Susic concerned by defence for Portugal
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Bosnia-Herzegovina coach Safet Susic confessed on Monday that he was worried how his defence will cope in the first leg of their UEFA EURO 2012 play-off with 2004 finalists Portugal in Zenica on 11 November.

Susic named his squad for the two-legged play-off - the second leg is in Lisbon on 15 November - on Monday and said he faced a selection nightmare in selecting a defence for the first leg.

Mensur Mujdza is out injured whilst Boris Pandza and Sasa Papac are suspended for the first leg, though, both will be back for the second clash.

Susic is likely to start the first match with Sanel Jahic of Cypriot side APOEL Nicosia and Hamburg's Muhamed Besic having been recalled while Susic said veteran 'keeper Asmir Begovic is first choice starter for both matches.

"We have shown in recent matches that we are a powerful team, but it is true that we will be handicapped in the first match," said Susic. "It will be difficult to select a defence.

"But I hope that we will be at full strength for the second leg, because independent of the result in Zenica, the second leg will be decisive."

Bosnia are hoping to reach their first major finals since gaining independence from the former Yugoslavia in 1992.

Bosnia-Herzegovina squad
Goalkeepers: Kenan Hasagic (Istanbul B.B./Turkey), Asmir Begovic (Stoke City/England), Asmir Avdukic (Borac Banja Luka)

Defenders: Boris Pandza (Mechelen/Belgium), Emir Spahic (Sevilla/Spain), Adnan Mravac (Mattersburg/Austria), Sasa Papac (Rangers/Scotland), Muhamed Besic (Hamburg/Germany), Sanel Jahic (APOEL Nicosia/Cyprus)

Midfielders: Adnan Zahirovic (Spartak Nalchik/Russia), Elvir Rahimic (CSKA Moscow/Russia), Haris Medunjanin (Maccabi Tel-Aviv/Israel), Sejad Salihovic (Hoffenheim/Germany), Senad Lulic (Lazio/Italy), Zvjezdan Misimovic (Dynamo Moscow/Russia), Miralem Pjanic (AS Roma/Italy), Senijad Ibricic (Lokomotiv Moscow/Russia), Semir Stilic (Lech Poznan/Poland), Darko Maletic (Aktobe/Kazakhstan)

Strikers: Vedad Ibisevic (Hoffenheim/Germany), Edin Dzeko (Manchester City/England), Ermin Zec (Genclerbirligi/Turkey), Zlatan Muslimovic (unattached)