This was then subsequently followed by further disappointment with lackluster campaigns in the UEFA Euro 2000 qualifiers, as well as the 2002 FIFA World Cup.
Bosnia failed to make the grade in the 2006 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, despite being unbeaten at home, and the UEFA Euro 2008 qualifiers, which saw their poor home form cost them.
Note: Some of the other players to have captained the team include: Mehmed Baždarević (2 caps) 1996, Meho Kodro (5) 1997 to 1998, Vlatko Glavaš (1) 1997, Suvad Katana (2) 1998, Elvir Bolić (6) 1999 to 2000, Bruno Akrapović (4) 1999 to 2003, Hasan Salihamidžić (1) 2004, Zlatan Bajramović (1) 2006, Džemal Berberović (1) 2007, Asmir Begović (5) 2014 to 2017, Haris Medunjanin (4) 2016 to 2018, Vedad Ibišević (1) 2017.
The early period saw Bosnia and Herzegovina have to wait until the 1998 FIFA World Cup qualifiers to compete for a place in a major competition.
Bosnia finished fourth in a group that included Greece, Denmark, Croatia and Slovenia.
The Bosnian national team never lost on this field until the Euro 2008 qualifier against Hungary.
During 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, Bosnia and Herzegovina national team played all their First round home matches at this stadium, losing only once, to former European and World champions Spain.
The team finished in third place during 2006 World Cup qualifying, recording two draws with Spain along the way.
During qualifiers for 2010 World Cup Bosnia reached its first ever playoffs for a major tournament, though eventually losing to Portugal 2–0 on aggregate.The 2014 World Cup is the first time Bosnia has appeared at a major tournament as an independent nation, having qualified as winners of UEFA Group G. Emir Spahić captained Bosnia at their first ever FIFA World Cup tournament.This is a list of Bosnia and Herzegovina captains for ten or more official and friendly matches.The stadium is considered a "curse" for foreign national teams, because the Bosnian national team usually wins or rarely loses their home games at Bilino Polje stadium.In a period stretching from 1995 to October 2006, Bosnia went undefeated at home in around 15 games played in Zenica.Bosnian national team also used Stadion Grbavica for some of its games.'dragons'), popularized by football TV commentator Marijan Mijailović during Belgium vs.