European Championship Qualifying - Group H
Turkey0Iceland0

Turkey 0-0 Iceland: Hosts qualify for Euro 2020 after tense draw

Merih Demiral
Merih Demiral (centre) cleared a late Hordur Bjorgvin Magnusson header off the line

Turkey held on to draw with Iceland and clinch a place at Euro 2020, a result which also means France have qualified.

Iceland had to win in Istanbul to keep alive their chances of automatic qualification after their surprise run to the 2016 quarter-finals.

They frustrated Turkey for much of the game before Hordur Bjorgvin Magnusson almost scored in a tense finish.

But a point was enough for Turkey to progress with a game to spare, while Iceland can qualify via the play-offs.

Turkey went closest in the first half as captain Burak Yilmaz headed over from a Zeki Celik cross, before Yilmaz's centre clipped the Iceland crossbar early in the second half.

But the hosts were restricted to long-range efforts, with Cengiz Under's deflected strike after an hour the game's first shot on target.

Ozan Tufan twice tried his luck from outside the box, the first effort going narrowly over and the second held by goalkeeper Hannes Por Halldorsson.

But it was Iceland who threatened late on when Gylfi Sigurdsson's late corner found defender Magnusson and his back-post header was cleared off the line by Merih Demiral, with Jon Dadi Bodvarsson being denied from the rebound.

France later came from behind to beat Moldova and go two points clear at the top of Group H, with Turkey four points clear of third-placed Iceland.

Line-ups

Turkey

  • 12Günok
  • 2Zeki ÇelikBooked at 90minsSubstituted forBayramat 90+4'minutes
  • 15Demiral
  • 4Söyüncü
  • 13Meras
  • 14Tekdemir
  • 8YokusluBooked at 82mins
  • 6TufanBooked at 8mins
  • 7ÜnderBooked at 90minsSubstituted forYaziciat 81'minutes
  • 17Yilmaz
  • 10CalhanogluSubstituted forAyhanat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Bolat
  • 3Ali Kaldirim
  • 5Belozoglu
  • 9Karaca
  • 11Yazici
  • 16Ünal
  • 18Kabak
  • 19Bayram
  • 20Türüç
  • 21Sangaré
  • 22Ayhan
  • 23Çakir

Iceland

  • 1Halldórsson
  • 4Pálsson
  • 14Árnason
  • 6R Sigurdsson
  • 23AF SkúlasonSubstituted forAndersonat 85'minutes
  • 22Bödvarsson
  • 10G Sigurdsson
  • 8Bjarnason
  • 21TraustasonBooked at 35minsSubstituted forMagnússonat 63'minutes
  • 9SigthorssonBooked at 83mins
  • 11FinnbogasonSubstituted forSigurdssonat 24'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Hermannsson
  • 3Fjóluson
  • 5Ingason
  • 7Fridjónsson
  • 12Kristinsson
  • 13Jónsson
  • 15Sigurdsson
  • 16Eyjólfsson
  • 17Anderson
  • 18Magnússon
  • 20Thrandarson
Referee:
Anthony Taylor
Attendance:
48,329

Match Stats

Home TeamTurkeyAway TeamIceland
Possession
Home63%
Away37%
Shots
Home12
Away9
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home2
Away5
Fouls
Home11
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Turkey 0, Iceland 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Turkey 0, Iceland 0.

Corner, Iceland. Conceded by Kaan Ayhan.

Substitution

Substitution, Turkey. Omer Bayram replaces Mehmet Zeki Çelik.

Booking

Mehmet Zeki Çelik (Turkey) is shown the yellow card.

Mehmet Zeki Çelik (Turkey) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Kolbeinn Sigthorsson (Iceland).

Offside, Turkey. Mahmut Tekdemir tries a through ball, but Yusuf Yazici is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Mehmet Zeki Çelik (Turkey) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Yusuf Yazici.

Attempt blocked. Victor Pálsson (Iceland) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Booking

Cengiz Ünder (Turkey) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Okay Yokuslu (Turkey).

Mikael Anderson (Iceland) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Yusuf Yazici (Turkey) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Victor Pálsson (Iceland).

Substitution

Substitution, Turkey. Kaan Ayhan replaces Hakan Calhanoglu.

Foul by Umut Meras (Turkey).

Arnór Sigurdsson (Iceland) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Iceland. Mikael Anderson replaces Ari Freyr Skúlason.

Foul by Burak Yilmaz (Turkey).

Kári Árnason (Iceland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Kolbeinn Sigthorsson (Iceland) is shown the yellow card.

Okay Yokuslu (Turkey) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kolbeinn Sigthorsson (Iceland).

Mahmut Tekdemir (Turkey) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ari Freyr Skúlason (Iceland).

Attempt missed. Gylfi Sigurdsson (Iceland) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is too high following a corner.

Attempt saved. Hördur Magnússon (Iceland) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt blocked. Hördur Magnússon (Iceland) header from the right side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Gylfi Sigurdsson with a cross.

Booking

Okay Yokuslu (Turkey) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Turkey. Yusuf Yazici replaces Cengiz Ünder.

Corner, Iceland. Conceded by Burak Yilmaz.

Attempt blocked. Gylfi Sigurdsson (Iceland) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jón Dadi Bödvarsson.

Attempt blocked. Hakan Calhanoglu (Turkey) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Mehmet Zeki Çelik.

Cengiz Ünder (Turkey) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ari Freyr Skúlason (Iceland).

Attempt saved. Ozan Tufan (Turkey) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Cengiz Ünder.

Attempt saved. Burak Yilmaz (Turkey) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Hakan Calhanoglu.

Burak Yilmaz (Turkey) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ari Freyr Skúlason (Iceland).

goal

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1England76013362718
2Czech Rep75021310315
3Kosovo73221312111
4Montenegro8035322-193
5Bulgaria7034517-123

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ukraine76101521319
2Portugal74212061414
3Serbia74121515013
4Luxembourg7115714-74
5Lithuania8017525-201

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Netherlands65011971215
2Germany65012061415
3Northern Ireland640287112
4Belarus7115412-84
5Estonia7016221-191

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1R. of Ireland733164212
2Denmark63301651112
3Switzerland6321125711
4Georgia7223710-38
5Gibraltar6006219-170

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Croatia7421146814
2Hungary740389-112
3Slovakia6312108210
4Wales62226608
5Azerbaijan6015514-91

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Spain86201951420
2Sweden8431189915
3Romania8422178914
4Norway82511310311
5Faroe Islands8107423-193
6Malta8107218-163

G

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Poland86111321119
2Austria85121771016
3North Macedonia83231011-111
4Slovenia8323138511
5Israel83231515011
6Latvia8008227-250

H

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1France97112361722
2Turkey96211631320
3Iceland95131210216
4Albania94141612413
5Andorra9117318-154
6Moldova9108324-213

I

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Belgium88003012924
2Russia87012742321
3Cyprus83141312110
4Scotland83051117-69
5Kazakhstan8215913-47
6San Marino8008043-430

J

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Italy88002532224
2Finland8503128415
3Armenia83141315-210
4Bos-Herze83141714310
5Greece8224913-48
6Liechtenstein8026225-232
View full European Championship Qualifying tables

Top Stories