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M Erdinc (90+4)

World Cup qualifier: Victory over Romania keep Turkey hopes alive

Last Updated: 10/09/13 9:50pm

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Burak Yilmaz scored the opening goal as Turkey kept their World Cup hopes alive in Romania

Burak Yilmaz scored the opening goal as Turkey kept their World Cup hopes alive in Romania

Goals from Burak Yilmaz and Mevlut Erdinc secured a 2-0 victory for Turkey in Romania on Tuesday to keep their hopes of featuring in next summer's World Cup alive.

Fatih Terim's team entered the match three points behind their second-placed opponents in Group D, but victory maintains their qualification hopes with two matches to play.

The hosts started brightly in Bucharest and inside three minutes they had seen Gabriel Torje shoot over with a 25-yard free-kick, before Ciprian Marica's header brought a save out of Turkey goalkeeper Volkan Demirel.

However, Turkey gained in confidence and Yilmaz fired the visitors into the lead in the 22nd minute, heading home Caner Erkin's cross after his previous effort was parried by Ciprian Tatarusanu.

Romania threatened in the 33rd minute when Torje's shot forced defender Gokhan Gonul into a block - but the visitors finished the half on the front foot and Selcuk Inan should have done better than fire wildly over six minutes later.

Turkey had the first chance of the second half but Tatarusanu saved Umut Bulut's well-struck shot from 12 yards.

Chances were at a premium for Romania, but on the hour Alexandru Maxim saw a right-foot effort blocked by Omer Toprak.

Romania best chance came midway through the half when Adrian Popa's 18-yard effort beat the goalkeeper but rebounded off a post.

Razvan Rat shot over from 12 yards with 15 minutes remaining but Turkey continued to threaten with Olcay Sahan shooting over and Bulut bringing another save out of Tatarusanu.

Maxim had a chance to earn Romania a point with two minutes remaining but his header from 12 yards failed to find the target, then in injury time Dorin Goian saw his effort from similar range caught by the goalkeeper.

And Turkey caught their hosts with a second goal in the fourth minute of injury time when substitute Mevlut Erdinc provided a cool left-foot finish.

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Matches

  • FIFA World Cup European Qualifying

    Tue 10th Sep - Group F
    Tue 10th Sep - Group G
    • Lithuania
      2 - 0
      Liechtenstein
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    • Slovakia
      1 - 2
      Bos & Herz
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    • Greece
      1 - 0
      Latvia
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    Tue 10th Sep - Group B
    Tue 10th Sep - Group C
    • Kazakhstan
      0 - 1
      Sweden
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    • Austria
      1 - 0
      Rep Ireland
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    • Faroe Islands
      0 - 3
      Germany
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    Tue 10th Sep - Group E
    Tue 10th Sep - Group I
    Tue 10th Sep - Group D
    Tue 10th Sep - Group A
    Tue 10th Sep - Group H

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 and Herzegovina 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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