Bosnia and Herzegovina vs Poland preview

Bosnia and Herzegovina face Poland in UEFA Nations League Group 1 in Zenica on Monday 7 September at 20:45 CET.

Bosnia and Herzegovina vs Poland: live build-up

Where to watch the game on TV

Fans can find their local UEFA Nations League broadcast partner(s) here

What has happened so far?

Group A1 kicked off on Friday with two tightly contested matches. Bosnia and Herzegovina ended Italy’s 11-match winning run with a 1-1 draw in Florence, Edin Džeko giving the visitors a second-half lead before Stefano Sensi’s deflected effort earned a share of the spoils. Poland suffered a narrow loss to the Netherlands courtesy of Steven Bergwijn’s first international goal.

Squads

Bosnia and Herzegovina
Goalkeepers: Begović (Bournemouth), Burić (Hapoel Haifa), Šehić (Konyaspor)
Defenders: Bičkačić (Hoffenheim), Cipetić (Široki Brijeg), Ćivić (Ferencváros), Kolašinac (Arsenal), Kovačević (Ferencváros), Kvržić (Kayserispor), Saničanin (Vojvodina), Šunjić (Dinamo Moskva)
Midfielders: Bešić (Everton), Cimirot (Standard Liège), Danilović (Borac Banja Luka), Duljević (Nîmes), Gojak (Dinamo Zagreb), Hadžiahmetović (Konyaspor), Hajradinović (Kasımpaşa), Menalo (Dinamo Zagreb), Milošević (Konyaspor), Šabanadžović (AEK Athens), Višća (İstanbul Başakşehir)
Forwards: Džeko (Roma), Hodžić (Fehérvár), Koljić (Universitatea Craiova)


2020/21 Nations League: new format explained

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Poland
Goalkeepers: Drągowski (Fiorentina), Fabiański (West Ham), Skorupski (Bologna), Szczęsny (Juventus)
Defenders
: Bednarek (Southampton), Bereszyński (Sampdoria), Bochniewicz (Górnik Zabrze), Glik (Benevento), Jędrzejczyk (Legia), Karbownik (Legia), Kędziora (Dynamo Kyiv), Rybus (Lokomotiv Moskva), Walukiewicz (Cagliari)
Midfielders
: Frankowski (Chicago Fire), Góralski (Kairat), Grosicki (West Brom), Jóźwiak (Lech Poznań), Kądzior (Dinamo Zagreb), Klich (Leeds), Krychowiak (Lokomotiv Moskva), Linetty (Torino), Moder (Lech Poznań), Szymański (Dinamo Moskva), Zieliński (Napoli)
Forwards
: Buksa (New England Revolution), Milik (Napoli), Piątek (Hertha Berlin)

Previous meetings

• This is the sides’ first competitive meeting. Poland have had the better of their two friendly encounters: W1 D1 (both on neutral territory in Antalya, Turkey).

• Poland won the most recent encounter 1-0 in December 2011, Waldemar Sobota scoring the only goal.

What the coaches say


Nations League 2018/19 memories

Nations League 2018/19 memories

Dušan Bajević, Bosnia and Herzegovina coach: “Poland are a strong team with nothing to lose. They also lack some players. We will do our best to win. We will have to play strong, fast, organised and responsibly. The atmosphere in the team is good. We agreed on what we need to fix in relation to the previous match and what our goal is. The responsibility is great with every player in every game.”

Jerzy Brzęczek, Poland coach: “We respect Bosnia, who are competing on three fronts. We saw them play a strong and disciplined game [against Italy] and accordingly we will prepare for the game we expect from them. It’s difficult to mention the names of their players, except for Džeko, and we will see how the composition of their team looks. Each new coach has his own team. They played aggressively [against Italy], but more importantly we will prepare our own team.”

Next up

Bosnia and Herzegovina vs Netherlands – 11 October
Poland vs Italy – 11 October

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