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Sukru Saracoglu Stadium (ATT 48,500) 11th September 2012 - Kick off 19:00 Ref: M Borski

Turkey Turkey vs Estonia Estonia

Turkey 3

Emre (44)
U Bulut (60)
S Inan (75)

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Estonia 0

E Jaager (S/O 19)

Turkey enjoy Estonia win

Last Updated: 11/09/12 10:48pm

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Semih Kaya moves away from Martin Vunk.

Semih Kaya moves away from Martin Vunk.

Turkey got their World Cup qualifying campaign up and running with an emphatic 3-0 victory over 10-man Estonia in Istanbul.

Emre, Umut Bulut and Selcuk Inan all got on the scoresheet as the Turks dominated proceedings after the early dismissal of Enar Jaager at the Sukru Saracoglu Stadium.

The hosts should have had much more for their efforts in a game they completely dominated but they at least put last week's loss in Holland firmly behind them.

Estonia, also looking to bounce back from a defeat, showed some life early on with Joel Lindpere hitting the post.

But the game's critical moment came in the 19th minute when Jaager was dismissed for a professional foul on Burak Yilmaz.

By then Turkey had already gone close with Bulut heading wide, Yilmaz both missing the target and testing goalkeeper Sergei Pareiko and Arda Turan shooting over.

That dominance continued as Pareiko again saved from Yilmaz, Mehmet Topal fired wide and Emre stretched the keeper from a free-kick.

Bulut headed over and Topal and Emre were also off-target with shots before the opener finally came on the stroke of half-time.

Emre this time finished from 12 yards and Turkey powered on after the break with Bulut and Yilmaz again close before the second came on the hour.

Bulut was finally rewarded for his efforts with a good close-range header from a Sercan Sararer cross and Inan struck from the edge of the box 15 minutes later.

Turkey wanted another and Pareiko was kept busy to the end but there were to be no more goals.

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Matches

  • FIFA World Cup European Qualifying

    Tue 11th Sep - Group E
    Tue 11th Sep - Group F
    Tue 11th Sep - Group I
    Tue 11th Sep - Group D
    Tue 11th Sep - Group B
    Tue 11th Sep - Group G
    Tue 11th Sep - Group A
    Tue 11th Sep - Group H
    Tue 11th Sep - Group C

Tables

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group A

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Belgium 10 26
2 Croatia 10 17
3 Serbia 10 14
4 Scotland 10 11
5 Wales 10 10
6 Macedonia 10 7

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group B

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Italy 10 22
2 Denmark 10 16
3 Czech Republic 10 15
4 Bulgaria 10 13
5 Armenia 10 13
6 Malta 10 3

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group C

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Germany 10 28
2 Sweden 10 20
3 Austria 10 17
4 Republic of Ireland 10 14
5 Kazakhstan 10 5
6 Faroe Islands 10 1

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group D

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Netherlands 10 28
2 Romania 10 19
3 Hungary 10 17
4 Turkey 10 16
5 Estonia 10 7
6 Andorra 10 0

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group E

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Switzerland 10 24
2 Iceland 10 17
3 Slovenia 10 15
4 Norway 10 12
5 Albania 10 11
6 Cyprus 10 5

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group F

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Russia 10 22
2 Portugal 10 21
3 Israel 10 14
4 Azerbaijan 10 9
5 Northern Ireland 10 7
6 Luxembourg 10 6

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group G

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bosnia 10 25
2 Greece 10 25
3 Slovakia 10 13
4 Lithuania 10 11
5 Latvia 10 8
6 Liechtenstein 10 2

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group H

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 England 10 22
2 Ukraine 10 21
3 Montenegro 10 15
4 Poland 10 13
5 Moldova 10 11
6 San Marino 10 0

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group I

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Spain 8 20
2 France 8 17
3 Finland 8 9
4 Georgia 8 5
5 Belarus 8 4

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