Bosnia beats Albania 2-0 in Euro 2012 qualifier

Second-half goals from Haris Medunjanin and Darko Maletic gave

Bosnia a 2-0 win over Albania on Tuesday in a qualifying match for

the 2012 European Championship.

Boris Pandza’s header set up Medunjanin, who slotted the ball

into the net in the 67th minute. Maletic came on a substitute and

secured the victory by scoring the second with a volley in injury


Bosnia coach Safet Susic said he was ”glad the boys finally

showed what they can do,” referring to his team’s 3-0 loss to

Romania last week.

Albania’s Andi Lila was sent off in the 87th minute after

fouling Elvir Rahimic.

Bosnia improved to 10 points, three behind leader France and two

back from second-place Belarus.

Last month, FIFA lifted its ban on Bosnia competing in

international competitions following a leadership dispute fueled by

ethnic rivalry.

Bosnia-Herzegovina’s federation was suspended April 1. Some of

its members had refused to abide by an order from FIFA and UEFA to

replace its three-member leadership with a single president.



Bosnia-Herzegovina: Kenan Hasagic, Boris Pandza, Emir Spahic,

Elvir Rahimic, Miralem Pjanic (Muhamed Besic, 77) Zvjezdan

Misimovic, Edin Dzeko, Mensur Mujda (Darko Maletic, 73), Vedad

Ibievic (Zlatan Muslimovic, 60) Senad Lulic, Haris Medunjanin.

Albania: Samir Ujkani, Kristi Vangjeli, Armend Dallku, Lorik

Cana, Debatik Curri, Ansi Agolli (Andi Lila, 60), Ervin Bulku,

Ervin Skela, Altin Lala (Gjergj Muzaka, 73) Hamdi Salihi, Erjon

Bogdani (Klodian Duro, 46)