Euro 2020 Turkey Squad: Turkey have qualified for 5 out last 7 editions of Euro. They have some key names from English football like Zeki Celik, Burak Yilmaz, Yusuf Yazici and Merih Demiral from Italy’s Serie A. They will face off Italy in their opening round clash, a side who have never lost to Turkey.
Turkey in Group A: Turkey does not back the best of records against Italy and Wales in the competition. They need to play out of their skins to progress to the playoffs. The Şenol Güneş side does not have the much-needed firepower- an area where they need to improve if they are to compete for the title.
v Italy W0 D3 L7
v Wales W2 D1 L3
v Switzerland W8 D3 L4
Turkey Squad for UEFA Euro 2020, 3 Key players to watch out for:
The 23-year-old centre-back has appeared in 19 matches for Turkey. He has also played 21 matches for top Serie A club Juventus.
Lille striker Burak Yilmaz has played 66 matches for Turkey, scored 28 goals. He has played also 28 matches for the current Ligue 1 champions. He has played with a number of sides in his football career which includes Galatasaray, Besiktas, Trabzonspor with over 150 goals.
Lille right-back Zeki Celik has played 84 matches for the French champions. He has featured in 14 matches for Turkey with a couple of goals.
Turkey Euro 2020 Schedule:
Saturday 12 June 2021: Turkey vs Italy
Wednesday 16 June 2021: Turkey vs Wales
Sunday 20 June 2021: Italy vs Wales
Euro 2020: Where to watch Euro 2020 Turkey fixture in India?
SONY Sports India/ SONY LIV
Turkey Squad for Euro 2020
Goalkeepers: Mert Günok (İstanbul Başakşehir), Uğurcan Çakır (Trabzonspor), Altay Bayındır (Fenerbahçe), Gökhan Akkan (Rizespor)
Defenders: Zeki Çelik (LOSC Lille), Mert Müldür (Sassuolo), Merih Demiral (Juventus), Ozan Kabak (Liverpool), Çağlar Söyüncü (Leicester), Kaan Ayhan (Sassuolo), Umut Meraş (Le Havre), Rıdvan Yılmaz (Beşiktaş)
Midfielders: Abdülkadir Ömür (Trabzonspor), Cengiz Ünder (Leicester), Efecan Karaca (Alanyaspor), Halil Akbunar (Göztepe), Dorukhan Toköz (Beşiktaş), İrfan Can Kahveci (Fenerbahçe), Mahmut Tekdemir (İstanbul Başakşehir), Okay Yokuşlu (West Brom), Orkun Kökçü (Feyenoord), Ozan Tufan (Fenerbahçe), Taylan Antalyalı (Galatasaray), Hakan Çalhanoğlu (AC Milan), Yusuf Yazıcı (LOSC Lille)
Forwards: Burak Yılmaz (LOSC Lille), Enes Ünal (Getafe), Halil İbrahim Dervişoğlu (Galatasaray), Kenan Karaman (Fortuna Düsseldorf), Kerem Aktürkoğlu (Galatasaray)
Turkey, Euro 2020 – Predictions
With the likes of Wales, Italy and Switzerland in Group A, Turkey will have a strong task cut-out for themselves. However, of they can manage to churn out a win against either the Swiss or the Welsh, the results will throw open the the Group A race.