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Turkey stuns World Cup champion France with home win

11 June 2019

"That was a slap in the face for us and there's not a lot I can say", Deschamps told French broadcaster TF1.

Burak Yilmaz missed the chance to put Turkey further ahead at the 85th minute, sending the ball narrowly past the right post after a one-on-one with Lloris.

"Nothing more to add apart from to say well done to Turkey, and to get back to basics". We did not play our game against a team that played as they like, and we were not present.

Paul Pogba struggled to find an explanation for France's dismal performance in the wake of their 2-0 defeat against Turkey in Euro 2020 qualification.

Turkey's players celebrate winning the UEFA Euro 2020 qualifier Group H soccer match between Turkey and France in Konya, Turkey, on June 8, 2019.

"We did not turn up and even if we are world champions, if we play like that we have no hope". They continue their qualifying campaign away to Iceland tomorrow while France will expect to rebound on their trip to minnows Andorra.

"We've no excuse", Lloris said.

Germany eased past hosts Belarus 2-0 to make it two wins from their first two Group C qualifiers and Belgium romped to a 3-0 home win over Kazakhstan to top Group I.

Despite Deschamps fielding nine of the 11 players who started last year's World Cup final against Croatia, the visitors were indebted to goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, who denied Gunes' men several times, for keeping the scoreline down.

Les Blues were pegged back on the half-hour mark when Kaan Ayhan turned home a cut- back from the right with a thumping header.

Roberto Mancini's side are in pole position after picking up three wins from their opening three games without conceding a goal.

Teemu Pukki scored twice as Finland sank Bosnia-Herzegovina 2-0 to move up to second spot, while Armenia were 3-0 winners against Liechtenstein.

"There is a match waiting for us in three days".

The result lifted the Germans to six points, three behind leaders Northern Ireland, who beat Estonia 2-1.

Turkey stuns World Cup champion France with home win