Turkey wrap up Euro preparations with win over Slovenia

Published 07.06.2016 00:12
Updated 07.06.2016 00:13

Turkey get morale-boosting away success the night before flying to France. An early goal from striker Burak Yılmaz gave Turkey a 1-0 victory away to Slovenia on Sunday, boosting morale in their final warm-up game before Euro 2016 starts in France next week.

Burak found the net with a powerful header in the fifth minute, running on to a free kick from Hakan Çalhanoglu, who last week scored Turkey's first ever goal against England. Yılmaz scored his first Turkey goal since September 2015.

Turkey, whose 2-1 loss to England at Wembley followed a 14-game unbeaten streak, face holders Spain, Croatia and the Czech Republic in Group D at the tournament which starts on June 10. Slovenia, who hosted Sunday's game in Ljubljana, failed to qualify for the finals after losing a playoff to Ukraine. Turkey will play against Croatia, Spain and The Czech Republic in Group D in the tournament running from June 10 to July 10.

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