Sunday, 15th June
Bosnia-Herzegovina in Rio de Janeiro.
Although this is Bosnia-Herzegovina's first appearance at a World
Cup Finals, they have played the two-times World Cup Winners, Argentina, twice.
While some of the other European teams still had to navigate through
the play-offs to qualify for the 2014 World Cup Finals in Brazil, Bosnia were in the
United States to see if they could improve on their (0:5) defeat in Cordoba, prior to
Argentina's appearance at France 1998.
Manchester City's Edin Dzeko may be Bosnia's main hope up front, but
it was Argentina's Manchester City striker, Sergio Aguero, who scored the two goals that
seperated the teams at the Busch Stadium in St Louis, Missouri on the 18th of November,
Bosnia-Herzegovina made their first ever World Cup Finals
appearance and even kept the scoreline respectable.
Argentina got their World Cup campaign off to a early start thanks to an own goal from
Sead Kolasinac, in just the third minute.
Half-time:: Argentina 1 - Bosnia-Herzegovina 0
The goal everyone was waiting for came in the 65th minute; Lionel Messi out to prove he
really is the best player in the world by trying to help Argentina win the World Cup.
Bosnia added a consolation goal in the 84th minute, through Vedad Ibisevic.
Final Score: Argentina 2 - Bosnia 1
1:0 - Sead Kolasinac (3 mins, own goal)
2:0 - Lionel Messi (65 mins)
2:1 - Vedad Ibisevic (84 mins)
1-Sergio Romero; 4-Pablo Zabaleta, 3-Hugo Campagnaro, 17-Federico Fernandez, 2-Ezequiel
Garay, 16-Marcos Rojo; 11-Maxi Rodriguez, 14-Javier Mascherano, 7-Angel di Maria;
10-Lionel Messi, 20-Sergio Aguero.
1-Asmir Begovic; 13-Mensur Mujdza, 3-Ermin Bicakcic, 4-Emir Spahic, 5-Sead Kolasinac;
7-Muhamed Besic, 20-Izet Hajrovic, 8-Miralem Pjanic, 10-Zvjezdan Misimovic; 16-Senad
Lulic, 11-Edin Dzeko.
Referee: Joel Aguilar - El Salvador
2 yellow cards:
25 mins - Marcos Rojo (Argentina)
63 mins - Emir Spahic (Bosnia)
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