World Cup: Hull goalkeeper Eldin Jakupovic wants to play for Bosnia-Herzegovina in Brazil
Hull City goalkeeper Eldin Jakupovic wants to play for Bosnia-Herzegovina and is available for the World Cup finals.
By Jure Bohoric
Last Updated: 25/11/13 9:14pm
Jakupovic was born in Bosnia, but moved to Switzerland as a young child and has represented both countries at Under-21 level.
He was part of Switzerland's squad at Euro 2008 before winning his only international cap later that same year in a friendly against Cyprus.
The 29-year-old has declined a call-up from Bosnia twice in the past, but has now decided that he wants to play for the country of his birth.
"Bosnia manager Safet Susic said that he will go to Brazil with the best players available, so I'm telling him that I'm available for him," Jakupovic is quoted by Bosnian daily newspaper Dnevni avaz.
"When I said no to Bosnia some years ago, I was still young and inexperienced. Unfortunately, I listened to some bad advice from Swiss football.
"And also former manager Blaz Sliskovic back then said that he didn't need me because he has his own goalies. Now, I would really like to play for Bosnia."
Jakupovic has made nine appearances for Hull since joining in 2012 and his sole outing this season came against Tottenham Hotspur in the Capital One Cup last month.