Soccer-Iran unchanged as Bosnia bring in Ibisevic


By Neil Maidment

SALVADOR, Brazil, June 25 (Reuters) - Iran, bidding to seal a shock last 16 World Cup spot, kept an unchanged starting line-up for Wednesday's Group F clash with already eliminated Bosnia at the Fonte Nova arena.

Iran coach Carlos Queiroz decided to keep faith with the players who earned a 0-0 draw with Nigeria and came close to a surprise draw with Argentina, eventually losing 1-0.

Bosnia coach Safet Susic made five changes to his side, including naming striker Vedad Ibisevic up front alongside Edin Dzeko for the first time in the tournament.

Full backs Avdija Vrsajevic and Sead Kolasinac also start, along with central midfielders Tino Sven Susic, the coach's nephew, and Anel Hadzic. (editing by Justin Palmer)

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