10 interesting stats ahead of Bosnia and Herzegovina vs Nigeria

1 – Bosnia and Herzegovina are the only nation making their debut at the 2014 World Cup. They lost 2-1 to Argentina in their opener so go into the second game in search of their first point(s).

1 – Nigeria were the first team to lose to Greece at a World Cup four years ago. Bosnia and Herzegovina go in search of their first victory at a World Cup today.

4 – All 4 of Nigeria’s wins at World Cups have come against European sides. They have drawn 1 and lost 4 of their other meetings versus Europeans. They beat Spain 3-2 and Bulgaria 1-0 in France ’98 and Bulgaria 3-0 and Greece 2-0 in USA ’94.

4 – Four nations have been eliminated from the World Cup after two games so far at the 2014 World Cup (Cameroon, Australia, Spain and England) – Bosnia and Herzegovina would join these nations should they not avoid defeat to Nigeria today.

9 – Nigeria are winless in their last World Cup matches (D3, L6) dating back to a 1-0 victory over Bulgaria in 1998.

14 – Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Edin Džeko was involved in more goals in European qualifying (10 goals, 4 assists) than any other player.

15 – Nigeria have conceded 15 goals in their last 8 World Cup matches, scoring only six in this time.

21 – Nigerian goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama kept the most clean sheets in the traditional top five European Leagues last season.

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)

80% – Nigeria have drawn 4 of their last 5 games heading into this match.

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