Turkey secured a playoff spot for next year's European Championship after Burak Yilmaz scored the only goal in a 1-0 win over Azerbaijan in their final qualifier on Tuesday.

Turkey took advantage of Belgium's 3-1 loss against group winner Germany to finish second in Group A with 17 points, two points ahead of the Belgians.

Turkey dominated the first half but rarely threatened to score, except for a couple of efforts by Real Madrid midfielder Hamit Altintop and a drive by Kazim Kazim that went narrowly wide in the 14th minute.

Yilmaz finally gave Turkey the goal it needed in 60th, converting a perfect through ball by Galatasaray midfielder Selcuk Inan, who came on as a substitute just a minute earlier.