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Posted: 25 June 2014 Time: 17:46

Bosnia-Herzegovina ended their World Cup campaign on a high as they beat Group F rivals Iran 3-1 at the Arena Fonte Nova on Wednesday.

FULL TIME: Bosnia (Pjanic 23, Pjanic 59, Vrsajevic 83) 3-1 (Goochannejad 81) Iran. Both countries bow out of the tournament, with Bosnia's fate decided beforehand. Group winners Argentina advance along with Nigeria, who they beat 3-2 in a simultaneous fixture.

90 - There will be three minutes of added time.

87 - Iran yellow: Karim is booked.

84 - Bosnia sub: Visca replaces Dzeko.

83 - BOSNIA GOAL!  Vrsajevic hits back with an emphatic finish on the breakaway! Bosnia 3-1 Iran.

81 - IRAN GOAL! Goochannejad scores his country's first goal of the tournament with a tap-in from close range! Bosnia 2-1 Iran.

80 - Bosnia sub: Salihovic replaces Susic.

79 - Bosnia yellow: Besic is cautioned for a rash challenge.

78 - Susic's shot takes a deflection, and it balloons into the hands of a grateful Haghighi. 

73 - Kolasinac makes a crucial intervention at the back following a promising movement from Iran.

68 - Iran sub: Karim replaces Dejagah.

66 - Good spell of pressure from Bosnia, as Dzeko is unable to get a shot away in a crowded box.

63 - Iran sub: Jahanbakhsh replaces Hajisafi.

61 - Bosnia sub: Vrajanes replaces Hadzic.

59 - BOSNIA GOAL! Pjanic calmly finishes after being released one-on-one by Dzeko following a loose pass at the back from Iran! Bosnia 2-0 Iran.

55 - Hajisafi has a shot blocked in the box, with Iran understandably displaying a bit more urgency now.

52 - In the other game, Argentina are beating Nigeria 3-2.

49 - Pjanic squeezes a long-range shot wide of the target.

46 - We are back underway. Iran sub: Heydari replaces Shojaei.

HALF-TIME: Bosnia (Dzeko 23) 1-0 Iran.

45+2 - Agentina are now 2-1 up against Nigeria.

45 - There will be three minutes of added time.

42 - Vrsajevic wastes a good chance as he drags his shot on the angle wide in the box after being teed up by Dzeko. He should have at least hit the target there.

40 - Besic escapes a caution, but gets a stern talking too from the ref for a challenge from behind.

38 - Spahic is back on the field, not looking any worse for wear.

36 - The Bosnian captain Spahic is stretchered off after taking a heavy knock. It didn't look too serious, so hopefully he is back on in a bit.

33 - Begovic collects a Dejagah cross from the left in commanding fashion. He's looking sharp today, is the Stoke City man.

30 - Begovic makes a superb reaction stop with a strong hand, but the flag was up for offside in any event.

24 - WOODWORK! Iran nearly respond but Shojaei's deft chip is denied by the crossbar!

23 - BOSNIA GOAL! Dzeko nets with a crisp left-footed strike in to the bottom corner! Bosnia 1-0 Iran.

22 - Pooladi does well to cut out a right-wing cross by the overlapping Vrsajevic.

20 - Dzeko is man-handled off the ball, you don't see that too often.

18 - Begovic comes off his line confidently to gather a left-wing cross by Hajisafi.

17 - Good ebb and flow to the game, with Bosnia showing a bit more promise going forward.

12 - Pjanic earns a free-kick just outside the box, but his delivery is foiled by the wall.

9 - Dzeko does well to direct a header on target but Haghighi is well placed to make the save.

6 - Susic tries to navigate his way around the Iranian box but he is crowded out.

5 - Word coming in from the other Group F tie, is Nigeria are drawing 1-1 with Argentina already. That's off to a flyer! To reiterate, Iran need Nigeria to lose with a three-goal swing to advance to the next round.

4 - At the other end, Dzeko forces a save from Haghighi with a turn and volley in the box. The resultant corner is headed away by Montazeri.

3 - Shojaei comes away with it down the left but loses his way.

2 - Hajisafi takes a hopeful tumble in the box but the ref's having none of it.

1 - Bosnia get us underway!

The formalities have all but been completed as the teams settle in to formation.

It is now the turn of Iran, who have it all to play for today.

The players lead out on to the field, with Bosnia first to deliver their national anthem.

Bosnia's World Cup debut is drawing to a close, as narrow losses to Nigeria and Argentina mean they will depart Brazil after today's game.

Iran need to beat Bosnia and hope that Argentina defeat Nigeria to have a chance of making the second round of the competition for the first time in their history.

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