Coach Susic commits to Bosnia

Safet Susic has extended his contract as Bosnia-Herzegovina coach in a bid to help the team reach the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ in Brazil.

"I'm satisfied with this agreement which will allow us to continue working together," said Susic, who has coached the team since 2009. "I know we have a good team. I know the players very well and I believe that this squad will have more chances with me than with someone else."

Susic said that Bosnia's 6-2 loss in the second leg of their UEFA EURO 2012 play-off against Portugal in November had only reinforced his determination. Financial details of the contract were not revealed.

Bosnia have never participated in final phases of the EURO or FIFA World Cup.

Susic, 56, spent a decade as a midfielder in France with Paris Saint-Germain -- where he is considered one of their greatest ever players -- and later coached a number of teams in Turkey from 1996 and 2008.