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Bosnia v Iran preview

Forward Ashkan Dejagah is targeting goals against Bosnia-Herzegovina on Wednesday (5pm) as he knows that is the only way to keep Iran's World Cup alive.

With Group F leaders Argentina expected to beat Nigeria it opens up second place and progress to the last 16 for Carlos Queiroz's side if they can win.

But to do that they will need to break their drought at the tournament having been denied a second successive clean sheet by Lionel Messi's last-minute brilliance at the weekend.

"The fact we've not scored yet is something we need to put right," Fulham star Dejagah told fifa.com.

"I think we were really unlucky against Argentina though. We had a lot of chances and it was one of those games where everyone in the team did their job and played well.

"It's hard when you lose a game like that, although you have to stand back and give credit to Messi.

"We don't have players like Messi, (Sergio) Aguero and (Angel) Di Maria, so we need to focus on making ourselves as well organised as possible.

"The shape of the team, making sure we're tough to get through defensively, is something that has been very important for the coach in the build-up to this tournament.

"I think a goal will come for us though. We definitely have players who can score and I think we were more dangerous in our second game compared to our first.

"Hopefully this third match will bring another step up. We'll definitely be going for goals and we still have a chance to go through, I'm sure of that.

"What we need to do is take the good things we've done so far, improve a little bit in other areas and give everything to beat Bosnia.

If we do that - and I think it's a game we can win - we can still qualify."

Bosnia-Herzegovina, after two defeats, are playing for pride as they cannot reach the knock-out stage at their first World Cup.

"Our obligation is to go out with honour, to leave a good impression," said coach Safet Susic.

"It is a pity for this generation that it exits the World Cup so soon. They ran, fought and created chances."

Bosnia were unlucky against Nigeria as Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko had a goal wrongly ruled out for offside.

"What can be said after Nigeria?" said defender Toni Sunjic.

"However, we have to turn to Iran, try to win, leave better impression and go home with our heads up high."