Kosovo's national team only began playing five years ago, but have hope to reach the European Championship and can give England a qualifying scare.
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Kosovo clinched their first-ever win in a competitive international by beating the Faroe Islands 2-0 in the Nations League on Monday.
FIFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against Switzerland players Xherdan Shaqiri and Granit Xhaka, looking into their goal celebrations.
Kosovo coach Albert Bunjaki is to step down from his role after a string of poor results during the team's first attempt to qualify for a World Cup.
Gianluigi Buffon kept a clean sheet in his 1,000th professional appearance for club and country as Italy beat Albania 2-0 in a World Cup qualifier.
Besart Berisha has stunned the Victory in the run-in to the A-League finals by answering an international call from his country of birth, Kosovo.
The Football Federation of Kosovo (FFK) became a member after a vote at the UEFA Congress in Budapest in May 2016.
Kosovo police said on Thursday they prevented simultaneous attacks by the Islamic State group, including on the Israel national team.
Second-half goals from Burak Yilmaz and Volkan Sen gave Turkey a first win of their World Cup qualifying campaign as they beat Kosovo 2-0 in Group I.
FIFA has cleared two former Albania players to represent Kosovo in a World Cup qualifying match on Saturday.
The Croatian federation said it was fined 50,000 Swiss francs by FIFA for "inappropriate behavior" by fans at a World Cup qualifier vs. Kosovo.
Ruslan Rotan's long-range strike rounded off a comfortable 3-0 win for Ukraine over Group I rivals Kosovo in their World Cup qualifier in Krakow.
Anti-discrimination group Fare Network says there is "a very high risk" of crowd trouble when Ukraine face Kosovo in a World Cup qualifier on Sunday.
Sasa Ibrulj rounds up all the football action in the Balkan states over the international break, including Kosovo's first competitive home match.
Kosovo's first competitive home fixture ended in a one-sided 6-0 defeat by Croatia that leaves them bottom of their World Cup qualifying group.
FIFA said 21-year-old Arber Zeneli can switch from Sweden, where he was born and represented at youth and under-21 level.
Football's newest country is hoping to be the surprise package of the World Cup qualifiers, just a few months after gaining FIFA membership.
"We can't count on Rakitic. He has a problem with his Achilles tendon and that is why he didn't play yesterday for Barcelona," Cacic said.
The DFP and the Kosovan federation signed a memorandum of understanding on Friday.
The Serbian football federation has appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport against Kosovo being accepted as a member of UEFA.