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Dzeko determined to prove Bosnia worth

October 16, 2013
By ESPN staff

Bosnia striker Edin Dzeko insists his side will prove themselves at Brazil 2014 after the Balkan outfit sealed World Cup qualification with a 1-0 win over Lithuania on Tuesday.

Vedad Ibisevic's second half goal was enough to keep Bosnia in first place, with their superior goal difference ensuring Greece must rely on a playoff to progress to the World Cup.

Dzeko, who scored 11 games during Bosnia's qualifying campaign, is confident Safet Susic's side will make an impact at next year's tournament.

"I wish to send my regards to Brazil and say that we will show how mighty Bosnia is," he said. 

Susic believes Bosnia were always destined to win their group, despite finishing level on 25 points with Greece, and praised his players for what was a gritty qualification period.

"I congratulate these guys for their great work in the last four years, and it would have been real injustice if we had failed to win the group and qualify for the World Cup," Susic told FACE television.

Dzeko also took to Twitter to share an image of Bosnia's post-match celebrations.




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