5 Reasons Why Bosnia and Herzegovina Will Hoist The World Cup In 2014

5 Reasons Why Bosnia and Herzegovina Will Win The World Cup In 2014

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Bosnia and Herzegovina will be among the unfancied teams at the World Cup in Brazil this year. A strong showing in qualifying showed their intent, though, as they finished top of their group, winning every game other than a solitary draw and loss each, aside. If they can carry that kind of form into the tournament with them, then that momentum can guide them to an impressive showing.

5. Opportunity for the Little-Known Talents

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5. Opportunity for the Little-Known Talents

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Bosnia and Herzegovina do not possess many star players for the opposition to worry about. What that means is that the ones they do have receive all the attention from the opposition, which means the other members of the team get a lot more space to work with since they're not the focus. The World Cup is famous for making names overnight, and given too much time and space, Bosnia and Herzegovina might just make one or two of their own.

4. Asmir Begovic

Asmir Begovic of Bosnia and Herzegovina
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4. Asmir Begovic

Asmir Begovic of Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Bosnia and Herzegovina have a great goalkeeper they can rely on in Asmir Begovic. Begovic has enjoyed an impressive spell at Stoke City recently and, as a result, been linked with some of the biggest teams in the Premier League. The World Cup could well be a shop window for Begovic to showcase his talents in the hope of a big transfer at club level which can only be good for his national team this summer.

3. Miralem Pjanic

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3. Miralem Pjanic

Miralem Pjanic celebrates
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Miralem Pjanic has enjoyed a fine campaign for AS Roma so far this season. Pjanic is a great technical player to have in any midfield. With great passing ability, a great first touch, good movement and a eye for a goal or two, he can be key for Bosnia and Herzegovina and their hopes this summer. Pjanic is a great supply line for the team's strikers and a player all his teammates will enjoy playing with on such a grand stage.

2. Edin Dzeko

Edin Dzeko of Bosnia and Herzegovina
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2. Edin Dzeko

Edin Dzeko of Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Edin Dzeko is nicknamed the Bosnian Diamond by the fans of Bosnia and Herzegovina. For any success at the World Cup, the diamond will have to shine. Dzeko's performances can be hit and miss at times, but he is always a goal threat. Dzeko can be a mood player - a good mood and he is brilliant; a bad mood and he can be horrible. At the World Cup, his team will need him in a good mood, and if he is it gives Bosnia and Herzegovina their biggest hope.

1. Potent Strike Partnership

Edin Dzeko and Vedad Ibisevic
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1. Potent Strike Partnership

Edin Dzeko and Vedad Ibisevic
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Edin Dzeko may be the biggest name player Bosnia and Herzegovina possess, but he's not the only goalscorer. Vedad Ibisevic is his strike partner, and between the two of them they scored 18 goals in just 20 games, as the team went on to be the 4th highest scorers in the European qualifying phase. With a goalkeeper like Asmir Begovic protecting your goal, it gives you a great chance of winning games with a prolific forward line at the other end.

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