National football team of Bosnia and Herzegovina continues their UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying campaign with a match against Greece at the ‘OACA Spyros Louis’ Stadium in Athens on Tuesday evening.
Robert Prosinecki’s men are currently on the fourth place in qualifying Group J, with ten points from seven matches - two less than second-placed Finland - meaning that victory in tonight’s game is an absolute must if Miralem Pjanic and the rest of the team want to qualify directly for the 2020 UEFA European Football Championship.
Bosnia and Herzegovina and Greece have played ten times thus far, with Greece winning four of those games, and five matches - including three most recent ones - ending in a draw. Bosnia has won only once, six years ago in Zenica, on route to nation’s only participation in a major tournament, the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
Also in Group J, Finland hosts Armenia in Turku (18:00), while Liechtenstein take on Italy in Vaduz (20:45).
Draw or defeat in tonight’s game would mean that Bosnia and Herzegovina would probably have to look for qualification to the 2020 UEFA European Football Championship through the UEFA Nations League play-offs.
UEFA has updated the list of teams that would be involved in the play-offs on the basis of the current European Qualifiers standings.
According to the current list, Bosnia and Herzegovina would play at home against Northern Ireland in the semi-finals, and against the winner of Wales-Slovakia tie in the finals of the play-off, the host of which will be drawn in advance on November 22.