World Cup 2014: Nigeria back to winning habit, eliminate Bosnia

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Cuiabá (Brazil), June 22: Nigeria ended their nine-match wait to register a World Cup victory at the Arena Pantanal here against debutantes Bosnia-Herzegovina in a crucial Group F clash.

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Peter Odemwingie scored the match's only goal at the 29th minute to eliminate the Bosnians, who lost two consecutive games in their first World Cup. This was also Nigeria's first goal in this World Cup after the 0-0 draw against Iran the other night.

[Read: Argentina beat Iran 1-0]

Nigeria now have four points from two games and look favourites to advance to the second round from this group unless Iran produce a miracle against Bosnia in their final game. On the positive side, Nigeria might even end up as the group winners if they can beat the Argentines, who looked far from impressive in their 1-0 win over Iran, in their final group game.

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Edin Dzeko would be left dejected for this Manchester City striker was denied his first World Cup goal when he was adjudged offside after doing a brilliant job. Replays later suggested that the assistant refer was likely incorrect.

Odemwingie's goal had also left the Bosnians fuming as Emmanuel Eminike, who had a great game, unwittingly clipped the heels of Ivan Spahic and picked Odemwingie to complete the task. The Europeans were clearly unhappy with the decision to continue the game.

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