Top game in Group G! But the start of this World Cup qualification goes badly for the Dutch. Bondscoach Frank de Boer’s team lost to Turkey 2: 4. Even before the kick-off, the Dutch have a worm: Goalie Jasper Cillessen injures himself while warming up, Tim Krul, who plays in the second division of England at Norwich, has to step in at short notice. And Krul has no two chances against the Turks: First against a conclusion from Burak Yilmaz, which is deflected and falls into the net for Turkey to 1-0. Then – before the break – again against Yilmaz, who scores with a penalty. Shortly after the break, it is Milan star Hakan Calhanoglu who makes it 3-0 for the Turks. After all, thanks to two goals by Davy Klaassen and Luuk de Jong, the Dutch got it again within a minute. But shortly before the end, Yilmaz made everything clear with his third goal and a wonderful free kick. And because Memphis Depay awards a penalty at the last second, Holland loses 2-4 against Turkey. For Bondscoach De Boer it is the first bankruptcy since he started in autumn 2020. The Dutch can make amends on Saturday, they will meet Latvia, the Turks will play against Norway at the same time.
Tore: 15. Yilmaz 1: 0. 34. Yilmaz (Penalty) 2: 0. 46. Calhanoglu 3: 0. 75. Klaassen 3: 1. 76.De Jong 3: 2. 81. Yilmaz 4: 2.
8.45 p.m. Gibraltar – Norway
8.45 p.m. Latvia – Montenegro