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Dzeko makes Bosnia squad

Edin Dzeko and Asmir Begovic have been included in Bosnia-Herzegovina's final 23-man squad for this summer's World Cup.

The Premier League pair will be key performers for their country at opposite ends of the field in Brazil.

Manchester City striker Dzeko will be looking to provide a cutting edge - fresh from his two-goal showing against the Ivory Coast on Saturday - while Stoke City goalkeeper Begovic offers a reliable last line of defence.

Roma playmaker Miralem Pjanic will also be asked to inspire those around him, with reports suggesting that a number of top clubs will be keeping a close eye on his efforts.

Bayer Leverkusen's Emir Spahic is the man chosen to skipper the side, and he will lead Bosnia into Group F combat against Argentina, Nigeria and Iran.

Bosnia's 23-man World Cup squad:

Goalkeepers: Asmir Begovic (Stoke City), Jasmin Fejzic (Aalen), Asmir Avdukic (Borac Banja Luka)

Defenders: Emir Spahic (Bayer Leverkusen), Sead Kolasinac (Schalke 04), Ermin Bicakcic (Eintracht Braunschweig), Ognjen Vranjes (Elazigspor), Toni Sunjic (Zarya Lugansk), Avdija Vrsajevic (Hajduk Split), Mensur Mujdza (Freiburg)

Midfielders: Zvjezdan Misimovic (Guizhou Renhe), Haris Medunjanin (Gaziantepspor), Miralem Pjanic (AS Roma), Sejad Salihovic (Hoffenheim), Senad Lulic (Lazio), Izet Hajrovic (Galatasaray), Senijad Ibricic (Erciyesspor), Tino Sven Susic (Hajduk Split), Muhamed Besic (Ferencvaros), Anel Hadzic (Sturm Graz)

Forwards: Edin Dzeko (Manchester City), Vedad Ibisevic (VfB Stuttgart), Edin Visca (Istanbul BB)