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World Cup Face Off: Agüero versus Džeko

World Cup Face Off: Agüero versus Džeko

World Cup Face Off: Agüero versus Džeko

We look at the World Cup chances of two Premier League teammates who will be on opposite teams during Brazil 2014. Who will finish on top?

Who are the players?

Sergio 'Kun' Agüero  has won over 40 caps for Argentina and has scored more than 20 goals for his country. He normally plays as a central striker, but can also play as a second striker; he sometimes plays behind Džeko for Manchester City. Agüero has scored more than 70 goals for Manchester City and over 200 goals in his career.  

Edin Džeko has won more than 50 caps for Bosnia and Herzegovina, and is his country's leading all time goalscorer, with 33 goals (March 2014). Džeko usually plays as the target man and because he is very tall, he is also very good in the air. He is a prolific goalscorer and, like Agüero, has scored more than 200 goals in his career.

How important are the players to their national teams?

Edin Džeko is without doubt the star of this Bosnia and Herzegovina team. Bosnia and Herzegovina will be playing at the World Cup for the first time and their fans hope he will score the goals to get them out of this difficult World Cup group.

Sergio Agüero is one of Argentina's star players, but all eyes will be on another Argentinian forward - Lionel Messi. Messi has said, "Agüero has immense power, strength and an ­incredible work ethic." With all the attention on Messi, it may give Agüero a chance to score the goals to help Argentina progress in the tournament.

Do they have any weaknesses?

Both Džeko and Agüero are world class players, so there are very few weaknesses. Džeko and Bosnia and Herzegovina will be playing at their first World Cup, so nerves and pressure may be a problem in the biggest games. Agüero is one of Argentina's many attack-minded players. If they go forward too much, they may be caught on the counter-attack.

What is our prediction?

Argentina are strong favourites for this match because they are the seeded team in the group (the other two teams are Nigeria and Iran) and they have won the World Cup twice before. Argentina qualified for Brazil 2014 by finishing top of South American qualifying, with only 2 defeats in 16 matches.

Brazil 2014 will be Bosnia and Herzegovina's first World Cup. They qualified by finishing top of their group, with only 1 defeat in 10 matches. Džeko scored 10 goals in qualifying matches. If Džeko is on form, Bosnia and Herzegovina will score, but will it be enough?

We predict that both Džeko and Agüero will score and Bosnia and Herzegovina will surprise Argentina in a 2-2 draw.

When and where is the match?

The match is on June 15th at 2300 GMT in the 75,117 capacity Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro.

Lots of Premier League teammates will face off at Brazil 2014.  Read another World Cup Face Off article - Samuel Eto'o (Cameroon) versus David Luiz (Brazil).

Dzeko and Aguero will be up against each other at Brazil 2014

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Denis2000's picture
Denis2000
25/08/2023
BY
690
points

None of the teammates scored


Denis2000's picture
Denis2000
25/08/2023 08:48
Belarus
Tottenham Hotspur
690

None of the teammates scored

hsn's picture
hsn
17/01/2023
TR
5526
points

Sentence
Hard times for nations creates heroes who leads people and get them out of difficulties.


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hsn
17/01/2023 17:02
Turkey
Tottenham Hotspur
5526

Sentence
Hard times for nations creates heroes who leads people and get them out of difficulties.

Gabriel Amaral's picture
Gabriel Amaral
01/06/2021
BR
1512
points

Aguero's side won counting with a stunnishing performance from Leo Messi.


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Gabriel Amaral
01/06/2021 22:51
Brazil
Arsenal
1512

Aguero's side won counting with a stunnishing performance from Leo Messi.

mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
19/06/2020
TR
6510
points

Argentina has Lionel Messi and that's enough :)


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mobeckham
19/06/2020 17:33
Turkey
Manchester United
6510

Argentina has Lionel Messi and that's enough :)

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
18/06/2016
GH
4768
points

Džeko is a great striker and his absence in the epl is worrying


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kwesimanifest
18/06/2016 23:40
Ghana
Manchester United
4768

Džeko is a great striker and his absence in the epl is worrying

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
18/06/2016
GH
4768
points

Argentina looks slightly ahead


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
18/06/2016 23:36
Ghana
Manchester United
4768

Argentina looks slightly ahead

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
18/06/2016
GH
4768
points

It will be a great match


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
18/06/2016 23:36
Ghana
Manchester United
4768

It will be a great match

HakanUslu1881's picture
HakanUslu1881
22/03/2016
TR
1761
points

My prediction is arg 2-1 b & h


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HakanUslu1881
22/03/2016 00:18
Turkey
Leicester City
1761

My prediction is arg 2-1 b & h

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HakanUslu1881
22/03/2016
TR
1761
points

I thought Argentina would win.


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HakanUslu1881
22/03/2016 00:17
Turkey
Leicester City
1761

I thought Argentina would win.

assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
29/02/2016
PS
3705
points

They were close to the draw.


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assemjuve
29/02/2016 17:24
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

They were close to the draw.

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aragorn1986
27/11/2015
ME
3557
points

I was surprised to see BIH qualified for Brazil but obviously they had quality players. Still, the lack of experience they paid too high. Argentina is still very dangerous team though they don't tend to play attacking style like they played before.


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aragorn1986
27/11/2015 19:57
Montenegro
Arsenal
3557

I was surprised to see BIH qualified for Brazil but obviously they had quality players. Still, the lack of experience they paid too high. Argentina is still very dangerous team though they don't tend to play attacking style like they played before.

