Argentina vs Bosnia and Herzegovina, World Cup Open Thread

For viewers in the United States, here’s where you can watch the game between Argentina and Bosnia-Herzegovina (6pm ET/3pm PT kickoff time).

• English language: ESPN and WatchESPN
• Spanish language: Univision, Univision Deportes Network and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes

Starting line-ups:

Argentina starting XI: Romero; Zabaleta, Garay, Campagnaro, Fernández, Rojo; Maxi, Mascherano, Di María; Messi & Agüero.

Bosnia-Herzegovina starting XI: Begović; Mujdža, Bičakčić, Spahić, Kolašinac; Bešić, Pjanić; Hajrović, Misimović, Lulić; Džeko

Referee: Joel Aguilar (El Salvador)

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17 thoughts on “Argentina vs Bosnia and Herzegovina, World Cup Open Thread”

  1. Really impressed by ESPN. Only if they can get rid of Lalas.

    I will be in the Middle East on the 2nd part of the World Cup, Don’t know what to expect from Bein Sport over there, but I’m guessing it will be a bit better.

    1. Torn because of club fan favourites on both sides, so ill take a proper match and Dzeko to score.

      Gutted Demichelis didnt start.

  2. Derek Rae and Roberto Martinez, yes.

    Why is it that Derek Rae can pronounce difficult names from Bosnia-Herzegovina and yet you know who (Gus) can’t even get simple names correct? Rhetorical question :-)

  3. Roberto Martinez sure does talk a lot. Derek Rae can’t get a word in. Not complaining though, he’s top drawer.

    1. Yes that’s true but I think he is giving a perspective from a Manager’s/coach point of view. He’s not a color commentator by trade.

      He’ll learn if he ever decides to do job full time after coaching.

      But I agree with you. Sometimes though Derek Rae is asking for Martinez option/point of view.

  4. More pearls of wisdom from Lalas: “put it into the mixer and stuff can happen.”

    Cuz that’s really the extent of Argentina’s tactics. That’s how they’re a contender to win the world cup. Sheesh.

    And do any of the analysts argue with the other ones (Lalas doesnt count as an analyst and he seems to be the only one who does it)?

    1. Yeah and he wasn’t a good GM either. He almost single handily messed up the San Jose Earthquakes back in the mid-2000’s with player signings and moves.

  5. ESPN mentioned that they weren’t dumbing down the coverage and that they weren’t going to explain the offside rule. They just did that during halftime.

    Also, I’m sure the producers have to run out and get new pants for their giddiness each time the panelists’ credentials are shown on screen.

    And Lalas mentioned that he roomed with Wynalda. Well that explains everything then.

    1. Lalas has been an awful annoying analyst long before Wynalda. Id say Lalas wouldv rubbed off on Eric more so that the opposite.

  6. So important for the little one to score. Although he has been poor tonight.

    Bosnians are quality side, should have no problems getting by Iran and Nigeria.

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