Dzeko: I'll never forget disallowed goal
- 26 June 2014 07:55
- Posted by @roline_mcfc
Bosnia-Herzegovina striker Edin Dzeko has insisted he will never forget the goal he had wrongly disallowed against Nigeria in this year's World Cup tournament.
The 28-year-old inspired his side to their first ever win in the competition last night, opening the scoring in the 23rd minute against Iran with a fine strike which helped the Golden Lillies to a third-place finish in Group F.
However, the Bosnian Diamond found it hard to gain comfort from that feat, instead reiterating that it's the memory of the effort that was incorrectly ruled-out that will stay with him forever.
Quoted in an article on the FourFourTwo website, Dzeko declares: "Despite the victory, we go home sad as we could've gone further.
"The goal they cancelled out against Nigeria I will remember until the end of my life."
"In between leading the Belgian defence during victories over Algeria and Russia, the central defender has had to skip several days of training to treat a left groin strain," a report reveals.
"He trained for some 25 minutes at the World Cup stadium late on Wednesday but pulled out to avoid further damage, [Marc] Wilmots said."
Once again, it appears manager Wilmots has taken to Twitter to share some team news, posting the following:
Roughly translated, it states: "Vincent Kompany had to cease in the last training session. He will not play as a precaution against South Korea."
The article continues: "Given that Belgium are already through to the second round, Wilmots had in any case considered giving Kompany rest to complete his recovery. The second round is not until after the weekend."
Elsewhere, Pablo Zabaleta has warned his compatriots there is no margin for error as they prepare for their World Cup last 16 clash with Switzerland.
According to Goal.com, the Argentina defender asserted: "Now we have a match of life or death, because if you make mistakes, it can be your end.
"The group matches were hard, against teams that made it tough against us. Of course, we have in mind that we want to keep improving, let’s hope we can manage it.
"It's a very even World Cup. Some teams held as favourites have left at the first stage. It hasn't been an easy tournament.
"It was very important to win all three matches, our confidence is a little higher now. But to finish first was even more important - that was our goal from the start."
That's all for today. Check back to mcfc.co.uk at the same time tomorrow for another round-up of City-related World Cup media stories. In the meantime, check out our match reports from yesterday's games.