Wales smashes Turkey’s hopes and sets foot in the European Nations Cup Round of 16 | sport


Wales is close to qualifying for the round of 16 of the European Football Championship (Euro 2020), after its precious 2-0 victory over its Turkish counterpart, today, Wednesday, in the second round of the first group matches of the group stage of the continental competition.
Wales topped the standings (temporarily) with four points, one point ahead of its closest rivals, the Italian team, which faces its Swiss counterpart, third-placed with one point, later today in the same round, while the Turkish team remained at the bottom of the standings with no points. After his second loss in a row.
Aaron Ramsey opened the scoring for the only Welsh team in the 42nd minute, before veteran star Gareth Bale missed a penalty kick in the 61st minute.
The Welsh team eliminated the Turkish counterpart’s hopes of a tie, after Connor Roberts added the second goal in the fifth minute of stoppage time for the second half.
This became Wales’ first win in the tournament, after they drew 1-1 with Switzerland at the beginning of their group matches, while this loss came as a blow to Turkey’s chances of advancing to the next round, especially after losing 0-3 against Italy in the opening match of the competition.
The leaders and runners-up of each of the six groups in the first round qualify for the knockout stages of the tournament, in addition to the four best third-placed teams.
Source: agencies


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