Argentina have won nine and lost just one of their last 12 World Cup group games (D2), scoring 24 and conceding just four in total in this run.
La Albiceleste have only mustered two wins in their last nine World Cup games against European sides, drawing four and losing three.
Bosnia-Herzegovina are the only country making their World Cup debut in 2014. Since 1950, the best record for a side making their debut is third, achieved by Portugal in 1966 and Croatia in 1998.
Lionel Messi has only scored one goal in 571 minutes of World Cup football. Indeed only one of his 31 shots in the tournament has found the net.
Argentina have won both previous internationals against the Dragons (both friendlies), scoring seven and conceding none.
Alejandro Sabella's side scored more goals than any other South American side in qualifying (35).
No player was involved in more goals than Edin Dzeko in the European qualifiers (14 – 10 goals, 4 assists).
Dzeko and compatriot Vedad Ibisevic both scored four headed goals in qualification; the strike partners scored all eight of Bosnia's headed goals between them.