European Championship Qualifying - Group A
Turkey3Netherlands0

Turkey 3-0 Netherlands

Robin van Persie
The Netherlands can only finish third if Turkey drop points in their last two games

The Netherlands' hopes of qualifying automatically for Euro 2016 were ended by a heavy defeat in Turkey.

Midfielder Oguzhan Ozyakup raced on to an Arda Turan through ball to put the home side ahead with a chipped finish.

Turan doubled the lead by stealing the ball from a dithering Daley Blind before firing past the weak hands of Jasper Cillessen at the near post.

Burak Yilmaz added a third late on to seal a result that means the Dutch can only finish third in Group A.

But to achieve that the Netherlands must now rely on Turkey dropping points in their last two games.

Iceland confirmed their place at an international tournament for the first time when they secured the point they needed against Kazakhstan. The Czech Republic also qualified automatically after beating Latvia 2-1.

Whoever finishes behind the top two will be guaranteed a place in a two-legged play-off against another of the third-placed sides.

That is the only path open to the Dutch, but their fate is now out of their own hands after Turkey leapfrogged them with a convincing win.

It was the Netherlands' heaviest competitive defeat since 1996, when they lost 4-1 to England at Wembley in Euro '96.

"This whole qualification campaign has been incredibly difficult," said striker Robin van Persie. "We still have a chance, but it is no longer in our hands and that is terrible.''

What next for Netherlands?

Group A

Netherlands play Kazakhstan away on 10 October before their final group match at home to Czech Republic three days later, while Turkey may have a more difficult run-in, playing Czech Republic away and Iceland at home.

The last time the Dutch failed to qualify for a major tournament was the 2002 World Cup. Before that, they were absent from the 1982 and 1986 stagings and from the 1984 European Championship.

Line-ups

Turkey

  • 23Babacan
  • 2OzbayrakliBooked at 69mins
  • 4Aziz
  • 3BaltaBooked at 74mins
  • 18Erkin
  • 8Inan
  • 16TufanBooked at 87mins
  • 5CalhanogluSubstituted forTopalat 66'minutes
  • 7OzyakupBooked at 75minsSubstituted forSahanat 83'minutes
  • 10TuranBooked at 24minsSubstituted forSenat 57'minutes
  • 17Yilmaz

Substitutes

  • 1Recep Kivrak
  • 6Potuk
  • 9Bulut
  • 11Töre
  • 12Günok
  • 13Tasdemir
  • 14Ekici
  • 15Topal
  • 19Karadeniz
  • 20Sen
  • 21Sahan
  • 22Gülüm

Netherlands

  • 1Cillessen
  • 2Van der WielBooked at 62mins
  • 4Bruma
  • 3de VrijSubstituted forWijnaldumat 45'minutes
  • 5Riedewald
  • 8Klaassen
  • 6BlindSubstituted forde Jongat 74'minutes
  • 10Sneijder
  • 11NarsinghSubstituted forPromesat 68'minutes
  • 9van PersieBooked at 36mins
  • 7Depay

Substitutes

  • 12Tete
  • 13van Dijk
  • 14Kongolo
  • 15de Jong
  • 16Anita
  • 17Promes
  • 18Wijnaldum
  • 19Huntelaar
  • 20Afellay
  • 21Lens
  • 22Krul
  • 23Zoet
Referee:
Antonio Miguel Mateu Lahoz

Match Stats

Home TeamTurkeyAway TeamNetherlands
Possession
Home32%
Away68%
Shots
Home7
Away13
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home2
Away5
Fouls
Home12
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Turkey 3, Netherlands 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Turkey 3, Netherlands 0.

Corner, Netherlands. Conceded by Sener Ozbayrakli.

Attempt missed. Robin van Persie (Netherlands) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Memphis Depay.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Hakan Balta (Turkey) because of an injury.

Corner, Netherlands. Conceded by Burak Yilmaz.

Booking

Ozan Tufan (Turkey) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Memphis Depay (Netherlands) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Ozan Tufan (Turkey).

Goal!

Goal! Turkey 3, Netherlands 0. Burak Yilmaz (Turkey) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Caner Erkin.

Foul by Luuk de Jong (Netherlands).

Sener Ozbayrakli (Turkey) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Turkey. Olcay Sahan replaces Oguzhan Ozyakup.

Attempt missed. Wesley Sneijder (Netherlands) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Memphis Depay.

Jeffrey Bruma (Netherlands) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Burak Yilmaz (Turkey).

Attempt missed. Luuk de Jong (Netherlands) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Wesley Sneijder with a cross following a set piece situation.

Memphis Depay (Netherlands) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Sener Ozbayrakli (Turkey).

Booking

Oguzhan Ozyakup (Turkey) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt saved. Jeffrey Bruma (Netherlands) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Wesley Sneijder with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Netherlands. Luuk de Jong replaces Daley Blind.

Booking

Hakan Balta (Turkey) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Netherlands. Conceded by Burak Yilmaz.

Quincy Promes (Netherlands) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Volkan Sen (Turkey).

Foul by Quincy Promes (Netherlands).

Ozan Tufan (Turkey) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Sener Ozbayrakli (Turkey) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Memphis Depay (Netherlands) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sener Ozbayrakli (Turkey).

Substitution

Substitution, Netherlands. Quincy Promes replaces Luciano Narsingh.

Foul by Memphis Depay (Netherlands).

Oguzhan Ozyakup (Turkey) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Hand ball by Wesley Sneijder (Netherlands).

Substitution

Substitution, Turkey. Mehmet Topal replaces Hakan Calhanoglu.

Foul by Jaïro Riedewald (Netherlands).

Hakan Calhanoglu (Turkey) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Booking

Gregory Van der Wiel (Netherlands) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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