Qualifying round (Group D) - 15/10/2013 - 20:00CET (21:00 local time) - Şükrü Saracoğlu - Istanbul
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Dutch double ends Turkey hopes

Published: Tuesday 15 October 2013, 22.26CET
Turkey 0-2 Netherlands
Goals from Arjen Robben and Wesley Sneijder meant the hosts missed out on the play-off spot they occupied at the start of the day.
by Türker Tozar
Dutch double ends Turkey hopes
Arjen Robben is congratulated after putting the Netherlands ahead ©AFP/Getty Images

Match statistics

TurkeyNetherlands

Goals scored0
2
Total attempts16
 
13
Attempts on target4
 
7
off target6
 
3
against woodwork0
 
0
Corners13
 
3
Offsides2
 
11
Yellow cards1
 
3
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed9
 
15
Fouls suffered14
 
8

Standings

Last updated: 16/10/2013 11:59 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   

Published: Tuesday 15 October 2013, 22.26CET

Dutch double ends Turkey hopes

Turkey 0-2 Netherlands
Goals from Arjen Robben and Wesley Sneijder meant the hosts missed out on the play-off spot they occupied at the start of the day.

Turkey failed to cling onto second place in 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying Group D as a climactic defeat by the section winners ensured they missed out on the play-offs.

A packed Şükrü Saracoğlu stadium was ready to roar Fatih Terim's side to victory, but the arena was swiftly silenced by Arjen Robben's early strike. Turkey laboured to get back into it and Wesley Sneijder's second-half effort, coupled with Romania's success against Estonia, guaranteed that Terim's men must sit out the finals in Brazil.

With three successive victories since the coach took over in August, the hosts had belief they could make the trip to South America, but coming into their last qualifier on the back of an 8-1 triumph against Hungary, the Netherlands were always going to be dangerous. So it proved as, just eight minutes in, Robben curled in a beautiful free-kick from right of centre.

Turkey battled back and Umut Bulut headed over before Burak Yılmaz squandered a great chance to level when sent clean through, unable to find the target two minutes before the half-time whistle.

Turkish hopes then took a massive blow in the 47th minute when Dirk Kuyt released Sneijder and the No10 doubled the advantage with ease. The home team had no choice but to attack, with Terim throwing on the adventurous Olcay Şahan and Gökhan Töre, yet there was no way back for Turkey who will be absent from a third successive World Cup.

Last updated: 16/10/13 2.32CET

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Lineup

Turkey

Turkey

Netherlands

Netherlands

1Volkan Demirel (GK)1Jasper Cillessen (GK)
2Semih Kaya2Daryl Janmaat
Yellow Card51
3Hasan Ali Kaldırım
Yellow Card34
3Ron Vlaar
7Gökhan Gönül4Bruno Martins Indi
Yellow Card24
Substitution46
8Selçuk İnan
Substitution74
5Daley Blind
Yellow Card41
9Umut Bulut6Jordy Clasie
14Arda Turan (C)7Jeremain Lens
Substitution89
15Mehmet Topal8Leroy Fer
16Olcan Adın
Substitution56
9Robin van Persie (C)
Substitution46
17Burak Yılmaz
Substitution56
10Wesley Sneijder
Goal47
21Ömer Toprak11Arjen Robben
Goal8

Substitutes

12Tolga Zengin (GK)23Michel Vorm (GK)
23Onur Kıvrak (GK)22Tim Krul (GK)
4Aykut Demir12Paul Verhaegh
5Hakan Çalhanoğlu13Stefan de Vrij
6Alper Potuk14Jeffrey Bruma
Substitution46
10Olcay Şahan
Substitution56
15Jetro Willems
11Gökhan Töre
Substitution56
18Kevin Strootman
13Ersan Gülüm19Dirk Kuyt
Substitution46
19Mustafa Pektemek20Rafael van der Vaart
20Cenk Tosun
Substitution74
21Memphis Depay
Substitution89
22Salih Dursun

Coach

Fatih Terim (TUR) Louis van Gaal (NED)

Referee

Olegário Benquerença (POR)

Assistant referees

Ricardo Santos (POR), João Santos (POR)

Fourth official

Carlos Xistra (POR)

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution

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