EURO 2016 is right around the corner and it will be the biggest tournament yet as 24 teams will battle for the European crown. The Bosnian National Team who featured in the same EURO qualifying group as Israel and who didn’t advance to the tourney, travelled to Japan to participate in the Kirin Cup with the National Team sides of Denmark, Bulgaria and of course the hosts Japan.
Haris Medunjanin was given the captain’s armband for the team’s first round match against Denmark that ended 2:2 and went to penalty kicks. The deciding spot kick was taken by the Yellow & Blue midfielder who stepped up against Danish keeper and Leicester City shot stopper Kasper Schmeichel. The midfielder sent the ball right into the back of the goal to lift his side into the tournament’s final against Japan.
In the championship match, Medunjanin’s side came back from a deficit and ended up capturing the Kirin Cup. As captain, Medunjanin then had the privilege to lift the trophy for his country and enjoy the victory until his return to training at Kiryat Shalom.