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A national football team will face Croatia for the 11th time in the Euro 2024 (EURO 2024) qualifiers in Group D.

A national football team will take on the Croatia national team in Bursa in the second match of the Group D qualifiers for the Euro 2024 qualifiers (EURO 2024).

The match, which will be played at Bursa Municipality Stadium, will start at 20:45 GMT. The match will be broadcast live on TRT1.

The match will be refereed by Andreas Ekberg of the Swedish Football Association. Frederick Clever and Niklas Nyberg will be the assistant referees for the match, and Granit Macedonian will be the fourth referee.

In the other match of the group, Wales and Latvia will meet on the same day. Another team from Group D, Armenia, will spend the second day with a bye.

By beating Armenia 2-1 away from home in their first match, Turkey lead by three points. In the group, Wales and Croatia have one point each.

The group stage, in which 20 teams will be determined to participate in Euro 2024, will end with matches to be played from November 16 to 21, 2023. The teams that finish first and second in 10 groups will get the right to participate in EURO 2024.

Candidate squad

The following names are included in the national team candidate squad:

Goalkeepers: Altay Bayender (Fenerbahçe), Mert Jonuk (Beşiktaş), Ugurkan Şakir (Trabzonspor).

Defender: Zeki Celik (Roma), Onur Bulut (Besiktas), Cenk Ozkakar (Valencia), Çağlar Soyoncu (Leicester City), Merih Demiral (Atalanta), Ozan Kabak (Hoffenheim), Samet Akaydin, Ferdy Cadiuglum (Fenerbahçe). (Trabzonspor)

Attacking midfield: Abdulkadir Omur (Trabzonspor), Barış Albert Yilmaz (Interlmaz), Kerem Akturkoğlu (Galatasaray), Cengiz Under (Olympique Marseille), Arda Guler, Ismail Yoksek, Irfan Kan Kahveci (Hakmechid). Schalke 04), Orkon Köksu (Feyenoord), Salih Ozkan (Borussia Dortmund), Cenk Tosun (Besiktas), Enes Onal (Getafe), Umut Nayer (Hajekredi Umranispor).

A national football team will play its 614th match against Croatia.

Al-Hilal-Stars played a total of 613 matches, including 334 official matches and 279 private matches, during its 100-year history, achieving 237 wins, 145 draws and 231 defeats, one of which was a loss.

The national team scored a total of 834 goals, including 2 away from home, 268 at home, 83 on neutral ground, 3 of which were lost, and 876 goals in the goal.

Competing for the national teams of 91 different countries so far, the national team has made 530 out of 613 matches with representatives from Europe, 33 from Asia, 24 from Africa, 23 from America and 3 from Oceania.

Win lost and match Kosovo

The Nationals won their only lost win in 613 games against Greece. The special match between Turkey and Greece, which took place on November 17, 2015 at Basaksehir Fatih Terim Stadium, ended with a score of 0-0. 6 months after this match, FIFA scored the match 3-0 in favor of Turkey on the grounds that Greece played illegal footballers.

On the other hand, the special match between Turkey and Kosovo on 21 May 2014, which they won 6-1, was not taken into account because Kosovo was not a member of UEFA and FIFA at that time.

Sixteenth match with Stefan Koontz

Türkiye will play its sixteenth match against Croatia under the management of German coach Stefan Kontz.

While the national team has 10 wins, 2 draws and 3 defeats in 15 games with Kontz, the opponent has scored 38 goals and scored 17 goals in his castle.

Türkiye and Croatia are rivals for the eleventh time

Turkey left the stadium with one victory, 6 draws and 3 defeats in 10 matches, 7 of which were official and 3 were private matches.

Croatia scored 13 goals and Turkey scored 9 goals in the matches, four of which were on neutral ground, three in Zagreb, two in Istanbul and a goal in Eskisehir.

While Turkey kept silent on its way to scoring goals in 4 of its 7 official matches with its opponent, it managed to shut down its goal in 2 of them.

The first match in 1996

The football national teams of the two countries met for the first time in the finals of the 10th European Championship, which was held in England on June 11, 1996.

Croatia won the match against Nottingham City 1-0 with a goal from Vlaovic in the 87th minute.

Turkey and Croatia faced each other in the second meeting on 12 June 1997 in the Kirin Cup held in Japan. With the match in Sendai ending 1-1, Ertuğrul Sağlam scored Türkiye’s goal.

The third match between the two teams took place on 31 March 2004 in Zagreb. Zafer Priol and Çagdash Atan scored the goals for Türkiye in the special match, which ended 2-2.

Semi-final penalty shootout

The most important match between the two teams was the quarter-final match of Euro 2008 in Vienna.

The regular time match at Ernst Happel Stadium on 20 June 2008 ended in a 0-0 draw. Croatia took a 1-0 lead with a goal from Klasnic in the 119th minute of extra time. Turkish national team 120 + 1. Semih Şentürk’s goal in the second minute made the situation 1-1 and transferred the match to a penalty shootout.

While the Turkish national team scored 3 goals with Arda Turan, Samih Senturk, and Hamid Altintop with penalty kicks, Croatia missed 3 penalty kicks from Modric, Petrich and Rakitic, and the national team won the match 3-1 on penalties and left its mark in the semi-finals. -finals.

Croatia laughed in the playoff

The match between the two teams competing against each other in the play-off round of the European Championship 2012 (EURO 2012) held in Istanbul on November 11, 2011 is Croatia; Olic won 3-0 with goals from Mandzukic and Corluka.

The second leg, held in Zagreb on 15 November, ended in a goalless draw, and Croatia won a ticket to Euro 2012.

First victory for the national team

Turkey and Croatia faced each other in the Group A match of the 2018 FIFA World Cup European Qualifiers on September 5, 2017 in Eskisehir.

Cenk Tosun scored the only goal of the match as the national team won 1-0 and claimed their first victory over their rivals.

The last match between the two teams took place on 11 November 2020 at Vodafone Park. The special match between the two teams ended in a 3-3 draw.


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