Game: Turkey – Czech Republic
Date: 10 October, Friday, 2014 year
Start time: 19:45 GMT
Turkey hosts Czech Republic at Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadyumu in Instanbul in a game from second round of UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying.
Turkey lost a very unfortunate their first match in qualifying against Iceland 0:3 as a guest. At Laugardalsvöllur stadium in Reykjavík Turkey haven’t any idea to score a goal and played very poor in defense at the loss was not surprising. The team of Fatih Terim must must quickly forget this defeat and come up with a positive attitude in the upcoming match against the Czech Republic.
Turkey’s head coach Fatih Terim picked 26 footballers for the next two games against Czech and Latvia. Fenerbahce’s experienced goalkeeper Volkan Demirel who was not in Turkey’s squad for Denmark and Iceland games has been called again. The defender of Sivasspor Umit Kurt, Akhisar Belediyespor left-back Guray Vural and Schalke 04 defender Kaan Ayhan were called for national duty for the first time.
The Czech Republic started very strong this qualification. They snatched a last-gasp 2-1 victory over Holland after Vaclav Pilar pounced on a dreadful mistake by Daryl Janmaat and score in added time in Prague and bring success to his team.
In qualifying for the 2014 World Cup in the Czech Republic performed very well as a guest, winning three of their five visits. The only defeat was the team of Italy with 1:2 and the draw was against Denmark (0:0).
Goalkeepers: Volkan Babacan (Istanbul Basaksehir), Volkan Demirel, Tolga Zengin
Defenders: Gokhan Gonul, Caner Erkin, Omer Toprak, Semih Kaya, Umit Kurt (Sivasspor), Ersan Adem Gulum, Kaan Ayhan (Schalke 04), Ismail Koybasi, Osman Tarik Camdal
Midfielders: Guray Vural (Akhisar Belediyespor), Hakan Calhanoglu (Bayer Leverkusen), Ozan Tufan (Bursaspor), Arda Turan (Atletico Madrid), Mehmet Topal (Fenerbahce), Bilal Kisa, Selcuk Inan, Gokhan Tore, Olcay Sahan, Oguzhan Ozyakup, Olcan Adin,
Forwards: Burak Yilmaz (Galatasaray), Umut Bulut, Mustafa Pektemek (Besiktas)
Czech Republic squad:
Goalkeepers: Petr Cech (Chelsea/ENG), Tomas Vaclik (Basel/SUI), David Bicik (Sparta Prague)
Defenders: Pavel Kaderabek (Sparta Prague), Tomas Sivok (Besiktas/TUR), Vaclav Prochazka (Viktoria Pilsen), Radim Reznik (Viktoria Pilsen), Marek Suchy (Basel/SUI), David Limbersky (Viktoria Pilsen), Daniel Pudil (Watford/ENG), Michal Kadlec (Fenerbahce/TUR)
Midfielders: Jaroslav Plasil (Bordeaux/FRA), Tomas Rosicky (Arsenal/ENG), Borek Dockal (Sparta Prague), Lukas Vacha (Sparta Prague), Vladimir Darida (Freiburg/GER), Daniel Kolar (Viktoria Pilsen), Vaclav Pilar (Viktoria Pilsen), Ladislav Krejci (Sparta Prague), Josef Sural (Slovan Liberec)
Forwards: David Lafata (Sparta Prague), Tomas Necid (Zwolle/NED), Matej Vydra (Watford/ENG)
Czech Republic won last match against Turkey with 2:0 in friendly.
Czech Republic ис unbeaten in their last three official games.