World Cup 2014: Dzeko & Begovic in Bosnia-Hercegovina squad

Bosnia-Hercegovina players ahead of a World Cup qualifier game against Liechenstein in October 2013

Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko and Stoke City goalkeeper Asmir Begovic are in Bosnia-Hercegovina's final 23-man World Cup squad.

The former Yugoslav republic, who joined Fifa in 1996, will be making their debut at a major championship.

Coach Safet Susic had previously named 24 players because of an injury concern over Freiburg full-back Mensur Mujdza.

But he has been passed fit, with Genk defender Ervin Zukanovic the unlucky man to miss out.

Susic believes his team can advance from their group into the knockout stages in Brazil.

He said: "We must have a goal and that is to try to go through to the second round, to qualify for the round of 16."

Bosnia face Argentina, Nigeria and Iran in Group F.

Goalkeepers: Asmir Begovic (Stoke City), Asmir Avdukic (Borac Banja Luka), Jasmin Fejzic (VFR Aalen).

Defenders: Emir Spahic (Bayer Leverkusen), Toni Sunjic (Zorya Lugansk), Sead Kolasinac (Schalke), Ognjen Vranjes (Elazigspor), Ermin Bicakcic (Eintracht Braunschweig), Muhamed Besic (Ferencvaros), Mensur Mujdza (Freiburg).

Midfielders: Miralem Pjanic (Roma), Izet Hajrovic (Galatasaray), Haris Medunjanin (Gaziantepspor), Senad Lulic (Lazio), Anel Hadzic (Sturm), Tino Susic (Hajduk), Sejad Salihovic (Hoffenheim), Zvjezdan Misimovic (Guizhour Renhe), Senijad Ibricic (Erciyesspor), Avdija Vrsaljevic (Hajduk).

Strikers: Vedad Ibisevic (VfB Stuttgart), Edin Dzeko (Manchester City), Edin Visca (Istanbul BB).

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