Scars of war – Nearly two decades after the end of a war which tore the country apart, Bosnia-Herzegovina is heading to the World Cup. While bullet holes still litter the country's capital city of Sarajevo, its footballers are hoping to write a new chapter in the emerging nation' history.
Edin to Brazil – Edin Dzeko will spearhead Bosnia-Herzegovina's challenge at its first ever World Cup. The striker heads to his first major international tournament after a season which saw him win the English Premier League with Manchester City.
Let the party begin – Bosnia confirmed qualification for its first World Cup with a 1-0 win over Lithuania in Vilnius on October 15, 2013. The victory sparked wild celebrations on the streets of Sarajevo, where 50,000 fans took to the streets for a glorious homecoming.
Idyllic Ilidza – The team's final training camp before departing for the World Cup took place in Ilidza, a picturesque suburb on the outskirts of Sarajevo.
Homegrown heroes – Local schoolchildren gathered around the edge of the training pitch to catch a glimpse of their heroes and chant Dzeko's name.
Safe hands – Like Dzeko, Bosnia's goalkeeper Asmir Begovic plies his trade in England. The Stoke City player's family fled Bosnia before the war, moving to Germany before settling in Canada.