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Portugal Vs Bosnia-Herzegovina

World Cup
by myerla (U11777123) 19 October 2009
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Republic of Ireland v France
Portugal v Bosnia-Herzegovina
Greece v Ukraine
Russia v Slovenia

Ties be played on 14th and 18th of November.


Portugal vs Bosnia


This is the closest Bosnia Herzegovina have been to reaching a major tourament. Bosnia manager Miroslav Blaževic has already been to the World Cup with Croatia in the 1998 World Cup beating Ukraine in the play off's finshing in an impressive 3rd place.

Bosnia had to overcome Turkey and Belgium to claim second spot. Bosnia are a team that can score goals, their 25 goals in Group 5 is second only to Spain and the 7-0 win over Estonia is a record victory. With Striking talent of Edin Džeko of Wolfsburg, they will threaten the Portuguese defence. Miralem Pjanic, who is only 19 years old, played in Lyon's 2-1 victory over Liverpool in the Champions League

Bosnia is ranked 42 in the FIFA rankings.


If Portugal beat Bosnia this will be their fifth World Cup and Third in a row. After losing out to France in the Semi final of the 2006 World Cup they would like to go one better, but first they have to overcome a strong and improving Bosnian side.

A stuttering start to their group stage campaign winning just 1 of their first 5 games of the group, including a 0-0 draw at home to Albania left Portugal with only 6 points from a possible 15, Portugal looked like they might miss their first major tournament since 1998. Portugal improved their form dramatically in the final half of the group, winning 4 out of 5 games, beating Hungary twice was vital in their qualification.

Portugal scored 17 goals in their group campaign, the highest total in the group they conceded just 5 goals which is joint lowest with Denmark and Sweden.

Portugal manager Carlos Queiroz (former Manchester United assistant manager) has already managed Portugal in 1991-93 has 18 years experience in management, but nothing compared to his opposite number one Miroslav Blaževic who has 40 years experience.

Portugal are rank 10 in the FIFA rankings.

So who do you think will win? Personally I think Bosnia might cause a shock, as Portugal have had some troubles at home, including a 3-2 defeat to Denmark, and 0-0 draw with Sweden and Albania and Bosnia can be difficult to beat at home.


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posted Oct 19, 2009

Portugal are a mess tactically and didnt come close to beating Sweden or Denmark in their group.
Bosnia have a good attack and a good manager so i think they can do it

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posted Oct 19, 2009

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Yes he is a good manager and has tons of expirence at the age of 74 and 41 years in management.

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comment by myerla (U11777123)

posted Oct 19, 2009

Tiesto be played on 14 and 18 November.

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posted Oct 19, 2009

DJ Tiesto?

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posted Oct 19, 2009

comment by Pompey Lackey (U1776477)
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winkeye should say ties to be played.

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posted Oct 20, 2009

Portugal will win...


but I support Bosnia & H. ok

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posted Oct 20, 2009

comment by Nottingham Forest in the Premier League (U8068977)
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Portugal are the favourates, but i think Bosnia might produce a shock result.

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