Bosnia rejects FIFA statute, faces suspension
The Bosnian soccer federation has rejected a request from FIFA
and UEFA to cut its three presidents to one, leaving the body
facing a ban from international matches.
Bosnia’s federation reflects the political setup of the country
and its ethnic division after the 1992-95 war. It consists of two
associations: one a Bosnian Serb and another shared by Bosniaks and
Bosnian Croats. Together they are headed by a three-member
presidency, made up of a Bosniak, a Croat and a Serb.
The Bosnian Serbs do not agree with the concept of one president
because they fear it might jeopardize their autonomy. All 20
Bosnian Serb delegates out of the present 54 at Tuesday’s meeting
voted against the change.