AEK defender Ognjen Vranjes has decided not to return to the national football team of Bosnia-Herzegovina.
He posted on Instagram on Thursday, a photo of himself in the national football team tracksuit and captioned the following text:
“After a long reflection and conversation with my family, I decided not to play for the national team of Bosnia-Herzegovina anymore. I thank Dusan Bajevic and all the former selectors who tried to persuade me to come back and help the team in the barrage. I wish my former teammates good luck in the European Championships,” Vranjes wrote.
Recently, there has been an intense story that Vranjes will return to the national team.
Ognjen Vranješ is a Bosnian professional footballer who plays as a centre back for Greek club AEK Athens, on loan from Anderlecht.
Vranješ started his professional career at Borac Banja Luka, before joining Red Star Belgrade in 2009. In 2010, he had loan spells with Napredak Kruševac and Sheriff Tiraspol. He then played in Russia for Krasnodar and Spartak Vladikavkaz and in Turkey for Elazığspor and Gaziantepspor. In 2016, Vranješ signed with Sporting Gijón. Later that year, he switched to Tom Tomsk. A year later, he moved to AEK Athens. The following year, he was transferred to Anderlecht, who loaned him back to AEK Athens in 2019.
A former youth international for Bosnia and Herzegovina, Vranješ made his senior international debut in 2010, earning over 30 caps until 2018. He represented the nation at their first major tournament, the 2014 FIFA World Cup.