Burak Yılmaz scored three goals in the first World Cup qualifying match.

The Sportspedia

The UEFA qualifying stage for the Qatar 2022 World Cup has started. It looks like it could be another tough ride for The Netherlands, who did not qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

In an entertaining game, the Turkish team won by a score of 4-2, with three goals from Burak Yılmaz (Lille, one from a penalty) and another from Hakan Çalhanoğlu (AC Milan) for Turkey. Davy Klassen and Luuk de Jong scored for The Netherlands.

Gibraltar, Norway, Montenegro and Latvia play in the same group.