Nigeria, Bosnia ring changes for World Cup match

CUIABA, Brazil (AP) Nigeria has recalled striker Peter Odemwingie and brought Joseph Yobo back into the team as captain for the World Cup match against Bosnia-Herzegovina in Group F on Saturday.

Shaking up his lineup after a drab 0-0 against Iran in his team's opening game, Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi has also called up Michael Babatunde in midfield. Godfrey Oboabona, Ramon Azeez and Victor Moses are the players to drop out.

Bosnia coach Safet Susic has made two changes in personnel from the team that lost 2-1 to Argentina, with Haris Medunjanin and Toni Sunjic coming in for defenders Sead Kolasinac and Ermin Bicakcic. Senad Lulic will play as an attacking left back after starting on the left wing against Argentina.

The Bosnians will be eliminated if they lose.


Nigeria: Vincent Enyeama; Efe Ambrose, Juwon Oshaniwa, Joseph Yobo, Kenneth Omeruo; John Obi Mikel, Ogenyi Onazi; Michael Babatunde, Peter Odemwingie, Ahmed Musa; Emmanuel Emenike.

Bosnia: Asmir Begovic, Mensur Mujdza, Senad Lulic, Toni Sunjic, Emir Spahic: Muhamed Besic, Haris Medunjanin, Miralem Pjanic; Izet Hajrovic, Zvjezdan Misimovic, Edin Dzeko.

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