Bosnia-Herzegovina made history Tuesday after qualifying for the World Cup for the first time in the nation's history.
Vedad Ibisevic's strike gave his country a 1-0 win over Lithuania in Kaunas to ensure his team will compete at next year's tournament in Brazil.
It was in 1995 that Bosnia played its first match as an independent nation following the break up of Yugoslavia.
Twice it has come close to reaching major tournaments, losing out to Portugal on both occasions in the 2010 World Cup and 2012 European Championship playoffs.
"I congratulate these guys for their great work in the last four years, and it would have been real injustice if we had failed to win the group and qualify for the World Cup," coach Safet Susic told Bosnia media.
The victory sparked wild scenes of jubilation in Sarajevo where fans celebrated with fireworks and chanting following the result.
Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko said: "I wish to send my regards to Brazil and say that we will show how mighty Bosnia is."
Elsewhere, England booked its place in Brazil with an impressive 2-0 victory over Poland at Wembley.
Wayne Rooney and Steven Gerrard were both on target in an entertaining affair.
It means Ukraine will have to negotiate the playoffs with England able to relax -- much to the relief of manager Roy Hodgson.
"I'm greatly satisfied," Hodgson told ITV.
"It was a tough group, both Montenegro and Poland showed themselves to be great opponents both home and away.
"We played some sensational football in the first half and we dug in very well and controlled them in the second.
"We always said that if we could get to the last two games, we'd be stronger and have players coming back.
"We've found a winger in Andros Townsend who looks as though he's been playing there (international football) all his life. He's going to be under a lot of pressure now but he's a level headed young man and he'll deal with it.
"We've been working together for 18 months and the way we play has changed. We're getting better all the time and hopefully will get better still. The players really are a group and they trust each other."
Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick was given a place in the starting line up in place of Frank Lampard and played a key role in his side's success.
"We did everything we wanted to in the first half. Second half, they came out and created chances straight away," he told the BBC.
"We stayed strong and saw it through. At 1-0, sometimes you get caught in between getting another goal and holding on.
"We set out to qualify, we are not getting over-excited. It is what we expected of ourselves, hopefully it is the shape of things to come.