2018 World Cup Qualifying - UEFA, Group Stage
  • Domagoj Vida (74')

Croatia 1-0 Kosovo

Domagoj Vida scored the only goal as Croatia fended off Kosovo in their World Cup qualifier at the second attempt.
The match resumed on Sunday after torrential rain in Zagreb forced the players off after barely 20 minutes on Saturday night, when the Stadion Maksimir pitch was temporarily waterlogged.
They began at the point play had been abandoned, and minnows Kosovo threatened an upset until Vida secured a 1-0 win by heading home Luka Modric's free-kick in the 74th minute.
Modric curled the ball in from the left flank and defender Vida strode through a static Kosovo back line to plant his header into the net.
Victory took Croatia back to the top of Group I, having been briefly unseated from that position by Ukraine.
They will be swiftly back in action too, facing a trip to play Turkey on Tuesday, when Kosovo play Finland.