Belgium were reduced to ten men just after the hour when Alex Witsel was sent off for violent conduct, but grabbed a consolation goal two minutes from time through Gill Swerts.

"We demostrated a heroic and tactical defence," said Bosnia coach Miroslav Blazevic.

Bosnians celebrated in the streets of the capital Sarajevo and other big towns, honking car horns and setting off fireworks.

Bosnia are bidding to reach their first major tournament as an independent nation.