Bosnia-Hercegovina out of 2014 World Cup as Nigeria score first goal

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The Super Eagles of Nigeria defeated Bosnia-Hercegovina 1-0 in Brazil Saturday.

Nigeria's forward Peter Odemwingie (3rd-R) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal during the Group F football match between Nigeria and Bosnia-Hercegovina at the Pantanal Arena in Cuiaba during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 21, 2014.  AFP PHOTO /

Nigeria’s forward Peter Odemwingie (3rd-R) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal during the Group F football match between Nigeria and Bosnia-Hercegovina at the Pantanal Arena in Cuiaba during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 21, 2014. AFP PHOTO /

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.
Argentina are on six points after beating Iran 1-0 earlier on Saturday to leave the Iranians on a point while the Nigerians are on four points.
Nigeria play Argentina in their final group game on Thursday — the Africans lost 2-1 on the previous occasion they played the South American side in the group stage in the 1994 finals.

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