Turkey qualifies for Euro 2020 with Iceland draw

Fri 15 Nov 2019 08:24 GMT | 12:24 Local Time

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Turkish national football team advanced to the UEFA EURO 2020 finals after goalless tie against Iceland Thursday evening in Group H qualifying match, Daily Sabah reported.

The match in Ali Sami Yen Sports Complex saw expectant Turkish fans flocking to the Türk Telekom Stadium.

In the first half, striker Burak Yılmaz's header was a great chance for Turkey but it went over the crossbar.

In the 82nd minute of the game, Iceland were close to break the deadlock in Istanbul as Turkish defender Merih Demiral cleared the ball from the goal line.

Turkey hit the crossbar near the end of the game as Lille midfielder Yusuf Yazıcı's long-range cross almost found the net.

Iceland took risks to score the winning goal, but Turkey defended well to secure the 0-0 tie, missing some counter attack chances.

Turkey players and fans at the Ali Sami Yen Sports Complex were jubilant after the final whistle.

The Group H leaders Turkey had 20 points in nine matches.

France earned 19 points in eight games in this group but they will take on Moldova at Stade de France, Saint-Denis.

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