Dimitris Christofi netted a brace as Cyprus struck back to claim a 2-1 victory over Bosnia-Herzegovina in the opening match of their 2016 European Championship Group B qualifying campaign.
Vedad Ibisevic gave the home side an early lead before Christofi levelled for the visitors just before the break, adding his second midway through the second half.
The hosts had the chance to clinch a late equaliser but Miralem Pjanic suffered a penalty miss as Safet Susic's men left the Bilino Polje empty handed.
Year after year since they gained independence from Yugoslavia and began competing with the rest of their fellow Europeans, the Bosnians had their autumn routine. Every two years, with the start of the new qualifying campaign for the next major tournament, their football team -- as well as the media, fans and basically everyone -- repeated the same words and turned them in sacred litany.
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Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko has signed a new long-term contract, keeping him with the Premier League champions until 2018.
Dzeko, 28, has scored 66 goals in 155 appearances in all competitions since joining City from Wolfsburg in January 2011.
Last season, he scored 16 Premier League goals to help City to their second title in his time at the club, and has also won the FA Cup and League Cup with them.
The Bosnia and Herzegovina captain led his country at this summer's World Cup -- their first...