November 19, 2013

Bosnia and Herzegovina's Home-Away-From-Home Game

St. Louis has been a welcoming home to tens of thousands of Bosnian refugees who fled their southeastern European home of Bosnia and Herzegovina in the early '90s, as a result of the breakup of Yugoslavia and the ensuing Bosnian War. And while the national team -- making its first World Cup appearance ever next summer -- lost 2-0 to an Argentinian team that's expected to challenge for that World Cup in Brazil (thanks to two goals from an in-form Sergio Aguero), just about 99.9 percent of the 30,000 or so fans at Busch Stadium for the international friendly were loud-and-proud Bosnians.

Photos by Jon Gitchoff for the Riverfront Times.

See also:
Busch Stadium Soccer: Injury Pulls Messi from Roster, But Ibisevic Is the Real Draw
Photos: Real Madrid vs. Inter Milan at the Edward Jones Dome (August 2013)
Photos: Manchester City F.C. vs. Chelsea F.C. at Busch Stadium
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Fans light a flare in the stands.
Fans light a flare in the stands.
Vedad Ibisevic, a Roosevelt High School graduate, and striker for the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team.
Vedad Ibisevic, a Roosevelt High School graduate, and striker for the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team.
Bosnia and Herzegovina's Home-Away-From-Home Game
Sergio Aguero, one of the top players in the English Premier League recently, scored two goals for Argentina to seal the win -- and kicked a Bosnian player when the referee wasn't looking.
Sergio Aguero, one of the top players in the English Premier League recently, scored two goals for Argentina to seal the win -- and kicked a Bosnian player when the referee wasn't looking.
Bosnia and Herzegovina's Home-Away-From-Home Game
Bosnia and Herzegovina's Home-Away-From-Home Game
Bosnia and Herzegovina's Home-Away-From-Home Game
Bosnia and Herzegovina's Home-Away-From-Home Game
Bosnia and Herzegovina's Home-Away-From-Home Game
Bosnia and Herzegovina's Home-Away-From-Home Game