Bosnia hit back to beat Latvia
Last Updated: 11/09/12 10:49pm
Edin Dzeko in action for Bosnia
Zvjezdan Misimovic struck twice as Bosnia-Herzegovina came from behind to maintain their 100% start to their World Cup qualifying campaign.
The Dinamo Moscow midfielder proved the central figure in a spirited fightback as Latvia initially threatened to pull off a shock in Zenica.
It was they who took a fourth-minute lead when Kaspars Gorkss stabbed Oskars Klava's corner home from six yards, but the visitors' joy was short-lived.
Misimovic levelled from the penalty spot within seven minutes after Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko has been fouled by Ritus Krjauklis.
Dzeko passed up a glorious opportunity to put his side ahead for the first time two minutes before the break when Latvia goalkeeper Andris Vanins blocked his close-range effort.
However, they did take the lead seconds later when Roma's Miralem Pjanic converted the City striker's pass from 12 yards.
Misimovic claimed his second goal of the game nine minutes after the restart when he made the most of Pjanic's pass from similar range, and although Dzeko was denied by a post with 15 minutes remaining, he cemented the win in injury time when he finished right-footed from the left side of the penalty area to cap a good night's work.
FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Tue 11th Sep - Group E
Cyprus1 - 0Iceland
Norway2 - 1Slovenia
Switzerland2 - 0Albania
Tue 11th Sep - Group F
Israel0 - 4Russia
N Ireland1 - 1Luxembourg
Portugal3 - 0Azerbaijan
Tue 11th Sep - Group I
Georgia0 - 1Spain
France3 - 1Belarus
Tue 11th Sep - Group D
Romania4 - 0Andorra
Turkey3 - 0Estonia
Hungary1 - 4Holland
Tue 11th Sep - Group B
Bulgaria1 - 0Armenia
Italy2 - 0Malta
Tue 11th Sep - Group G
Bos & Herz4 - 1Latvia
Slovakia2 - 0Liechtenstein
Greece2 - 0Lithuania
Tue 11th Sep - Group A
Serbia6 - 1Wales
Belgium1 - 1Croatia
Scotland1 - 1Macedonia
Tue 11th Sep - Group H
San Marino0 - 6Montenegro
Poland2 - 0Moldova
England1 - 1Ukraine
Tue 11th Sep - Group C
Sweden2 - 0Kazakhstan
Austria1 - 2Germany
FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group A
FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group B
FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group C
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FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group D
FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group E
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FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group H
FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group I