Friday, 1 April 2011

Bosnia-Hercegovina not allowed to play anymore

Fifa and Uefa have banned Bosnia-Hercegovina from all international matches because it doesn't like that they have 3 presidents of their football association and they should have 1:

The Bosnian Football Federation (NSBIH) had been ordered to change its three-man presidency into one single position by both Fifa and European body Uefa.
But the move was rejected at a NSBIH meeting on Wednesday, prompting Fifa to take immediate action.
The suspension means Bosnia cannot play any international matches.
They are currently fourth in Group D of the 2012 European Championships qualifying campaign, five points behind leaders France and a point behind Belarus and Albania but with a game in hand over their rivals.
If there's one thing I learned from those International Relations courses I took at University it's that countries in the Balkans all really like each other.  They clearly understand the world a little better than those of us in Scotland, they even share presidencies while we only have one.  We should learn from these great friends and the cultural melting pot that leads their football association and return their ball so that they can play again.  And we can even give them an extra 10 minutes at the end of lunch time to play but only if I get to be Alan Shearer and if the ball goes over the jumper it doesn't count as a goal