Sead Kolasinac leads Bosnia and Herzegovina to friendly draw
Two Schalke players were on international duty for their respective countries on Saturday evening. Sead Kolasinac was in the starting XI as Bosnia and Herzegovina drew 0-0 against Costa Rica in a friendly while Germany U21s drew 1-1 with Netherlands U21s, with Malick Thiaw on the bench.
Following their 2-2 draw with Finland in the first match of World Cup qualifying, Bosnia and Herzegovina faced Costa Rica in a friendly on Saturday evening. Sead Kolasinac captained his country and played 80 minutes of the goalless draw in Zenica.
Kolasinac and Bosnia and Herzegovina take on world champions France on Wednesday in their next World Cup qualifier. The Group D clash kicks off at 20:45 CEST and will be played in Sarajevo.
Germany U21s with a draw
At the European U21 Championship, Germany U21s snatched a point against Netherlands U21s. Justin Kluivert put the Dutch team ahead shortly after half time as he benefitted from a mistake from Germany goalkeeper Finn Dahmen (48’). Stefan Kuntz’s team increased the pressure over the course of the second half and managed to level the scores six minutes before the end through a close-range Lukas Nmecha effort.
Malick Thiaw and Markus Schubert, who is on loan at Eintracht Frankfurt from Schalke, were both unused substitutes in the game. Germany are now in first place in Group A ahead of the final group stage match against Romania on Tuesday (18:00 CEST), who also have four points. The Dutch are in third place with two points. The first and second places in the four groups qualify for the knockout round of the competition, which will be played from 31 May to 6 June.