Qualifying round (Group G) - 07/09/2012 - 19:00CET (19:00 local time) - Rheinpark - Vaduz
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Records fall as Bosnia put eight past Liechtenstein

Published: Friday 7 September 2012, 22.55CET
Liechtenstein 1-8 Bosnia and Herzegovina
Edin Džeko and Vedad Ibišević struck hat-tricks as the visitors kicked off FIFA World Cup qualifying with a record-equalling victory.
Records fall as Bosnia put eight past Liechtenstein
Edin Džeko heads in Bosnia's sixth goal of the night ©Getty Images

Match statistics

LiechtensteinBosnia and Herzegovina

Goals scored1
 
8
Total attempts4
 
14
Attempts on target3
 
10
off target1
 
3
against woodwork0
 
0
Corners0
5
Offsides0
5
Yellow cards2
 
0
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed8
 
10
Fouls suffered9
 
8

Standings

Last updated: 18/04/2013 22:37 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
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Published: Friday 7 September 2012, 22.55CET

Records fall as Bosnia put eight past Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein 1-8 Bosnia and Herzegovina
Edin Džeko and Vedad Ibišević struck hat-tricks as the visitors kicked off FIFA World Cup qualifying with a record-equalling victory.

Edin Džeko, Zvjezdan Misimović and Vedad Ibišević were among the goals as Bosnia and Herzegovina made a dream start to 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying in Vaduz.

Liechtenstein started well, keeping the visitors at bay until Misimović broke the deadlock midway through the first half – by the interval they trailed 4-0. There was no let-up after the restart as Džeko struck within seconds and though substitute Mathias Christen did reply, it was scant consolation as Bosnia wrapped up an 8-1 win.

That represents their biggest ever margin of victory, matching a 7-0 triumph over Estonia four years ago. Misimović broke the deadlock then, too, and his second tonight took him past Elvir Bolić to a national record haul of 23. Then it was Ibišević's turn, a pair of headers leaving the hosts stunned as they went into the break.

It got worse immediately after the restart as Džeko got in on the act after effortlessly turning his marker, and Christen's reply was soon forgotten when Džeko headed in No6. That moved the Manchester City FC man ahead of Misimović on the all-time scorers' list and he moved on to 25 nine minutes from time.

Ibišević, too, kicked off Group G with a hat-trick, walking the ball over the line – it was like that all night for Safet Sušić's men. Tuesday's opponents Latvia may prove more of a test; Liechtenstein travel to Slovakia.

Last updated: 08/09/12 0.03CET

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Lineup

Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina

1Peter Jehle (GK)1Asmir Begović (GK)
3Yves Oehri4Emir Spahić (C)
4Daniel Kaufmann6Toni Šunjić
5Ivan Quintans7Avdija Vršajević
6Martin Stocklasa8Miralem Pjanić
Substitution79
7David Hasler (C)9Vedad Ibišević
Goal33
Goal40
Goal83
11Franz Burgmeier10Zvjezdan Misimović
Goal26
Goal31
Substitution79
15Vinzenz Flatz
Substitution46
11Edin Džeko
Goal46
Goal64
Goal81
16Philippe Erne
Substitution71
14Adnan Zahirović
Substitution78
18Nicolas Hasler
Substitution89
15Sejad Salihović
23Michele Polverino19Ognjen Vranješ

Substitutes

12Cengiz Biçer (GK)22Asmir Avdukić (GK)
2Fabian Eberle
Substitution89
12Ibrahim Šehić (GK)
9Thomas Beck
Substitution71
Yellow Card76
2Damir Vrančić
Substitution79
19Mathias Christen
Substitution46
Goal61
Yellow Card73
3Muamer Svraka
Substitution79
13Mensur Mujdža
17Senijad Ibričić
Substitution78
18Haris Medunjanin

Coach

Hans-Peter Zaugg (SUI) Safet Sušić (BIH)

Referee

Marco Borg (MLT)

Assistant referees

Ingmar Spiteri (MLT), Mitchell Scerri (MLT)

Fourth official

Alan Mario Sant (MLT)

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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