Wales 1-1 Turkey: Hosts forced to accept Euro 2024 play-off spot after bad-tempered draw
Wales ended their Euro 2024 qualifying Group D campaign with a bad-tempered and highly controversial draw with Turkey at the Cardiff City Stadium.
A stunning opener from Neco Williams gave Wales the lead inside eight minutes, before the hosts had a series of penalty appeals turned down by Slovenian referee Matej Jug.
Ethan Ampadu spurned a great chance to put the game to bed after the break, before Jug controversially handed Turkey a spot kick that was slotted home by Yusuf Yazici.
Yusuf Sari clipped the bar just minutes after parity was restored, before Brennan Johnson had a goal chalked off for offside. It was a frustrating end to Wales' efforts in the group, although Croatia's 1-0 win over Armenia in the evening's other game meant this result was ultimately meaningless anyway.
It now means Wales will have to go through the play-offs if they are to take a spot at Euro 2024, with Finland, Iceland, Ukraine among the possible opponents in the semi-finals in March.
After the positivity of the last camp, where Wales triumphed over Croatia to put their fate in their own hands, this one will feel like a huge opportunity missed, with Rob Page's men once again left frustrated after a limp draw in Armenia on Saturday.
Nathan Broadhead, one of three changes from the disappointing draw in Yerevan, nearly justified his selection in fine style after just five minutes, crashing a dipping effort just wide of the post. A big chance, but one that was probably forgotten just three minutes later courtesy of a moment of brilliance from Williams.
The Nottingham Forest skipped past Ferdi Kadioglu while cutting in from the left, working space for a shot just inside the box, before applying a sensational finish that left goalkeeper Ugurcan