FIFA World Cup: Bosnia Won't Man Mark Lionel Messi , Says Coach Susic

Bosnian coach Safet Susic has said that his team is ready to face the entire Argentine force and will not keep a special eye on Lionel Messi in their Group E FIFA World Cup.

updated: June 10, 2014 16:45 IST
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Guaruja: Bosnia coach Safet Susic said on Monday he didn't plan to man-mark Argentine superstar Lionel Messi for his side's first ever World Cup showdown on Sunday in the Maracana.

"We never put a player on another ... We have (Muhamed) Besic but putting him only on Messi wouldn't be very good," said Susic after a 5-1 warm-up win over a youth select from Brazilian outfit Santos.

Susic told reporters he preferred a zonal system and that whose job it would be to close Messi down would depend on where the Barcelona striker happened to be at any given time.

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