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Şükrü Saracoğlu - Istanbul 15/10/2013 - 20:00CET (21:00 local timelocal)

Qualifying round - Group D

Turkey - Netherlands
0-2
 

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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

Turkey
Netherlands

0

Goals scored

2

16

Total attempts

13

4

Attempts on target

7

6

off target

3

4

blocked

5

0

against woodwork

0

13

Corners

3

2

Offsides

11

1

Yellow cards

3

0

Red Cards

0

9

Fouls committed

15

14

Fouls suffered

8

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Last updated: 18/03/2015 19:14 CET
  
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: 05/06/15 7.35CET

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