Ukraine beat Turkey to top World Cup Qualifier's Group I (Photos)

10:30, 03 September 2017
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Ukraine's national football team defeated Turkey, 2-0, on Kharkiv's Metalist Stadium late on Saturday, September 2, in a 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier Group I match.


"The home side moved top of the table thanks mainly to a dominant first-half display in Kharkiv, and an Andriy Yarmolenko double. The Ukraine No7 rounded off a swift passing move by steering in a mis-hit Viktor Kovalenko shot to open the scoring in the 18th minute; three minutes before half-time, Borussia Dortmund's new signing kept his head to calmly evade a collection of defenders and slot in Yevhen Konoplyanka's pull-back to make it 2-0," the UEFA's official website said in an update.

Read alsoBorussia Dortmund sign Ukrainian Yarmolenko – mediaTurkey, three points behind Ukraine, now need a good result at home to Croatia on Tuesday, September 5, it added.

In other Group I matches, Finland beat Iceland, 1-0, at home, while the Croatia-Kosovo match was postponed until Monday due to the bad weather at the 27th minute of the match in Zagreb.

Thus, the Standings in Group I as of now are the following: Ukraine has 14 points, Iceland and Croatia 13 each, Turkey 11, Finland 4, and Kosovo 1.

Ukraine will play the next game with Iceland in Reykjavik on September 5.

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