Edin Dzeko fired Bosnia in front in Turin, but Lorenzo Insigne equalised shortly after half-time and Verratti curled home on 86 minutes to earn a fourth win in as many attempts for Roberto Mancini's side in Group J.
"I expected the difficulties, but we showed the strength and the conviction to overturn it," said Mancini.
"We reacted well after not playing to our usual level on Saturday against a good Turkey team. It looked easy today and the intensity wasn't the same but we played really well," said France coach Didier Deschamps.
Zouma bundled home a fourth on the hour as France reclaimed top spot in Group H after Iceland beat Turkey 2-1 in Reykjavik to further sour the mood in the visiting camp. Turkish officials had denounced the "disrespect" shown to the team when they arrived in
Iceland, unhappy at being kept waiting for several hours at passport control at the airport and subjected to extensive security checks.
- Rampant Germany -
Germany made light work of Estonia as Serge Gnabry and Marco Reus fired them to a thundering 8-0 victory in Mainz.
"Opponents like this are not the benchmark for us," warned Reus. "It was important for us to get into a rhythm and get to know each other better on the pitch, but we have to stay realistic."
Joachim Loew's team are still playing catch-up to Northern Ireland after Paddy McNair struck four minutes from the end in a 1-0 victory in Belarus.
"This is a good victory and it is nice to be able to score," said Lukaku. "The team is getting better every time." Russia followed up their 9-0 trouncing of San Marino with a much nervier win over Cyprus that came courtesy of a single goal by Aleksei Ionov. Ryan Giggs's Wales suffered back-to-back losses as Mate Patkai struck 10 minutes from time to earn Hungary a 1-0 victory in Budapest.
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