Wednesday, September 12, 2007


SARAJEVO, Bosnia (September 12,2007) - Fuad Muzurovic, coach of the Bosnian National Football Team, insists that Bosnia can still qualify for Euro 2008.However,Muzurovic admitted,"After losing in Hungary (on Saturday), our chances of finishing second in the group have decreased greatly".

But he added, "We've not given up up all hope. We have four more matches but first we need to beat Moldova."

"Malta showed that there are no favourites anymore in beating Hungary and drawing against Turkey on Saturday. Thus, we need to be very careful with Moldova," Muzurovic said.

The coach rued the Hungary result, deeming the game eminently winnable for the visitors.

"We didn't take our chances and the hosts took one of theirs.We made many mistakes in defence and the forwards didn't score," he said.

Nonetheless, he insists that everything is still left to play for.

"If we get a chance to get back into contention for Euro 2008, we will be sure to take it," Muzurovic concluded.

Muzurovic took over at Bosnia in December last year, taking charge of the national team for the second time, following his 1995 to 1998 tenure in Sarajevo.

The former FC Sarajevo title-winner has also coached Adanaspor of Turkey and Cerezo Osaka in Japan, as well as FC Sarajevo themselves.

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