Serbia is a step away from qualifying to the 2018 football World Cup in Russia after beating the Republic of Ireland 1-0 in Dublin on Tuesday evening.

The only goal was scored by Aleksandar Kolarov.

The Serbian squad, nicknamed “orlovi” (“eagles”) now has 18 points from eight matches – four more than Wales in second place.

Two more rounds will be played in qualifying Group D. Serbia will play the last away match against Austria on October 6, and three days later against Georgia in Belgrade.