Iran's hopes of qualifying for the World Cup last 16 ended as they lost to already-eliminated Bosnia-Hercegovina.

Carlos Queiroz's Iran side could have progressed to the second round with a win but their hopes were dented when Edin Dzeko gave the Bosnians a deserved lead with a crisp shot from 25 yards.

Roma's Miralem Pjanic slid home a second after the break.

Reza Ghoochannejad pulled one back but Avdija Vrsajevic sealed it to give Bosnia their first World Cup win.

Their first ever victory in a major tournament at least gives the Bosnians something to show for their efforts in Brazil.

Match analysis

"Bosnia have their maiden World Cup win but they will be kicking themselves that they are not going further in this tournament. They took their chances and proved they were by far the better team. They could have gone up another gear. The right side won."

Safet Susic's side were knocked out before Wednesday's match after narrow defeats by Argentina and Nigeria in their opening two games, but had created enough chances to have taken something from both games.

Dzeko's well-taken goal against the Iranians was scant consolation for the Manchester City forward after he had an effort ruled out incorrectly against Nigeria when the score was 0-0, and subsequently missed a number of opportunities to get his side back in to that game.

His 23rd-minute strike was little more than the Bosnians deserved after a positive start in which the City man had twice forced saves from Iran's Alireza Haghighi.

With the Iranians needing to win and hope Nigeria lost if they were to progress, they went on the attack immediately and Masoud Shojaei saw his shot come back off the crossbar less than a minute after Bosnia had scored.

It would have been their first goal in a World Cup finals since a 1-1 draw with Angola in 2006, but the half ended with Susic's side looking more likely to be the next team on the scoresheet.

Edin Dzeko scores pinpoint drive for Bosnia

They made it 2-0 with just under an hour gone when Iran conceded possession needlessly 40 yards from goal and Tino Susic moved forward before sliding through to the marginally offside Pjanic, who finished coolly into the corner.

Iran - under the management of former Manchester United coach Queiroz for the final time - pulled themselves back into it when Ghoochannejhad tapped home at the back post after Bosnia failed to clear a corner but any hopes of a comeback were short-lived.

Almost immediately after the restart, Sejad Salihovic played full-back Vrsajevic through on goal and he showed composure to score his first international goal.

It ensured that Iran have now gone out at the group stage in all four of their World Cup campaigns.

Bosnia coach Safet Susic: "The win against Iran is scant consolation, but I congratulate my players for a display of commitment and passion against a team needing a win to keep alive their hopes of progressing.

"We lacked experience and cool heads at crucial moments in the opening two games but I cannot complain about effort. That's just football."

Iran coach Carlos Queiroz: "The best team of the group did not qualify, Bosnia showed they have great players, great team with a lot of experience.

"Today they raised their levels and when that happened they gave us no chance.

"My players went to the limit of our mental capabilities, fitness and I'm very proud, very, very proud."

Edin Dzeko's shot goes beyond the despairing dive of Iran goalkeeper Alireza Haghighi

Iran goalkeeper Alireza Haghighi was unable to get a hand on Dzeko's low drive

Iran fans

Iran's fans travelled in hope of seeing their side record just their second win in a World Cup finals

Avdija Vrsajevic

Hadjuk Split man Vrsajevic's winning goal was his first for his national side

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (6)

Bosnia-Hercegovina

  • 01 Begovic
  • 02 Vrsajevic
  • 05 Kolasinac
  • 21 Hadzic (Vranjes - 61' )
  • 15 Sunjic
  • 04 Spahic
  • 07 Besic Booked
  • 08 Pjanic
  • 09 Ibisevic
  • 11 Dzeko (Visca - 84' )
  • 14 Susic (Salihovic - 79' )

Substitutes

  • 03 Bicakcic
  • 06 Vranjes
  • 10 Misimovic
  • 12 Fejzic
  • 13 Mujdza
  • 16 Lulic
  • 17 Ibricic
  • 18 Medunjanin
  • 19 Visca
  • 20 Hajrovic
  • 22 Avdukic
  • 23 Salihovic

Iran

  • 12 Haghighi
  • 15 Montazeri
  • 23 Pooladi
  • 06 Nekounam
  • 04 Hosseini
  • 05 Sadeqi
  • 07 Shojaei (Heydari - 45' )
  • 14 Teymourian
  • 16 Ghoochannejhad
  • 03 Hajsafi (Jahanbakhsh - 63' )
  • 21 Dejagah (Ansarifard - 68' Booked )

Substitutes

  • 01 Ahmadi
  • 02 Heydari
  • 08 Haghighi
  • 09 Jahanbakhsh
  • 10 Ansarifard
  • 11 Haddadifar
  • 13 Mahini
  • 17 Alnameh
  • 18 Rahmani
  • 19 Beikzadeh
  • 20 Beitashour
  • 22 Davari
Ref: Carlos Velasco Carballo
Att: 48,011

Match Stats

Shots

12 7

On target

5 2

Corners

6 5

Fouls

20 17

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Bosnia and Herzegovina 3, Iran 1.

90:00 +2:58 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Bosnia and Herzegovina 3, Iran 1.

