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Wales head to Euro 2024 play-offs after tense 1-1 draw with Turkey

Posted : 22 November 2023
Wales faces the challenging path of the play-offs to secure a spot in UEFA Euro 2024 after a 1-1 draw against Turkey on Tuesday. Finishing third in Group D, Wales missed out on automatic qualification, with Croatia and Turkey securing those coveted spots. Neco Williams provided a glimmer of hope with an early seventh-minute goal, but Turkey clawed back with a penalty from Yusuf Yazici in the 70th minute after Ben Davies's foul on Kenan Yildiz. Despite Brandon Williams's late effort being flagged offside, Wales must now navigate the play-offs in March for a chance at the finals in Germany next summer.
The Cardiff City Stadium witnessed an electric start for Wales as Neco Williams's skillful strike in the seventh minute set the tone. Cutting in from the left, Williams curled a precise shot into the far corner, lifting the spirits of the home crowd. However, frustrations grew in the first half as three penalty appeals were waved away. The situation intensified as news arrived that Croatia had taken the lead against Armenia, narrowing Wales's path to direct qualification.
Turkey emerged in the second half with increased pressure, testing Danny Ward's resilience in goal. Despite Ward's heroic save from a Samet Akaydin header, Wales faced a setback when Ben Davies conceded a penalty for a foul on Yildiz. Yazici converted from the spot, leveling the score and complicating Wales' qualification hopes. Brandon Williams's apparent late goal brought momentary joy to the Cardiff stadium, but the assistant referee's flag quelled celebrations. With Turkey holding on for the draw and Croatia securing a 1-0 win in Zagreb, Wales now braces for the arduous journey through the play-offs on their road to Germany.


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