Group F: Bosnia and Herzegovina

Edin Dzeko will carry the hopes of this free-scoring nation in a tough group

World Cup 2014 Team, World Cup

The team: It’ll be a proud moment for Bosnia and Herzegovina on June 16 when they make their FIFA World Cup debut against Argentina. After a number of near-misses in previous qualifying campaigns, this time they edged Greece on goal difference to reach their first major tournament. With 30 goals in ten group games, they were the fourth highest scorers in European qualifying, and also boasted a miserly defence, conceding only six. Despite it being their first appearance on the big stage, don’t expect Bosnia and Herzegovina to be pushovers.

The coach: Safet Susic

Voted as Paris-Saint Germain’s all-time best player for his attacking exploits with the French club during the 1980s and early ’90s, Safet Susic has got Bosnia and Herzegovina playing in his image. Susic was also a star for Yugoslavia over three decades, and even managed two appearances for newly independent Bosnia and Herzegovina before he hung up his boots.

Key player: Edin Dzeko

Leading the line for Bosnia and Herzegovina is Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko. The powerful forward is always a goal threat and will be instrumental in his nation’s FIFA World Cup debut.

Facts

World ranking: 25
World Cup appearances: 0
Previous best: N/A
Qualification: Winner of group
Form (qualifiers): WWDWWWLWWW
Fixtures: June 16 vs. Argentina; June 22 vs. Nigeria; June 25 vs. Iran

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