All News on Sports in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Third consecutive win for eliminated Greece

Two second-half goals by Petros Mantalos and Kostas Galanopoulos saw Greece come from behind and beat Finland 2-1 in Athens as it completed its failed campaign at the Euro 2020 qualifiers with three wins in a row.

Bosnian Football Hit by Match-Fixing Arrests

Twelve people were arrested in Bosnia on Monday on suspicion of fixing the results of football matches in the top two tiers of the Bosnian championship, a spokesman for the Bosnian State Investigation and Protection Agency, SIPA, told BIRN.

Own goal gives Greece deserved win over Bosnia

Improved Greece scored its second win at the Euro 2020 qualifiers on Tuesday seeing off visiting Bosnia 2-1 at the Olympic Stadium of Athens thanks to a late own goal.

In this first win under Dutch manager John van't Schip, Greece played quite entertaining soccer and deserved victory, even if that came in awkward fashion two minutes from regulation time.

Woman Wins 4,000-km Bulgaria-France Bike race after Sleeping by Road

A cyclist from Germany won a 4,000-kilometre race from Bulgaria to France and became the first woman to triumph at the endurance event, reports Euronews. 

Fiona Kolbinger crossed the finish line to win the seventh edition of the Transcontinental Race on Tuesday morning.

Greece shows in Turkey exactly the same face as in Bosnia

A rather experimental Greece team lost 2-1 to Turkey on Thursday at a friendly game in Antalya, showing manager Angelos Anastasiadis has plenty of work to do to gear the national team up for the Euro 2020 qualifiers against Italy and Armenia at home.

Comeback kids snatch point for Greece at 10-man Bosnia

Ninety minutes is a long time indeed in soccer. What seems unlikely early on, may well become likely later. This way Greece came back from a likely debacle at Zenica to snatch a precious point and get to within a whisker from victory, forcing a 2-2 draw from host Bosnia and Herzegovina on Tuesday.

Mitroglou out, Sokratis in for Greece

Greece will miss talismanic striker Costas Mitroglou in its key clash with Bosnia on Tuesday due to his injury in the game at Liechtenstein, but at least it will welcome back captain Sokratis Papastathopoulos.

Mitroglou picked up a leg injury that is ruling him out of the game at Zenica, so coach Angelos Anastasiadis has called up Panionios striker Fiorin Durmishaj to replace him.

Positive start for Greece at Liechtenstein

The Greek national team defeated Liechtenstein 2-0 at Vaduz at the start of its campaign for the Euro 2020 qualifiers on Saturday, having produced one hour of decent soccer.

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.

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