May 06, 2014
Bosnia-Herzegovina (formerly Yuogoslavia) will be competing at their first ever World Cup tournament since achieving independence from Yugoslavia in 1992.
The prospect of facing Argentina in Group F will be a daunting task for Bosnia-Herzegovina but they will fancy their chances of victory against the likes of Iran and Nigeria, with neither side an elite footballing nation.
Iran do not appear up to this level and with Argentina set to dominate this group, Bosnia-Herzegovina will likely be battling it out with Nigeria for a path into the second round.
Nigeria are no easy beats though, but the qualifying form of Bosnia-Herzegovina where they scored 36 goals and only conceded six is more than handy form for this group.
Bosnia-Herzegovina possess a team mixed with youth and experience and they could prove to be one of the surprises of the World Cup, especially with players like Edin Dzeko up front posing havoc for opposition defences.
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If Argentina finish on top of this group as expected then Bosnia-Herzegovina look a great chance to finish in second place and therefore a spot in the second round.
The $1.91 about Bosnia to get through to the Round of 16 is very enticing, as is the $2.88 about them being eliminated in the second round.
Group F Draw for Bosnia-Herzegovina
Bosnia-Herzegovina will meet Argentina, Iran and Nigeria in Group F and they play Argentina in their first match on Monday 16th June 2014 at 8am in the morning (Australian time).
|Mon 16 Jun||Argentina||vs||Bosnia||8am||Rio de Janeiro||Bet now|
|Sun 22 Jun||Nigeria||vs||Bosnia||8am||Cuiaba||Bet now|
|Thu 26 Jun||Bosnia||vs||Iran||2am||Salvador||Bet now|
Bosnia-Herzegovina World Cup Squad
The 30 man Bosnia-Herzegovina World Cup Provisional Squad for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, South America.
Goalkeepers: Asmir Begovic (Stoke City), Asmir Avdukic (Borac Banja Luka), Jasmin Fejzic (VFR Aalen)
Defenders: Emir Spahic (Bayer Leverkusen), Toni Sunjic (Zorya Lugansk), Sead Kolasinac (Schalke), Ognjen Vranjes (Elazigspor), Ervin Zukanovic (Gent), Ermin Bicakcic (Eintracht Braunschweig), Muhamed Besic (Ferencvaros)
Midfielders: Miralem Pjanic (Roma), Izet Hajrovic (Galatasaray), Mensur Mujdza (Freiburg), Haris Medunjanin (Gaziantepspor), Senad Lulic (Lazio), Anel Hadzic (Sturm), Tino Susic (Hajduk), Sejad Salihovic (Hoffenheim), Zvjezdan Misimovic (Guizhour Renhe), Senijad Ibricic (Erciyesspor), Avdija Vrsaljevic (Hajduk)
Forwards: Vedad Ibisevic (VfB Stuttgart), Edin Dzeko (Manchester City), Edin Visca (Istanbul BB)
The Head Coach of the Bosnia-Herzegovina World Cup squad is Safet Susic and team captain is Emir Spahic.
World Cup players to watch for Bosnia-Herzegovina
Edin Dzeko is his country’s all-time top goal scorer and is widely considered Bosnia-Herzegovina’s best player. His ability to take chances when they arise make him invaluable to his country and if he is on song in Brazil, then expect Bosnia-Herzegovina to be up and about.
Central to Bosnia-Herzegovina’s performance at the World Cup will be the ‘Little Prince’ in Miralem Pjanic who will provide plenty of attack from the midfield, plus he is also very adept at taking free kicks and shooting when in range.
The skills of Senad Lulic will be important in Brazil for supplying the likes of Dzeko up front, while the presence of experienced and ageing defender Emir Spahic provides a calming influence down back.
Head over to our Group F page for more information on each team competing in this group at the 2014 World Cup.
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