Erdoğan congratulates Turkey on advancing to EURO 2020

Erdoğan congratulates Turkey on advancing to EURO 2020

President Erdoğan has congratulated the national football team that advanced to UEFA EURO 2020 finals after goalless tie against Iceland on Thursday evening.

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan told national Turkish broadcaster TRT that the Turkish team became a "nightmare against opponents both in defense and offense".

"I congratulate our manager Senol Gunes, technical staff and our players as well as the Turkish Football Federation," Erdoğan said after the match.

He was at Istanbul's Ali Sami Yen Sports Complex to watch the game.

"Our next match will be against Andorra. We are also competing against France [in Group H]," Erdoğan said and wished his best to the national team for the next game.

Following the final whistle, Erdoğan visited Turkey's dressing room to congratulate the whole team in person.

Turkey advanced to the EURO 2020 finals after 0-0 tie against Iceland in Group H qualifying match.

The Group H leaders Turkey bagged 20 points in nine matches.