World Cup 2014: Bosnia & Herzegovina – Key Players

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Edin Dzeko

Dzeko

Age

28

Club

Manchester City

Position

Striker

Int. Caps

60

Int. Goals

33

 

While Sergio Aguero and Yaya Toure might get all the plaudits for Manchester City’s fine title win this season, it was arguably Edin Dzeko’s goals which proved vital in the Citizen’s triumph.

Dzeko is a man for the big occasion and usually but not get the credit he deserves. However, there is no doubting that the 28-year old is a world class striker and is the star man for the Bosnia & Herzegovina national team.

The Manchester City man is the leading goalscoring for Bosnia and it was his 10 goals during the qualifiers which propelled Bosnia to the World Cup finals. A strong physical presence who is lethal in front of goal, Dzeko is the focal point of Bosnia’s attack and his wonderful strike partnership with Vedad Ibisevic will be crucial to the Balkan nation’s chances in Brazil.

Miralem Pjanic

Pjanic

Age

24

Club

Roma

Position

Midfield

Int. Caps

46

Int. Goals

8

 

Another world class player in the Bosnian ranks, Miralem Pjanic is a key component for his national team. The 24-year old is already one of the most experienced players in the Bosnian squad and has enjoyed a magnificent campaign for his club side Roma this season.

Pjanic is a wonderfully gifted player who controls the game from midfield and is a great source of goals as well, with his expertise in dead ball situations a potent weapon for the Bosnian side.

Alongside Zvjezdan Misimovic, Pjanic forms a solid midfield combination and teams will certainly struggle to cope with the impressive duo during the World Cup.

 

Asmir Begović

Begovic

Age

26

Club

Stoke City

Position

Goalkeeper

Int. Caps

28

Int. Goals

0

 

Bosnia & Herzegovina’s attack has been widely lauded and rightly so, but their defence is not too shabby as well and the fact that they conceded only 6 goals during their qualification rounds is a testament to that.

The man who is a key member of Bosnia’s solid backline is goalkeeper Asmir Begović. The 26-year old started in all 10 of Bosnia’s qualifiers and his commanding presence in goal was one of the main reasons behind his side’s fine record at the back.

Begović has earned a reputation as one of the finest goalkeepers around in Europe following his wonderful displays for Premier League side Stoke City over the last couple of years and the custodian will arguably be as important as the attacking trio of Dzeko, Ibisevic and Misimovic if Bosnia are to do well in Brazil.

World Cup Key Players –

Group A – BrazilCroatiaMexicoCameroon

Group B –  SpainNetherlandsChileAustralia

Group C – ColombiaGreeceIvory CoastJapan

Group D – UruguayCosta RicaEnglandItaly

Group E – SwitzerlandEcuadorFranceHonduras

Group F – ArgentinaBosnia & HerzegovinaIran,  Nigeria

Group G – GermanyPortugalGhanaUnited States

Group H – BelgiumAlgeriaRussiaSouth Korea

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