Turkey were held to a 1-1 draw against Latvia in-front of a packed Torku Konya Arena on 3 September.
Barcelona winger Arda Turan made his first start since joining the reigning La Liga champions and his side were leading until the last minute when Latvia equalised with a powerful drive form outside the area.
Galatasaray captain Selçuk Inan gave Turkey the lead with a powerful effort from just outside the penalty area but Sabala replied in the first minute of additional time with a goal from similar distance.
The draw leaves Turkey needing to beat Netherlands in their next game to move up into third place.
Iceland beat Netherlands 1-0 and Czech Republic recorded a 2-1 victory over Kazakhstan in Group A’s other game.
Turkey 1-1 Latvia
Stadium: Torku Arena
Referee: Stefan Johanesson
Turkey: Volkan Babacan, Ozan, Serdar, Hakan Balta, Caner, Gökhan Töre, Selçuk, H. Çalhanoğlu, Volkan Şen, Arda, Burak
Manager: Fatih Terim
Latvia: Andris Vanins, Vitalijs Maksimenko, Kaspars Dubra, Vladislavs Gabovs, Vitalijs Jagodinskis, Olegs Laizans, Aleksandrs Cauna, Igors Tarasovs, Eduards Visnakovs, Arturs Karasausks, Deniss Rakels
Manager: Marians Pahars
Goals: Selçuk İnan, Sabala