5 things you may have missed from international action as Turkey upset Holland

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The qualifying games for the 2022 Qatar World Cup got underway on Wednesday, with 12 fixtures taking place.

There were several major European nations in action, including the likes of Holland, Belgium, Portugal and reigning World Cup winners France.

Of the home nations, Wales and the Republic of Ireland both kicked off their qualifying campaigns with games against Belgium and Serbia respectively.

There were some upsets, some brilliant displays of skill and a bizarre own goal and Daily Star Sport has taken a look at five things that you may have missed from the opening set of World Cup qualifying matches.

Turkey upset Holland

Holland were beaten 4-2 by Turkey in their opening World Cup qualifier, with a Burak Yilmaz hat-trick earning Senol Gunes' side the win.

Yilmaz netted a first-half brace, before Hakan Calhanoglu put Turkey 3-0 up. Holland attempted to mount a comeback, with Davy Klaassen and Luuk de Jong finding the back of the net in quick succession.

However, Yilmaz ended any hopes of a comeback when he rounded off his hat-trick with less than ten minutes remaining and the result was compounded when Memphis Depay missed a penalty in injury time.

With a talented young Norway side also in their group, Holland face a tough battle to qualify having already lost to Turkey.

Belgium end Wales hoodoo

A game against the number one ranked side in world football was always going to be a tough test for Wales but they came into the game unbeaten against Belgium in their last four meetings.

Wales did get off to a perfect start when Harry Wilson gave them the lead, with Gareth Bale providing an excellent pass to set up the winger.

Belgium fired back just over 10 minutes later, with Kevin de Bruyne's long-range strike putting them level.

Thorgan Hazard then gave Belgium the lead with a header, before a penalty from Romelu Lukaku rounded out a 3-1 win.

Griezmann's stunner as France slip up

Antoine Griezmann gave France the lead against Ukraine with a stunning strike, curling the ball into the top corner from just outside the box.

The goal put Griezmann level with David Trezeguet as France's joint fourth-highest ever goalscorer, with only Michel Platini, Olivier Giroud and Thierry Henry scoring more for their country.

Ukraine equalised in the second-half when Serhiy Sydorchuk's shot was inadvertantly deflected past Hugo Lloris by Presnel Kimpembe and the game ended 1-1 as the reigning world champions suffered a slip up.

Bizarre Azerbaijan own goal

Portugal took the lead against Azerbaijan in their qualifier thanks to a bizarre own goal from defender Maksim Medvedev.

Azerbaijan goalkeeper Sahruddin Mahammadaliyev came off his line to punch a Bernardo Silva free-kick clear but the ball ended up hitting Medvedev and rolling into the net to put Portugal 1-0 up.

The goal proved to be the winner, with Mahammadaliyev producing a number of important saves to deny Portugal the chance to stretch their lead.

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