Turkey entered matchday 9 against Iceland as group leaders with 19 points.
Most players from the 1954 World Cup squad were retired, and the new generation of players failed to qualify for a major tournament.
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In an interview Turkish Coach , said that had come here 40 years ago, nothing had changed about the stadium and the country, except that some Icelandic people had lost the hospitality they had 40 years ago.
All the team members, coaches and officials were given medals.
Going to against Serbia, after repeated Serbian pressure, Turkey had a one-man advantage following 's red card, however the Turks failed to capitalise and were held goalless.