3 Bosnia v Iran 1
Venue: Arena Fonte Nova,Salvador
Wed 25 Jun | Group F | Full Time | | Chat about this match |

As it happened: Bosnia v Iran

2014-06-25 20:00
Last Updated at 11:31
25 Jun 20:02

Thanks for tuning in!

Argentina win Group F, with Nigeria second, followed by Bosnia and Iran.

Be sure to also follow Sport24's LIVE UPDATES on today's later matches between Ecuador and France, and Honduras and Switzerland. Both games kick off at 22:00 SA time.

25 Jun 19:56
Bosnia fans celebrate their 3-1 win... (AP)
25 Jun 19:52

FULL-TIME: Bosnia 3-1 Iran. Bosnia record their first Soccer World Cup win!

Both these teams are eliminated, with Argentina and Nigeria to go through from Group F.

Argentina beat Nigeria 3-2 in the other game in Porto Alegre.

25 Jun 19:49
90'- THREE minutes of stoppage time added. Three more minutes for these two teams at the 2014 Soccer World Cup.
25 Jun 19:48
Here's video footage of the two back-to-back goals in quick succession...
25 Jun 19:46
87'- YELLOW CARD to Iran's Karim.
25 Jun 19:45
84'- Bosnia take off their first goal-scorer, Dzeko, and bring on Visca.
25 Jun 19:44

83'- Just as Iran thought they were back in it, Bosnia catch them cold via a scorching strike from Avdija Vrsaljevic.

3-1 to Bosnia!

25 Jun 19:42
83'- GOAL BOSNIA!
25 Jun 19:42
81 '- Ghoochannejhad scores to give Iran a glimmer of hope!

25 Jun 19:41
81'- GOAL IRAN!


25 Jun 19:39
79'- It has also started to rain heavily in Salvador now...
25 Jun 19:38
78'- Substitution for Bosnia. Salihovic is on in place of Susic.
25 Jun 19:37
77'- YELLOW CARD for Bosnia's Besic for a rash foul on Reza.
25 Jun 19:35
76'- Another corner for Bosnia, who are starting to enjoy themselves now...
25 Jun 19:34
75'- After 75 minutes, Bosnia have enjoyed 64% possession, and completed 455 passes to the meagre 199 of Iran.
25 Jun 19:29
70'- A Mexican wave has started in the crowd now. Maybe the Iran fans have accepted their World Cup dreams are over...
25 Jun 19:28

67'- A miss-hit Kolasinac shot almost squeezes past Iran 'keeper Haghighi at the near post. Corner. And another …

It could have been 3-0 by now...


25 Jun 19:26
67'- Karim is now on for Iran, replacing Dejagah.
25 Jun 19:23
Was Pjanic perhaps off-side?
25 Jun 19:21
61'- Hadzic is off for Bosnia, replaced by Vranjes.
25 Jun 19:19

59'- Pjanic's right-footed strike puts Bosnia 2-0 ahead. He was allowed through into the box after Iran inexplicably gave away possession just outside the box. He looked marginally off-side, but the goal stands.

This is surely curtains for Iran now...

25 Jun 19:17
59'- GOAL BOSNIA!
25 Jun 19:17
58'- Ball possession after 58 minutes: Bosnia 65%-34% Iran
25 Jun 19:15
Iran's fans aren't giving up hope just yet... (AP)
25 Jun 19:14

54'- Another corner for Iran. Definitely more urgency from them now!

The corner is well defended by Bosnia though...

25 Jun 19:11

51'- And in the other game, Argentina are back ahead, 3-2.

Maybe the Iranian fans know something I don't? Their chants can be heard louder now...

25 Jun 19:10
50'- The Iranian supporters have not give up hope yet as they continue to chant in their own language, which I unfortunately don't understand...
25 Jun 19:08
48'- Bad news for Iran. Not only are they behind in this game, but Nigeria have also just equalised to make it level (2-2) with Argentina. For Iran to have a chance, they must win and Nigeria must lose.
25 Jun 19:07
48'- First chance of the second half goes to Bosnia, but Pjanic's shot is wayward, and to the left...
25 Jun 19:05
Iran have made one change. Heydari has replaced Shojaei.


25 Jun 19:04
45'- Iran start proceedings...
25 Jun 19:02
Welcome back for the second half. Can Iran find the minimum two goals they need? If they somehow manage it, then coach Carlos Quieroz may just have swayed the rocket scientists at SAFA to appoint him.


25 Jun 18:51
Bosnia celebrate Eden Dzeko's first half goal... (AP)
25 Jun 18:48

HALF-TIME: Bosnia 1-0 Iran

At half-time in the other game, Argentina lead Nigeria 2-1.

So there is still hope for Iran, but they would need to find at least two goals from somewhere. And with only 34% ball possession that would be tough...

25 Jun 18:46
45'- THREE minutes of stoppage time will be played before the break.
25 Jun 18:46
44'- An Iranian free kick 30 yards outside the box is dealt with by Bosnian 'keeper Begovic . He fumbled it, but remained in control.
25 Jun 18:43
41'- Chance for Bosnia to go 2-0 up, but Avdija Vrsaljevic's shot inside the area is well to the left... And yes, I spelt his name right!


25 Jun 18:41

40'- Bosnia's Besic receives a stern warning from the referee after a rash foul. No yellow card though.

The ensuing free kick is poor by Iran though and easily defended by Bosnia...

25 Jun 18:37

35'- Bosnia captain Spahic is down after getting a knee in the back. He looks in agony as the stretcher comes on...

He will be carried off.

There is no indication of an immediate change by Bosnia though, so lets hope Shahic can come back on.

25 Jun 18:34

33'- After 33 minutes played, Bosnia still dominate the possession stakes with 71%.

They have completed 186 passes, compared to Iran's 57.

25 Jun 18:32
29'- An Iran free kick about 40 yards out almost leads to an equaliser but a wonderful save from Bosnia 'keeper Begovic saves the day. He reacted brilliantly to an Iranian header from the free kick...
25 Jun 18:30
Watch Dzeko's thunderous strike!
25 Jun 18:26

23'- Almost an equaliser right away for Iran but Shojaei's shot hits the bar!

It ricochets down but not in. Goal-line technology shows as much as well...

25 Jun 18:24
22'- Edin Dzeko fires a scorching left-footer from just outside the Iran box. One of the better goals of the tournament.
25 Jun 18:23
22'- GOAL BOSNIA!
25 Jun 18:23

21'- After 21 minutes played, the Bosnians are dominating possession (71%).

But that was to be expected. It's the way Iran coach Carlos Quieroz plays, looking to catch opponents on the counter.

He is rumoured to be one of the favourites for the new Bafana job. Don't expect many goals from Bafana then...

25 Jun 18:19
Manchester City's Eden Dzeko is looking dangerous early on for Bosnia... (AP)