Argentina leaves out Higuain against Bosnia

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella has dropped both Gonzalo Higuain and Ezequiel Lavezzi from his lineup in the team’s World Cup opener against Bosnia.

The move suggests Argentina will play with only two strikers – captain Lionel Messi and Sergio Aguero – instead of the three-man attack that Sabella often chooses.

World Cup debutant Bosnia will be led by striker Edin Dzeko and creative midfielder Miralem Pjanic.

The Group F match is the first 2014 World Cup game to be played at Rio de Janeiro’s famed Maracana stadium.


Argentina: Sergio Romero, Ezequiel Garay, Federico Fernandez, Hugo Campagnaro, Pablo Zabaleta, Marcos Rojo, Angel Di Maria, Javier Mascherano, Maxi Rodriquez, Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero.


Asmir Begovic, Ermin Bicakcic, Emir Spahic, Sead Kolasinac, Muhamed Besic, Miralem Pjanic, Zvjezdan Misimovic, Edin Dzeko, Mensur Mujdza, Senad Lulic, Izet Hajrovic.