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Home-bound Bosnia beaten in Cup thriller

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Bosnia-Herzegovina has been eliminated from the World Cup with a game to go after a controversial 1-0 loss to Nigeria in Cuiaba.

In an entertaining game with more than 40 shots on goal, the score could have been much higher, but the only goal of the game came in the 29th minute when Peter Odemwingie scored from a cross from the right.

However Bosnia-Herzegovina was extremely unlucky not to have been in the lead by that stage, after striker Edin Dzeko put the ball in the net in the 21st minute only for it to be called back for offside.

Replays showed Dzeko was either level with or behind the last defender and the goal should have stood.

In the dying seconds the luckless Dzeko was denied again by a brilliant save from keeper Vincent Enyeama, who tipped the ball with his legs on to the post.

The win puts Nigeria on four points, behind leaders Argentina on six, and eliminates Bosnia-Herzegovina (zero points), who play Iran (two points) in the team’s final match.

More to follow.