Lakenheath Old Boys

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Friday, June 06, 2014

World Cup Preview - Group F - Bosnia and Herzogovina

Nickname: "Zmajevi (Dragons)"

Absurd FIFA ranking: 25th

Coach: Safet Susic

Game Schedule:
June 15 – Bosnia v. Argentina (Rio, 6:00 p.m. EST, ESPN)
June 21 – Bosnia v. Nigeria (Curitiba, 3:00 p.m., ESPN)
June 25 – Bosnia v. Iran (Salvador, 12:00 p.m., ESPN2)

Prospects: This is Bosnia and Herzogovina's maiden appearance at the World Cup final tournament, having edged out Greece in a weaker UEFA qualifying group. Throughout qualifying, the experienced Bosnian squad played a dynamic brand of football and scored 30 goals. With a side full of stars from across the top teams in Europe, Bosnia could spring some surprises this summer.

Key Player: Stoke City's Asmir Begovic is my pick for this season's best Premiership goalkeeper. He'll have to be at his best to keep out Argentina's lethal trio.

Youngster to watch: 20 year old Sead Kolasinac from Schalke is up of Europe's up and coming left backs.

Who Will Get the Goals: Eden Dzeko has proven a potent striker even within Manchester City's constantly revolving line-ups.

Who Will Get the Cards: Skipper Emir Spanic, who plays at center half for Bayer Levukusen, will be taking them for the side.

Funniest Name: Try to wrap your tongue around the likes of Avdija Vrsajevic.

Prediction: It will be a close thing, but I see Bosnia just edged out by Nigeria in the group stage.


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