May 13, 2014
Manchester City forward Edin Dzeko holds the key to Bosnia-Herzegovina's hopes this summer in Brazil.
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But, further back on the road that snakes out of Trebinje towards Mostar via the western plateau of Herzegovina, the wayside graffiti changes along with the surrounding scenery. Rocky, daunting peaks give way to cultivated valleys and pastureland and the spraypainted displays of affiliation on the roadside bends shift gradually from Cyrillic into Latin script. With the change of geography comes a change in allegiance, and pro-Delije tags become scarce.

The raucous Bosnian-based Hajduk Split fans face a split of their own: Support Bosnia-Herzegovina or Croatia?
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