Kosovo took a big step towards reaching the qualifying play-offs for Euro 2020 with a 5-0 thrashing of Malta in the Nations League on Saturday.
Sweden kept their Nations League promotion hopes alive by beating , and subsequently relegating Turkey. Meanwhile Serbia managed to see off Montenegro in the battle of the Baltics, and Kosovo and Azerbaijan will face off in a winner takes all match for promotion on Tuesday.
UEFA Nations League D is becoming close to call, with many smaller nations stepping up their efforts in an attempt to make history, and in doing so, qualify for the European Championships in 2020.
Kosovo's team is taking no part in the World Cup but emotions are running high ahead of Serbia's match between Switzerland, whose squad includes three players from Kosovo.
Croatia's 2018 World Cup qualifier against Kosovo was abandoned midway through the first half in Zagreb on Saturday because of a waterlogged pitch.
After another prolific season for Melbourne Victory, Besart Berisha is set to play for Kosovo.
The world's top sports court on Tuesday dismissed an appeal by Serbia against Kosovo's membership in European football governing body UEFA.
Valon Berisha said he had fulfilled a dream and his place in history after scoring Kosovo's only goal on their competitive debut to salvage a draw away in Finland in a World Cup qualifier.
Valon Berisha made history on Monday, scoring Kosovo's first goal on their competitive debut as they came from behind to draw 1-1 away to Finland in a 2018 World Cup qualifier in Turku.
FIFA on Monday approved 16 foreign-based footballers to represent Kosovo just hours ahead of the their first competitive match in a World Cup qualifier against Finland.
Despite several potential players remaining in "limbo", Kosovo will make history on Monday, playing their first ever competitive match in a World Cup qualifier against Finland.
Kosovo and Gibraltar are to play 2018 World Cup qualifiers after being admitted as new members of FIFA, world football governing body confirmed on Thursday.
FIFA admitted Kosovo and Gibraltar as new members on Friday, allowing them to play qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup, but Serbia vowed to take legal action to reverse its former province's admission.
UEFA on Tuesday admitted Kosovo as its 55th member boosting the former Serbian province's hopes of taking part in qualifying for the 2018 World Cup.
UEFA will decide on Tuesday whether to admit Kosovo as a full member while French and Norwegian candidates are in contention to become the first woman voted onto the governing body's executive committee.
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