World Cup news - Turkey claim stunning win over Norway as Dutch get qualification campaign going
World Cup Qualification, La Rosalda Stadium: Norway 0 Turkey 3 (Tufan 4', 58', Soyuncu 28')
Ozan Tufan (6) of Turkey celebrates after scoring a goal with his team mates during the 2022 FIFA World Cup Europe Qualification Group G match between Norway and Turkey at the La Rosaleda Stadium in Malaga, Spain on March 27, 2021
Norway were aggrieved to see an effort come off the post and twice had goals ruled out for offside and soon after the break their task was made all the harder when Tufan curled in a fantastic shot to put the result beyond doubt.
Things got even worse for the hosts 10 minutes from time when Kristian Thorstvedt was sent off for a horrendous tackle on Caner Erkin.
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Elsewhere in the group, Turkey's main rivals for qualification, the Netherlands claimed just their fourth win since the end of 2019 with a 2-0 triumph over Latvia.
Steven Berguis got the ball rolling in Amsterdam in style, cutting in from the right and bending a left-footed effort into the top corner. It was his first international goal, and a memorable one.
Luuk de Jong made the three vital points safe 21 minutes from time with a thumping header from a corner.
Meanwhile, Montenegro beat Gibraltar 4-1, with Stevan Jovetic among the scorers, Russia squeezed past Slovenia 2-1 thanks to a Artem Dzyuba double, Belarus bested Estonia 4-2 and Luka Modric became Croatia's most-capped player in a 1-0 win over Cyprus.