The Croatian national football team has beaten that of the so-called state of Kosovo 1-0.

The match was played within qualifying Group I for next year’s World Cup in Russia.

The game was interrupted on Saturday due to heavy rain, and resumed on Sunday when the Croats scored the only goal.

Kosovo has so far managed to collect only one point from seven games, while Croatia now tops the qualifying group.

Meanwhile, Serbia is at the top of Group D – with two points more than the Republic of Ireland – after beating Moldova 3-0 at home on Saturday.

The Serbian team has arrived in Dublin where they will square off against the Irish team on Tuesday.