The Turkish domestic squad satisfied their followers over an outstanding defensive performance and fruitful consequences on the road to the UEFA Euro 2020. Euro Cup fans can purchase Turkey Euro Cup Tickets online to enjoy its stunning performances.
Turkey eligible for this year’s European Football Championship draw beside Iceland as solid defensive performance in universal took them to Europe’s top-tier game.
In the European qualifiers, Turkey defended their goal very well in home matches as they did not concede any goal in the games against Moldova, France, Andorra, Albania, and Iceland.
Turkey’s center-back tandem, Demiral from Juventus and Leicester City player Soyuncu, were spirited players in the fight for the UEFA Euro 2020.
The duo was boosted by Schalke center-back Kabak and Ayhan of Fortuna Dusseldorf.
Turkey had 23 keeps in the qualifying round but passed only three goals. They had seven clean sheets in nine games as well.
With a flagged defensive line, Turkey averaged 0.3 goals passed per game. Unconnectedly the domestic squad scored 16 goals beside their rivals, tallying 1.78 goals per game.
Turkey was shown 22 yellow cards, while not seeing any red card in the qualifying stage.
Goalkeeper Mert Gunok and defenders Celik and Demiral were Turkey regulars in this era, playing in all competitions.
Turkey faced France, Albania, Moldova, Iceland and Andorra in the Group H of the Euro 2020 succeeding round, assembling 20 points in nine competitions with six victories, two draws, and only one loss.
Everton’s Tosun becomes top scorer
Everton frontward Tosun is presently the topmost scorer with five goals for Turkey. Playing for Fortuna Dusseldorf in Germany, Ayhan amazingly followed him with three goals.
Ayhan set the ball into the France net two times, one at home and the other at Stade de France, Saint-Denis.
Turkey boss Gunes makes history
Team manager Senol Gunes went down in the Turkish football history, being the first Turkish head who takes his country to World Cup and EURO tournaments.
In the first term of Gunes, Turkey amazed the global football community as the team ranked third in the 2002 FIFA World Cup co-hosted by South Korea and Japan. Under Gunes’ rudder, Turkey senses the top spot in the Euro 2020.
Euro journeys of Turkey
Turkey’s earliest Euro game was the 1996 competition when they got removed in the group phase in England.
They then qualified for the Euro 2000, where Portugal removed Turkey in the last eight. Turkey overlooked the Euro 2004 in Portugal but grasped semifinals in the Euro 2008.
They did not qualify for the Euro 2012 co-hosted by Poland and Ukraine.
Turkey last joined the Euro tournament in 2016, but the team made an early exit, failing to reach the knockout stages in France.
The qualification patent Turkey’s fifth spell at Euro finals, as they previously gained it in 1996, 2000, 2008 and 2016.
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