In contrast to the first 45 minutes, the second half was slower and had fewer chances for either team. With 16 points from seven matches, the Dutch led Group G. Norway was next with 14 points. Turkey was on 12 points.
Norway held Turkey to a 1-1 draw at their home. This result could prove costly for hosts Turkey in their bid for 2022 World Cup qualification. They remain two points behind their rivals and four behind group G leaders, the Netherlands. Turkey started strongly, taking the lead with six minutes left. Olympique de Marseille’s midfielder Cengiz Under found Kerem Akturkoglu and he only had to tap in the ball.
Norway scored shortly before the half-time break after a quick corner routine between Jens Petter Hauge and Martin Odegaard. Kristian Thorstvedt completed the move and Andreas Hanche Olsen took the ball on. In contrast to the first 45 minutes, the second half was slower and saw less chances being created by either side.
With 16 points from seven matches, the Dutch lead Group G. Norway is next on 14 points, and Turkey is on 12. Norway’s players carried a banner calling for fair play for migrants workers in protest at Qatar, World Cup hosts. Many of these workers are involved with the construction of the stadiums next year.