90:00 +1:49

Ognjen Vranjes (Bosnia and Herzegovina) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +1:49

Foul by Reza Ghoochannejhad (Iran).

90:00 +0:20

Ognjen Vranjes (Bosnia and Herzegovina) wins a free kick on the right wing.

90:00 +0:20

Foul by Kirim Ansarifard (Iran).

88:55

Attempt blocked. Edin Visca (Bosnia and Herzegovina) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Emir Spahic.

87:48

Corner, Iran. Conceded by Sead Kolasinac.

87:04 Booking

Booking Kirim Ansarifard (Iran) is shown the yellow card.

85:15

Sead Kolasinac (Bosnia and Herzegovina) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

85:15

Foul by Andranik Teymourian (Iran).

84:15

Foul by Avdija Vrsajevic (Bosnia and Herzegovina).

84:15

Mehrdad Pooladi (Iran) wins a free kick on the left wing.

84:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Edin Visca replaces Edin Dzeko.

83:35

Foul by Muhamed Besic (Bosnia and Herzegovina).

83:35

Javad Nekounam (Iran) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

82:23 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Bosnia and Herzegovina 3, Iran 1. Avdija Vrsajevic (Bosnia and Herzegovina) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Sejad Salihovic.

81:33 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Bosnia and Herzegovina 2, Iran 1. Reza Ghoochannejhad (Iran) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Javad Nekounam with a cross.

80:57

Corner, Iran. Conceded by Edin Dzeko.

80:26

Corner, Iran. Conceded by Muhamed Besic.

80:24

Attempt blocked. Reza Ghoochannejhad (Iran) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

80:20

Attempt blocked. Reza Ghoochannejhad (Iran) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

79:26

Sejad Salihovic (Bosnia and Herzegovina) wins a free kick on the left wing.

79:26

Foul by Pejman Montazeri (Iran).

78:56 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Sejad Salihovic replaces Tino Susic.

78:26

Offside, Iran. Mehrdad Pooladi tries a through ball, but Kirim Ansarifard is caught offside.

76:45 Booking

Booking Muhamed Besic (Bosnia and Herzegovina) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

76:42

Foul by Muhamed Besic (Bosnia and Herzegovina).

76:42

Pejman Montazeri (Iran) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

76:32

Attempt missed. Tino Susic (Bosnia and Herzegovina) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Miralem Pjanic following a corner.

76:09

Corner, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Conceded by Mehrdad Pooladi.

71:25

Miralem Pjanic (Bosnia and Herzegovina) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

71:25

Foul by Reza Ghoochannejhad (Iran).

69:37

Offside, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Miralem Pjanic tries a through ball, but Edin Dzeko is caught offside.

67:51

Hand ball by Edin Dzeko (Bosnia and Herzegovina).

67:28

Foul by Ognjen Vranjes (Bosnia and Herzegovina).

67:28

Alireza Jahanbakhsh (Iran) wins a free kick on the left wing.

67:16 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Iran. Kirim Ansarifard replaces Ashkan Dejagah.

66:47

Foul by Emir Spahic (Bosnia and Herzegovina).

66:47

Ashkan Dejagah (Iran) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

66:30

Corner, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Conceded by Alireza Haghighi.

65:55

Corner, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Conceded by Alireza Haghighi.

65:08

Attempt blocked. Edin Dzeko (Bosnia and Herzegovina) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

64:06

Attempt saved. Alireza Jahanbakhsh (Iran) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ashkan Dejagah.

63:34

Sead Kolasinac (Bosnia and Herzegovina) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

63:34

Foul by Reza Ghoochannejhad (Iran).

62:32

Offside, Iran. Jalal Hosseini tries a through ball, but Khosro Heydari is caught offside.

62:20 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Iran. Alireza Jahanbakhsh replaces Ehsan Hajsafi.

60:46 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Ognjen Vranjes replaces Anel Hadzic.

59:48

Muhamed Besic (Bosnia and Herzegovina) wins a free kick on the left wing.

59:48

Foul by Andranik Teymourian (Iran).

58:29 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Bosnia and Herzegovina 2, Iran 0. Miralem Pjanic (Bosnia and Herzegovina) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Tino Susic with a through ball.

56:57

Offside, Iran. Ehsan Hajsafi tries a through ball, but Ashkan Dejagah is caught offside.

56:13

Emir Spahic (Bosnia and Herzegovina) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

56:13

Foul by Khosro Heydari (Iran).

54:59

Offside, Iran. Mehrdad Pooladi tries a through ball, but Ashkan Dejagah is caught offside.

54:35

Attempt blocked. Ehsan Hajsafi (Iran) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

54:16

Corner, Iran. Conceded by Toni Sunjic.

52:10

Foul by Tino Susic (Bosnia and Herzegovina).

52:10

Andranik Teymourian (Iran) wins a free kick on the right wing.

50:58

Foul by Muhamed Besic (Bosnia and Herzegovina).

50:58

Reza Ghoochannejhad (Iran) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

47:58

Attempt missed. Miralem Pjanic (Bosnia and Herzegovina) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Sead Kolasinac.

