0 – There are nine nations to have competed in a World Cup and lose every game. Bosnia and Herzegovina would make that 10 should they lose to Iran.
1 – Iran have won only 1 of their previous 11 matches at World Cups, drawing 3 and losing 7. This was a 2-1 win over USA at France ’98.
1 – Iran kept their first clean sheet at a World Cup in their 10th match when drawing 0-0 with Nigeria in their opener at Brazil 2014.
4 – Iran have lost 4 of their 5 World Cup matches against European nations, drawing 1.
5 – Bosnia and Herzegovina were 1 of 5 nations eliminated after two games, along with Cameroon, Australia, Spain and England.
9 – Iran’s Reza Ghoochannejhad was top scorer in Asian qualifying with 9 goals in 11 games.
14 – Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Edin Džeko was involved in more goals in European qualifying (10 goals, 4 assists) than any other player. The Manchester City striker is yet to score at the World Cup.
18 – Bosnia and Herzegovina are 1 of 18 nations to have competed in a World Cup but never win a single game. This is their first World Cup and today’s match will be their third and final one at the 2014 World Cup.
43% –10 of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s World Cup squad have played international level (senior or youth) for different countries.10 of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s World Cup squad have played international level (senior or youth) for different countries. They are as follows:
Asmir Begović (Canada U20)
Ermin Bičakčić (Germany U18)
Sead Kolašinac (Germany U20)
Miralem Pjanić (Luxembourg U19)
Zvjezdan Misimović (Yugoslavia U21)
Mensur Mujdža (Croatia U21)
Tino Sušić (Belgium U19)
Haris Medunjanin (Netherlands U21)
Izet Hajrović (Switzerland)
Anel Hadžić (Austria U21)
56% – 5 of the last 9 goals Iran have conceded at World Cups have been headers.