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

Standings

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

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
SSI Err
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

Related information

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Lineups

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Latvia

Latvia

1Asmir Begović (GK)1Andris Vaņins (GK)
4Emir Spahić (C)3Oskars Kļava
8Miralem Pjanić
Goal44
4Ritus Krjauklis
Yellow Card18
9Vedad Ibišević
Substitution87
5Oļegs Laizāns
10Zvjezdan Misimović
Goal12
Goal54
6Deniss Ivanovs
11Edin Džeko
Goal90+2
8Aleksandrs Cauņa
13Mensur Mujdža10Aleksejs Višņakovs
Substitution61
14Adnan Zahirović11Ivans Lukjanovs
Substitution80
15Sejad Salihović
Substitution90+1
13Kaspars Gorkšs (C)
Goal5
16Senad Lulić
Substitution30
14Ritvars Rugins
19Ognjen Vranješ16Artjoms Rudņevs
Yellow Card28
Substitution61

Substitutes

12Ibrahim Šehić (GK)12Pāvels Doroševs (GK)
22Asmir Avdukić (GK)21Germans Māliņš (GK)
2Damir Vrančić2Igors Savčenkovs
3Muamer Svraka7Vladimirs Kamešs
Substitution61
6Toni Šunjić
Substitution90+1
9Māris Verpakovskis
Substitution61
7Avdija Vršajević
Substitution30
15Artūrs Zjuzins
Substitution80
17Senijad Ibričić17Edgars Gauračs
18Haris Medunjanin
Substitution87
19Andrejs Kovaļovs
20Ivan Sesar20Nauris Bulvitis

Coach

Safet Sušić (BIH) Aleksandrs Starkovs (LVA)

Referee

Deniz Aytekin (GER)

Assistant referees

Guido Kleve (GER), Stefan Lupp (GER)

Fourth official

Marco Fritz (GER)

Legend:

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

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