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Bosnia coach Prosinecki rescinds resignation, stays in charge

Bosnia coach Robert Prosinecki has rescinded his resignation after the Balkan nation’s football association (NFSBiH) asked him to stay in charge of the team, the governing body said on Tuesday, Reuters reports.

“The NFSBiH executive board lends full support to Prosinecki to stay in charge until the end of the national team’s Euro 2020 campaign, as stipulated by his contract,” it said.

“We are certain that changing the coach at this point in time would not have a positive effect. Our chances of reaching the European Championship via the qualifiers are still realistic.”

Prosinecki, who said he was stepping down after Sunday’s 4-2 defeat at Armenia in their Euro 2020 Group J qualifier, told reporters in Sarajevo that his change of heart had been a “difficult decision”.

The defeat left the Bosnians fourth in Group J on seven points from six games, 11 behind leaders Italy who have won all of their matches.

Second-placed Finland have 12 points and third-placed Armenia are on nine after their impressive home win over the Bosnians.

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