Bosnia beats Greece 3-1 in World Cup qualifying


ZENICA, Bosnia (AP) -Edin Dzeko scored twice as Bosnia beat Greece 3-1 on Friday to move three points clear at the top of its World Cup qualifying group.

Bosnia tops Group G with 13 points from five matches, while Greece stays on 10 points.

Dzeko led the Bosnian threat, and beat Greek goalkeeper Orestis Karnezis in the 30th minute, expertly heading in a free kick from Zvjezdan Misimovic.

Six minutes later, Karnezis blocked a penalty from Misimovic, but Vedad Ibisevic got the better of a disorganized Greek defense to tap in the loose ball.

Greece brought on striker Fanis Gekas in the second half but went 3-0 down in the 54th when Misimovic set up Dzeko for another header.

Gekas scored Greece's consolation goal in injury time off a cross from Georgios Samaras.

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