Bosnia beaten in classic by Belgium, big boost to home nations

  • Bosnia beaten in classic by Belgium, big boost to home nations

Bosnia beaten in classic by Belgium, big boost to home nations

The Manchester City forward hit out at the state of the pitch after his side won a thrilling 4-3 match against Bosnia-Herzegovina in their World Cup qualifier.

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"I was anxious I'd get injured", the 26-year-old said, via Goal.

As it stands Northern Ireland will definitely be in the play offs as the result means they can not finish in 9th place in the best runners up table. "The last time I played on such a bad pitch was when I was a seven-year-old kid".

Bosnia's defeat means that if Wales win the huge showdown in Cardiff on October 9 against Ireland, they will be guaranteed of a play-off place.

Belgium had already booked their berth before Saturday and kept their unbeaten record intact after a come-from-behind victory.

Bosnia-Herzegovina led at the break in Sarajevo, goals from Haris Medunjanin and Edin Visca cancelling out Thomas Meunier's fourth-minute opener.

Michy Bastshuayi and Jan Vertonghen both struck around the hour-mark to regain the lead, before Dario Dumic levelled the tie once more. "It was impossible to play with any tactics".

He added: "Our team spirit won the game". Fellaini injury changed our play, we lost focus, but after that showed wonderful character and never gave up.

Vertonghen who has making his 96 appearance for his country was responsible for allowing a goal to be scored due to some poor defending, however he did make amends by scoring the winning goal.