Bosnia and Herzegovina v Iran, 25 June 2014

Score3-1 to Bosnia and Herzegovina
RefereeCarlos Velasco Carballo
CompetitionFIFA World Cup Finals group F
VenueArena Fonte Nova, Salvador
Attendance48,011
Kick-off 1.00pm local (5.00pm BST) Man of the Match: Edin Džeko (Bosnia and Herzegovina) Assistant referees: Roberto Alonso (Spain) Juan Carlos Yuste (Spain) Fourth official: Enrique Osses (Chile) Fifth official: Carlos Astroza (Chile) The two teams had met in five previous matches, all in friendlies, most recently in 2009. Bosnia and Herzegovina, which had already been eliminated, led 1–0 at half-time through a goal by Edin Džeko, shooting low with his left foot after he received a pass from Miralem Pjanić. Pjanić extended the lead in the second half when he slotted low past the goalkeeper, after receiving a through ball from Tino-Sven Sušić. Iran, which had to win and also hoped Nigeria lost to Argentina to have any chance for qualification to the knockout stage, reduced the deficit after Reza Ghoochannejhad tapped home from close range from a Javad Nekounam cross. However, Bosnia and Herzegovina scored a third goal when Avdija Vršajević slotted home with his right foot after Sejad Salihović played him in on the right, sealing their first win in World Cup finals history, and also confirming Iran's elimination, meaning that they failed to advance to the knockout stage for all four of their World Cup campaigns. With Ghoochannejhad's goal for Iran, the 2014 World Cup became the first since 1998 in which every participating team managed to score at least once.

3  Bosnia and Herzegovina

Manager: Safet Susic

1  Iran

Manager: Carlos Queiroz

Goals:

Edin Džeko 23 G
Miralem Pjanić 59 G
Avdija Vršajević 83 G

Goals:

Reza Ghoochannejhad 82 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Asmir Begović
Defender Emir Spahić (captain)
Defender Toni Sunjić
Defender/Midfielder Sead Kolašinac
Midfielder Muhamed Bešić
Midfielder Anel Hadzic
Midfielder Miralem Pjanić
Midfielder Tino-Sven Susic
Forward Edin Džeko

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Ali Reza Haghighi
Defender Jalal Hosseini
Defender Pejman Montazeri
Defender/Midfielder Ehsan Haji Safi
Defender/Midfielder Mehrdad Pooladi
Midfielder Javad Nekounam (captain)
Midfielder Masoud Shojaei
Midfielder Andranik Teymourian
Midfielder/Forward Ashkan Dejagah

Substitutions:

Ognjen Vranješ for Anel Hadzic 61
Sejad Salihović for Tino-Sven Susic 79
Edin Višća for Edin Džeko 84

Substitutions:

Khosro Heydari for Masoud Shojaei 46
Alireza Jahanbakhsh for Ehsan Haji Safi 63
Karim Ansarifard for Ashkan Dejagah 68

Cards:

Muhamed Bešić 77 Y

Cards:

Karim Ansarifard 88 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Asmir Avdukić
Goalkeeper Jasmin Fejzić
Defender Mensur Mujdža
Defender Ognjen Vranješ
Defender/Midfielder Senad Lulić
Midfielder Izet Hajrović
Midfielder Haris Medunjanin
Midfielder Edin Višća
Midfielder/Forward Senidad Ibričić
Midfielder/Forward Sejad Salihović

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Rahman Ahmadi
Goalkeeper Daniel Davari
Defender Ahmad Alenemeh
Defender Hossein Mahini
Defender/Midfielder Khosro Heydari
Midfielder Hashim Beikzadeh
Midfielder Ghasem Hadadifar
Midfielder Reza Haghighi
Midfielder Alireza Jahanbakhsh
Midfielder Bakhtiar Rahmani
Midfielder/Forward Karim Ansarifard