Turkey defeats Kazakhstan in UEFA Euro 2916 qualifier

ALMATY, Kazakhstan
Published 12.06.2015 22:54
Updated 12.06.2015 22:55
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Turkey defeated Kazakhstan 1-0 in a critical away game in the UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying round at the Almaty Ortalyk Stadion in Almaty Friday.

Turkish midfielder Arda Turan, who currently plays for Atletico Madrid, scored the winning goal in the 83rd minute.

Friday's victory moves Turkey up to third place in Group A with eight points, while Kazakhstan remain at the bottom of the group with a single point.

The Czech Republic lead the group with 13 points while Iceland are in the second spot with 12 points.

The Netherlands move down to fourth spot with seven points.

Turkey won the first match against Kazakhstan 3-1 at the Turk Telekom Arena in Istanbul in November.

In other group matches tonight, Iceland will host Czech Republic while Latvia will take on Netherlands.

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