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TurkeyTurkey
Seferovic (6'), Shaqiri (26', 68')
Xhaka (78')
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Calhanoglu (70'), Celik (75'), Soyuncu (76')

Xherdan Shaqiri hails "crucial performance" as Switzerland beat Turkey

Xherdan Shaqiri hails
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Switzerland kept alive their hopes of qualifying for the knockout stages as one of the four best third-placed sides.

Xherdan Shaqiri said Switzerland could do no more as they wait to learn if their 3-1 win against Turkey has secured them a place in the round of 16 at Euro 2020.

Shaqiri struck twice in Baku as Switzerland turned in an impressive display to keep alive their hopes of qualifying for the knockout stages as one of the four best third-placed sides.

"We did what we had to do against a good team," Shaqiri told Euro2020.com. "Now we have to wait and see what happens.

"We had to win and we played a good game. Of course there were one or two chances that we missed and maybe we could have scored one or two more goals, but it was a crucial performance from us and we're happy with the result."

Switzerland missed out on second place in Group A on goal difference to Wales, who lost 1-0 to Italy.

Liverpool forward Shaqiri put the Swiss 2-0 up at half-time in Baku with a superb curling effort after Haris Seferovic had given them an early lead.

Irfan Can Kahveci's long-range strike got Turkey back into it, but Shaqiri pounced again, firing home first time at the end of a sweeping counter-attack.

Shaqiri added: "The first (goal was particularly good), with my weaker right foot. Of course I was very happy with them both. I was happy with the performance and very happy that I was able to help the team."

Turkey exit the tournament without a point following 3-0 and 2-0 defeats to Italy and Wales respectively in their previous matches and head coach Senol Gunes gave an honest assessment of his young side.

Gunes told Euro2020.com: "We are aware that we were not good enough. The first match had such a negative effect on my players. That can happen.

"But those players will play for Turkey for many years and they will succeed like before."

Turkey forward Burak Yilmaz told Euro2020: "We could not handle playing in such a big tournament, I have to admit.

"We've qualified for the Euros, we are going really well in World Cup qualification but I can see that we need to learn how to play these tournaments. That's a lesson we have to learn."

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DIVING
· Team GB duo Jack Laugher - silver medallist in Rio - and James Heatly take part in the men's 3m springboard semi-final (2am), and will hope to qualify for the final later in the day (7am)

ATHLETICS
· Two Britons are involved in the women's long jump final, but Abigail Irozuru and Jazmin Sawyers have their work cut out to get a spot on the podium (2.50am)
· Norwegian Karsten Warholm, who broke the world record just last month, goes for gold in the men's 400m hurdles final. USA's Rai Benjamin is expected to be his main challenger (4.20am)
· Great Britain have three representatives in the final of the women's 800m, with Jemma Reekie having perhaps the best chance of a medal (1.25pm)
· A mouth-watering women's 200m final sees Elaine Thompson-Herah go for the prestigious sprint double after claiming the 100m crown. Compatriot Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Namibia's Christine Mboma and USA's Gabrielle Thomas are expected to be her main competitors (1.50pm)

SAILING
· The rescheduled women's skiff 49er FX (4.33am) and men's skiff 49er (5.33am) come to their conclusion, with Team GB involved in both medal races
· Defending champion Giles Scott bids for a second successive gold in the Finn class medal race (6.33am)
· There is another medal chance for Team GB in the mixed Nacra 17 medal race (7.33am)

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
· Team GB's Joe Fraser takes part in the parallel bars final, kicking off the final day of artistic gymnastics (9am)
· USA superstar Simone Biles, who has been forced to pull out of all of her finals so far, is on the starting list for the beam final as she bids for a fifth Olympic gold (9.50am)

FOOTBALL
· The men's semi-finals take place, with Mexico taking on Brazil first up (9am)
· The winner of that first semi-final will face either hosts Japan or Spain (2pm)

CYCLING
· Laura Kenny will look to win a third straight Olympic team pursuit gold medal. Team GB take on United States in their heat (7.44am), with the gold medal race later that day (9.26am)
· Laura's husband and fellow Olympic legend Jason Kenny will also look to continue his huge success in the men's team sprint - an event he has won gold in at every Games since 2008. Team GB will first need to get through the men's qualifying (7.58am), with the gold medal race ending the session (9.44am)

BOXING
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