Turkey kept its 2014 World Cup dreams alive after securing a 2-0 victory against Estonia in a tricky away game in Talinn on the night of Oct. 11.
Fatih Terim's boys moved to second in the Group D with 16 points, which virtually secures their place in the play-off stage, benefiting from The Netherlands' 8-1 demolition of Hungary and Romania's no nonsense victory in Andorra.
Towering striker Umut Bulut opened the scoring in the 22th minute with a perfectly timed header after a cross from Caner Erkin.
Fellow Galatasaray forward Burak Y?lmaz doubled the scoring shortly after the break with an assist by Gökhan Tore.
Romania is third on the same number of points as Turkey, 16, but with a goal difference deficit of four compared to Turkey. Hungary, fourth with 14 points, also retains its second place chance ahead of the last game of the group.
However, the hardest part is yet to come for Fatih Terim's men, as they have to host the footballing powerhouse and leaders of the group, The Netherlands, on Oct. 15 in Istanbul. Rivals Hungary and Romania will enjoy more favorable contests at the same time, with home games against Andorra and Estonia respectively./HurriyetDailynews/