Nigeria really needed to take three points off Iran in their opener, but they didn't play well and were held to a draw. Now they face a Bosnia side that looked solid against Argentina, despite falling 2-1. A win for either side would put them in the driver's seat to advance to the Round of 16.
Even with that disappointing performance against Iran, Nigeria are still in great shape, assuming they can bounce back and defeat Bosnia. A win for the Super Eagles would eliminate Bosnia and put Nigeria on the verge of advancing. Stephen Keshi will need his team to do better on the attack, actually creating chances rather than just hoofing the ball forward towards Emmanuel Emenike.
Bosnia ended up an unfortunate own-goal away from pulling off a draw against one of the tournament favorites in Argentina. Despite that early goal, Bosnia responded well and gave the Argentines a solid test. That performance should give them confidence heading into a vital second match. Vedad Ibisevic could get a start for Bosnia after coming off the bench and scoring a goal against Argentina.
Match Date/Time: 7 p.m. local, 6 p.m. ET
Venue: Arena Pantanal, Cuiabá, Brazil
TV: ESPN (U.S. - English), Univision (U.S. - Spanish), BBC One (U.K.), CBC (Canada), SuperSport 3 (Nigeria), BHT 1 (Bosnia)
United States announcers: Daniel Mann, Efan Ekoku
Online: WatchESPN (U.S.), ITV Player (U.K.)