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Turkey hit Gibraltar for six in World Cup qualifier

Istanbul, Turkey forward Halil Dervisoglu netted a double as they cruised to an easy 6-0 win over 10-man Gibraltar to continue their fight to secure a spot at the Qatar 2022 World Cup.

Dervisoglu’s Galatasaray team mate Kerem Akturkoglu and Atalanta defender Merih Demiral were also on target for the home team, along with Fenerbahce forward Serdar Dursun and Sassuolo defender Mert Muldur, Reuters reports.

Turkey are second in Group G on 18 points, two points behind the Netherlands who drew 2-2 with Montenegro.

Norway, who also have 18 points, were held to a 0-0 draw at home against Latvia.

Gibraltar were reduced to 10 men in the 23rd minute, when defender Jayce Olivero was sent off after a reckless challenge on Turkey fullback Zeki Celik.

Gibraltar are still searching for their first-ever points in World Cup qualification, having lost all of their 19 outings to date.

Source: Bahrain News Agency