Wales qualifies for EURO 2016 despite losing to Bosnia

Zenica (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Oct 11 (IANS) Wales qualified for the EURO 2016 despite its 2-0 defeat to Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) here on Saturday.

BiH also kept its hope live for a play-off opportunity with one match left. After the hard-fought win over Wales, BiH occupied the third place in Group B with 14 points after Cyprus beat Israel 2-1 in their qualifier, reported Xinhua.

Both BiH and Wales failed to score in the first half in the rain. With more incentive for a win, BiH scored in 71st minute when Milan Djuric sent a header into the net.

The visitors almost got an equalizer in 81st minute but Gareth Bale fired the ball wide. In the 90th minute, BiH forward Vedad Ibisevic scored again in short range and sealed the victory.

Wales will face Andorra in the last round while BiH will travel to Cyprus.

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