Bosnia Herzegovina National Team squad, schedule - KIRIN CUP SOCCER 2016
02 June 2016
Bosnia and Herzegovina National Team arrived at Kansai International Airport on Wednesday 1 June in the run-up to the Kirin Cup Soccer 2016 to be held at Toyota Stadium in Toyota, Aichi.
Although the team seemed tired because of a long trip, they took an adequate rest at hotel before working on a light exercise in the afternoon including running and passing drills.
Bosnia and Herzegovina will face Denmark on Friday 3 June at Toyota Stadium before playing against Bulgaria or SAMURAI BLUE at Suita City Stadium on Tuesday 7.
Coach and Players' Comments
Mehmed Bazdarevic, Coach
First, thank you for inviting us to the KIRIN CUP SOCCER 2016. I think it's a great opportunity to take part in this tournament for Bosnia and Herzegovina. I used to work in Grenoble, France, so I have a strong relationship with Japan. I have a lot of Japanese friends, and Japan national team's coach Halilhodzic is also one of my dear friends. We will give it our all and hopefully win the championship.
I'm tired from the long trip but very happy to be here in Japan. We will try to get in form by the match day. And we all will work hard to face Halilhodzic's Japan and also win the first match and championship.
I'm happy to come to Japan. I know Japanese players well. A lot of players are playing in Europe and Japan are a good team. That makes us motivated. Other teams are also great. It's going to be a high-level tournament, but we will try to win the title.
I've seen Japan many times on photos and TV, so I've always wanted to visit Japan. I'm very happy to come here finally. I know Japan are a good team, but we are also trying to do our best to win the championship.
12 Ibrahim Sehic (QARABAG FK/Azerbaijan)
1 Kenan Piric (FK SLOBODA)
4 Aleksandar Kosoric (FK ŽELJEZNIČAR)
2 Edin Cocalic (KV MECHELEN/Belgium)
15 Toni Šunjic (VFB STUTTGART/Germany)
25 Almir Bekic (FK SARAJEVO)
6 Ognjen Vranjes (SPORTING GIJON/Spain)
24 Mateo Susic (SHERIFF TIRASPOL/Moldova)
5 Sead Kolasinac (SCHALKE 04/Germany)
10 Haris Medunjanin (HAPOEL TEL-AVIV/Israel)
13 Mario Vrancic (SV DARMSTADT/Germany)
21 Anel Hadzic (ESKISEHIRSPOR/Turkey)
7 Miroslav Stevanovic (FK ŽELJEZNIČAR)
20 Izet Hajrovic (SD EIBAR/Spain)
9 Srdan Grahovac (RAPID WIEN/Austria)
16 Filip Arezina (HŠK ZRINJSKI)
26 Zvonimir Kozulj (NK ŠIROKI BRIJEG)
23 Haris Duljevic (FK SARAJEVO)
18 Milan Đuric (AC CESENA/Italy)
17 Rade Krunic (FC EMPOLI/Italy)
8 Armin Hodzic (GNK DINAMO ZAGREB/Croatia)
KIRIN CUP SOCCER 2016
Held in knockout system among SAMURAI BLUE (Japan National Team), Bosnia Herzegovina, Bulgaria and Denmark.
2016-6-3 (Fri.) Aichi/Toyota Stadium
16:00 kick-off (subject to change) Bosnia Herzegovina National Team vs Denmark National Team
19:40 kick-off (subject to change) SAMURAI BLUE (Japan National Team) vs Bulgaria National Team
2016-6-7 (Tue,) Osaka/Suita City Football Stadium
16:00 kick-off (subject to change) Bosnia Herzegovina National Team or Denmark National Team vs Bulgaria National Team
19:30 kick-off (subject to change) SAMURAI BLUE (Japan National Team) vs Bosnia Herzegovina National Team or Denmark National Team
Japanese games: Live broadcasting across Japan by tv-Asahi/Other games: Live broadcasting across Japan by BS-Asahi
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