Football Giant, Netherlands In Crisis, May Miss EURO 2016

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The Netherlands’ hopes of qualifying automatically for Euro 2016 were ended by a heavy defeat in Turkey.

Midfielder Oguzhan Ozyakup raced on to an Arda Turan through ball to put the home side ahead with a chipped finish.

Turan doubled the lead by stealing the ball from a dithering Daley Blind before firing past the weak hands of Jasper Cillessen at the near post.

Burak Yilmaz added a third late on to seal a result that means the Dutch can only finish third in Group A.

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But to achieve that the Netherlands must now rely on Turkey dropping points in their last two games.

Whoever finishes behind the likely top two of Iceland and Czech Republic will be guaranteed a place in a two-legged play-off against another of the third-placed sides.

That is the only path open to the Dutch, but their fate is now out of their own hands after Turkey leapfrogged them with a convincing win.

It was the Netherlands’ heaviest competitive defeat since 1996, when they lost 4-1 to England at Wembley in Euro ’96.

 

 

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