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Former SLU star Ibisevic named to Bosnia squad
by Paul Kennedy, May 5th, 2014 4:13PM

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[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).


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