Turkey give their slim qualification hopes a boost after Czech win.

Turkey give their slim qualification hopes a boost after Czech win.
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Czech Republic: Cech; Kaderabek, Hubnik, Sivok, Pudil; Pavelka (Skoda, min. 57), Darida; Dockal (Sural, min. 71), Plasil (Kolar, min. 90), Krejci; Necid
Turkey: Babacan; Koybasi, Balta, Topal, Gonul; Inan, Tufan; Turan, Sen (Ozyakup, min. 61), Mor (Sahan, min. 68); Yilmaz (Tosun, min. 90)
REFEREE: William Collum (SCO). Booked: Koybasi, min. 34. Plasil, min. 35. Pavelka, min. 38. Sural, min. 86.

22:00, I've been Rosie Tudball, danke für das Lesen - Be sure to follow VAVEL for the continuation of the competition! 

FT - The Turkish win means that Czech Republic are eliminated from the competition, and also means that elsewhere, Northern Ireland have confirmed their progression into the next round. 

FT - Turkey were dominant throughout and thoroughly deserved the win, however is it too little too late for Terim's team, as their fate is now out of their hands. 

FT - Turkey are victorious over the Czech's once more, goals from Yilmaz and Tufan mean Turkey take all three points. 

90+2, Tosun looks to make an immediate impact, his shot from the edge of the box is dragged wildly wide. 

90+1, It has been indicated that there will be five minutes of added time. 

90, Substitution for Turkey, Tosun comes on to replace goalscorer, Yilmaz

88, Substitution for Czech Republic, Plasil is replaced by Kolar

86, Sural is booked after a nudge of Turan as Turkey began to break. 

85, Balta is receiving treatment after landing awkwardly following a block. 

83, Free kick for Czech Republic, Hubnik is dragged down by Tufan and a free kick is awarded late. 

82, Sahan's shot is wild, and flies wide of the post. The Turks are pressuring the Czech box once more. The score remains 0-2.

80, Darida's long shot is beat away by Babacan following a slight deflection. 

77, Sural's low cross is whipped in low across goal, Necid is close to making contact, but the ball skims through the crowd untouched, and out of play. 

75, Gonul's cross loops into the box, Turan leaps to meet the ball however his header is off target. 

73, Darida's cross is a poor one, to the frustration of the Czech players and fans who are in desperate need of a goal. 

70, Substitution for Czech Republic, Dockal is replaced by Sural

68, Substitution for Turkey; Emre Mor is replaced by Olcay Sahan.

64, GOAL, Turkey. Inan's ball in is flicked down to the feet of Topal, who calmly places the ball to Tufan who exquisitely fires the ball into the roof of the net. 2-0 to Turkey.

63, Koybasi bursts through the midfield and slots the ball through to Arda Turan, there is a lot of confusion as the linesman blows for offside. 

61, Gonul's throw in is cleared away by Hubnik for a corner. 

60, Substitution for Turkey, Sen's night is over as he is replaced by Ozyakup. 

57, Star of the show this evening, Emre Mor races clear of his marker, the winger cuts inside but his shot is fired over the bar. Encouraging from the young star. 

56, Substitution for Czech Republic; Pavelka is replaced by Skoda. 

51, Gonul remains on the floor following his blow to the head, the medics are assisting the Turk with a cut to his face. 

50, Pudil's free kick is swung into the box, however play is stopped due to a nasty collision between Sivok and Gonul. 

48, Czech Republic win a free kick on the edge of the box, Balta is booked for his actions against Necid, meaning that he will miss the next game should Turkey go through. 

45, The second half gets underway by Turkey. 

HT - Elsewhere in the group, Spain and Croatia are level at the break, the scoreline being 1-1. An Alvaro Morata goal was cancelled out by a Nikola Kalinic flick. You can catch up with the coverage here, provided by Ayden Hussain

HT - As it stands, neither team would progress into the knockout phase of the competition; Turkey sit in third and Czech Republic in fourth. Turkey's inadequate goal difference is denying them the chance of progression. 

