Bosnia-Herezgovnia have built up a strong side in a short space of time, Harry Hesp takes a look at one of their most important cogs.
If you have ever played football in the virtual world then you will be familiar with Miralem Pjanic, the playmaker that Bosnia and Herzegovina will be hoping can provide Edin Dzeko with the service he needs to fire them through the group stages at the World Cup.
Prolific on every football manager platform out there, Pjanic is currently an integral part of a Roma side challenging for the Serie A title and it's no surprise that his impressive performances this season have attracted attention from the likes of Barcelona and Manchester United.
The 24-year-old made his name at French giants Lyon after joining from Metz and was the man billed as Stade Gerland legend Juninho Pernambucano but, despite having two successful seasons, the club signed Yoann Gourcuff, forcing Pjanic out of the first-team picture.
Seeking regular game time Pjanic switched to Roma in 2011 for 11m euros. His move has proved to be a successful one - attracting high praise from club legend Francesco Totti: "Pjanic is technically formidable, even if he seems a little slow on the outside. He thinks a second quicker than you and that makes it very difficult [for opponents]."
On immediate impression Pjanic does look slow, but his style of play draws comparisons to Totti, he likes to dictate the tempo and can cut open defences with intricate, pin-point passes.
Where his pace can hinder him, however, is with his discipline. The attacking midfielder has a short fuse, having already picked up a couple of red cards and silly yellows for late challenges in his time at Roma.
He originally represented Luxembourg at youth level but Pjanic's preference was always Bosnia. After committing his footballing future to the nation of his birth, Pjanic had to wait eight months to make his debut, as he no longer had the appropriate, forcing him to need FIFA approval to play.
The wait for his first goal was worth it though - a 30-yard screamer against Ghana.
Since his switch Pjanic is proving indispensable to the national side and his fruitful link-up play with Manchester City's Dzeko in qualifying saw Bosnia finish top of their group - that partnership that will be pivotal to whether they achieve anything in Brazil.
In a group with Argentina, Nigeria and Iran, Bosnia have a genuine chance of reaching the knockout stages, but so integral is Pjanic that he must keep up his Serie A form and keep his discipline in check for them to stand a chance.