The Netherlands won 2-1 in Kazakhstan tonight and went ahead of Turkey in Group A by one point for a short time but Turkey have beaten the Czech Republic away with two goals in the last 30 minutes from Selcuk ?nan and Hakan Calhanoglu to win the game 2-0 and go two points clear of the Netherlands.
Tim Krul leaving Kazakhstan tonight
That means the Netherlands must beat the Czech Republic in Amsterdam on Tuesday night but they have suffered a number of injuries.
Goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen was injured in the warm-up tonight and Tim Krul came in but the Newcastle goalkeeper was injured after 81 minutes and looks to have suffered a serious knee injury and left the ground on crutches tonight after the game.
Manager Danny Bling said he had 15 injured players not available for the game on Tuesday night and that Tim? injury looks to be a bad one.
In their final game of Group A Turkey will play Iceland at home and Iceland gave up a 2-0 lead tonight at home to Latvia and only drew 2-2.
Both the Czech Republic and Iceland have already qualified for the Euro finals in France next summer and given that Turkey are 2 points ahead of the Netherlands – it would be a surprise if the Dutch can get third place and qualify for the playoffs.
This is a shock after the Netherlands were third in last summer´s World Cup in Brazil and a big disappointment for Newcastle’s five Dutch players.