Bulgaria U19 faced Bosnia and Herzegovina for a second time in a friendly
Bulgaria U19 – Bosnia and Herzegovina U19 0:2
0:1 Hadzic (13), Veladzic (34)
Bulgaria U19: Dimitar Sheytanov, Ivan Turitsov (60-Ertan Tombak), Nadim Angelov, Valentin Antov, Mateo Stamatov, Emil Yanchev (46-Stanislav Ivanov), Erol Dost, Iliya Yurukov, Toni Ivanov (75- Georgi Slavchev), Petar Hristov (46-Radoslav Zhivkov), Atanas Kabov
Coach: Angel Stoykov
Bosnia and Herzegovina U19 starting line-up: Adnan Kanuric, Amar Besirevic, Jasmin Celikovic, Rijad Sasiku, Amar Catic, Filip Bozic, Nedim Hadzic, Demirel Weledzic, Edis Smajic, Amar Beganovic, Anel Sabanadzovic;
Reserves: Filip Vasilj GK, Sefkija Resic, Amir Velic, Nikola Vuletic, Imad Rondic, Sasa Maksimovic, Tomas Dadic, Halid Sabanovic, Luka Knezevic
Coach: Toni Karacic
Referee: Vangel Vangelov
Bulgaria U19 National team recorded a draw and a loss against Bosnia and Herzegovina U19 in two friendlies, played at the National Football Base in Boyana, Sofia.
The first game was played on 12th of September and ended 4:4 with Nedim Hadzic scoring a hattrick and Veladzic adding another goal for Toni Karacic`s team. Kaloyan Krastev, Toni Ivanov, Radoslav Zhivkov and Valentin Antov found the net for Bulgaria.
The second game was held two days later and ended 2:0 for Bosnia and Herzegovina. Nedim Hadzic opened the scoring in the 13th minute. FK Sarajevo`s forward beat a defender in the penalty area and send the ball home with a diagonal finesse shot. In the 34th minute Veladzic doubled their lead with a header after a cross by Catic.
Since the beginning of the second half the Bulgarians took the initiative and found themselves in quite a few goalscoring opportunities. Four minutes after the break Kabov could have scored, but his shot was deflected by the left bar. In the 56th minute Hadzic was left one-on-one with the goalie, but Sheytanov saved his shot. Until the end Angel Stoykov`s players tried their best, but Toni Ivanov and Kabov`s shots went wide. The goalie Kanuric also contributed for the guest`s win by saving Stamatov and Dost`s shots.
The two friendlies were part of Bulgaria`s preparation for the EURO 2018 Qualifying round. Bulgaria is in Group 8 alongside England, Republic of Ireland and the Faroe islands. Our country will be host of the mini-tournament which will be staged from 8-14th of November 2017.
Department "Public Relations and Media"