The Bosnian Football team wants to unite a fractured country.
"I go to schools in Bosnia where there is still much to do. Many of the schools are divided; it’s like two schools in one. I try to show the children that it’s not important what their name is, or whether they are a Muslim, [Orthodox] Christian or Catholic." - Edin Dzeko
'The national team itself, however, tells another story. On the pitch, it remains the only functioning multi-ethnic organism in the 20-year history of the country. There can be no ethnic veto against a pass out of defence from Croat Toni Šunjic to Bosnian Serb midfielder Zvjezdan Misimovic, to superstar striker Džeko, a Bosniak. Again, Srebrenica survivor Asmir Selimovic puts it well: “The pitch is the place where Bosnia really happens. It is the one glimmer of hope to show who we really are. You can't take all that crap on to a soccer field.”
"For us," he says, "the team is Bosnia. It’s how Bosnia should be, all three peoples together. If the Serbs don’t want to support us, or the Croats, that’s their problem. But when Misimovic plays for Bosnia, we’ll cheer for him as loud as any other player."’