Match: Turkey – Iceland
Date: October 13, Tuesday, 2015
Start time: 19:45 GMT
Turkey hosts Iceland in game from the last round of qualifying “A” for Euro 2016. The meeting is on Tuesday from 19:45 GMT at Konya Atatürk Stadium.
The meeting is very important for hosts Turkey, who occupy third place in the standings with 15 points. Only a few days ago the Turks had a very difficult visit to the Czech Republic, but won with 2: 0 and recorded a second consecutive victory in qualifying after a month wrecked Netherlands 3:0. In their last match, Turkish team needs a point or three to qualify for the jump-offs. Turkey has no chance for direct ranking of Euro 2016 after lagging four points of the second Republic.
Turkey has strong players who play at a very high level for many years. With players as Hakan Balta, Arta Turan, Mehmet Topal, Hakan Chalhanoglu, Burak Yalmaz, Umut Bulut, etc. Led by Fatih Terim, I dón’t think that this team will miss the opportunity to get at least to the barrages. The team made a poor start to qualifying, which cost him the opportunity to be one of the first two places at the moment.
Iceland is already thinking about his debut on the big football championship, since there are a total of 20 points and no chance to be shifted from one of the top two places in the group. Icelanders qualified for the finals even a month ago, when made 0: 0 at home against Kazakhstan.
A few days ago Iceland did not manage to beat Latvia (2:2) again at home. The islanders took a 2:0, but eventually conceded alignment. Kolbeyn Sigtorson give advance the home crowd 5 minutes and Golf Holidays Sigurtson make it 2: 0 in the middle of the second half. For guests from Latvia scored Aleksandrs Tsaunya and Valery Shabbat and so for the second time Icelanders were drawn.
Turkey have won only one of his eight matches against Iceland. Lars Lagerback’s team won the first game between the two teams in Reykjavik categorical 3:0. Now, however, the islanders haven’t motivation to win, while game from Turkey is like a final.