Friday, Aug 17 2018 | Time 05:45 Hrs(IST)
image
  • Trump says US will not pay Turkey for release of detained American
  • Four planes make emergency landings in Chile and Peru after bomb threats -authorities
  • Vatican expresses "shame and sorrow" over U S grand jury report on abuse
  • Arson at Libyan pipeline causes fire, no significant damage - NOC
  • Trump's military parade could cost more than $90 million
  • Arson at Libyan pipeline causes fire, no significant damage - NOC
  • Magnitude 5 3 quake strikes near Italy's Adriatic coast - USGS
  • Vajpayee's heart with TN, soul not to forget losing power after AIADMK withdraws support
Sports Share

Iceland end Turkey's World Cup hopes with 3-0 victory

ISTANBUL, Oct 7 (REUTERS) Iceland secured a resounding 3-0 victory in Turkey on Friday, ending the home side's hopes of reaching next year's World Cup and putting the visitors on course to qualify directly from Group I.


With one game to play, the win put Iceland top of the group on 19 points, two ahead of Croatia, who drew 1-1 with Finland. Ukraine also rose to 17 points after beating Kosovo, while Turkey were left on 14 points and out of contention.


Johann Gudmundsson put Iceland ahead in the 32nd minute, latching on to a cross from Jon Bodvarsson at the back post to fire the ball past Volkan Babacan in the Turkish goal.


The visitors doubled their lead seven minutes later when Bodvarsson slipped the ball between two defenders to Birkir Bjarnason who fired the ball beyond Babacan, drawing boos from the raucous crowd in the northwestern Turkish city of Eskisehir.


Turkey's hopes of fighting their way back into the game were dashed early in the second half when Kari Arnason knocked the ball in from close range in the 49th minute, after a corner was headed back across the goal mouth by Aron Gunnarsson.


The pattern was set early in the match as Turkey's efforts to break down the solid-looking Iceland defence bore little fruit and the visitors repeatedly looked to hit Turkey on the counter attack.


After the third goal, Iceland were content to sit back and absorb the pressure from Turkey for much of the second half as the hosts looked to salvage pride, but even a consolation goal eluded them.


Iceland will host Kosovo in their final game while Croatia will play away against Ukraine. Turkey will travel to Finland for their last game.
REUTERS JW0729
More News

Meghalaya Sports minister inspects international Multi-Sports Stadium

16 Aug 2018 | 10:47 PM

Shillong, Aug 16 (UNI) Meghalaya Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Banteidor Lyngdoh has
recently visited the site for construction of International Multi-Sports Stadium and Football
Stadium at Ampati in South West Garo Hills to inspect and review the progress of construction
in connection with the National Games 2022.

 Sharesee more..

Vengsarkar backs Rishabh Pant for third Test

16 Aug 2018 | 10:33 PM

London, Aug 16 (UNI) Dilip Vengsarkar, the former India batsman and selector, has backed
Rishabh Pant to make his Test debut in the third Test at Trent Bridge.

 Sharesee more..

Churchill Brothers to take on Goa Velha in Vedanta Women’s Football League opener

16 Aug 2018 | 10:31 PM

Panaji, Aug 16 (UNI) Debutants Churchill Brothers Football Club will take on Goa Velha Sports Club in the opening match, as the 2nd edition of the Vedanta Women’s Football league kicks off on Friday at the Duler Stadium in Mapusa.

 Sharesee more..

20 Punjab cops to represent India in Asian Games

16 Aug 2018 | 8:51 PM

Chandigarh, Aug 16 (UNI) As many as 20 officers of Punjab Police would represent India and showcase their skills in various sports in the Asian Games to be held from August 18 in Jakarta (Indonesia).

 Sharesee more..

India under-15 women beat Nepal 2-1 to secure berth in SAFF final

16 Aug 2018 | 8:17 PM

Thimphu, Aug 16 (UNI) India U-15 women’s national squad progressed to the final
of the SAFF U-15 Championship after defeating Nepal 2-1 in the semi-finals at the
Changlimithang Stadium in Thimphu, Bhutan, on Thursday.

 Sharesee more..
image