Safet Susic who is the head coach of Bosnia & Herzegovina has unveiled the squad that will participate in the 2014 FIFA World Cup that is less than 40 days to its kickoff. However, Susic’s squad has a total of 24 players instead of the required 23.
The Bosnia & Herzegovina coach was expected to name a full squad but the inclusion of an extra player is due to Mensur Mujdza his right back who is nursing an injury. The 24 man squad has Edin Dzeko the striker at Manchester City and Stoke’s Asmir Begovic.
Tino Susic’s Hadjuk Split who is also the nephew of the coach shocked many when he was included in the squad because he currently have one cap for his country.
When it comes to 2nd June, Anel Hazic may be dropped if Mujdza proves that he is fully fit for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. This is because 2nd June is the date set by FIFA that all of the 32 teams to submit their squads.
During an interview, Susic said that those who expected call-up were those players that are always starters at their respective clubs and believes the squad is perfect for the upcoming summer event.
Susic says that the 24 players are the best they have currently. He however adds that he is aware that some of the players who were left out may feel much disappointed.
Adnan Zahirovic a midfielder at Bochum and Boris pandza who plays as a defender at Gornik Zabrze are some of the players who have not been featured in the squad.
In the personnel backroom of Susic is Elvir Rahimic who is 38 years of age. Susic says that Rahimic has done a lot for his national team and is now part of the coaching staff and has accepted the offer given to him.
Susic further says that their goal as at team is to qualify for the last round 16. Bosnia are in group F with Nigeria, Argentina and Iran.