Saturday, 13 October 2012

Football: Bosnia claim a point in Athens

The Bosnians are satisfied after their 0-0 draw to Greece in
Athens on Friday night.
(Source: Klix.ba)
Bosnia and Herzegovina have maintained their position atop of World Cup qualifying Group G after holding Greece to a goalless draw in Athens last night.

In a match with few highlights, the Dragons' defence held strong to repel a number of Greek attacks on goal, delivering the side a crucial point away from home.

The Greeks should have gone ahead in the fifth minute when Giorgios Samaras set up team-mate Theofanis Gekas, but the striker mis-parried his shot into the post with the goal at his mercy.

For the remainder of the match, clear-cut opportunities on goal for either side were few and far between, and, with possession relatively even (BiH, 53%, slightly nudged the Greeks, 47%, with the ball), it could be said that 0-0 was a fair result.

Although Bosnia remain in first position of the group, they are equal on seven points with Slovakia and Greece, meaning, if they serious about their desire to qualify for Brazil in 2014, they will need nothing short of a victory in Zenica on Tuesday evening against Lithuania.

Here are the current standings of Group G (remember, the top two sides from each group will qualify for the World Cup):

(Source: Fifa.com)
Come on, Dragons ..

2 comments:

  1. I wanted to ask if you'd be interested in a monthly article in English on our site, always showing your blog.a summary or an editorial, where you talk about the facts of the month.I would love to have you on the team, you know very well the Turkish football :)

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  2. excuse no turkish, but Bosnian :)

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