Lowly Iran were just a matter of minutes from snatching a heroic point against Argentina. But deep into injury time that man Lionel Messi grabbed a stunning winner to send the South Americans through from Group F after two wins. The Barcelona superstar cut in on his left foot before releasing a trademark curling effort into the far corner.
Miroslav Klose’s 71st minute effort saw World Cup history made as he pulled level with Brazilian legend Ronaldo on 15 goals in the competition. The ageing striker, on as a substitute, found the net with his first touch to level after Ghana had come from behind following Mario Gotze’s opener with strikes from Andre Ayew and Asamoah Gyan.
The late game was decided by Stoke’s Peter Odemwingie, whose first half effort ensured Bosnia’s debut World Cup campaign will not make it past the group stage. Emmanuel Emenike laid the ball on for the former West Brom man, who coolly fired it into Asmir Begovic’s net.