Monday, March 28, 2011

Bosnia beats Romania 2-1 but it could be Bosnia's final international win

A big victory for Bosnia but now they wait the ruling of Fifa, which has said it will suspend BiH and all funding if they don't remove their ethnic based administration which is against international football rules. Bosniaks support this move but Serbs in BiH are using this as another tool in there war to undermine the Bosnian state. It is a political issue that the Serbs want to show that BiH is not a functional state. The Republic Srpska wants to go back to the days when convicted war criminals Biljana Plavsic, Momcilo Krajisnik and mass murderer Radovan Karadzic ran the country and the sports Federations were based upon ethnicity.
This would be a massive step back for BiH as 80% of the funding for the domestic league comes from FiFA and they would be banned from all international matches. I have a way to solve this issue, if the Serbs don't want to abolish the ethnic based policies of the past then the Federation should receive all funding and the sanctions should just effect RS and their policies. This would be a great way to reward those who want football and to punish those who don't. I dislike the ethnic policies in BiH as do many people I know the only people who really like it are the inept and corrupt politicians who owe there lifestyle to the unfair and illegal ethnic policies of the Dayton accords and the war in Bosnia.
It's time to set things right and to not punish all of Bosnia for the separatist ambitions of a few.

Dzeko scores late winner to give Bosnia-Herzegovina 2-1 win over Romania in Euro qualifier
Striker Edin Dzeko scored in the 83rd minute as Bosnia came from behind to beat Romania 2-1 in a European Championship qualifier on Saturday.
Ciprian Marica gave Romania the lead in the 29th, despite the Bosnians dominating the first half and trying to employ Dzeko as much as possible although his numerous attacks remained fruitless at first.
He and Zvjezdan Misimovic missed glorious opportunities to equalize by the end of the first half but Costel Pantilimon saved both times, sending the ball away with the tips of his fingers.
Adrian Mutu created several chances for Romania and almost pierced Bosnia's defence but was blocked each time.
Vedad Ibisevic equalized in the 65th with a header from a free kick sent from the left side into the heart of the penalty area by Misimovic.
Dzeko made it 2-1 with a header from just a few yards (meters) out after meeting Miralem Pjanic's corner.
"I'm so proud of my boys tonight," said Bosnia coach Safet Susic. "I was a professional player for 20 years but this is my favourite victory."
The win gave Bosnia seven points, five behind Group D leader France, which has played one more game. Romania had two points.
Bosnia: Kenan Hasagic, Emir Spahic, Adnan Mravac, Elvir Rahimic, Miralem Pjanic, Zvjezdan Misimovic (Senijad Ibricic, 81) Edin Dzeko, Mensur Mujdza, Vedad Ibisevic (Zlatan Muslimovic, 76), Senad Lulic, Haris Medunjanin (Darko Maletic, 71)

Romania: Costel Pantilimon, Razvan Rat, Gabriel Tamas, Dan Alexa, Ciprian Marica, Adrian Mutu, Gabriel Torje (Razvan Cocis, 71), Cornel Rapa, Dorin Nicolai Goian, George Florescu (Adrian Ropotan, 76), Ciprian Deac (Ianis Zicu, 87).

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