It's been another day of drama, goals and magical moments at Brazil 2014. Switzerland's substitutes turned it around against Ecuador with an incredible late finish from Seferovic while France scored the first goal awarded with the support of goal-line technology at a World Cup finals. Then it was the turn of Lionel Messi to star at the Maracana. He scored his first World Cup goal since his debut on the global stage in 2006 to get Argentina rolling in Group F. Join us tomorrow for one of the most mouthwatering ties of this group stage: Germany-Portugal. After Messi's magic in Rio, will his FIFA Ballon d'Or successor step up against the Nationalmannschaft? #Joinin at the Global Stadium to find out. Boa noite!
FOOTBALL'S DONE FOR THE DAY
Now that the World Cup action is over for today, the Belgian boys are putting their feet up and watching some basketball.
Me and @DeBruyneKev are witnessing the Lebron James show #nbafinals http://t.co/yxoSlr4zBg— R.Lukaku Bolingoli (@R.Lukaku Bolingoli) 16/06/2014 00:57
Kicking off with a victory is the best way to start. There're always things to iron out but it's a great beginning.— Sergio Aguero (@Sergio Aguero) 16/06/2014 00:56
And a huge thanks to every Argentinian who supported us, to both those at home and the thousands who joined us to Rio. C'mon, Argentina!— Sergio Aguero (@Sergio Aguero) 16/06/2014 00:56
VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS: Argentina 2:1 Bosnia and Herzegovina
Check out all the goals from Messi's magic night at the Maracana.
Andrea Pirlo: 109 passes (94% completed)
Javier Mascherano: 103 passes (89% completed)
Daniele De Rossi: 97 passes (91% completed)
MOST ACCURATE HOTSHOTS
Netherlands: 85% (11/13 on target)
Chile: 60% (6/10 on target)
Colombia: 50% (6/12 on target)
Mexico: 50% (4/8 on target)
Spain: 50% (4/8 on target)
Goal-line technology was used to support the decision to award a goal for the first time in World Cup history today, with Noel Valladares' own goal just crossing the line. Referee Sandro Ricci used the system and correctly awarded France's second goal in their 3-0 victory.
"I'd like to be 110 per cent, but I am at 100 per cent and ready to help the national team. Obviously, I would like to play without pain, but in my entire career I have always had injuries and knocks to deal with, but I am ready to play."
"Bosnia is a good team but we have a to do a lot to improve. Good thing is we got the three points and off to a winning start"
"We knew that our fans would be rooting for us, but we have also been welcomed in an amazing way by the Brazilians. I thought about man-marking Messi for 90 minutes, but it's impossible."
Samuel Eto'o confirms reports that he is likely to miss Cameroon's second World Cup game against Croatia.
The doctors confirm! I would probably not be able to play the match vs Croatia on Wed, june18th due to an injury on my knee causing me pain.— Samuel Eto'o (@Samuel Eto'o) 16/06/2014 00:04
GLOBAL STADIUM OPEN
Argentina and Bosnia and Herzegovina kick-off at 19.00 local Brazil time and the Global Stadium is now open! Head over to the match for the line-ups, updates from Brasilia, the minute-by-minute coverage of the match, social media interaction and much more!
BRAZIL 2014 VOLUNTEERS
If you have been to any of the eight World Cup matches or to a FIFA Fan Fest, you have undoubtedly come across numerous volunteers who have helped make Brazil 2014 an incredible experience for everyone involved. These volunteers have been nothing short of fantastic!
DROGBA ON SERGE AURIER
We caught up with Côte d'Ivoire star Didier Drogba last night and he had high praise for the youngster.
“It’s good to see we have a new generation coming through. This is what we need and it’s good for our football. It gives us energy. It gives us spirit.”
I have no words to describe what it means to wear this shirt. Can’t wait to play Argentina! #allin or nothing http://t.co/XIzQ3TnkQ7— Edin Džeko (@Edin Džeko) 15/06/2014 14:27
ON THIS DAY IN 1982
The city of Elche, Spain witnessed one of the most emphatic wins in FIFA World Cup history when Hungary trounced El Salvador 10-1. The match also included the highest number of goals scored by one team in a single match, as well as the fastest FIFA World Cup hat-trick, which was scored by Hungary’s Laszlo Kiss in the space of seven minutes.
WHAT YOU'RE SAYING
Our FIFA.com Club members have been eagerly anticipating today's matches. Here are what a couple of users have said:
Bosnia are a really good team but no team is more eager than Argentina to win the WC now. They have the best strikers and Bosnia cannot handle that. Argentina will win 4-1 or 4-2.
Rankings are simply statistics, what wins the game is strategy, fitness and heart, Ecuador will dominate having all three! Para ti "For you" "CHUCHO"! Ecuador 3:1 Switerland
Happy Father's Day to my dad Mr Mensah Gyan.— ASAMOAH GYAN (@ASAMOAH GYAN) 15/06/2014 13:32
Happy Father's Day to all the dads I know.... especially one in particular. Love you Pop! http://t.co/ytRLD34QBR— tim howard (@tim howard) 15/06/2014 13:49
WHAT THEY'RE SAYING
Bosnia and Herezegovina are ready to begin their World Cup campaign.
Here we go! The beginning of #BiHDragons first ever #WorldCup! http://t.co/ayGkUNFEzv— NFS BIH (@NFS BIH) 15/06/2014 13:30
Do you want to relive more of yesterday's action? Look no further than our comprehensive video highlights:
COLOMBIA 3-0 GREECE VIDEO
URUGUAY 1-3 COSTA RICA VIDEO
ENGLAND 1-2 ITALY VIDEO
CÔTE D'IVOIRE 2-1 JAPAN VIDEO
MESSI AT THE MARACANA AND MORE
Our Matchday 4 preview highlights all the action today, including the highly anticipated match-up between Argentina and Bosnia and Herezgovina.
MATCHDAY 3 REVIEW
In case you missed any of the action from Saturday's four matches, look no further than our comprehensive review of a dominant win for Colombia, a shock victory for Costa Rica and two slender successes for Italy and Côte d'Ivoire.
After an action packed Saturday with four World Cup matches on display, today we have three more in store for you. We begin in Brasilia where Switzerland and Ecuador will face off, before we head to Porto Alegre to see France meet Honduras. Then, to wrap things up for today we welcome Lionel Messi and Argentina to the Maracana in Rio de Janeiro for a match against World Cup newcomers Bosnia and Herzegovina. So, sit back, relex and let FIFA.com show you the latest videos and photos from the World Cup so far, the biggest stories and news updates and of course the minute-by-minute action from each match today!