European Championship Qualifying - Group H
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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

Formation 4-3-3

  • 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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Turkey 0, Iceland 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Turkey 0, Iceland 0.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Iceland. Conceded by Kaan Ayhan.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Turkey. Omer Bayram replaces Mehmet Zeki Çelik.

  5. Booking

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

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by Kolbeinn Sigthorsson (Iceland).

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

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

  11. Booking

    Cengiz Ünder (Turkey) is shown the yellow card.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Okay Yokuslu (Turkey).

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Foul by Victor Pálsson (Iceland).

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Turkey. Kaan Ayhan replaces Hakan Calhanoglu.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Umut Meras (Turkey).

  18. Post update

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

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Iceland. Mikael Anderson replaces Ari Freyr Skúlason.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Burak Yilmaz (Turkey).

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
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