Cymru 1-1 Türkiye
- Croatia edge Cymru for EURO qualification
- Cymru denied two penalties
- Play-off draw on 23 November
Cymru have to settle for the play-offs as a route to UEFA EURO 2024 after drawing against Türkiye in Cardiff whilst Croatia won in Zagreb against Armenia to take the final qualification spot.
Cymru went into the match knowing they had to win and for Croatia to lose or draw. And it started incredibly well for Cymru as they took an early lead.
However, Cymru will feel incredibly hard done by following some questionable decisions that denied them two penalties, whilst Türkiye equalised through a harshly awarded spot kick.
Neco Williams scored a lovely goal when he cut inside from the left and scored with his right foot. The goal put Cymru into a qualification place until the 43rd minute of the Croatia. When they took the lead against Armenia they leapfrogged Cymru.
Brennan Johnson was fouled twice in the box during the first half but on both occasions Cymru’s appeals were waved away by the referee.
Türkiye equalised from the penalty spot when they were awarded a penalty in the second half after the referee judged that Ben Davies had fouled Kenan Yıldız with a push in the box. Yusuf Yazıcı scored when he sent Danny Ward the wrong way.
Cymru will now turn their attention to the UEFA EURO 2024 play-offs in March 2024. Cymru are guaranteed a home match in the play-off semi-finals.
Rob Page will find out his team’s fate when the draw is made on Thursday, 23 November at 11:00am.