Safet Sušić's debutants were beaten but unbowed as they succumbed to a 2-1 reverse by Argentina in their opening Group F match.
Bosnia and Herzegovina could not have made a worse start to their first ever match at the finals as Sead Kolasinac put through his own goal inside three minutes but they were arguably the better side until a flash of brilliance from Lionel Messi made it 2-0 after 65 miunutes. Vedad Ibišević's late landmark goal kept the newcomers in the contest but Argentina hung on.
|1||Romero (GK)||1||Begović (GK)|
|12||Orion (GK)||12||Fejzic (GK)|
|21||Andújar (GK)||22||Avdukić (GK)|
|Alejandro Sabella (ARG)||Safet Sušić (BIH)|
|Joel Aguilar (SLV)|