Bilino Polje - Zenica 11/09/2012 - 20:00CET (20:00 local time)

Qualifying round - Group G

Bosnia and Herzegovina - Latvia
4-1
 

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Bosnia and Herzegovina floor Latvia

Published: Tuesday 11 September 2012, 22.36CET
Bosnia and Herzegovina 4-1 Latvia
The home side have made their best ever start to a qualifying campaign after coming from behind to secure a second Group G victory.
by Fuad Krvavac
from Bilino Polje Stadium
Bosnia and Herzegovina floor Latvia
Miralem Pjanić enjoys his goal for Bosnia and Herzegovina ©Fedja Krvavac

Match statistics

Bosnia and Herzegovina
Latvia

4

Goals scored

1

28

Total attempts

8

10

Attempts on target

6

10

off target

0

0

blocked

0

1

against woodwork

0

11

Corners

6

1

Offsides

0

0

Yellow cards

2

0

Red Cards

0

11

Fouls committed

16

15

Fouls suffered

11

Lineups

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Latvia

Latvia

1Begović (GK)1Vaņins (GK)
4Spahić (C)3Kļava
8Pjanić
44
4Krjauklis
18
9Ibišević
87
5Laizāns
10Misimović
12
54
6Ivanovs
11Džeko
90+2
8Cauņa
13Mujdža10A. Višņakovs
61
14Zahirović11Lukjanovs
80
15Salihović
90+1
13Gorkšs (C)
5
16Lulić
30
14Rugins
19Vranješ16Rudņevs
28
61

Substitutes

12Šehić (GK)12Doroševs (GK)
22Avdukić (GK)21Māliņš (GK)
2Vrančić2Savčenkovs
3Svraka7Kamešs
61
6Šunjić
90+1
9Verpakovskis
61
7Vršajević
30
15Zjuzins
80
17Ibričić17Gauračs
18Medunjanin
87
19Kovaļovs
20Sesar20Bulvitis

Coaches

Safet Sušić (BIH) Aleksandrs Starkovs (LVA)

Referee

Deniz Aytekin (GER)

Press kits

Standings

Last updated: 18/04/2013 22:36 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
  
Published: Tuesday 11 September 2012, 22.36CET

Bosnia and Herzegovina floor Latvia

Bosnia and Herzegovina 4-1 Latvia
The home side have made their best ever start to a qualifying campaign after coming from behind to secure a second Group G victory.

Bosnia and Herzegovina recovered from an early setback to continue their fine start in FIFA World Cup qualifying Group G, beating Latvia 4-1 in Zenica.

Kaspars Gorkšs found the target in the fifth minute for the visitors, steering Deniss Ivanovs flick into the net from close range following an Oļegs Laizāns corner, but the home side regrouped quickly, Zvjezdan Misimović replying from the penalty spot on 12 minutes after Edin Džeko was brought down in the area. Džeko was denied by Latvia goalkeeper Andrijs Vaņins as half-time approached, but made amends briskly, setting up Miralem Pjanić for Bosnia and Herzegovina's second.

Safet Sušić's side kept the goals coming after the break, and Pjanić laid on Misimović's 25th for his country nine minutes into the half. Vedad Ibišević then passed up two decent opportunities, and Džeko smacked another one against the post, but the Manchester City FC man was not to be denied, and duly joined Misimović on 25 goals with a stylish solo effort in added time.

Having never kicked off a qualifying campaign with back-to-back wins before, Bosnia and Herzegovina will look to reach nine points when they visit Greece on 12 October, while Latvia travel to face Slovakia on the same night.

Last updated: 08/05/14 8.14CET

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