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The World United Through Football Wednesday, 25th June

Group Match

Group F

Travel to Bosnia-Herzegovina Bosnia-Herzegovina vs Travel to Iran Iran in Salvador.

Match Preview

In the final Group F matches, Bosnia take on Iran in Salvador while Nigeria play Argentina in Porto Alegre.

Bosnia and Iran have played five friendly matches since 2001. Iran have won them all except for the first match in Bihac (22/07/2001) which ended in a (2:2) draw.

The Match

This is the first match of the tournament for Peruvian referee, Victor Carrillo.

Goalscorers 1:0
Edin Dzeko gave Bosnia-Herzegovina the lead in the 23rd minute; placing his shot in off the bottom of the Iranian post, and leaving Alireza Haghighi with no chance to get to the ball.

Half-time: Bosnia-Herzegovina 1 - Iran 0

Iran needed to score two goals and hope Nigeria didn't get back on level terms in Porto Alegre.

Goalscorers 2:0
Miralem Pjanic just about ended Iran's dream in the 59th minute.

Goalscorers 2:1
Reza Ghoochannejhad scored a consolation goal for Iran in the 82nd minute.

Goalscorers 3:1
But Avdija Vrsajevic extended Bosnia's lead just a minute later.

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Final Score: Bosnia 3 - Iran 1
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Teams

Travel to Bosnia-Herzegovina Bosnia-Herzegovina:
1-Asmir Begovic; 2-Avdija Vrsajevic, 15-Toni Sunjic, 4-Emir Spahic, 5-Sead Kolasinac; 21-Anel Hadzic, 8-Miralem Pjanic, 7-Muhamed Besic, 14-Tino-Sven Susic; 11-Edin Dzeko, 9-Vedad Ibisevic.

Travel to Iran Iran:
12-Alireza Haghighi; 4-Jalal Hosseini, 5-Amir Hossein Sadeqi, 15-Pejhman Montazeri, 23-Mehrdad Pooladi; 14-Andranik Teymourian, 6-Javad Nekounam, 21-Ashkan Dejagah, 7-Masoud Shojaei; 3-Ehsan Hajsafi, 16-Reza Ghoochannejhad.

2014 World Cup Referees Referee: Victor Carrillo - Peru Travel to Peru

Yellow Cards 2 yellow cards:
76 mins - Muhamed Besic (Bosnia)
87 mins - Karim Ansarifard (Iran)

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First Round

Thursday, 12th June
Brazil vs Croatia

Friday, 13th June
Chile vs Australia
Mexico vs Cameroon
Spain vs Netherlands

Saturday, 14th June
Colombia vs Greece
Côte d'Ivoire vs Japan
England vs Italy
Uruguay vs Costa Rica

Sunday, 15th June
Argentina vs Bosnia
France vs Honduras
Switzerland vs Ecuador

Monday, 16th June
Germany vs Portugal
Ghana vs USA
Iran vs Nigeria

Tuesday, 17th June
Belgium vs Algeria
Brazil vs Mexico
Russia vs South Korea

Wednesday, 18th June
Australia vs Netherlands
Cameroon vs Croatia
Spain vs Chile

Thursday, 19th June
Colombia vs Côte d'Ivoire
Japan vs Greece
Uruguay vs England

Friday, 20th June
Honduras vs Ecuador
Italy vs Costa Rica
Switzerland vs France

Saturday, 21st June
Argentina vs Iran
Germany vs Ghana
Nigeria vs Bosnia

Sunday, 22nd June
Belgium vs Russia
South Korea vs Algeria
USA vs Portugal

Monday, 23rd June
Australia vs Spain
Cameroon vs Brazil
Croatia vs Mexico
Netherlands vs Chile

Tuesday, 24th June
Costa Rica vs England
Greece vs Côte d'Ivoire
Italy vs Uruguay
Japan vs Colombia

Wednesday, 25th June
Bosnia vs Iran
Ecuador vs France
Honduras vs Switzerland
Nigeria vs Argentina

Thursday, 26th June
Algeria vs Russia
Portugal vs Ghana
South Korea vs Belgium
USA vs Germany

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