Argentina ( 2 - 1 ) Bosnia-Herzegovina

All Eyes On Messi to Lead Argentina to Victory


Here are the only two words you need to know in preparing for Argentina’s match-up with Group F rival Bosnia-Herzegovina, kicking off at 6 p.m. USEDT (10 p.m. GMT):

Lionel Messi.

The boy genius forward has dazzled the world for years in superlative performances for Spanish giant FC Barcelona. He’s been named the world’s greatest footballer by FIFA four times. And now, as captain of Argentina national squad, he wants to bring a World Cup trophy to his home country for the first time since 1986.

Bosnia-Herzegovina isn’t going to go without a fight, mainly on account of the fact that this is its first appearance in the World Cup since the break-up of Yugoslavia in the early 1990s. Watch Vedad Ibisevic and Sejad Salihovic closely to lead the attack.

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