22 Jun 2014

FIFA World Cup 2014: Nigeria vs Bosnia-Herzegovina 28th Match in Pictures

Bosnia-Hercegovina's maiden appearance at a World Cup finals ended in disappointment as Peter Odemwingie's goal condemned them to a 1-0 defeat by African champions Nigeria in Cuiaba and ensured they could not qualify for the second round.

For Bosnia, a victory at the World Cup finals would be another first with African champions Nigeria in their sights at the Arena Pantanal on Saturday.

One of the many splinter nations of the former Yugoslavia, who were a soccer power in their day, they may be newcomers on the sport’s biggest stage but naiveté is not a part of their makeup.

Coach Safet Susic, a former Yugoslavia playmaker, is targeting a place in the next round at the expense of a Nigeria side who appear in the process of disappointing again as they did at two previous finals this century.

Bosnia put twice champions Argentina, among the favourites for the title, under pressure on their debut on Sunday in the in Group ‘F’ meeting after giving away an early own goal and scored a smart consolation though substitute Vedad Ibisevic, the nation’s first World Cup goal.

A supporter of Bosnia and Herzegovina national football team cries at a city square in Sarajevo, after attending a live broadcast of the World Cup 2014 football match Bosnia and Herzegovina versus Nigeria.
Bosnia-Hercegovina's goalkeeper Asmir Begovic makes a save.

Bosnia-Hercegovina's forward Edin Dzeko jumps to head the ball with Nigeria's defender Kenneth Omeruo.

Bosnia-Hercegovina's goalkeeper Asmir Begovic (C) concedes a goal to Nigeria's forward Peter Odemwingie.

Bosnia-Hercegovina's midfielder Tino Susic reacts at the end of the match between Nigeria and Bosnia-Hercegovina.

Bosnia-Hercegovina's midfielder Zvjezdan Misimovic (back) challenges Nigeria's defender Joseph Yobo.

Fans take a selfie before the Group F football match between Nigeria and Bosnia-Hercegovina.

Nigeria's fan holds a banner reading "Bring back our girls" before the match between Nigeria and Bosnia-Hercegovina.

Nigeria's forward Peter Odemwingie celebrates after scoring a goal.

Nigeria's goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama jumps for the ball.

Nigerian supporter cheers for his team ahead of the Group F football match.

Youngest supporters of Bosnia and Herzegovina national football team is seen at a city square in Sarajevo.
(AFP Photo)

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