Messi Goals Lead Argentina to Third Win

Lionel Messi scored twice to lead Argentina to a 3:2 victory over Nigeria in their last group F match of the World Cup.

The match began spectacularly, with two goals in the opening 4 minutes. First Messi fired in from close range, from a shot deflected off the post. In the following attack however, Ahmed Musa equalized with a neat shot curled into the left corner of Romero’s goal.

Bosnia out as Nigeria end win drought

Bosnia-Hercegovina's maiden appearance at a World Cup finals ended in disappointment as Peter Odemwingie's goal condemned them to a 1-0 defeat by African champions Nigeria in Cuiaba and ensured they could not qualify for the second round.
Nigeria's win, their first at a World Cup finals since 1998, leaves them as favourites to join Argentina in the second round.

Sporting Triumphs Lift Bosnian Spirits

Hundreds of Bosnians gathered in Sarajevo on Monday to greet the handball national team, which qualified for a major tournament for the first time since independence in a playoff win against Iceland.

The Bosnia and Herzegovina handball team will play in the World Championships in Qatar in 2015 after a nerve-racking one point aggregate win against Iceland.

Messi magic gets Argentina up and running

Lionel Messi scored a trademark individual goal as Argentina opened their World Cup campaign with a narrow 2-1 win over Bosnia-Hercegovina at Rio de Janeiro's renovated Maracana on June 16.

The Barcelona superstar created the third-minute own goal by Sead Kolasinac with which Argentina went ahead, but it took a mid-match tactical shift for him to really start influencing proceedings.