World Cup Brazil: Angry Bosnia out of tournament, Giant leap for Nigeria towards second round
By Frans van Hees | www.AboutBrasil.com | Week 25, June 2014
Rio de Janeiro —
Nigeriaput an end to the
World Cup dream of Bosnia and Herzegovina. In the Arena Pantanal of Cuiaba, the West Africans won by 1-0 and thus is still able to get into the second round. World Cup rookie Bosnia and Herzegovina is not.
After 21 minutes,
Edin Dzekoopened actually the score for the Bosnians. However, the goal of the Manchester City forward was not approved.
Referee Peter O'Leary from New Zealand, the only offical of the OCF confederation present at World Cup soccer in Brazil, did not accept the flawless goal of the Bosnian soccer team; Dzeko was definitely not offside.
Furhtermore, there was also something fishy about the Nigerian goal by Peter Odemwingie to Bosnia's taste.
Bosnia scores, the ref fails and Nigeria wins...
In the second half Bosnia tried its best to turn the score. In the last second of the soccer match, Dzeko even hit the crossbar. However, it was of no avail and
Bosnia and Herzegovia is out of World Cup 2014.
Nigeria and Iran compete for the second spot in Group F,
Argentina has already been qualified. Iran, which has one point, will play next Wednesday against Bosnia, while Nigeria, currently second with four points, will play the grueling soccer match against Argentina.
Matches & Standings Group F - World Cup 2014