TURKEY QUALIFY AS THE BEST THIRD PLACED TEAM! Kazakhstan's 1-0 win in Latvia has sealed Turkey's place at the Euro 2016 finals as the best third-placed side. Hungary drop into the play-offs.
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Turkey - Iceland
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There goes the final whistle! Turkey are through to the Euro 2016 finals from the live scores.
Anywhere will do for the 10 men of Turkey. Almost over the line.
We are into four minutes of time added on. Turkey on the verge of qualifying automatically as the third best side.
GOAL! Selçuk İnan with a stunning free-kick high into the net. Stunning, swerving free-kick. Brilliant finish. Is that the goal that seals Turkey's place at the Euro 2016 finals?
Árnason deemed to have fouled Umut Bulut. And Turkey have a free-kick here coming up from 25 yards.
Kjartansson is deemed to be offside after an Icelandic break. Turkey in a rush to get the ball up the other end.
Cenk Tosun dedices to try his luck from distance, but the ball flies high and well wide. We remain at 0-0.
Umut Bulut has been booked for a late foul on Árnason.
Some lovely stuff from Arda Turan. Goes one way then the other before thumping a shot into the side of the net. Brilliant play, but no goal.
The Dutch have scored again against the Czech Republic in Amsterdam. They now trail 3-2 in the match against the 10-men visiting side. Van Persie this time at the right end.
Kjartansson take over from Bödvarsson for Iceland. A draw wouldn't be a bad result for them to finish.
Fatih Terim looks a bit perplexed on the side of the pitch here, but he can't have any complaints really. Turkey needing to get the job done with 10 men.
Turkey will now need to get the job done with only 10 men. Iceland might fancy a win themselves on the night.
What was he thinking about? That was a real lunge and a possible leg breaker.
RED CARD! Gokhan Tore has been sent off for a horrible tackle on Bödvarsson. A horrible tackle.
Turkey going for all-out attack here with 15 minutes or so to play. Umut Bulut replaces Volkan Şen for the home team.
Sigthórsson with a header for the visiting side, but he nods the ball well wide of goal in the end. Silence whenever there is an attack from Iceland.
Arda Turan telling the 40,000 crowd to raise their voices as they seek this crucial goal that could their progress this evening.
Heading for the final 20 minutes. Selçuk İnan throws over a corner, but headed clear by the Icelandic defence.
Sigurdsson drives the ball wide of the target, The Czechs set to win the section. Turkey on the move through Arda Turan.
Turkey's players are well aware of what is going on around Europe. A Turkey win here seals their spot at the finals.
The Dutch are trailing 3-0 at home to the Czech Republic. A Van Persie own goal has given Turkey a real platform to win this game.
A goal for Kazakhstan in Latvia. If Turkey wins this match, and the result in Riga remains the same, Turkey would qualify this evening as the third-best side.
On we go here. Turkey in no real rush to find a goal at the moment, but that might change.
Change coming for Turkey as Gökhan Töre replaces Oğuzhan Özyakup.
Turkey fans haven't stopped singing this evening. Don't seem to be in any rush for a goal so far this evening.
Well defended by Turkey. A. Gunnarsson then with a long throw into the box, but all too easy for Babacan to come off his line to collect.
A. Skúlason is caught late by Volkan Sen. And Iceland have a free-kick that they can throw into the area.
Sigurdsson drives a ball well off target after a fairly rampant throw-in by A. Gunnarsson.
Bödvarsson with a lovely run down a flank, but he can't find a team-mate. Iceland have a long throw-in coming up.
Gudmundsson with a cross for Iceland, but turned behind his own goal by Aziz. Almost turned that ball into his own net. Nervy for Turkey.
Árnason deemed to be guilty of a foul on Hakan Çalhanoğlu. Turkey starting on the front foot for the home team.
Off we go then for the second half. Iceland gets the ball rolling in the second half.
It is 0-0 at the break. Turkey well on top, but all that matters is the result in Amsterdam. Looks all over for the Dutch.
Into one minute of time added onto this half.
A. Skúlason just overhits a cross. Iceland yet to have a shot on goal in this match despite being very compact.
Bödvarsson well offside for Iceland, who continue to look menacing on the break.
The Turkey fans making plenty of noise now. Know that play-off place is available as the third best side in the play-offs.
Iceland with every player behind the ball to defend their half. Not easy for the home team to find space.
Not sure if the Turkey players will be aware of the news from Amsterdam as they continue to keep the ball. The fans certainly seem be aware of their good fortune.
Holland now on the brink. That is the big story of the night. B. Bjarnason can't control a corner as Turan brings it out for the Dutch side. Turkey back in possession.
Netherlands 0-2 Czech Republic. What a result that is for Turkey. Unless the Dutch mount a recovery, they are out. Czechs will win the group.
Bödvarsson racing through the middle, but can't get the ball under control as Babacan comes off his line to collect.
