Wednesday, 25th June
Bosnia-Herzegovina vs Iran in Salvador.
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)
This is the first match of the tournament for Peruvian referee,
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
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.
Miralem Pjanic just about ended Iran's dream in the 59th minute.
Reza Ghoochannejhad scored a consolation goal for Iran in the 82nd minute.
But Avdija Vrsajevic extended Bosnia's lead just a minute later.
Final Score: Bosnia 3 - Iran 1
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,
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.
Referee: Victor Carrillo - Peru
2 yellow cards:
76 mins - Muhamed Besic (Bosnia)
87 mins - Karim Ansarifard (Iran)
Nigeria vs Argentina
2014 World Cup Finals - Knockout Stage.
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