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Final tournament - Group stage - Group F

Bosnia and Herzegovina - Iran
3-1
 

Bosnia and Herzegovina - Iran 3-1 - 25/06/2014 - Match page - FIFA World Cup 2014

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Bosnia and Herzegovina post first World Cup win

Published: Wednesday 25 June 2014, 20.00CET
Bosnia and Herzegovina post first World Cup win
Edin Džeko (Bosnia and Herzegovina) ©AFP/Getty Images

Bosnia and Herzegovina gained their first points at a FIFA World Cup and in the process ended Iran's hopes of qualifying for the last 16.

Beaten narrowly by Argentina and Nigeria in their first two Group F fixtures, Safet Sušić's debutants got off the mark at the third attempt. Reza Ghoochanneijhad's 82nd-minute goal – Iran's first of the finals – offered hope after Edin Džeko and Miralem Pjanić had given Bosnia and Herzegovina a cushion, but right-back Avdija Vršajević swiftly sealed a historic victory for the Dragons. 

Match statistics

Bosnia and Herzegovina
Iran

3

Goals scored

1

11

Total attempts

9

6

Attempts on target

3

4

off target

2

3

blocked

2

0

against woodwork

1

6

Corners

4

1

Offsides

7

1

Yellow cards

1

0

Red Cards

0

20

Fouls committed

16

16

Fouls suffered

19

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    Bosnia and Herzegovina head home at least with three points to their name. Safet Sušić's men carried more of a threat and, ultimately, had greater quality in attacking areas than an Iran side who only scored their first goal of the finals eight minutes from time.
  • Yellow Card
    88
    Ansarifard (Iran) is shown a yellow card.
  • Substitution
    84
    Višća (in) - Džeko (out) (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
  • Goal
    83
    Vršajević (Bosnia and Herzegovina) scores!
    Any hope Iran had of mounting a comeback is swiftly extinguished as the Dragons break down field and right-back Avdija Vršajević fires a shot across Alireza Haghighi.
  • Goal
    82
    Ghoochanneijhad (Iran) scores!
    Iran have hope. Bosnia and Herzegovina fail in their attempts to adequately clear a corner and when the ball is played back in, Javad Nekunam crosses for Reza Ghoochanneijhad to score at the far post.

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