Arnason heads over his own goal, but Turkey have a corner coming up to be thrown in by Hakan Çalhanoğlu. Headed out by Arnason.
Turan with some lovely dribbling skills. Goes right through the middle of Iceland before he is finally tackled by R.Sigurdsson.
Volkan Şen sends a shot spinning a few yards wide of goal after an appetising free-kick from Hakan Çalhanoğlu. Some nice stuff here from Turkey, but no first goal.
Turkey are unbeaten in three Group A home games since losing 2-1 to the Czech Republic 12 months ago while Iceland have only lost one home game, 2-1 away to the Czech Republic a year ago.
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The Dutch are 1-0 down at home to the Czech Republic. Major work to be done there. Really bad stuff from the Dutch point of view.
Şener Özbayraklı with a lovely cross into the Iceland area, but solid piece of goalkeeping from Kristinsson to come and collect.
Turkey enjoying almost 60 percent of posesession. Iceland being forced to hit on the break from deep, but that has worked well for them in this tournament so far.
Much better from Turkey. Looks like they are really in control of the midfield as Erkin overhits a cross at the key moment.
Turan then tries to pick out Sen, but ball runs straight through to Kristinsson in the visiting goal.
Oğuzhan Özyakup with a real chance to give Turkey the lead, but he just drags his effort a yard wide from the edge of the box.
Turkey operating without a real centre forward this evening as Volkan Şen tries to pick out a pass, but end up knocking it straight into the arms of the Iceland goalkeeper.
Gunnarsson with a foul on Ozan Tufa. Turkey quickly retain possession. No real shots on target so far this evening.
Not much happening so far. All a bit of a battle in the middle of the park, but you can see why Iceland are top of the section.
Visitors have certainly made a bright start here as they bid to finish the campaign as group winners.
Selçuk İnan concedes a free-kick for a foul on Bjarnason, but the move comes to nothing for Iceland.
Fatih Terim looks on from the side. He has done a good job since returning to the national team. Iceland look very comfortable in possession.
As we stand, Turkey are going into the play-offs, but only five minutes gone so far of this match. Plenty of time for all that to change.
Oğuzhan Özyakup has a shot blocked after a lovely little pass from Arda Turan. Iceland doing well to halt that effort from distance.
Volkan Babacan comes off his line to collect the ball early on before launching it long. The visiting side look pretty fast on the break.
Iceland can play with no pressure knowing they have already qualified. A very nervy night for the home fans you would imagine.
Off we go then in Konya. Turkey in red, Iceland in blue.
Team going through the national anthems. Almost ready to go in this one. Turkey with a full house behind them as they bid to scramble over the line ahead of the Dutch.
FULL TEAMS: Turkey: Volkan Babacan, Şener Özbayraklı, Hakan Balta, Serdar Aziz, Hakan Çalhanoğlu, Selçuk İnan, Arda Turan, Oğuzhan Özyakup, Ozan Tufan, Caner Erkin, Volkan Şen..subs: Hayrullah Akyüz, Mert Günok, Emre Taşdemir, Ersan Gülüm, Okay Yokuşlu, Yasin Öztekin, Gökhan Töre, Mehmet Topal, Umut Bulut, Cenk Tosun, Mevlüt Erdinç, Olcay Şahan///Iceland: Kristinsson, Sævarsson, R Sigurdsson, A Skúlason, B Bjarnason, G Sigurdsson, Árnason, Gunnarsson, Gudmundsson, Sigthórsson, Bödvarsson..subs: Óskarsson, Gunnleifsson, Jónasson, Jónsson, Ottesen, E Bjarnason, Ó Skúlason, Gíslason, Hallfredsson, Finnbogason, Kjartansson, Gudjohnsen.
Third in the section, Turkey lead the fourth-placed Netherlands by two points and also boast a superior head-to-head record. They need a win or a draw to guarantee third position and cause the Oranje to miss their first UEFA EURO finals since 1984.
Iceland and the Czech Republic, who finish in the Netherlands, have qualified, with the former leading the way by a point. With their head-to-head records identical – both sides won 2-1 at home – Iceland (+12) have the edge on the Czechs (+4) on goal difference in the event of the teams finishing level on points.
- Information via UEFA.com.
"I told my players that collecting four points would guarantee a play-off spot and I won't accept any excuses for a failure to do so," said Turkey manager Fatih Terim before winning 2-0 in the Czech Republic. They only need one more point then to reach their destination.
Teams: Turkey: Babacan; Özbayrakli, Aziz, Balta, Erkin; Tufan, Inan, Özyakup; Sen, Çalhanoglu, Turan///Iceland Kristinsson; Sævarsson, R Sigurdsson, Skúlason, Bjarnason; Sigurdsson, Árnason, Gunnarsson, Gudmundsson; Sigthórsson, Bödvarsson
Good evening and welcome to LIVE coverage of Turkey against Iceland from Konya, a result that could bury the Dutch team's hopes of qualifying. If Turkey win, the Dutch won't be participating in next summer's finals in France.