By JUSTIN FERGUSON
The Football Association of Bosnia and Herzegovina has released its roster for the upcoming friendly versus the U.S. Men’s National Team, which will take place next Wednesday, Aug. 14, at the Olympic Stadium in Sarajevo.
The 20-man roster for Bosnia and Herzegovina, currently ranked No. 14 in the official FIFA rankings, features several starters from the top leagues in Europe. Bayer Leverkusen defender Emir Spahić will captain a side that features Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko, AS Roma midfielder Miralem Pjanić and Stoke City goalkeeper Asmir Begović.
Bosnia and Herzegovina are currently undefeated in UEFA World Cup Qualifying Group G, a group that contains the likes of Greece, Slovakia and Lithuania. The nation, which was founded in 1992, has never qualified for a major tournament but has come close several times.
Here is the squad the United States will face next Wednesday:
GOALKEEPERS: Asmir Begović (Stoke City), Asmir Avdukić (FK Borac Banja Luka), Jasmin Fejzić (VfR Aalen)
DEFENDERS: Ermin Bičakčić (Eintracht Braunschweig), Emir Spahić (Bayer Leverkusen), Toni Šunjić (Zorya Lugansk), Mensur Mujdža (Freiburg), Ervin Zukanović (KAA Gent)
MIDFIELDERS: Miralem Pjanić (AS Roma), Senad Lulić (Lazio), Sejad Salihović (TSG Hoffenheim), Adnan Zahirović (VfL Bocum), Elvir Rahimić (CSKA Moscow), Haris Medunjanin (Gaziantepspor), Miroslav Stevanović (Elche), Zvjezdan Misimović (Guizhou Renhe), Avdija Vršajević (Hajduk Split)
FORWARDS: Vedad Ibišević (VfB Stuttgart), Edin Džeko (Manchester City), Edin Višća (Istanbul BB FK)
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