FIFA World Cup: Lionel Messi's Argentina Face Off Against Debutants Bosnia-Herzegovina

Argentina are likely to miss Gonzalo Higuain, who is suffering an ankle injury. Bosnia are the only tournament debutants in Brazil and will become the 77th nation to take part in the sport's most prestigious competition.

updated: June 15, 2014 15:20 IST
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Rio de Janeiro: Lionel Messi will be attempting to cement his legacy as an all-time great when Argentina tackle Bosnia-Herzegovina in their World Cup Group F opener in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday.

Edin Dzeko and Lionel Messi


Trophies, plaudits and individual honours have rained down upon the record-shredding 26-year-old Barcelona sensation over the past few years, but a signature showing at a major international tournament still eludes him.

Although he was a member of the Argentina team that claimed Olympic gold in Beijing in 2008, success in the World Cup and the Copa America has proved harder to come by. (Read: Lionel Messi Set for Action)

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