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  • June 3, 2014
  • • 9:30 PM
  • • Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois
  • Referee: O. Reyna
  • • Attendance: 51240
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  • And that's it! Bosnia wins 1-0 over Mexico in Chicago, and it really could have been more. I'm Goal USA editor Keith Hickey, thanks for following.
  • 90' + 2'
    Ponce blasts one from distance but Begovic puts a hand to it.
  • 85'
    Yellow Card Sead Kolasinac
  • 85'
    Great save Begovic! Andres Guardado's free kick is head-flicked toward the far post by Maza Rodriguez, but the Bosnian keeper stretches to push it wide.
  • 81'
    SubstitutionJavier Hernández M. Fabián
  • 79'
    Mexico has carved out a nice spell of possession in the Bosnian end, but they've yet to convert that into any real chances.
  • 77'
    SubstitutionIzet Hajrovic Edin Višća
  • 75'
    SubstitutionMiralem Pjanic Vedad Ibisevic
  • 72'
    Yellow Card Asmir Begovic
  • 72'
    Brizuela decides it's his turn to shoot, and pops one over the bar from distance.
  • 71'
    SubstitutionH. Herrera Giovani dos Santos
  • 69'
    Mimisovic has a shot but it dribbles wide.
  • 68'
    SubstitutionZvjezdan Misimovic Tino Sušić
  • 64'
    SubstitutionSenad Lulic Senijad Ibricic
  • 63'
    SubstitutionC. Peña A. Guardado
  • 63'
    SubstitutionMensur Mujdza Ognjen Vranješ
  • 59'
    Hernandez holds up the ball and turns to feed Ponce, but his shot is with his weaker right foot and doesn't trouble Begovic.
  • 58'
    SubstitutionC. Salcido Rodríguez
  • 58'
    SubstitutionR. Jiménez A. Pulido
  • 51'
    Pena whips in a dangerous free kick and catches Begovic off guard, but Salcido is offside.
  • 46'
    SubstitutionToni Šunjić Sead Kolasinac
  • 46'
    SubstitutionH. Moreno I. Brizuela
  • Talavera saves a Pjanic header after the midfielder is allowed an unmarked run into the box/
  • Halftime. Bosnia one, Mexico nil, and you have to say Mexico is lucky to not be down by more. BiH has thoroughly outplayed El Tri, with Mexico only really generating one chance - Layun's out-of-the-blue ball to Chicharito - and Bosnia knocking on the door all half.
  • 41'
    Assist Sejad Salihovic
  • 41'
    Goal Izet Hajrovic
  • 41'
    Goal Bosnia! Salihovic cuts a cross back from the endline and finds Hajrovic at the top of the six-yard area. One deft touch, and Talavera is left grasping as the ball passes him.
  • 37'
    Mexico tries passing around the back, but Hajrovic charges forward and tackles it away.
  • 36'
    Mexico is trying the long balls now, but Spahic and co. are handling those easily. El Tri looks stumped right now.
  • 29'
    Dzeko feeds Hajrovic's run out wide, and the low cross looks set for Pjanic, but he whiffs hard.
  • 25'
    Another close chance for El Tri! Pena feeds Chicharito on the counter, but he loses it under pressure from Spahic and Begovic. A great chance.
  • 24'
    SO CLOSE CHICHARITO! Javier Hernandez brings down a fabulous long ball from Layun with an exquisite first touch, but his shot powers off the post and wide.
  • 20'
    Yellow Card Miguel Arturo Layun
  • 20'
    Yellow Card Muhamed Besic
  • 19'
    Another low cross into the area, and Salcido scrambles it away to start a Mexico counter. Layun is fouled by Besic and reacts poorly. Both get yellows.
  • 17'
    Shot from Besic from outside the 18. It's all the Europeans at the moment.
  • 16'
    Hajrovic drops a cross into a dangerous area near the far post and Talavera needs to punch it away.
  • 12'
    Jimenez does some impressive dancing wide of the box, but after passing back to Layun for the cross, it's dealt with easily.
  • 9'
    Mexico is having trouble moving forward with the tenacious Bosnian pressing. Salcido is visibly encouraging his teammates to slow down the pace.
  • 8'
    Bosnia close again! Spahic sees a shot saved with a shot from the corner of the six yard box, and it falls to Dzeko who is behind the ball and shoots over.
  • 6'
    Dzeko turns to find some space in front of the penalty area and shoots narrowly over the bar. An early warning of the Man CIty man's danger.
  • 4'
    Layun fires a low cross through the penalty area but no one can get on it.
  • 1'
    And kickoff! Mexico is in red tonight, B-H in blue.
  • Here are El Tri's starters tonight: Talavera, Salcido, Reyes, Layún, Moreno, Ponce, Herrera, Peña, Vazquez, Jiménez, Hernández.
  • Good evening, and welcome to Goal's coverage of Mexico's World Cup warmup friendly against Bosnia and Herzegovina.