CYPRUS back from two goals down to earn a memorable 3-2 win over Bosnia & Herzegovina in Thursday’s Group H Fifa World Cup qualifier.

The sensational comeback leaves them within three points of second placed Greece and is giving the Cypriot side a spring in their step, installing at least some new confidence in World Cup qualifying. Bosnia in the first-half had dominated the match, with strikes by Šunjić on 33 minutes and Višća, just before half-time on the 44th minute.

It was Ran Ben Shimon’s first match in charge as Cyprus manager, and the Israeli’s team talk looked to have inspired the side as they emerged from the break with a different attitude.

Christofi and Laban scored in the three-minute period on the 65th minute and 67th minute respectively, to level at 2-2. The rejuvenated looking Cypriot squad made it 3-2 with another brilliant piece of Cypriot attacking football, thanks to Sotiriou in the 76th minute.

Suddenly Group H is a very interesting ‘group fixture’ with Cyprus only 1 point adrift of Bosnia and Herzegovina on 10 points.

Cyprus will take a trip to Estonia on Sunday, with a fresh renewed belief in their qualifying campaign that’s for sure.

Meanwhile Greece on 13 points in the second playoff spot will face Belgium on home turf.

Article written by London Greek Radio