We'll light up Lisbon, says Bento
Portugal 0 Bosnia 0
Tuesday 15 November 2011
The Portugal coach, Paulo Bento (left), is confident his team will beat Bosnia in Lisbon tonight and qualify for Euro 2012. The teams drew 0-0 on Friday.
"It will be very tight," said Bento, "but we're convinced we'll go on and take control of the match. At the end of these 90 minutes we will be a happy team and, more importantly, a happy country."
Two years ago Portugal beat Bosnia in a play-off to reach the World Cup, and the visitors' striker Vedad Ibisevic is desperate to avenge that to send Bosnia to their first big tournament since independence. "The time has come for this generation to go to a major competition," he said.
Sasa Papac and Boris Pandza are both available after suspension for the draw at the Bilino Polje. Midfielder Sejad Salihovic may replace Haris Medunjanin.
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