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Watch Nigeria 1-0 Bosnia Match Highlights [VIDEO]

nigeria Watch Nigeria 1 0 Bosnia Match Highlights [VIDEO]

Despite playing some good football over the course of two matches, Bosnia-Herzegovina will not advance to knockout stages of this World Cup. The European nation playing in its first World Cup after independence from Yugoslavia in the 1990s were denied a clear Edin Dzeko goal by an incorrect offside call in the first half.

Following the disallowed goal, Nigeria’sĀ Peter Odemwingie recorded the African nation’s first goal of this World Cup. But in the buildup play to the goal, it appeared Bosnian CaptainĀ Emir Spahic had been fouled. Still the goal stood and provided the winning margin in the match.

Nigeria’s win put them in the drivers seat for a spot in the knockout stages. Iran could still technically catch the African nation, but following a late heart-breaker against Argentina earlier today, must now take all three points against Bosnia in the final group game and hope for a multiple goal Argentina victory over Nigeria.

 

 


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A lifelong lover of soccer, the beautiful game, he served from January 2010 until May 2013 as the Director of Communications and Public Relations for the North American Soccer League (NASL). Raised on the Fort Lauderdale Strikers of the old NASL, Krishnaiyer previously hosted the American Soccer Show on the Champions Soccer Radio Network, the Major League Soccer Talk podcast and the EPL Talk Podcast. His soccer writing has been featured by several media outlets including The Guardian and The Telegraph. He is the author of the book Blue With Envy about Manchester City FC.
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