Bosnia-Herzegovina will have to do something they've never managed before to get past Ireland

Bosnia-Herzegovina striker Edin Dzeko

Ireland’s play-off opponents Bosnia-Herzegovina in numbers.

0 - Bosnia-Herzegovina have never won a play-off tie (lost twice on aggregate to Portugal:  0-2 in 2009 and 2-6 in 2011).

1 - qualification for the final stages of a major tournament (2014 World Cup).

1 - the only top-seeded team from the original draw involved in the play-offs.

2 - managers employed in the current campaign (Safet Susic was replaced by Mehmed Bazdarevic following the 0-3 defeat in Israel after 4 matches in Group B).

3 - players started all 10 matches in Group B (Asmir Begovic, Senad Lulic and Miralem Pjanic).

3 - defeats in Group B (at home to Cyprus 1-2, and away to Israel 0-3 and Belgium 1-3).

- players will miss the second leg in Dublin if booked in Zenica, including Begovic, Pjanic and 7-goal top scorer Edin Dzeko.

12 - goals conceded in 10 matches make Bosnia’s defence the leakiest of any play-off team.

17 - points from 10 matches in Group B (5 wins, 2 draws, 3 defeats).

30 - current FIFA World Ranking.

55% - average possession rate in Group B.

183 - international matches played by Bosnia-Herzegovina since the break-up of Yugoslavia (74 wins, 38 draws, 71 defeats).

15,600 - capacity of Stadion Bilino Polje in Zenica.


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