Turkiye Secured Victory, Czech Eliminated

HAMBURG: Turkiye scored late in the game to beat the Czech Republic 2-1 and advance to the last 16 of Euro 2024 as Group F runners-up.

Portugal, who lost 2-0 at the hands of Georgia, remain group champions and will face Slovenia, while Turkiye face Austria.

The Czech Republic needed a win to revive their chances of progressing to the knockout rounds but a red card on midfielder Antonin Barak in the 20th minute jeopardized their mission.

Turkiye captain Hakan Calhanoglu opened the scoring in the 50th minute but Tomas Soucek equalized 16 minutes later to revive the Czech Republic’s chances.

Turkiye, however, secured victory through Cenk Tosun’s stoppage time goal.

The Turkiye players then delayed the game until the final whistle, thus sparking a ruckus between the two teams after the match.