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Bosnia Beats Iran 3-1 in Group F at World Cup



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    Avdija Vrsajevic of Bosnia and Herzegovina shoots and scores his team's third goal past goalkeeper Alireza Haghighi of Iran during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group F match between Bosnia and Herzegovina and Iran at Arena Fonte Nova on June 25, 2014 in Salvador, Brazil.

    Bosnia-Herzegovina ended Iran's hopes of advancing to the knockout stages at the World Cup with a 3-1 victory in Group F on Wednesday.

    Edin Dzeko opened the scoring in the 23rd minute with a low shot from 20 yards (meters), deflecting in off the post.

    Miralem Pjanic made it 2-0 in the 53rd with an angled shot from inside the box.

    Reza Ghoochannejhad gave some hope to the Iranians with a tap-in goal in the 81st, but Avdija Vrsaljevic replied immediately with his low shot from the edge of the area to restore the two-goal buffer.

    Iran needed a win to have any chance of advancing. The Bosnians were already out of contention at their first World Cup following consecutive losses to Argentina and Nigeria.