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Dzeko's Off To Brazil
Monday, 5th May 2014 13:41

Edin Dzeko as been included in Bosnia & Herzegovina coach Safet Susic's provisional squad fr the World Cup Finals in Brazil this summer.

Explaining his squad for Brazil, Susic stated in an interview with Sky Sports: "Only the players who are regular starters at their clubs could expect a call-up and having a compact unit such as this one is essential for a good atmosphere in the dressing room.

"I know there are people who will disagree and that some players left out will be disappointed, but these are the best 24 we have at the moment."

As was the norm during qualifying Bosnia have just two recognised strikers in Dzeko and Stuttgart's Vedad Ibisevic, but Susic is not concerned.

"I don't really need more than two strikers because we will only start with one in our opening group match against Argentina. I knew several months ago that (Muhamed) Besic would be in the squad because he is the only player here who can handle the job of man-marking Lionel Messi.

"I also think this Argentina side is better than the (Diego) Maradona-led one which I played against in the 1990 tournament so we will need to keep it tight against them.

"Our goal is to reach the last 16 and I think we are in with a fair chance because there is little or nothing between Nigeria, Iran and us, while Argentina are the odds-on favourites to win the group."

The Bosnians open their Group F campaign against Argentina at the Maracana on June 15, before playing Nigeria in Cuiaba on June 21 and then Iran in Salvador four days later.

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