Bosnia Herzegovina vs Brazil 1996
After a victory (2:1) over Slovenia early 1996. in a friendly encounter at Kosevo. The game had a big impact. A few days later came an invitation to visit in Brazil, of course it was immediately accepted, but did not even know where the match will be played. It was only the date specified venues, December 18.
Bosnian National Soccer Team Coach at the time Fuad Muzurovic announced the players that will travel to Brazil. They had to travel to Manaus, a city in the heart of Brazil, but coach Muzurovic managed to gather 10-odd players, because most did not have passports.
At the time they left the bus in front of the Football Federation of BiH in the street in Simo Milutinovic Thursday, the 12th December. They traveled through Mostar, board and Split to Trogir, slept over at Hotel Medena and the next morning the plane flew through Frankfurt to Amsterdam.
Waiting for visas
At the time he started 12 players, two goalies, Mirsad Dedic and Samir Sabanovic and Pavo Dadic, Nudzeim Geca, Sead Osmic, Vedic Music, Senad Begic, Almir Turkovic, Bakir Besirevic, Nermin Sabic, Sead Kapetanovic and Sanjin Pintul. There is little that any player to meet with one of the best teams of the world. It was a promise that some of the players who have played out to try to get to Manaus. In Amsterdam, two days waiting for the visa, they managed to find another player, Edina Ramcica, who played in Belgium.Were done two training sessions.
With selectors Muzurovica and coach Mustafa Hukic, Dzemaludin Musovic, I. Mioc Association Secretary, Dr. Ismet Arslanagic, Spaho Mehmed, Suleiman Arnaut, Edin Hodzic, Emir Hacimic cameraman and journalist Senad Hadzifejzovic and Sinan Sinanovic. This is a team that was in Amsterdam flew across the Atlantic to Forateleza, a city on the shore of the ocean. It was Monday, the 16th December, when the expedition arrived in BH Brazil. But it took another trek to Manaus, which is three time zones away from this city on the Atlantic.
Some of the players were able to escape from the hotel to the beach, one of them is well-burnt on the back, but the game managed to repair the burns.
Unknown aircraft routes
Then the plane flew again, three times per hour, as a local train for Konjic, from Fortaleza to Sao Luis, then to Belem at the mouth of the Amazon River into the Atlantic. And then another two hours along the Amazon River to Manaus, around which thousands of kilometers there is no other city. It can be reached only by boat and ride it 10 days or plane, but only with Amazon and Rio Negro. Other aviation routes are unknown, because there are no devices on the ground to navigate.
Fortunately the Hotel Tropical, one of the most beautiful in the world, located in the jungle, across the Rio de Janeiro arrived Vlatko Glavas, Hasan Salihamidzic and Elvir Bolic and goalkeeper coach Enver Maric.
Their, and other joys knew no bounds. After six days, on Tuesday morning they arrived at the place of meeting venues. Famous Brazilians Ronaldo and others have also arrived at the same hotel, which is such that it can easily go astray. At each exit writes that leaving a hotel at your own risk, given the numerous rainforest.
During travels in Brazil, representatives of BiH were greeted by numerous journalists, they were all on TV and their photos were in the newspaper. Many curious people have occupied the hotel for Ronaldo, but it is guarded 12 policemen. At every turn, when out of the hotel came from some expedition BH, and played samba and hailed Bosnia, Bosnia.
Arrive at training was accompanied by a kilometer-long row of fans, has not trained much because it was about 40 degrees.
Panic on the plane
Stadium on Wednesday evening was filled to capacity. In addition, about 50 000 fans in the stadium, about 20 000 were left outside the stadium. They beat Brazilica Ronaldo goal in the 75th minute.
The day after the football spectacle was organized boat trip on the river Rio Negro in Manaus, which flows into the Amazon. Back came the On Friday, 20 December, the same route of up to Fortelezea, and then to Amsterdam, Zagreb, Split and then bus to Sarajevo.The voyage took 13 days total to be played just 90 minutes. But it was worth it.
During their stay in the land of coffee, samba and football. Most of Music was taught to swim in the beautiful hotel pool, but when encouraged, Muzurovic the keeper loved the pool and let and most of the team quickly found out the pool.
Bosnia vs Brazil 2012
The Bosnian Soccer team ran out on the the field tonight at AFG Arena stadium in St. Gallen to kick off training before tomorrow’s friendly match with Brazil.
Miralem Pjanic renewed injury before he went to the stadium, while other team members in a relaxed atmosphere, did a light workout. How is the national football team coach Safet Susic said at a news conference, the players are not under any pressure, because this is a friendly match. To our team will be without support in the encounter with Brazil could see on tonight’s training session which was attended by several dozen faithful supporters.