Football - Turkey beat Estonia to keep qualifying hopes alive

Turkey beat Estonia 2-0 in World Cup qualifying Group D on Friday to boost their hopes of reaching next year's finals in Brazil via the playoffs.


The win took Turkey to 16 points, second in the group and ahead of third-placed Romania on goal difference and two points clear of Hungary.

The Netherlands, who beat Hungary 8-1 on Friday, have already qualified as group winners. Romania beat Andorra 4-0 on Friday.

After a slow start, Umut Bulut opening the scoring for Turkey in the 22nd minute when he headed home a cross from the left.

Burak Yilmaz made it two in the 47th minute.

Turkey host the Netherlands on Tuesday, while Romania play Estonia and Hungary face Andorra.

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