Bosnia-Herzegovina fans at least have something to cheer about the as the Bosnian side never looked back in its 3-1 victory over Iran who had a shot of advancing if they could get the win. Both Bosnia and Iran are now out officially of with this year’s World Cup and it will be a time to reflect on what could have been for these two Group F teams. Argentina and Nigeria now advance out of the Group F bracket. 

Winning today’s match, Bosnia gets a bit of retribution in that it finally achieved its country’s first win in a World Cup Tournament as several player contributed in today’s scoring.

The game started with Iran packing in the defense, which it had done in its previous two group matches but once Bosnia broke the ice with a go ahead goal, Iran had to open things up and thus defensive holes began to appear.

Bosnia got on the board first with a 23’ minute with a long distance strike from its star Forward Edin Dzeko to make it 1-0.  Bosnia made it 2-0, on a very nice passing combination  which started after a Iranian give away just past midfield as the play  finished inside the box with Miralem Pjanic slotting home the shot past Iranian goalkeeper Alireza Haghighi.

Iran battled back and in the 82’ minute scored its first 2014 World Cup goal off a broken offside trap with Reza Ghoochannejhad tapping home Iran’s lone goal.

One minute later Bosnia-Herzegovina countered off a napping Iran who was still celebrating its goal and Avdija Vrsajevic took the ball on the rights side and fired a shot past the Iran keeper and securing the 3-1 victory for Bosnia-Herzegovina.