2014 World Cup: Bosnia Prove Class Over Iran in Group Finale

By Aydin Reyhan
Edin Dzeko Bosnia Miralem Pjanic Iran World Cup
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Bosnia played against Iran in the final group game of the World Cup for either side with the former winning 3-1. Edin Dzeko, Miralem Pjanic and Avdija Vrsajevic all scored their first ever WC goals to record the country’s first ever win in this competition. Iran finally got their only goal of the tournament through Reza Ghoochannejhad which is consolation, something their fans definitely deserved.

The problem that Bosnia did not have today was bad luck thrown upon them from the referee. They scored three perfectly fine goals that all rightfully counted. They played with the same pace, passing, skill and game plan from their previous two games and were finally rewarded. Pjanic showed that he is the future of the midfield as well as the present as he has what it takes to calmly run the engine. Dzeko is 28 but has another good three or four years before he will begin to decline. Therefore, these are the two best Bosnian internationals.

Iran sat back and allowed Bosnia to possess the ball which was always going to hurt them. They did the same against Argentina, but they were able to successfully create chances on the counter. They did not underestimate the Bosnians but were taken aback by their individual and team effort to down them with some ease. Coach Carlos Queiroz did a great job with these guys, but he was always too defensive with his methods which is why the team paid the price.

Bosnia should not fire Safet Susic as he has a brilliant soccer mind. Susic made something out of a team of guys who were nothing special just a few years ago. Now, they are well-known around the world.

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