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Date set for historic friendly
Monday 3 June 2002
Yugoslavia and Bosnia-Herzegovina are set to play each other in their first friendly meeting since the end of the war in the region.

Historic occasion
The match will be played in Sarajevo on 21 August with the respective countries' Under-21 teams also playing in a friendly game in the Bosnian capital on the same day. The match against Yugoslavia will also be the first friendly for Bosnia-Herzegovina after the unification of the nation's football league, which stayed divided for seven years between the Football Association of Republika Srpska (FA RS) and the Bosnia and Herzegovina Football Federation (NSBiH).

Breaking the ice
"The time is right for us and Bosnia-Herzegovina to play football again together," said Yugoslav Football Association general secretary Branko Bulatovic. "So far we have played against all the former Yugoslavian republics and it would be silly to wait for a draw to play against one another. It is better that we break the ice in a friendly."

Final dress-rehearsal
Yugoslavia have also agreed a friendly with the Czech Republic on 7 September which will be their last warm-up game ahead of the start of their EURO 2004™ qualification campaign. In their first competitive game, Yugoslavia will meet Italy on 12 October.

breaking the ice, that is the word. it's good news i think.
and bosna is a kind of interesting squad. it will be intense...
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