What a day! It's been another action-packed matchday at the 2014 World Cup and you can head over to our daily tournament blog to digest the day's events. Switzerland stunned Ecuador with a dramatic come-from-behind victory in Brasilia before France downed Honduras in Porto Alegre. It was to be Messi's night at the Maracana though, as he set one up and scored another to get Argentina roling at Brazil 2014.
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FULL TIME: It's all over at the Maracana and it's Argentina who emerge victorious. Kolasinac's unfortunate own goal opened the scoring before Messi ended his World Cup drought just after the hour mark. Ibisevic scored Bosnia and Herzegovina's first ever World Cup goal late on, but it wasn't quite enough as Sabella's men leave Rio with three points.
SIDE NETTING! Higuain finds space through the middle and plays Messi in. The No10 skips past the challenges and fires at goal, but it's just wide.
Di Maria skips away down the Argentina left and chips the ball over the Bosnia and Herzegovina defence towards Messi at the far post, but it's eventually snuffed out.
GOAL! It's the substitute Ibisevic who pulls one back! Lulic finds space on the edge of the Argentina box and plays in the No9 who peels away from the South American defence. He glances up, and hits low towards goal. The ball hits Romero on the way through his legs and the ball trickles over the line.
The skipper takes it short, but the attack comes to nothing.
Pjanic thumps the ball towards goal and from that effort, Argentina break with Messi. He lays Aguero off, goes for the return but the sliding Spahic clears away for a corner.
The Albiceleste No20 tries to get in on the act, getting the ball out of his feet, putting his head down and thumping towards goal, but it's wide.
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DID YOU KNOW?
That goal by Messi is the first for an Argentinian No10 at the World Cup since 21 June 1998: Ariel Ortega in 5-0 win against Jamaica. Since then Ortega (2002), Riquelme (2006) and Messi (2010) all failed to score.
#ARG 2-0 #BIH (70'). Messi becomes the 2nd Argentine to score successive WC goals 8 years apart following Diego Maradona (1986 and 1994).— Infostrada Sports (@Infostrada Sports) 16/06/2014 00:28
GOAL! MESSI! A trademark goal from the Argentina skipper. He picks the ball up after a one-two with Higuain, dribbles with expert close control past Bicakcic and slams a perfectly accurate side-footed finish in off the post.
The Barça legend steps up, but fires over the bar.
The Bosnia and Herzegovina No4 goes right through the back of Aguero and is cautioned.
Messi is finding a lot more space after the half-time change in system. He works the ball wide to Aguero who tries a slide-rule cross-shot towards goal, but Begovic gets it away.
Some intricate build-up play from Argentina sees Messi poke the ball towards Aguero, who opens his body to shoot. The Manchester City forward is leaning back a little though and the ball flies over the bar.
After Fernandez dives in, Hajrovic steps up from about 25 yards and fires a venomous drive in with his left foot, but Romero is equal to it.
Those two substitutions by Sabella at half time mean a change of system back to the 4-3-3 that Argentina are more familiar with. Gago steps into midfield and Higuain goes up front.
And the Bosnia and Herzegovinians get us underway for the second half.
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HALF TIME: Argentina lead thanks to the fastest own goal in World Cup history. Sead Kolasinac's effort after two minutes and eight seconds has led to a rather subdued opening period. The fans at a packed-out Maracana will be hoping for a little more excitement in the second half.
Both sides are exchanging possession at will here, with neither team retaining possession for a concerted period of time.
The corner is whipped in by Pjanic and headed with pinpoint accuracy at goal by Lulic, but Romero reacts brilliantly down to his left-hand side to push away for another corner, which is too long.
Dzeko turns on the edge of the Argentinian box but can't quite get the ball out from under his feet as he digs a shot at goal which flies over Romero.
Di Maria attempts a rabona cross into the penalty area and the ball is half-cleared out to Mascherano who drives towards goal, but Begovic is equal to it.
Begovic's poor clearance finds Messi in the middle of the pitch. He plays to La Albiceleste's No11 who fires over the bar.
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Rojo receives the ball on the left-hand side of the Bosnia and Herzegovina area and plays in Aguero whose shot is blocked. The ball finds its way to Messi who is blocked off.
Pjanic takes an effort from the free-kick after Mascherano conceded the foul, but his effort is stopped before it can trouble Romero.
