Turkish delight as Muslimovic misses crunch

November 20, 2007

SARAJEVO, Nov 20 (Reuters) - Bosnian striker Zlatan Muslimovic has been ruled out of Wednesday's Euro 2008 Group C qualifier against Turkey in Istanbul because of injury, the national soccer association said on its website.

The injured Atalanta player and Bosnia's top scorer will be replaced by home-based striker Sanel Jahic of Zeljeznicar, the association said on Tuesday, although it failed to elaborate on the Muslimovic's injury.

European champions Greece, who have already qualified for the finals, top the group on 28 points. Turkey, on 21 points, are vying for the second qualifying spot alongside Norway (20).

Bosnia are in fourth place on 13 points. The finals will be co-hosted by Austria and Switzerland.

Squad:

Goalkeepers: Adnan Guso (Pandurii Romania), Bojan Tripic (Modrica Maxima)

Defenders: Branimir Bajic (Koblenz), Safet Nadarevic (Zagreb), Ivan Radeljic (Slaven Belupo), Dzemal Berberovic (Kuban Krasnodar), Samir Merzic (Teplice), Veldin Muharemovic (Sarajevo).

Midfielders: Elvir Rahimic (CSKA Moscow), Dario Damjanovic (Hajduk Split), Darko Maletic (Partizan), Branislav Krunic (FC Moscow), Zvjezdan Misimovic (Nuremberg), Senijad Ibricic (Zagreb), Sejad Salihovic (TSG Hoffenheim).

Forwards: Edin Dzeko (Wolfsburg), Vedad Ibisevic (TSG Hoffenheim), Sanel Jahic (Zeljeznicar).