HT - It's been an entertaining first half here, many fouls and chances, however it's just Yilmaz's goal that separates the two. 0-1. 

44, Emre Mor plucks the ball from the air, and looks to set Turan on his way down the left, his pass is intercepted by Hubnik. 

43, Czech Republic are struggling to deal with Emre Mor, the teenager's run is dismissed by a heavy challenge from Pavelka. Free kick to Turkey. 

38, Booking for Pavelka, Czech Republic are struggling to deal with the turnover in midfield, as Pavelka brings down Yilmaz. 

37, Plasil shoots from distance after playing a one-two with Dockal, his shot is cleared by Babacan for a corner.

35, Booking for Plasil, the midfielder clashed with Emre Mor as the teenager dashed through the midfield. 

34, Booking for Koybasi, the Turkish fullback held back Dockal as he advanced down the right flank. 

31, Chance for Czech Republic, Necid's flick across goal almost reaches Kaderabek, any contact and it would have been a goal. Score remains at 0-1. 

30, Turkey break once more, Turan's pace and silky dribbling fools Darida, his chipped pass is collected by Cech. 

26, Some neat build up play between the Turkish front four, Sen's low driven shot is hit just wide. Close again by Turkey. 

24, Chance for Czech Republic, Necid flicks on Darida's cross from the left, but his effort goes over the bar. 

22, Inan's free kick is cleared by the Czech wall. 

21, Kaderabek is the offender once more, and Mor is the victim. The Turks have a free kick just outside of the box. 

20, Turkey are awarded a free kick in the centre of the pitch, following Kaderabek's collision with Mor.

18, Sen picks up the ball as Yilmaz is fouled, the striker plays the advantage however his pass to Emre Mor was deemed offside, a close call. 

15, Sivok leaped highest in the box, his connection with the ball was positive as the Czech defender's effort rattled the post. 

14, Turkey have taken control after taking the lead, dictating the play as the Czechs continue to attempt to ease in to the game. 

10, GOAL; A fantastic ball is sent down the right by Turan, finding the illusive talent of Emre Mor, the teenager runs clear and places the ball onto the foot of Yilmaz, who makes no mistake in scoring. 1-0 Turkey. 

8, Turan looks for Yilmaz, who made a run behind the Czech defence, the lobbed pass is collected calmly by Cech. 

4, Necid sneaks in behind the Turkish back line, his pull back finds Darida, who shoots wide. 

3, Some nervousness at the back by Turkey, Arda Turan loses possession but luckily for him, the ball rolls out for a goal kick. 

1, Czech Republic get the game underway, and win a corner. 

19:58, The anthems have been sung and the players take their position on the field; kick off is imminent. 

19:55, The players make their way on to the field, kick off is just 5 minutes away. 

19:40, Czech Republic will have some added confidence behind them following their last game - an emphatic 2-2 draw with Croatia - Oliver Emmerson provided the post-match coverage. 

19:35, Can the Turks pull off a comeback similar to 2008 and shock everyone - including the Czechs - once more? Rosie Tudball takes an in-depth look at THAT 2008 campaign.

19:25, With his name on the starting team sheet, Petr Cech has equalled the Czech record for appearances in a major international tournament. (17)

19:20, The Czech Republic national team have only failed to reach the knockout stages of the competition twice in their previous five attempts. 

19:15, Turkey are undergoing their worst run of form in the competition since their 2000 campaign; losing three of their previous three games.

19:05, Just in is the Czech Republic XI that will face Turkey: (4-2-3-1) Cech; Kaderabek, Hubnik, Sivok, Pudil; Pavelka, Darida; Dockal, Plasil, Krejci; Necid

19:00, It's time for team news! We'll start with the Turkish starting XI: (4-2-3-1) Babacan; Koybasi, Balta, Topal, Gonul; Inan, Tufan; Turan, Sen, Mor; Yilmaz

William Collum will be the man in the middle on Tuesday night. This will be his second game of the finals, after he took charge of France's dramatic 2-0 win over Albania six days prior. The Scot was also the referee for FC Barcelona's 5-4 UEFA Super Cup triumph over Sevilla FC earlier on in the season.

