Turkey vs Wales – Euro 2024 qualifier: Live rating, staff information, updates


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Turkey right here for prime spot

Meanwhile Turkey want only a level to go prime of the group, and will likely be absolutely trying to make it knowledgeable efficiency tonight to complete on a excessive.

Manager Vincenzo Montella has are available to supervise issues since Stefan Kuntz – who was in cost for the reverse fixture in June – left his submit, and was adamant his facet have been on the town to take prime spot and no much less.

‘We have come all this technique to Cardiff ready,” Montella said.

‘We have come here top of this group and that is the way we want to finish it.

‘We want to maintain this leadership and we are focused on what we have to do, show our standing and our performance levels.’

CARDIFF, WALES, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 20: Head Coach of Turkiye Vincenzo Montella speaks during a press conference ahead of the 2024 European Championship (EURO 2024) Qualifier Group D match between Wales and Turkiye in Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom on November 20, 2023. (Photo by Rasid Necati Aslim/Anadolu via Getty Images)

Euro 2024 fever is in full swing, with the tournament’s automatic qualifying phase set to conclude on Tuesday evening.

Monday marked a year since the Qatar World Cup got underway, but we are now just seven months away from the next major international action in Germany next summer.

Gareth Southgate‘s England qualified with ease after going unbeaten, while several other of the usual suspects such as France and Portugal also achieved their place without any blips.

Check out more on that one below…

Wonder who they’re right here to see…

A couple of fan photographs from across the floor tonight…

Turkey XI

And here’s how the visitors will be lining up…

4-1-4-1: Çakir; Kadioglu, Akaydin, Bardakci, Özkacar; Yüksek; Sari, Ömür, Özcan, Aktürkoglu; Yilmaz

Substitutes: Günok, Çelik, Söyüncü, Özdemir, Kahveci, Yazici, Bayindir, Elmali, Kabak, Kutlu, Yildiz, Ayhan

Wales lead the head-to-head

This one isn’t exactly one of the more frequently played-out clashes.

In eight meetings, Wales actually edge the head-to-head record, with four wins and a draw to Turkey’s three victories.

The visitors tonight won the last encounter 2-0 just five months ago, but it was Wales who secured the important 2-0 win back in 2021 during the Euros.

Turkey do come into this one on some good form, having beaten Germany 3-2 last time out on the road, and will be hoping to make it two wins in two over Page’s side in qualification to cap off their successful campaign.

We’ll all be hoping for better from the last time Wales took on Turkey on home soil, a drab 0-0 draw.

Wales goalkeeper Tom King (right) ahead of the UEFA Euro 2024 Qualifying Group D match at the Cardiff City Stadium. Picture date: Tuesday November 21, 2023. PA Photo. See PA story SOCCER Wales. Photo credit should read: Joe Giddens/PA WireRESTRICTIONS: Use subject to restrictions. Editorial use only, no commercial use without prior consent from rights holder.

Wales have foregone the right to decide their own future tonight, after a disappointing night in Yerevan.

After conceding five minutes in to the clash, an own goal on the stroke of half-time from Nair Tiknizyan spared the Dragons’ blushes, but they were unable to secure all three points.

Take a look at TOM COLLOMOSSE’S take on tonight’s game at the link below.

‘No speak’ of the play-offs

Should results not quite go the way of Rob Page’s side there is the luxury of a place in the play-offs in their back pocket.

Mind you, Page himself was fairly dismissive of any talk of said play-offs.

‘We’re having no talk of play-offs,’ said Page.

‘If we’re talking play-offs, we may as well call the game off on Tuesday. That’s our mentality and attitude.

‘The campaign is not over. If you’d have seen training, you will see the players don’t believe it’s over. We’re fully focused on the job we’ve got and we don’t want any regrets when that final whistle goes.

‘We want to take control of ourselves and the last thing is not give the level of performance we did against Croatia (in October) and the result has gone for us elsewhere. That would be a devastating blow to take.’

Wales manager Rob Page during a press conference at the Vale Resort, Wales. Picture date: Monday November 20, 2023. PA Photo. See PA story SOCCER Wales. Photo credit should read: David Davies/PA WireRESTRICTIONS: Use subject to restrictions. Editorial use only, no commercial use without prior consent from rights holder.

Wales XI

And here is how the hosts will likely be lining up…

Good night!

Good evening everyone, and welcome back to Mail Sport’s live international coverage -and this time it’s Wales welcoming Turkey to the Cardiff City Stadium.

Early warning – it’s going to be a night of nerves in the Welsh capital. The hosts need a win over Turkey, but they also require Croatia – arguably the biggest team in the group – to drop points at home to Armenia.

We’ll be bringing you updates from that one to contextualise our game in Cardiff throughout.

Both games are set to kick off in a little over an hour, so stick with us as we build up to what could be a memorable night for Wales – although it remains to be seen in what way!

epa10988004 A general view of the Cardiff City Stadium ahead of the UEFA EURO 2024 Group D qualification match between Wales and Turkey in Cardiff, Britain, 21 November 2023. EPA/ADAM VAUGHAN