FIFA World Cup, Turkey stun Netherlands in qualifying: Records broken

Rajdeep Saha
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FIFA World Cup, Turkey stun Netherlands in qualifying: Records broken
FIFA World Cup, Turkey stun Netherlands in qualifying: Records broken

25 Mar 2021: FIFA World Cup, Turkey stun Netherlands in qualifying: Records broken

Netherlands started their 2022 World Cup qualifying campaign with a defeat.

The Dutch, World Cup runners up in 2010, lost against Turkey in a 4-2 encounter.

Despite fighting back from 3-0 down to get to 3-2, Netherlands conceded another goal in the 81st minute.

For Turkey, Burak Yilmaz scored a stunning hat-trick to give them a thrilling victory.

Here are the details.

Match: How did the match pan out?

Yilmaz's deflected shot caught the wrong-footed Tim Krul as Turkey got the opener in the 15th minute.

Yilmaz converted a penalty next before Hakan Calhanoglu curled in a third.

Netherlands fought back via goals from Davy Klaassen and Luuk de Jong, but Yilmaz's superb free-kick sealed the deal.

Notably, Memphis Depay saw a late spot-kick saved for the Dutch, who were the second best.

Fact: Unwanted record for Memphis

As per Opta, Memphis Depay is the first player to see his penalty in regular time (excluding shoot-outs) for the Netherlands saved by the goal-keeper since Frank de Boer in 2000 against Italy.