Turkey wrap up Euro 2016 preparations on a high with win over Slovenia

  • Reuters, Istanbul
  • Updated: Jun 08, 2016 15:34 IST
Turkey's Burak Yilmaz (right) heads the ball during the friendly football match Turkey versus Slovenia at the Stadium Stozice in Ljubljana. (AFP Photo)

An early goal from striker Burak Yilmaz gave Turkey a 1-0 victory away to Slovenia on Sunday, boosting morale in their final warm-up game before Euro 2016 starts in France next week.

Burak found the net with a powerful header in the fifth minute, running on to a free kick from Hakan Calhanoglu, who last week scored Turkey’s first-ever goal against England.

Turkey, whose 2-1 loss to England at Wembley followed a 14-game unbeaten streak, face holders Spain, Croatia and the Czech Republic in Group D at the tournament which starts on June 10.

Turkey's Burak Yilmaz celebrates after scoring a goal during the friendly football match against Slovenia. (AFP Photo)

Slovenia, who hosted Sunday’s game in Ljubljana, failed to qualify for the finals after losing a playoff to Ukraine.

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