92nd minute. Argentina's latest break is sloppy and easily broken up, giving Bosnia one more chance.
Biglia makes the tackle in midfield.
Chance for Argentina! Messi belts it into the side netting from close range after a sharp counter, nice pass from Higuain too.
Ronaldo to spring an upset despite not being fully fit. Mark it.
Bicakcic ruins a promising attack by thumping a cross out for a goal kick. He's upset. Safet Susic is upset. I'm upset.
I'll be working, but not Boot Rooming.
FULL TIME: Argentina 2, Bosnia-Herzegovina -- Lionel Messi's second World Cup goal ends up securing an opening game win for Alejandro Sabella's side.
After his first formation falls flat, half-time tweaks turn the tide in an uneven win.
Argentina approves to 27-1-0 all time at the World Cup when leading at halftime.
0-0. Our first frantic scoreless draw of the tournament. #USAUSAUSA
And for playing quite well, overall. Conceding the second forced them to abandon their calm build-up play but they deserved their goal.
I'll say Gago. None of the Argentine players who went the full 90 were that stellar.
MOTM for you lot? And thoughts about tomorrow?
11 straight matches without a draw to start the 2014 World Cup, that is the longest streak to start a World Cup since the 1934 tournament
For people in the USA: tune to ESPN3.com at 8.05pm ET for a live half-hour post-game show with the Men in Blazers. If you like men wearing blazers, analyzing footy and eating cupcakes, join them in their half-hour Boot Room special.
Yes! until noon tomorrow.
Be nice, Mike. Some danger in those "dregs" you mock.
I'm calling for Portugal to beat Germany and USA-Ghana to end 0-0.
Five more minutes of Boot Room. Hearty thanks to Tom Doyle (@tomjdoyle) for yeoman's work much of the day and a bigger round of applause to all of you for hanging tough through another fun-ish day of World Cup action. Perhaps the slight letdown today compared to the tournament's first three days, but still some great footy -- and great narratives, too. Can't forget those.
Would have helped, too, had Bicakcic not been the one crossing it. Or if Hajrovic had been a little more selfless with all the possession he had wide on the right. Instead he kept Robbening up until his withdrawal.
Correct. The fun bus has to stop eventually.
Careful of making predictions after one game, Juan.
Right, it's 8pm ET and post-game reports are flying in... stay tuned to ESPN3.com for a live 30-minute post-game show with the Men In Blazers.
Look for rapid reacts and deeper dives from Gab Marcotti and Fernando Duarte on the fun at the Maracana... ESPNFC.us soon.
Thanks again for your time, support, wit, analysis and questions today! Find me on Twitter @JamesTylerESPN and we'll do this again tomorrow.
Indeed. Cheers, all! Bye for now!