Wednesday, 21, August, 2019

Turkey national team defeated Uzbekistan in a friendly match 2: 0, through the two goals by the Lille defender Zeki Çelik. The match at Alanya Bahcesehir Stadium saw Turkey go up in the 17th minute, when defender Zeki Celik's header found the net.

In the second half, Turkey increased the lead to 2-0 in the 57th minute, this time Çelik followed up a saved shot by Kenan Karaman.

It was the first time ever that Uzbekistan and Turkey squared off against each other.

Uzbekistan will play another two friendlies in Tashkent against North Korea (June 7) and Syria (June 11).

These matches will be part of the preparation for the qualifying round of the Qatar World Cup in 2022.

The draw for the World Cup qualifying round is due in July.

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