Bosnia and Herzegovina lose to Mexico in friendly

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National football team of Bosnia and Herzegovina completed its U.S. tour with a narrow 1-0 loss to Mexico in San Antonio. 

Robert Prosinecki’s team, composed almost entirely of players playing in a domestic league, looked out of it for most of the game, but managed to keep the clean sheet until midway through the second half.

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Mexico were firmly on the front foot from the beginning of the game, but struggled to find the back of the net. This finally changed in the 65th minute when center back Hugo Ayala headed home a corner from LA Galaxy’s Jonathan dos Santos, giving Mexico a well-deserved 1-0 lead.

‘El Tri’ dominated the game with 68 percent possession, taking 17 shots compared to just six from Bosnia and Herzegovina. In fact, Juan Carlos Osorio’s men never even allowed Bosnia and Herzegovina to have a shot on target.  

Three days earlier, United States forced Bosnia and Herzegovina to a goalless draw, with Haris Medunjanin missing a penalty kick eight minutes into the second half.