Nigeria v Bosnia and Herzegovina, 21 June 2014

Score1-0 to Nigeria
RefereePeter O'Leary
CompetitionFIFA World Cup Finals group F
VenueArena Pantanal, Cuiaba
Attendance40,499
Kick-off 6.00pm local (11.00pm BST) Man of the Match: Peter Odemwingie (Nigeria) Assistant referees: Jan-Hendrik Hintz (New Zealand) Mark Rule (New Zealand) Fourth official: Roberto Moreno (Panama) Fifth official: Eric Boria (United States) The two teams had never met before. Bosnia and Herzegovina thought they had taken the lead when Edin Džeko put the ball into the net, but his effort was ruled out for offside, which replays later showed to be an incorrect decision. Referee Peter O'Leary later admitted Džeko's goal was disallowed in error. Seven minutes later, Nigeria took the lead when Emmanuel Emenike burst past Emir Spahić to cross for Peter Odemwingie to score, firing in through the legs of Asmir Begovic. Džeko came closest to scoring the equaliser to keep his team's qualification chances alive, but his shot in second-half stoppage time was deflected onto the post by Nigeria goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama. Nigeria held for the win and eliminated Bosnia and Herzegovina as a result. The referee was later pictured appearing to celebrate with Nigerian goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama after the match's end, an incident that Bosnian forward Edin Džeko, the scorer of the disallowed goal, called "shameful".

1  Nigeria

Manager: Stephen Keshi

0  Bosnia and Herzegovina

Manager: Safet Susic

Goals:

Peter Odemwingie 29 G

Goals:

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama
Defender Efe Ambrose
Defender Kenneth Omeruo
Defender Juwon Oshaniwa
Defender/Midfielder Joseph Yobo (captain)
Midfielder Michael Babatunde
Midfielder John Obi Mikel
Midfielder Ogenyi Onazi
Midfielder/Forward Ahmed Musa

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Asmir Begović
Defender Mensur Mujdža
Defender Emir Spahić (captain)
Defender Toni Sunjić
Defender/Midfielder Senad Lulić
Midfielder Muhamed Bešić
Midfielder Izet Hajrović
Midfielder Haris Medunjanin
Midfielder Miralem Pjanić
Forward Edin Džeko

Substitutions:

Shola Ameobi for Ahmed Musa 65
Ejike Uzoenyi for Michael Babatunde 75

Substitutions:

Vedad Ibišević for Izet Hajrović 57
Sejad Salihović for Senad Lulić 58
Tino-Sven Susic for Haris Medunjanin 64

Cards:

John Obi Mikel 81 Y

Cards:

Haris Medunjanin 6 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Chigozie Agbim
Goalkeeper Austine Ejide
Defender Godfrey Oboabona
Defender Kunle Odunlami
Midfielder Ramon Azeez
Midfielder Rueben Gabriel
Midfielder Ejike Uzoenyi
Midfielder/Forward Victor Moses
Forward Shola Ameobi
Forward Uche Nwofor
Forward Michael Uchebo

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Asmir Avdukić
Goalkeeper Jasmin Fejzić
Defender Ognjen Vranješ
Defender/Midfielder Sead Kolašinac
Midfielder Anel Hadzic
Midfielder Tino-Sven Susic
Midfielder Edin Višća
Midfielder/Forward Senidad Ibričić
Midfielder/Forward Sejad Salihović