Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America ClassifiedsGame Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Former SLU star Ibisevic named to Bosnia squad
by Paul Kennedy, May 5th, 2014 4:13PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  world cup 2014

MOST COMMENTED

[WORLD CUP 2014] Safet Susic was the first World Cup coach to name his squad for the finals, announcing a 24-player provisional squad for Bosnia-Herzegovina that includes Vedad Ibisevic, who was the 2002 Soccer America Freshman of the Year at St. Louis.

World Cup 2014: Warmup Schedule

Ibisevic, who plays at VfB Stuttgart, moved to St. Louis when he was 16 and attended Roosevelt High School in St. Louis. After one season at SLU, he moved to Paris St. Germain and then on to Dijon, Alemannia Aachen, Hoffenheim and VfB Stuttgart. He has scored 97 goals in his pro career.

Bosnia-Herzegovina, which is making its first appearance at a major tournament as an independent nation, will play in St. Louis May 30 against Ivory Coast and in Chicago June 3 against Mexico before heading to Brazil.

Susic will only have to cut one player from his training squad, having chosen not to go with the full allotment of 30 players on his short list. The extra player was necessary because of concerns about Mensur Mujdza's foot injury.

"Only the players who are regular starters at their clubs could expect a call-up," he said, "and having a compact unit such as this one is essential for a good atmosphere in the locker room."

Bosnia-Herzegovina Roster (24 players):
Goalkeepers: Asmir Begovic (Stoke City/ENG), Jasmin Fejzic (Aalen/GER), Asmir Avdukic (Borac Banja Luka).
Defenders: Emir Spahic (Bayer Leverkusen/GER), Sead Kolasinac (Schalke 04/GER), Ermin Bicakcic (Eintracht Braunschweig/GER), Ognjen Vranjes (Elazigspor/TUR), Toni Sunjic (Zorya Lugansk/UKR), Avdija Vrsajevic (Hajduk Split/CRO), Mensur Mujdza (Freiburg/GER), Ervin Zukanovic (Gent/BEL).
Midfielders: Zvjezdan Misimovic (Guizhou Renhe/CHN), Haris Medunjanin (Gaziantepspor/TUR), Miralem Pjanic (Roma/ITA), Sejad Salihovic (Hoffenheim/GER), Senad Lulic (Lazio/ITA), Izet Hajrovic (Galatasaray/TUR), Senijad Ibricic (Erciyesspor/TUR), Edin Visca (Istanbul BB/TUR), Tino Susic (Hajduk Split/CRO), Muhamed Besic (Ferencvaros/HUN), Anel Hadzic (Sturm Graz/AUT).
Strikers: Edin Dzeko (Man. City/ENG), Vedad Ibisevic (VfB Stuttgart/GER).


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
U.S. Abroad: Timothy Chandler needs knee surgery    
U.S, national team defender Timothy Chandler has been lost for the friendlies against Peru and Brazil ...
What They're Saying: Frank Lampard    
"I respect the manager for saying that. Managers and players should be emotional after defeats at ...
What They're Saying: Jason Kreis    
"We need to show - the players need to show - if they want to be ...
Klinsmann: 'This is about proving a point'    
The countdown to the Oct. 10 winner-take-all match against Mexico at the Rose Bowl began in ...
Video Pick: A well-hit own goal from Holland     
PSV's Jeffrey Bruma gave the keeper no chance when he met a cross from the right ...
MLS Weekend: Bottom feeders finish on top    
There is a big gap between MLS's two conferences -- the Western Conference is plus-14 in ...
Video Pick: How Johannsson scored his first Bundesliga goal    
U.S. national team forward Aron Johannsson, who joined Werder Bremen this season from Dutch club AZ ...
Crowd Count: Seattle draws 64,358 fans, tops in MLS    
The crowd of 64,358 for Sunday's Seattle-Portland match at CenturyLink Field was the largest of the ...
U.S. national team vets coming and going    
U.S. men's national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann named the initial squad of 23 players who will ...
Klopas is first MLS coach to be fired this season    
Hours after Saturday's 2-1 loss to Toronto FC -- its third straight defeat -- the Montreal ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives