World Cup 2014
Sunday, June 15, 2014 at 23:00 GMT (18:00 Local time)
Estádio Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro
Argentina vs Bosnia & Herzegovina Preview
Finally, we will see Argentina, which is one of the favorites at the World Cup. However, the first opponent is an excellent team of Bosnia and Herzegovina, which have a similar style of play. Both teams were excellent throughout qualifying cycle, as well as playing friendly games before the World Cup, so the game against each other will be very interesting to watch.
Argentina won the World Cup last time in 1986, with Maradona on the team. After that, a place in the finals once and in the quarterfinals twice have been the largest ranges of Argentina, and each successive world championship they have awaited with great expectations. So this time, but with Lionel Messi in the team, probably the best player in the world who has not achieved significant success with the national team in official competitions, which many take as reason for disputing his quality of the best player. However, Messi cannot do everything alone, so final success depends on his teammates as well, and it must be recognized that there are a lot of great players on this team, especially in the middle of the pitch and in attack. Coach Sabella cannot count only on Higuain due to injury, so Lavezzi will replace him.
Probable line-up of Argentina (4-2-3-1): Romero – Zabaleta, F.Fernandez, Garay, Rojo – Gago, Mascherano – di Maria, Messi, Aguero – Lavezzi
Bosnia and Herzegovina has an outstanding generation of players who play in the strongest European clubs and have a high price in the football market. Coach Safet Susic cherish offensive tactics, taking advantage of the maximum quality players such as Dzeko and Misimovic. They have achieved a lot of goals during the qualification cycle, as well as in friendly matches. Bosnia and Herzegovina is able to score against any team, so Argentina has reason to worry.
Probable line-up of Bosnia & Herzegovina (4-2-3-1): Begovic – Mujdza, Spahic, Kolasinac, Salihovic – Besic, Pjanic – Hajrovic, Misimovic, Lulic – Dzeko
Argentina vs Bosnia & Herzegovina Match Prediction
We have seen a lot of goals in previous games of the championship, much more than we expected, so it would be really weird to do not see them in a duel between two very potent team like Argentina and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Total Goals – Over 3.