Edin Dzeko is Bosnia's Lionel Messi, Says Coach Safet Susic

Bosnian coach coach Safet Susic will be counting on Edin Dzeko be in red hot form as the debutants' fight for their FIFA World Cup lives against Nigeria in Cuiaba.

updated: June 21, 2014 17:20 IST
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Bosnia's Edin Dzeko, center, jogs with teammates during a training session at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, June, 14, 2014.

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Cuiaba, Brazil: Edin Dzeko is as important to Bosnia as Lionel Messi is to Argentina, coach Safet Susic claimed on the eve of Saturday's' Group H clash with Nigeria.

And Susic will be counting on the Manchester City striker to be in red hot form as the debutants' fight for their World Cup lives against the Super Eagles in Cuiaba.

The Bosnians are going all out for a win, Susic said, even though a draw would suffice after their opening loss to Argentina.

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