Bosnia-Herzegovina will be making their FIFA World Cup™ debut in 2014. Nicknamed Zlatni Ljiljani (The Golden Lillies) or Zmajevi (The Dragons), the Balkan nation will be looking to make an impact like neighbours Croatia did in 1998. In 2014, the Bosnians find themselves in Group F alongside Argentina, Iran and Nigeria.
The Golden Lillies will face the biggest test of their footballing lives when they head to Brazil. They might not be sure what to expect when they get there, but one feels they are prepared for anything as they boast world class talent like Manchester City’s striker Eden Dzeko. The forward will be expected to be lethal in front of goal, as he is also their all-time leading goal scorer. Goalkeeper Asmir Begovic will be out to ensure he continues where he left off in the qualifying stages as he only conceded six times. It took a ten match unbeaten streak, a draw and just one defeat for Safet Sušic’s men to register their name in the history books with an impressive 30 goals scored.
Former player turned coach Sušic will not have it hard motivating his players about a stage he could only dream of during his heyday because most of his players ply their trade in Europe’s biggest leagues and they possess the experience of playing with the eyes of the world watching. The Dragons will kick off their Group F campaign with a mouthwatering clash against one of the tournament favourites Argentina, before exchanging blows with Iran and Nigeria.