ESKIşEHIR, Sep. 5, 2017 (AMP) — Russia 2018 (European Qualifiers) : Turkey defeated Croatia by a score of 1-0 (halftime: 0-0), in a qualifying game for the 2018 FIFA World Cup on Tuesday night at the New Eskişehir Stadium.
Croatia made the Turks doubt themselves for forty-five minutes. 0-0 at half time. Everything was settled in the second period with a saving goal by Tosun in the 75th minute.
The result put the Croatians top of Group I with 16 points. Turkey is third with 14 points. In their next game, Croatia will meet Finland at the New Eskişehir Stadium on October 6, while Turkey will face Iceland.
Fixtures and Results : Group I
Turkey at the World Cup
- 2 appearances (first in 1954)
- 17 participations in the qualifications (first in 1950)
- Statistics: Third Place (2002)
Croatia at the World Cup
- 4 appearances (first in 1998)
- 6 participations in the qualifications (first in 1998)
- Statistics: Third Place (1998)