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Bos & Herz Bosnia and Herzegovina vs Liechtenstein Liechtenstein

Bos & Herz 4

E Dzeko (27, 39)
Z Misimovic (34)
V Ibisevic (38)

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N Hasler (61)

World Cup qualifier: Edin Dzeko bags a brace as Bosnia thrash Liechenstein 4-1

Last Updated: 11/10/13 10:01pm

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Edin Dzeko: Scored twice for Bosnia

Edin Dzeko: Scored twice for Bosnia

Edin Dzeko bagged a brace as Bosnia-Herzegovina moved a step closer to their first major finals appearance with a 4-1 victory over Liechenstein in their penultimate Group G World Cup qualifier.

Dzeko scored either side of goals from Zvjezdan Misimovic and Vedad Ibisevic as Bosnia struck four times in 13 first-half minutes to effectively seal the win.

The result means Safet Susic's men, who top Group G, can book their World Cup place with victory over Lithuania on Tuesday.

Bosnia made clear their intentions with Peter Jehle forced into his first save after just 90 seconds, pushing aside a shot from Haris Medunjanin and then, moments later, Dzeko's effort from the resulting corner.

It took until the 27th minute for the breakthrough to come, with Misimovic crossing from the right for Dzeko to head back across goal.

Dzeko tried to add a second almost immediately, but his powerful effort was turned away for a corner.

However, they did not need to wait long before the second came as Senad Lulic teed up Misimovic who slotted home comfortably in the 33rd minute.

Dzeko blazed over seconds later but it hardly mattered as Bosnia had their third goal by the 38th minute, Ibisevic getting up to head home Avdija Vrsajevic's cross in the 38th minute.

They scored another goal seconds later, with Dzeko bagging a second as he slotted home from Miralem Pjanic's pass.

Liechenstein held out without further damage before half-time and, although they continued to come under heavy pressure in the second half, Jehle denying Ibisevic, Misimovic and Haris Medunjanin in quick succession, it was the hosts who registered next as Nicolas Hasler pulled a goal back with a header from Michele Polverino's corner.

Bosnia had further chances to add to their lead - Dzeko passing up more than one opportunity to bag a hat-trick - but they had already achieved their primary objective of three precious points in the push for Brazil.

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  • FIFA World Cup European Qualifying

    Fri 11th Oct - Group B
    Fri 11th Oct - Group G
    • Lithuania
      2 - 0
      Latvia
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    • Bos & Herz
      4 - 1
      Liechtenstein
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    • Greece
      1 - 0
      Slovakia
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    Fri 11th Oct - Group A
    Fri 11th Oct - Group F
    Fri 11th Oct - Group H
    Fri 11th Oct - Group C
    • Faroe Islands
      1 - 1
      Kazakhstan
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    • Sweden
      2 - 1
      Austria
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    • Germany
      3 - 0
      Rep Ireland
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    Fri 11th Oct - Group E
    Fri 11th Oct - Group D
    Fri 11th Oct - Group I

Tables

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group A

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Belgium 10 26
2 Croatia 10 17
3 Serbia 10 14
4 Scotland 10 11
5 Wales 10 10
6 Macedonia 10 7

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group B

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Italy 10 22
2 Denmark 10 16
3 Czech Republic 10 15
4 Bulgaria 10 13
5 Armenia 10 13
6 Malta 10 3

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group C

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Germany 10 28
2 Sweden 10 20
3 Austria 10 17
4 Republic of Ireland 10 14
5 Kazakhstan 10 5
6 Faroe Islands 10 1

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group D

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Netherlands 10 28
2 Romania 10 19
3 Hungary 10 17
4 Turkey 10 16
5 Estonia 10 7
6 Andorra 10 0

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group E

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Switzerland 10 24
2 Iceland 10 17
3 Slovenia 10 15
4 Norway 10 12
5 Albania 10 11
6 Cyprus 10 5

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group F

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Russia 10 22
2 Portugal 10 21
3 Israel 10 14
4 Azerbaijan 10 9
5 Northern Ireland 10 7
6 Luxembourg 10 6

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group G

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bosnia and Herzegovina 10 25
2 Greece 10 25
3 Slovakia 10 13
4 Lithuania 10 11
5 Latvia 10 8
6 Liechtenstein 10 2

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group H

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 England 10 22
2 Ukraine 10 21
3 Montenegro 10 15
4 Poland 10 13
5 Moldova 10 11
6 San Marino 10 0

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group I

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Spain 8 20
2 France 8 17
3 Finland 8 9
4 Georgia 8 5
5 Belarus 8 4