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Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Austria host Turkey
The Turkish national football team will be hosted by Austria in a friendly match in Vienna on Tuesday .
The match starts at 2.30, ET and will be broadcast live on ESPN3.com .
Turkey and Austria, are both in the Euro 2016.
Turkey are 20th in the FIFA rankings while Austria are 10th.
Turkey recently beat Sweden 2-1 in a friendly match on March 24.
Galatasaray defender Hakan Balta has been taking out from the Turkish squad as he was injured in the friendly.
Austria has three Turkish origin players Besiktas midfielder Veli Kavlak, Red Bull Salzburg midfielder Yasin Pehlivan and Ingolstadt goalkeeper Ramazan Ozcan.
Turkey won their last four matches and they are unbeaten in 12 matches in all formats !
But, Austria is very strong team ...
Austria beat Turkey 2-0 in Vianna last time they met in 2012 .
Austria National team won 9 and draw one in winning Euro qualifying group G !
Fatih Terim's boys qualified for Euro finals with a little luck and help from other teams and reached to EURO finals as the BEST THIRD PLACED TEAM
It should be good match ...
Enjoy it .
Friday, March 25, 2016
Thirt thousand fans filled Antalya' newly build stadium to support the National team.
This was a morrel booster for the team before the Euro 2016 tournament this coming summer ..
Cenk Tosun scored two great goals one in the first half and one in the second half after Sweden tied the match !
Fatih Terim's boys played good in this match...
One interested thing was pretty much whole match Terim played without stopper on the pitch
Barca player Arda Turan played more like attacker on the left side of the wing ...
At times he was in the middle directing the team from the middle .
Selcuk Inan's pass was superb on Cenk Tosun's goal.....
Keeper Volkan Babacan was good in the net for Turkey.
Terim used some young players along with the the old players...........
After Hakan Balta was injured , young Ahmet Calik came in the game on defense.
Players like , Oguzhan Ozyakup , Ozan Tufan and Kerim Frei saw action ...
Terim even put Altinordu's young talent Caglar Söyüncü and another promising young star Yunus Malli from Germany in to the match for few minutes !
After the match Terim said , he was happy with the play and his players...
Turkey will play their second friendly match in Austria on March 29th .
Before the big tournament in France, Turkish National team will play couple more warm up matches
One of the is against England in England !
Turkey will play against Croatia, the Czech Republic and Spain in Group D in the Euro 2016 .