Turkey through to UEFA Under-17 Championship finals

UEFA-Under-17-Malta2014-logoTurkey joined the Netherlands, Scotland, Portugal and hosts Malta in the UEFA Under-17 Championship finals after defeating Poland on penalties in a decisive game from Group 2 of the Elite Round on Sunday.

The game ended in a goalless draw and since the two teams had obtained the same number of points from the direct encounter, the same goal-difference and the same number of goals scored in the direct encounter and in the group, clause 6.10 of the competition regulations was adopted and penalty-kicks determined which team qualified for the final. Turkey scored five and Poland four.

In the previous matches, Poland beat Greece and Norway with an identical 2-1 score while Turkey defeated Norway 3-2 and Greece 1-0.

On Saturday, Scotland ended their Group 6 commitments with maximum points after beating Romania 1-0. In their first two games, they had defeated Bosnia-Herzegovina 2-0 and Belgium 3-1. Bosnia-Herzegovina placed second thanks to a 3-0 win over Belgium after beating Romania in their previous game.

The UEFA Under-17 Championship finals will be held in Malta between the 9th and 21st May. The draws will be held on April 9 at St. James Cavalier, Valletta.