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Turkey wrap up Euro preparations with win over Slovenia

News 06 Jun 2016, 08:44 IST

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - 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.

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

(Writing by Daren Butler; Editing by Ken Ferris)

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