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almirpereira
26/10/2015
BR
1326
points

WELL DONE!


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almirpereira
26/10/2015 18:59
Brazil
Chelsea
1326

WELL DONE!

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SajidaXI
03/07/2014
PK
0
points

Argentina @ Won


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SajidaXI
03/07/2014 20:11
Pakistan
Manchester United
0

Argentina @ Won

raulito
07/05/2014
0
points

I am a south american guy and I would like to support argentina not only in this match but in all their matches but I'm not all for them.I support all south american countries playing in this world cup but not argentina 'cause they are arrogant and don't know to lose(bad losers).Everytime they lose they like to get into a brawl because of their frustration.This is not only the national team but the argentinian clubs when competing in copa libertadores(libertadores cup).That's why I don't support them.In south america argentina is seen as the sore losers.
Nevertheless I have to admit they have a great squad and is the seeded team to get in the first place in their group.Aguero is a world class player and has scored many goals for his country.Dzeco as well is a great striker but I think he is more sticked to the goal.
My prediction is Argentina will beat bosnia at least 1-0 with with my deepest sorrow.I hope to be wrong but I don't think Bosnia will beat argentina.They are the underdogs.
Greetings from peru,this page is awesome.


raulito
07/05/2014 02:04


0

I am a south american guy and I would like to support argentina not only in this match but in all their matches but I'm not all for them.I support all south american countries playing in this world cup but not argentina 'cause they are arrogant and don't know to lose(bad losers).Everytime they lose they like to get into a brawl because of their frustration.This is not only the national team but the argentinian clubs when competing in copa libertadores(libertadores cup).That's why I don't support them.In south america argentina is seen as the sore losers.
Nevertheless I have to admit they have a great squad and is the seeded team to get in the first place in their group.Aguero is a world class player and has scored many goals for his country.Dzeco as well is a great striker but I think he is more sticked to the goal.
My prediction is Argentina will beat bosnia at least 1-0 with with my deepest sorrow.I hope to be wrong but I don't think Bosnia will beat argentina.They are the underdogs.
Greetings from peru,this page is awesome.

GOUTHAM S.
06/04/2014
0
points

Sergio Aguero is one of the thrilling footballers in the world.He is an astute footballer and plays very well with his efforts and skills.Argentina has a chance of winning the world cup because a skillful player Sergio Aguero is playing for Argentina.So all other teams have to play very well to take the cup.Actually this session tells that every other players in the opposition team mainly looks Messi but that sentence does'not make any sense because every other players also knows that Aguero is one of the best players and it will be like half half like half concentrating on Messi and other half to Aguero.There will be tough games for all the teams so play well.
Thank You.


GOUTHAM S.
06/04/2014 06:04


0

Sergio Aguero is one of the thrilling footballers in the world.He is an astute footballer and plays very well with his efforts and skills.Argentina has a chance of winning the world cup because a skillful player Sergio Aguero is playing for Argentina.So all other teams have to play very well to take the cup.Actually this session tells that every other players in the opposition team mainly looks Messi but that sentence does'not make any sense because every other players also knows that Aguero is one of the best players and it will be like half half like half concentrating on Messi and other half to Aguero.There will be tough games for all the teams so play well.
Thank You.

GOUTHAM S.
29/03/2014
0
points

I also have the same opinion that Argentina has a chance of winning the World Cup this year but I also think that England ,Germany,Brazil are some teams that stand good chance.


GOUTHAM S.
29/03/2014 04:06


0

I also have the same opinion that Argentina has a chance of winning the World Cup this year but I also think that England ,Germany,Brazil are some teams that stand good chance.

memored
06/03/2014
0
points

I think that Argentina will win that match, because its attack is one of the strongest in all over the world. It has been said that Argentina's weak point is its defense, but Sabella has given confidence in the central zone to Federico Fernández and Ezequiel Garay, whom have done a good joob.
Mi prediction is Argentina 2 Bosnia 1, with two goals of Messi and Dzeko will score for Bosnia.
Cheers!


memored
06/03/2014 16:30


0

I think that Argentina will win that match, because its attack is one of the strongest in all over the world. It has been said that Argentina's weak point is its defense, but Sabella has given confidence in the central zone to Federico Fernández and Ezequiel Garay, whom have done a good joob.
Mi prediction is Argentina 2 Bosnia 1, with two goals of Messi and Dzeko will score for Bosnia.
Cheers!

Rich
06/03/2014
0
points

Hi Memored

Thanks for your comment. Do you think Argentina have a chance of winning the World Cup?

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


Rich
06/03/2014 21:31


0

Hi Memored

Thanks for your comment. Do you think Argentina have a chance of winning the World Cup?

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

memored
12/03/2014
0
points

I think Argentina has the same chances of winning the World Cup as Germany and Spain. They will be great contender for Brazil.


memored
12/03/2014 22:23


0

I think Argentina has the same chances of winning the World Cup as Germany and Spain. They will be great contender for Brazil.

GOUTHAM S.
29/03/2014
0
points

I think that you didn't mentioned England because it is also a very good team and I think that there will be a thrilling game against England and Argentina.


GOUTHAM S.
29/03/2014 04:01


0

I think that you didn't mentioned England because it is also a very good team and I think that there will be a thrilling game against England and Argentina.

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