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Bosnia Loses In World Cup Debut

A Bosnian soccer fan reacts after Argentina scores a goal during the 2014 World Cup soccer match.
Argentina has defeated Bosnia-Herzegovina by a score of 2-1 in the Balkan country's first ever World Cup tournament game.

Argentina jumped to an early lead in the Group F game when Bosnia's Sead Kolasinac scored an own goal in the third minute of play – a nightmare start to Bosnia’s World Cup debut.

Argentina's Lionel Messi scored the second goal 65 minutes into the game.

Substitute Vedad Ibisevic got a late consolation goal with just five minutes remaining in regulation time to become the first player to score a goal for Bosnia in a World Cup game.

Despite the loss, Bosnia can still advance to the next round by winning its remaining Group F games against Nigeria on June 21 and Iran on June 25.

Based on reporting by Reuters and AFP