Bosnia and Herzegovina’s long-term foreign-currency sovereign-credit ratings were cut to B from B+ by Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services, which cited political disputes that are preventing the formation of a government.
France beat Switzerland 5-2 to lead its World Cup group, while Ecuador moved ahead of the Swiss with a 2-1 defeat of Honduras. Costa Rica defeated Italy 1-0 to reach the round of 16 and send England home from Brazil.
In the spring of 1992, at the beginning of the siege of Sarajevo, an exchange between General Ratko Mladic and a Serb artillery colonel commanding positions above the city was intercepted and recorded. "Fire on Velesici and Pofalici," General Mladic ordered, referring to two Sarajevo neighborhoods. "There aren’t many Serbs there." A certain glee in his voice is audible as he refines his order: "Don’t let them sleep. Make them lose their minds."