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5 Bosnia players to watch at World Cup

Published on NewsOK Modified: April 10, 2014 at 5:03 am •  Published: April 10, 2014

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — With an attack-minded coach and a world-class striker leading the way, Bosnia is looking to score plenty of goals at the World Cup.

Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko scored most of the team's goals in qualifying, and coach Safet Susic will be looking for plenty more when the team gets to Brazil to face Argentina, Iran and Nigeria in Group F.

A creative midfield run by Miralem Pjanic will help, too.

Here are five Bosnia players to watch:



Despite being in and out of the Manchester City squad, Edin Dzeko managed to score 10 of Bosnia's 30 goals in World Cup qualifying.

Dzeko, nicknamed "the Diamond" in Bosnia, has scored 26 goals in 49 international matches and will be the key man up front in an attack-minded lineup.



Roma attacking midfielder Miralem Pjanic provides flair in the Bosnia midfield.

Pjanic started his international career in Luxembourg following his family's move to the country shortly before the outbreak of the war in Bosnia in 1991.

He had to wait two years to get permission to play for Bosnia, making his debut in 2008. He has scored eight goals in 46 appearances for Bosnia.

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