WORLD CUP REPORT – Europe – Group G

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Bosnia's Edin Dzeko celebrate his goal against Greece  during World Cup 2014 Group G qualifying soccer match at Stadium Bilino Polje  in Zenica, Bosnia, on  Friday, March 22, 2013. Photo: Amel Emric

Bosnia-Herzegovina 3 (Dzeko 29, 53, Ibisevic 36)

Greece 1 (Gekas 90)

Edin Dzeko scored twice as Bosnia beat Greece 3-1 on Friday to move three points clear at the top of their group. Dzeko led the Bosnian threat, and beat Greek goalkeeper Orestis Karnezis in the 30th minute, expertly heading in a free kick from Zvjezdan Misimovic.

Six minutes later, Karnezis blocked a penalty from Misimovic, but Vedad Ibisevic got the better of a disorganized Greek defense to tap in the loose ball. Dutch referee Bjorn Kuipers awarded the penalty after Giorgos Tzavelas had brought down Mensur Mujdza with a clumsy tackle.

Greece brought on striker Fanis Gekas in the second half but went 3-0 down in the 54th when Misimovic set up Dzeko for another header. Gekas scored Greece’s consolation goal in injury time off a cross from Georgios Samaras.

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Other results…

Liechtenstein 1 (Polverino 17)

Latvia 1 (Cauna 31)

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Slovakia 1 (Jakubko 40)

Lithuania 1 (Sernas 19)

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