Dzeko banks on home comforts
21 March 2013, 08:35
Sarajevo - Bosnia's Edin Dzeko hopes to extend his birthday party with a World Cup qualifying win over Greece on Friday that would represent a big step forward for the Balkan country in their bid to reach their first major tournament as an independent nation.
Dzeko, who turned 27 on Sunday, acknowledged the Bosnians would have to be at their best in the cauldron of Zenica stadium to overcome the 2004 European champions, with the two teams leading Group I on 10 pojnts from four games each.
He said the game is not decisive but a home win would take a lot of weight off their backs because Greece are the group favourites and being three points ahead of them after Friday's fixture would put Bosnia in the driving seat.