CLOSE! Hajrovic makes a fantastic run from midfield to pick up a delightful dinked through ball from Pjanic, but he can't quite bring the ball down before Romero arrives and clears the danger.
#ARG 1-0 #BIH (3'). Sead Kolašinac's own goal after 2:08 is the fastest own goal in World Cup history, beating Carlos Gamarra (2:46) in 2006— Infostrada Sports (@Infostrada Sports) 15/06/2014 22:11
After that nervous start and own goal, Zlatni Ljiljani have come back into the game and are trying to force the initiative going forwards, with no luck yet.
Own Goal" now leading the Golden Boot race with three. Nice job, OG.— Grant Wahl (@Grant Wahl) 15/06/2014 22:06
GOAL! Messi whips in a free-kick which is flicked on by Marcos Rojo to the back post. Sead Kolasinac, the youngest player on the pitch, cannot readjust his feet in time and it ends up in the back of the net.
There's a real sense of occasion here. This magnificent arena returns to World Cup action for the first time since the infamous Maracanazo of 1950 with Lionel Messi captaining his country in a tournament he hopes to light up. It's special for Bosnia and Herzegovina too, their first World Cup game. Argentina get us underway.
Next, the Zmajevi grip each other round the shoulders as Drazva himna Bosnei Hercegovine rings out around the iconic stadium.
The teams are out on the pitch at the Maracana and it's the Argentinian national anthem, Hino Nacional Da Argentina, up first. The players sing along in unison with the vast swathes of Argentinian fans in the crowd.
These are the most-popular line-ups chosen by FIFA.com users.
1 Sergio ROMERO, 2 Ezequiel GARAY, 3 Hugo CAMPAGNARO, 4 Pablo ZABALETA, 16 Marcos ROJO, 7 Angel DI MARIA, 11 Maxi RODRIGUEZ, 14 Javier MASCHERANO, 9 Gonzalo HIGUAIN, 10 Lionel MESSI, 20 Sergio AGUERO
1 Asmir BEGOVIC, 3 Ermin BICAKCIC, 4 Emir SPAHIC, 5 Sead KOLASINAC, 13 Mensur MUJDZA, 7 Muhamed BESIC, 8 Miralem PJANIC, 10 Zvjezdan MISIMOVIC, 16 Senad LULIC, 20 Izet HAJROVIC, 11 Edin DZEKO
Sead Kolasinac is the youngest player in the two squads, while Hugo Campagnaro is the oldest. Both start tonight, with an age difference of 12 years, 11 months and 25 days between them.
BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA EXCITEMENT
The anticipation ahead of the country's first game at the World Cup is palpable!
This is Brčko #bih http://t.co/kyUSLOygIh— BiHFootball (@BiHFootball) 15/06/2014 21:40
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DID YOU KNOW?
Just nine of Argentina's squad from 2010 are at Brazil 2014 with six of those players (Romero, Di Maria, Messi, Maxi, Mascherano & Aguero) in the starting XI tonight.
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BENZEMA BRACE DOWNS HONDURAS
We're not far from kick-off here in Rio de Janeiro, but they've just finished over in Porto Alegre, where Karim Benzema grabbed two in a comprehensive victory for the French. Check out our report and Facebook gallery.
Not including the 1930 edition, Argentina are unbeaten in their last ten matches against World Cup debutants, with a record of nine wins and one draw. The only team that managed to avoid defeat against La Albiceleste were West Germany in 1974.
Hello and welcome to the third and final World Cup match of today, Bosnia and Herzegovina's World Cup debut against Lionel Messi's Argentina. We'll bring you all the build-up, a minute-by-minute commentary and the latest reaction and video highlights after the game has finished in the iconic Maracana. #Joinin on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and keep across the latest trends with our social hub.
#ARG LINE-UP: Romero, Garay, Campagnaro, Zabaleta, Di Maria, Messi (c), Rodriguez, Mascherano, Rojo, F. Fernandez, Aguero #ARGBIH #worldcup— FIFAWorldCup (@FIFAWorldCup) 15/06/2014 20:44
#BIH LINE-UP: Begovic, Bicakcic, Spahic (c), Kolasinac, Besic, Pjanic, Misimovic, Dzeko, Mujdza, Lulic, Hajrovic #ARGBIH #WorldCup #joinin— FIFAWorldCup (@FIFAWorldCup) 15/06/2014 20:43
Maracanã - Estádio Jornalista Mário Filho, Rio De Janeiro