Managers: Alejandro Sabella (Argentina) and Safet Susic (Bosnia-Herzegovina)
Key clash: Lionel Messi v Emir Spahic
The Barcelona forward scored in his first meeting with Spahic, when the defender played for Sevilla in 2011. Spahic, 33, will not even be able to just focus on Argentina’s talisman, with Sergio Aguero and Gonzalo Higuain joining the four-time Ballon d’Or winner to make up a potent front-three.
One to watch: Angel di Maria (Argentina)
Outstanding for Real Madrid this season, di Maria’s role for his national side is equally important. Not only is the 26-year-old capable of gliding past defenders and chipping in with goals, he also has the discipline to track back and help his side defensively. This will be particularly important given Argentina’s potential weakness at the back.