Bilino Polje - Zenica 11/10/2013 - 20:00CET (20:00 local time)

Qualifying round - Group G

Bosnia and Herzegovina - Liechtenstein
4-1
 

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Bosnia and Herzegovina close on World Cup place

Published: Friday 11 October 2013, 23.15CET
Bosnia and Herzegovina 4-1 Liechtenstein
Edin Džeko scored two and Zvjezdan Misimović and Vedad Ibišević contributed one each as the hosts moved within a win of a finals debut.
by Fuad Krvavac
from Bilino Polje
Bosnia and Herzegovina close on World Cup place
Edin Džeko (right) celebrates with fellow goalscorer Vedad Ibišević ©Fedja Krvavac

Match statistics

Bosnia and Herzegovina
Liechtenstein

4

Goals scored

1

26

Total attempts

1

13

Attempts on target

1

12

off target

0

9

blocked

0

0

against woodwork

0

12

Corners

1

2

Offsides

2

0

Yellow cards

0

0

Red Cards

0

11

Fouls committed

2

2

Fouls suffered

11

Standings

Last updated: 14/10/2013 09:59 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   

Published: Friday 11 October 2013, 23.15CET

Bosnia and Herzegovina close on World Cup place

Bosnia and Herzegovina 4-1 Liechtenstein
Edin Džeko scored two and Zvjezdan Misimović and Vedad Ibišević contributed one each as the hosts moved within a win of a finals debut.

Bosnia and Herzegovina are on the cusp of a place at the 2014 FIFA World Cup after a comfortable victory against Liechtenstein shaped by two goals from Edin Džeko.

Safet Sušić's team were four to the good by the break in Zenica following a half in which strikes by Zvjezdan Misimović and Vedad Ibišević sandwiched the Manchester City FC forward's double. Nicolas Hasler's 61st-minute reply was nothing more than consolation for the visitors.

Level on points with Greece in Group G but with a goal difference advantage over their rivals of +17, Bosnia and Herzegovina will – barring an unexpected turn of events – qualify for their first final tournament if they win in Lithuania on Tuesday.

Džeko set the hosts on their way to a seventh victory of the campaign when he headed in Avdija Vršajević's ball with the half-hour mark approaching. Three goals in six minutes followed as Liechtenstein were swamped by their opponents.

Vršajević was involved in two of them, first finding Senad Lulić who teed up Misimović to score from ten metres. The HNK Hajduk Split player then landed a cross onto the head of Ibišević, who 60 seconds later turned provider for Džeko to sweep in his second.

With the points secure, Bosnia and Herzegovina eased up in the second half, enabling Hasler to finish off Robin Gubser's assist.

Last updated: 08/05/14 3.14CET

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Lineups

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein

1Asmir Begović (GK)1Peter Jehle (GK)
2Avdija Vršajević3Yves Oehri
3Ermin Bičakčić4Daniel Kaufmann
4Emir Spahić (C)5Ivan Quintans
Substitution57
8Miralem Pjanić
Substitution62
6Martin Stocklasa (C)
9Vedad Ibišević
Goal38
7David Hasler
Substitution80
10Zvjezdan Misimović
Goal34
8Robin Gubser
11Edin Džeko
Goal27
Goal39
14Andreas Christen
15Sejad Salihović18Nicolas Hasler
Goal61
16Senad Lulić
Substitution62
19Mathias Christen
Substitution64
18Haris Medunjanin
Substitution62
23Michele Polverino

Substitutes

12Jasmin Fejzic (GK)12Cengiz Biçer (GK)
22Asmir Avdukić (GK)2Domenico Macri
5Boris Pandža16Philippe Erne
Substitution57
6Elvir Rahimić17Olcay Gür
7Miroslav Stevanović21Seyhan Yildiz
Substitution64
13Zoran Kvržić
Substitution62
22Burak Eris
Substitution80
14Adnan Zahirović
17Senijad Ibričić
Substitution62
19Edin Višća
20Izet Hajrovic
Substitution62
23Toni Šunjić

Coach

Safet Sušić (BIH) René Pauritsch (LIE)

Referee

Richard Liesveld (NED)

Assistant referees

Angelo Boonman (NED), Berry Simons (NED)

Fourth official

Serdar Gözübüyük (NED)

Legend:

  • GoalsGoals
  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution

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