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Spain beat Turkey to enter last-16 stage

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NICE (FRANCE), June 18: Defending European champions Spain booked their place in the last 16 round of Euro 2016 with a convincing 3-0 win against Turkey here.

Vicente del Bosque�s men bossed the Group D tie from the kickoff, with a double by Juventus� Alvaro Morata and a first competitive international goal from Nolito sealing a comfortable win. Turkey could also face UEFA sanctions after sections of their support lit flares and threw firecrackers onto the pitch at full-time.

Spain, aiming for an unprecedented third consecutive Euros title, can seal top spot in the pool with just a draw against Croatia in their final group game on Tuesday. Turkey need to beat the Czech Republic in their final match and hope other results go their way to have any chance of progressing as one of the four best third-placed sides from the six groups.

Before the game Turkey coach Fatih Terim had called for more �fight� from his side to keep their Euro 2016 hopes alive after an out-of-sorts display against Croatia on Sunday, and for a while his players responded. Sitting deep and launching the occasional counter-attack, Hakan Calhanoglu roused Turkey�s raucous fans by sending a free-kick just over David de Gea�s crossbar on 25 minutes. � AFP

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Spain beat Turkey to enter last-16 stage

NICE (FRANCE), June 18: Defending European champions Spain booked their place in the last 16 round of Euro 2016 with a convincing 3-0 win against Turkey here.

Vicente del Bosque�s men bossed the Group D tie from the kickoff, with a double by Juventus� Alvaro Morata and a first competitive international goal from Nolito sealing a comfortable win. Turkey could also face UEFA sanctions after sections of their support lit flares and threw firecrackers onto the pitch at full-time.

Spain, aiming for an unprecedented third consecutive Euros title, can seal top spot in the pool with just a draw against Croatia in their final group game on Tuesday. Turkey need to beat the Czech Republic in their final match and hope other results go their way to have any chance of progressing as one of the four best third-placed sides from the six groups.

Before the game Turkey coach Fatih Terim had called for more �fight� from his side to keep their Euro 2016 hopes alive after an out-of-sorts display against Croatia on Sunday, and for a while his players responded. Sitting deep and launching the occasional counter-attack, Hakan Calhanoglu roused Turkey�s raucous fans by sending a free-kick just over David de Gea�s crossbar on 25 minutes. � AFP

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