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Akhbar Al-Youm newspaper – Pjanic expelled from the Bosnian national team

Thursday, November 18, 2021 at 09 am / Today’s news / Follow-up

Bosnian midfielder Miralem Pjanic was expelled from the national team for disciplinary reasons, after he was seen drinking alcohol at night parties before the match against Finland, which ended in the defeat of Bosnia (1-3) and then not qualified for the World Cup 2022, and this came in a statement issued by the Bosnian Football Association, It was soon deleted without explanation.

And Ivaylo Petev, the coach of the national team, announced that it was he who took the decision to exclude the player from the national team last night during the confrontation with Ukraine, and Pjanic, Barcelona player loaned to Turkish Besiktas and one of the best Bosnian players, played against Finland last Saturday for 67 minutes and left the field. He was booed for his lackluster performance.

At the same time, the Bosnian websites published pictures of Pjanic drinking and smoking the night before that important match against Finland, and the deleted statement from the Bosnian Federation indicated that Pjanic apologized for his behavior and understood the coach’s decision.

The note explained, “His behaviour, while inappropriate to a player of such fame and patriotism that everyone who wears the national jersey must feel, must be understood as a consequence of his insufficient psychological recovery after all that happened to him in the last year of his career.” .

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