The Turkish soccer nationwide crew is gearing up for his or her last Group D conflict within the 2024 European Championship Qualifiers (Euro 2024), the place they’ll face off towards Wales on their turf at Cardiff Metropolis Stadium on Tuesday.
At present main the group with a powerful 16 factors, the Crescent-Stars ensemble has showcased their prowess with 5 wins, one loss and one draw.
On the flip aspect, Wales are positioned in respectable third place with 11 factors, secured by means of three wins, two losses and two attracts.
Having already secured their tickets to the upcoming event in Germany, the Crescent-Star are on the cusp of ending the group as leaders in the event that they safe a win or a draw towards Wales.
Nevertheless, within the occasion of a defeat, their destiny hinges on the end result of the Croatia-Armenia match.
This impending conflict marks the ninth encounter between Türkiye and Wales.
Within the earlier eight matchups, the Crescent-Stars emerged victorious 3 times, suffered 4 defeats and battled to a draw as soon as.
Notably, the final assembly happened in Samsun on June 19, 2023, with Umut Nayir and Arda Güler leaving an indelible mark by discovering the online.
As Türkiye stepped onto the pitch for his or her 622nd match in historical past, Italian maestro Vincenzo Montella, in his fourth match on the helm, has steered the crew to victory in all three earlier outings.
With a monitor document of six wins, two losses and a single attract 2023, together with a notable overcome Germany with a 3-2 scoreline, Montella is proving to be a guiding pressure for the crew.
Emre Akbaba, a notable identify within the squad, sadly, won’t be in motion on account of a knee harm sustained throughout the current conflict towards Germany.
The Turkish Soccer Federation (TFF) confirmed the alteration, stating that Emre Akbaba has been withdrawn from the candidate squad on account of an unlucky harm.
Regardless of this setback, the Crescent-Stars, having already secured their spot in Euro 2024, shall be on fireplace away from house.
The present standings see Türkiye main with 16 factors, adopted intently by Croatia at 13 factors and Wales in third place with 11 factors.
Croatia, with a good purpose distinction, stay a contender for the highest spot.