Turkey predicted line-up: (4-3-3) Babacan; Gönül, Topal, Balta, Erkin; Tufan, İnan, Özyakup; Çalhanoğlu, Yılmaz, Turan. 

Czech Republic predicted line-up: (4-2-3-1) Čech; Kadeřábek, Sivok, Hubník, Limberský; Plašil, Darida; Skalák, Dočkal, Krejčí; Lafata.

Turkey have a clean bill of health coming into the game, but it's clear that the squad haven't performed to expectations or anywhere near the level they should be at. Following in the footsteps of Michael O'Neill, changes could be made across the board to try and spark some of his star men into some sort of action.

The main news from both camps involves the Czechs, and Tomas Rosicky. The talismanic attacking midfielder, who has made over a century of appearances for the national team, picked up a thigh injury in the draw with Croatia and will miss the remainder of the tournament as a result. He will, however, stay on to support his team-mates. He told UEFA.com, "I felt that we needed to push for the three points so I pushed myself harder. I didn't have much strength left and I've paid for it unfortunately."

“There is a thing the Turkish national team always does, which is chasing the game until the last minute,” Gökhan Gönül told the media. The right-back will not give up hope on making it through to the last 16: “Again we have left it until the last game, maybe we don’t have much of a chance this time." He continued, "But we will still do our very best and hopefully, with the help of some luck, we can defeat the Czech Republic and go through.”

Tomáš Sivok will be facing plenty of familiar faces on Tuesday evening, having spent the last eight years of his career in Turkey: “For me, Turkey is a country where I’ve spent a big part of my life. I have a connection to the country." After recently swapping Besiktas for Bursaspor, the 32-year-old is looking forward to the game: "Obviously if I play in the game and the coach trusts in me it’ll be a special game for me – emotional, different from other games.”

Can the spirit of '08 spur Turkey on to another much-needed victory? | Image credit: UEFA
Can the spirit of '08 spur Turkey on to another much-needed victory? | Image credit: UEFA

It is a far cry from the Turkey side that took the tournament by storm in 2008, when they reached the semi-finals of the competition. That run to the final four involved one of the most memorable matches in European Championship history, as Turkey fought back from 2-0 down with 20 minutes remaining to snatch a 3-2 win. A Nihat brace and Arda Turan's strike turned the game on it's head, and Fatih Terim will need to call upon that fighting spirit if his side are to have any chance of replicating their run of 2008. The two teams also met during the qualification period for the tournament, with the away side victorious on both occasions. The Czechs do hold a sizeable advantage in the head-to-head records of both nations, though, winning 12 of 19 previous meetings.

Both these two teams must win to stand any chance of progressing into the knock-out rounds, with the Turks requiring a small miracle to make the last 16. They'll need a big win to correct their -4 goal difference - following defeat to Spain and Croatia - and at least take themselves ahead of Albania in the running for one of the best third-place sides. As for the Czech Republic, victory should be enough to book their spot in the next stage. The dramatic draw with Croatia has given them hope after defeat to Spain. A draw will, however, be of no use to either side in this encounter.

Hello and welcome to VAVEL UK's live coverage of Czech Republic's Euro 2016 Group D clash with Turkey from the Stade Felix Bollaert-Delelis, Lens. The two sides currently sitting bottom of the Group D table go head-to-head in Northern France, with a last 16 berth still on the cards. It is a massive occasion for that and many more reasons, and we'll bring you plenty of build-up, team news and other goings on ahead of kick-off at 20:00 BST. I'm Rosie Tudball, and I will be taking you through the game.