Exactly. I'm tired of people using the "maybe it's better we don't qualify", "clean slate" arguments. This isn't a fairy tale where us not qualifying for 2016 will magically result in a full regeneration of the squad and a much better performance in 2018. There would definitely be added pressure in the 2018 campaign after a 2016 failure. Furthermore, the final tournament experience in 2016 would be invaluable for the younger players in the squad, regardless of whether it ends up being another 2012-style tournament or not.. I doubt either Czech Republic or Iceland will go soft on Turkey as such, but I just think there will be a crucial gulf in motivation. After their famous milestone 3-0 victory against Holland, the Turks will be completely fired up and utterly determined not to throw it all away in the last two matches. Their opponents will certainly try hard, but potentially gaining a few seeding points here and there likely won't be quite as compelling a motivator. If Holland had just one extra point (say by not losing to Iceland) then the Turks would only have needed to be held to a draw once, and I'd see this as much more likely to happen, especially against the Czechs. Yet now Turkey need to drop 3 points, so either an outright loss or two draws. Significantly less likely. That said, with Czech Republic and Iceland already through and freed from pressure, as long as they don't decide to put out their entire B teams, they might play some free-flowing football that causes Turkey problems. Like when the Czechs helped us out in Euro 2004 against Germany. A forlorn hope but not impossible..