harbor any hopes of making Euro 2020, as the draw for its qualifying group on Sunday has placed it against Italy, Bosnia and Finland among others.

France Stunned by Bulgaria in Basketball World Cup Qualifier

France suffered a shock loss to Bulgaria in FIBA Basketball World Cup qualifying on Thursday, while Germany stayed perfect.

Unbeaten in the first round of qualifying, France started the second with a surprise defeat in Botevgrad.

Germany and Greece had no such issues, while a pair of NBA stars led the way for Canada.

 

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Kosovo Accuses Bosnia of Delaying Basketball Players' Visas

Elvira Dushku, the secretary-general of Kosovo Basketball Federation, FBK, said on Wednesday that the participation of its youth basketball players in a European championship in Sarajevo was under threat due to visa issues.

IMF Suspends Bosnia Loan over Payments to Veterans

The International Monetary Fund indefinitely postponed payment of a 38 million euro loan to Bosnia and Herzegovina because of costs incurred by a proposed law granting benefits to war veterans in the country’s Federation entity.

Croatian Soccer Coach Feted in Bosnian Hometown

Thousands of people feted the coach of soccer World Cup finalists Croatia, Zlatko Dalic, in his hometown of Livno in Bosnia and Herzegovina on Tuesday, as celebrations of the team's feats in Russia continue.

That same day, Dalic was shortlisted for the Best FIFA Men's Coach award, and superstar midfielder Luka Modric was nominated as FIFA's Player of the Year.

Media impressed as Serbia fans seize Croatian flag in Moscow

Although the problem of football hooliganism is present in Serbia, and as things stand, there still is no way to put an end to it, the public at home is being served the news about "a clash between Serbs and Croats" in Russia as almost "a victory in battle and the taking of war loot."

In Pictures: Croatians Celebrate World Cup Triumph Over Argentina

 Supporters of Croatia celebrate as they watch the broadcast of the FIFA World Cup 2018 group D preliminary round soccer match between Argentina and Croatia in central Zagreb. Photo: EPA-EFE/DANIEL KASAP Supporters of Croatia celebrate as they watch the broadcast of the FIFA World Cup 2018 group D preliminary round soccer match between Argentina and Croatia in central Zagreb.

Convicted Croatian Football Boss Arrested in Bosnia

Former Croatian football club boss Zdravko Mamic, who has been convicted of financial crimes, was arrested on Thursday in Medjugorje.

State Investigation and Protection Agency police detained Mamic on the basis of an Interpol warrant. He will be handed over to the Bosnian state court.

Bulgaria's National Football Team will Face its First Test for 2018

The National Football Team starts 2018 today from 19:00 with friendly match against Bosnia and Herzegovina at the Ludogorets Arena in Razgrad. The duel will start the new cycle for the "lions" who will try to fight for Euro 2020. The chances of a qualiffication for a big forum being for the first time since 2004 are serious because of the changed format of qualifications.

National Football Team Coach Announced the Team for Upcoming Friendlies

Bulgaria's national team manager Peter Hubchev announced a group of 23 football players for friendly matches against Bosnia and Herzegovina on March 23, 2018 at the Ludogorets Arena Stadium in Razgrad and Kazakhstan on 26.03.2018 at Pancho Arena in Felchut, Hungary.

There is also an absolute debutant in the face of Kamen Hadzhiev from Beroe.

Red Star Belgrade Face Punishment for Anti-Muslim Banner

Euroleague Basketball, which runs the Euroleague competition, said on Tuesday that it has launched disciplinary proceedings against the Red Star Belgrade basketball club after the racist banner was raised by some fans at a match against Olympiakos of Greece last Friday in the Serbian capital.

The fans' banner carried the message: "Albanians, Croats and Muslims are not my brothers."

Bosnian Football Pins Hopes on New Coach Prosinecki

Robert Prosinecki, a Croatian football manager and former football midfielder who last worked as manager of Azerbaijan, is  Bosnia's new national football coach, it was announced on Thursday.

Journalist Haris Mrkonja wrote for N1 that while popes were often selected in less than a week, it took Bosnia more than three months to appoint a national football coach.

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