Euro 2022 | Bosnia absent for financial reasons?


 » We launch a new appeal to the authorities to meet us. If they don’t, the worst-case scenario is not excluded. This is the warning issued by the Bosnian Federation in a press release. The worst case scenario? It would be that the national team is not able to go to the Euro next September.

The organization has indeed acknowledged that it was  » still plagued by financial problems caused by expenses for the preparation of national teams and their participation in major competitions. In particular, it is a question of the costs associated with the travel of these teams.

According to the Federation, the local authorities had made the  » promise to pay him a fund for the first week of August.  » This has not happened so far, so at present the departure of the senior men’s national team for the Estonia tournament, which should be an important part of our preparation for the qualifying matches for the World Cup, as well as the appearance at the Euro, is a big question mark », Worries the Federation.

The latter, according to Basketnews, has since found the necessary funds, with the support of her Estonian counterpart obviously, to ensure this trip to Estonia where two friendly matches against Estonia and Belgium are scheduled this weekend. But uncertainty still reigns for the future. What has the gift of annoying the best player of the team, Jusuf Nurkic.

A “circus” for Jusuf Nurkic

 » No matter how much we want all this circus not to disturb us, I cannot say that this is not the case. Today we supposedly have two training sessions, we don’t have any warm-up matches. I find it shameful “, thus protests the pivot of the Blazers.

The teammate of Damian Lillard said to be aware turbulence likely to still occur.  » I hope this will not happen again in the future. However, the atmosphere within the team is great, it allows us to move forward “, describes the NBA player.

Placed in Group B at the Euro, Bosnia is supposed to go to Cologne to face France, Slovenia, Lithuania, Hungary and the host country, Germany. At the end of August, it must also face France and Montenegro in the context of qualifying for the 2023 World Cup.

 » The biggest question right now is whether we’re going to go or not. I would be very happy if we went there. The European Championship is one of the biggest competitions where everyone can beat everyone. I believe the Euro will be uncertain until the very end. I have no doubts about our level, the only important thing is whether we go there », Finishes the pivot whose formation, 46th in the FIBA ​​rankings, has never done better than an 8th place in this context (1993).

Pre-selection : Miralem Halilovic (Nanterre), Edin Atic (Buducnost), John Roberson (Manisa), Dzanan Musa (Real Madrid), Jusuf Nurkic (Blazers), Emir Sulejmanovic (Lenovo Tenerife), Luka Garza (free agent), Amar Alibegovic (Cedevita Olimpija), Amar Gegic (Cibona), Kenan Kamenjas (Buducnost), Sani Campara (Split), Ismet Sejfic (Golden Eagle Ylli), Rijad Avdic (WWU Baskets Munster), Adin Vrabac and Ajdin Penava (Mons), Jure Zubac (Inter Bratislava), Haris Delalic (Igokea), Aleksandar Lazic (Mornar Bar).


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