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Bosnia Secures A Historic World Cup Berth

Bosnia-Herzegovina has been celebrating the country's first ever qualification for the soccer World Cup finals since declaring independence in 1992. Vedad Ibisevic's second-half winner in a tense game against Lithuania sealed top spot for the country in Group G on October 15, sparking jubilant scenes in Sarajevo and other cities as rejoicing fans took to the streets with flares and fireworks.

The hopes of a nation rested on these men in Kaunas, Lithuania. 
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The hopes of a nation rested on these men in Kaunas, Lithuania.

Bosnia's head coach Safet Susic looks on anxiously during a tight game. 
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Bosnia's head coach Safet Susic looks on anxiously during a tight game.

Striker Vedad Ibisevic finally broke the deadlock in the 68th minute.
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Striker Vedad Ibisevic finally broke the deadlock in the 68th minute.

Many of Bosnia's players and staff were in tears at the final whistle...
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Many of Bosnia's players and staff were in tears at the final whistle...

...while their fans celebrated wildly in the stands...
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...while their fans celebrated wildly in the stands...

as well as back home in Sarajevo
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as well as back home in Sarajevo

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