Bosnia rejects FIFA statute, faces suspension
The Bosnian football 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.
Just like in politics, 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.