Turkey win over Czech Republic confirms Northern Ireland place in last 16
Turkey kept alive their hopes of reaching the last 16 with a 2-0 win over Czech Republic in Lens - a result that confirms Northern Ireland's passage to the last 16.

Ozan Tufan's finish on 65 minutes added to Burak Yilmaz's opening goal on 10 minutes as Turkey secured third place in Group D behind section winners Croatia, who condemned Spain to second place and a match against Italy with a 2-1 win. And the scoreline in Lens was enough to confirm Northern Ireland as one of the four best third-place sides at Euro 2016, regardless of what happens in tomorrow's matches.

Only a 4-0 win for Turkey would have denied Michael 

O'Neill's Northern Ireland - playing in their first major finals since the 1986 World Cup in Mexico - a historic spot in the last 16, whose 2-0 win over Ukraine on Friday was enough to leave them among the four best third-placed teams despite a 1-0 loss to world champions Germany earlier on Tuesday.

Turkey must now hope that Republic of Ireland lose to Italy and Sweden to Belgium in their respective closing matches in Group E on Wednesday night to retain hopes of progressing, but the Czechs are definitely out having picked up only one point in a 2-2 draw with Croatia out of their three games. 

Northern Ireland could face hosts and Group A winners France in Lyon on Sunday or Group B winners Wales in Paris on Saturday in a possible all-British last 16 tie.

Kaynak : http://www.eurosport.com/football/euro-2016/2016/turkey-win-over-czech-republic-confirms-northern-ireland-place-in-last-16_sto5655476/story.shtml


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