The national football team of BiH was defeated in Nicosia in the 7th round of qualifiers for the World Cup 2018 against the selection of Cyprus, with the score 2: 3 after a shocking turnaround.
Lulic hit the goal stand already in the third minute of the match, and five minutes later, Pjanic performed a free kick, after which Sotiriou cleared the danger in front of the goal of Cyprus.
Our selection performed a counterattack in the 20th minute. Visca played a return ball for Ibisevic, who missed the chance.
Our team then attacked through Dzeko and Ibisevic, but the defense of Cyprus headed by goalkeeper Panayi responded quickly.
Players of Cyprus also had a great chance when Laban shot the ball next to the goal, after which a penalty followed.
Sunjic scored after the hat-trick and a well-performed corner.
Ten minutes later, our national team doubled their advantage. Kolasinac came from the left side and passed the ball to Visca, who scored for 2: 0. It seemed that the Dragons will routinely end the match.
Our team was unrecognizable in the second half, and Cyprus dominated in the field, and they soon crowned this with goals.
Particularly dangerous was Christofi, who reduced our advantage to 2: 1 in the 65th minute of the match.
Two minutes later followed a total shock. Our team members were punished by Laban’s great shot, which led to the score 2:2.
This was not the end for Mehmed Bazdarevic and his team. In the 76th minute, the team of Cyprus scored their third goal, and the scorer was Sotiriou.
There was no change in the result until the end of the match, so our selection experienced an incredible defeat, which decreased its chances for the placement on the World Cup.
(Source: N. K./Klix.ba)