BiH loses of Belgium in a Decisive Match for 2018 World Cup Qulifier

The National football team of BiH was defeated at the Grbavica Stadium against the selection of Belgium with the result 3:4, in the match within the 9th round of qualifications for the World Cup 2018.

The National football team of BiH led after the first half, but players of Mehmed Bazdarevic played much weaker in the second half of the match, which Belgians used to reverse the result and win at the end.

A cold shower for our players followed already in the fourth minute on Grbavica, when Meunier took advantage of the confusion in the rows of BH team and scored after the assistance of Hazard.

Our team took the initiative then, and Medunjanin had the best chance when he performed a dangerous shot from the edge of the field.

After half an hour, the Dragons managed to equalize the score. Kolasinac led a brilliant action on the left side and sent the ball to Dzeko, who managed to send the ball to the Belgian goal stands. Courtois managed to defend this shot, but Medunjanin ran after the ball and managed to score for 1:1.

Only nine minutes later, Grbavica Stadium exploded again. After Vertonghen’s huge mistake, Visca came in front of the Courtois and routinely scored for 2:1.

Before the break, Belgian players Vermaelen, Hazard and Batshuay, had several great opportunities, but they eventually hit the goal stands. Nevertheless, our goalkeeper Begovic was great with several excellent interventions and we went on a break with a result 2:1 for our selection.

The Belgians started the second half in the same rhythm. Batshiayi and Alderweireld missed some great chances, and then they reached a well-deserved equalization of the result just half an hour before the end of the match.

Fierce attacks continued, and Begovic managed to save his goal in 67th minute after Tielemansa’s shot.

The Belgians scored the third goal from the corner of the previous action. De Bruyne centered, Carrasco passed, and Vertonghen shot the ball into the net for a new turn.

Just 8 minutes before the end of the match, Djumic tied the score once again, but all hopes for a favorable result were destroyed by Carrasco who scored for the final result 3: 4.

With this victory, Belgium increased its lead in Group H, while BiH remained in the second place with one point more than Greece, but also with one match more.

(Source: N. K./

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