47:09

Toni Sunjic (Bosnia and Herzegovina) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

47:09

Foul by Reza Ghoochannejhad (Iran).

45:12

Offside, Iran. Mehrdad Pooladi tries a through ball, but Ashkan Dejagah is caught offside.

45:00

Second Half begins Bosnia and Herzegovina 1, Iran 0.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Iran. Khosro Heydari replaces Masoud Shojaei.

45:00 +3:00 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Bosnia and Herzegovina 1, Iran 0.

45:00 +1:40

Edin Dzeko (Bosnia and Herzegovina) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

45:00 +1:40

Foul by Amir Hossein Sadeqi (Iran).

45:00 +0:46

Foul by Anel Hadzic (Bosnia and Herzegovina).

45:00 +0:46

Mehrdad Pooladi (Iran) wins a free kick on the left wing.

45:00 +0:31

Foul by Sead Kolasinac (Bosnia and Herzegovina).

45:00 +0:31

Masoud Shojaei (Iran) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

45:00 +0:08

Foul by Edin Dzeko (Bosnia and Herzegovina).

45:00 +0:08

Mehrdad Pooladi (Iran) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

44:13

Foul by Toni Sunjic (Bosnia and Herzegovina).

44:13

Reza Ghoochannejhad (Iran) wins a free kick on the left wing.

43:20

Foul by Edin Dzeko (Bosnia and Herzegovina).

43:20

Mehrdad Pooladi (Iran) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

42:46

Attempt missed. Vedad Ibisevic (Bosnia and Herzegovina) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

41:32

Attempt missed. Avdija Vrsajevic (Bosnia and Herzegovina) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Edin Dzeko with a through ball.

39:57

Foul by Muhamed Besic (Bosnia and Herzegovina).

39:57

Masoud Shojaei (Iran) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

37:59

Edin Dzeko (Bosnia and Herzegovina) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

37:59

Foul by Andranik Teymourian (Iran).

36:47

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

35:57

Delay in match Emir Spahic (Bosnia and Herzegovina) because of an injury.

34:09

Foul by Sead Kolasinac (Bosnia and Herzegovina).

34:09

Masoud Shojaei (Iran) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

32:54

Offside, Iran. Javad Nekounam tries a through ball, but Reza Ghoochannejhad is caught offside.

31:45

Corner, Iran. Conceded by Anel Hadzic.

30:12

Offside, Iran. Javad Nekounam tries a through ball, but Reza Ghoochannejhad is caught offside.

30:04

Attempt blocked. Ehsan Hajsafi (Iran) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ashkan Dejagah.

29:10

Foul by Muhamed Besic (Bosnia and Herzegovina).

29:10

Masoud Shojaei (Iran) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

27:38

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

25:47

Delay in match Toni Sunjic (Bosnia and Herzegovina) because of an injury.

24:54

Vedad Ibisevic (Bosnia and Herzegovina) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

24:54

Foul by Andranik Teymourian (Iran).

23:56

Offside, Iran. Masoud Shojaei tries a through ball, but Reza Ghoochannejhad is caught offside.

23:55

Attempt blocked. Masoud Shojaei (Iran) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

22:42 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Bosnia and Herzegovina 1, Iran 0. Edin Dzeko (Bosnia and Herzegovina) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Miralem Pjanic.

21:18

Corner, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Conceded by Mehrdad Pooladi.

20:52

Miralem Pjanic (Bosnia and Herzegovina) wins a free kick on the right wing.

20:52

Foul by Ashkan Dejagah (Iran).

18:48

Foul by Muhamed Besic (Bosnia and Herzegovina).

18:48

Andranik Teymourian (Iran) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

15:56

Foul by Tino Susic (Bosnia and Herzegovina).

15:56

Masoud Shojaei (Iran) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

14:08

Foul by Sead Kolasinac (Bosnia and Herzegovina).

14:08

Masoud Shojaei (Iran) wins a free kick on the right wing.

13:10

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

12:27

Delay in match Masoud Shojaei (Iran) because of an injury.

11:53

Attempt blocked. Miralem Pjanic (Bosnia and Herzegovina) right footed shot from long range on the left is blocked.

11:01

Miralem Pjanic (Bosnia and Herzegovina) wins a free kick on the left wing.

11:01

Foul by Mehrdad Pooladi (Iran).

10:23

Corner, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Conceded by Jalal Hosseini.

9:36

Tino Susic (Bosnia and Herzegovina) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

9:36

Foul by Javad Nekounam (Iran).

8:53

Attempt saved. Edin Dzeko (Bosnia and Herzegovina) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Tino Susic with a cross.

7:11

Foul by Muhamed Besic (Bosnia and Herzegovina).

7:11

Reza Ghoochannejhad (Iran) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

6:39

Hand ball by Masoud Shojaei (Iran).

5:54

Emir Spahic (Bosnia and Herzegovina) wins a free kick on the left wing.

5:54

Foul by Reza Ghoochannejhad (Iran).

3:16

Corner, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Conceded by Alireza Haghighi.

3:14

Attempt saved. Edin Dzeko (Bosnia and Herzegovina) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Avdija Vrsajevic with a cross.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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