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Iceland Crush Turkey's 2018 World Cup Dreams

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Turkey to miss World Cup 2018 after 3-0 defeat.

Turkey's dreams of participating in 2018 World Cup were crushed after they suffered a 3-0 defeat against Iceland at Yeni Eskisehir Stadium in northwestern Turkey on Friday evening.

Iceland had a 2-0 lead at halftime, thanks to goals from Johann Gudmundsson and Birkir Bjarnason.

Iceland scored another goal in the 49th minute from a corner kick to secure a 3-0 lead. Kari Arnason was the scorer.

Turkey, which once finished third at 2002 World Cup, will now miss its such fourth tournament in a row.

Here are the results of Friday evening at Group I:

Turkey - Iceland: 0-3

Croatia - Finland: 1-1

Kosovo - Ukraine: 0-2

 

Here are the current standings at Group I as of 2100GMT:


TEAMS
MPWDLGFGA+/-Pts
  ICELAND 9 6 1 2 14 7 7 19
  CROATIA 9 5 2 2 13 4 9 17
  UKRAINE 9 5 2 2 13 7 6 17
  TURKEY 9 4 2 3 12 11 1 14
  FINLAND 9 2 2 5 7 11 -4 8
  KOSOVO 9 0 1 8 3 22 -19 1
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