Bosnia and Herzegovina - Côte d'Ivoire
2-1
 

Bosnia and Herzegovina - Côte d'Ivoire 2-1 - 31/05/2014 - Match page - Friendlies 2014-16 2014

The official website for European football

Bosnia and Herzegovina beat Ivory Coast

Published: Saturday 31 May 2014, 9.10CET
Bosnia-Herzegovina 2-1 Ivory Coast
Manchester City FC striker Edin Džeko struck in each half to earn victory for FIFA World Cup hopefuls Bosnia and Herzegovina.
by Fuad Krvavac
Bosnia and Herzegovina beat Ivory Coast
Edin Džeko celebrates one of his two goals ©Getty Images
Published: Saturday 31 May 2014, 9.10CET

Bosnia and Herzegovina beat Ivory Coast

Bosnia-Herzegovina 2-1 Ivory Coast
Manchester City FC striker Edin Džeko struck in each half to earn victory for FIFA World Cup hopefuls Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Bosnia and Herzegovina stepped up their FIFA World Cup preparations with a 2-1 victory against the Ivory Coast in Missouri.

The Bosnians' all-time leading scorer, Edin Džeko struck both his country's goals, with Didier Drogba on the mark from a free-kick for the Ivory Coast. Bosnia and Herzegovina's triumph was their first on United States soil.

It was an even game throughout, Zvjezdan Misimović with the first clear opportunity after 11 minutes. Though that chance went begging, Safet Sušić's side were in front six minutes later, Džeko finishing from around 16 metres out after Edin Višća's cross had bounced off Ivory Coast goalkeeper Sylvain Gbohouo.

Džeko passed up three further openings before doubling his tally soon after the interval when he vollied in Miralem Planić's pass. Drogba came off the bench to half his team's deficit with an extraordinary effort through the wall from around 18 metres out. Bosnia and Herzegovina had done enough, however, and can now look forward to their next friendly, against Mexico on Wednesday. They face Argentina, Iran and Nigeria in World Cup Group F.

Last updated: 11/06/14 13.44CET

Related information

Player profiles
Team profiles

http://www.uefa.com/friendlies/season=2014/matches/round=2000374/match=2014238/postmatch/report/index.html#bosnians+beat+ivory+coast

  • © 1998-2014 UEFA. All rights reserved.
  • The UEFA word, the UEFA logo and all marks related to UEFA competitions, are protected by trade marks and/or copyright of UEFA. No use for commercial purposes may be made of such trade marks. Use of UEFA.com signifies your agreement to the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.