Argentina v Bosnia Live Stream : Watch Online from Estádio Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro tonight

Latest Argentina v Bosnia live stream schedule, with team news, match prevue from the famous Estádio Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro.

One of the World Cup favourites, Argentina will kick off their World Cup campaign when they take on newcomers Bosnia-Herzegovina in Group F later today.

Alejandro Sabella’s side are the second favourites to win the tournament and with the likes of Lionel Messi, Gonzalo Higuain and Sergio Ageuro in their ranks the tag is justified.

While Brazil, Holland, Spain, England and Italy have all kicked off their respective groups, the Argentines have had to wait however it would appear that they are raring to go.

“Anxiety increases at this time. We really want to play the first game” defender Federico Fernandez said in the build up to the game.

That face game will come against relatively unknown Europeans, who Fernandez added had “good technique and quality. “

While Fernandez is set to start the game against the Bosnians his namesake Augusto Fernandez is poised to miss out. The midfielder along with Ezequiel Lavezzi, Higuain and Fernando Gago missed training on Friday with all four struggling to make the game.

Inter Milan striker Rodrigo Palacio should be fit to play after overcoming an ankle injury sustained in the 3-0 warm-up win over Trinidad last week.

Much of the focus will be on Messi however. The Barcelona forward has endured an injury hit season and will be keen to make an impact at a major international competition after two unforgettable tournament appearances so far.

He faces a tough task breaking down a Bosnian rear-guard that contains the likes of Freiburg defender Mensur Mujdža, Captain Emir Spahić of Bayer Leverkusen and Stoke goalkeeper Asmir Begovic.

The two teams met before the draw for the tournament with a brace from Aguero sealing a comfortable 2-0 win. Argentina are currently unbeaten in their last five games and have lost just one of their last 15 games. They warmed up for the tournament with a comfortable 2-0 win over Slovenia.

Bosnia meanwhile were comfortable in qualifying, winning their group ahead of Greece. A strong defence and the attacking prowess of Edin Dzeko and Stuggart forward Vedad Ibišević meaning that they won’t be a push over.

Pre-tournament wins over the Ivory Coast and Mexico have re-confirmed the belief that the small nation could be one of the surprise packages in Brazil.

Trevor Keane is an Irish based sports writer and the author of Gaffers, 50 years of Irish Managers and Running through Walls, the Dave Langan Story.

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