TURKEY vs CROATIA
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TURKEY vs CROATIA Line-ups
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Official squad list
|17||Burak Yılmaz||30||Beijing Guoan|
|5||Vedran Ćorluka||30||Lokomotiv MSK|
|13||Gordon Schildenfeld||31||Dinamo Zagreb|
|21||Domagoj Vida||27||Dynamo Kyiv|
|8||Mateo Kovačić||22||Real Madrid|
|10||Luka Modrić||30||Real Madrid|
|15||Marko Rog||20||Dinamo Zagreb|
|18||Ante Ćorić||19||Dinamo Zagreb|
|20||Marko Pjaca||21||Dinamo Zagreb|
|22||Duje Čop Suspended||26||Malaga|
Turkey vs Croatia. Previous meetings Head to Head UEFA EURO 2012 Date Stage Match Result Venue Goalscorers 15/11/2011 PO Croatia – Turkey 0-0 agg. 3-0 Zagreb 11/11/2011 PO Turkey – Croatia 0-3 Istanbul Olic 2, Mandzukic 32, Corluka 51 UEFA EURO 2008 Date Stage Match Result Venue Goalscorers 20/06/2008 QF Croatia – Turkey 1-1 (aet, 1-3pens) Vienna Klasnic 119 ET. Match press kit Parc des Princes, Paris Match background Memories of a dramatic 2008 quarter-final and 2012 play-off tie will come flooding back for fans of Croatia and Turkey when the teams meet in their UEFA EURO 2016 Group D opener. Previous meetings.
Turkey have yet to defeat Croatia in regulation or extra time: W0 D4 L2. Croatia and Turkey made their UEFA European Championship finals debut at EURO ’96. And were paired in the opening round of games. Croatia won the match in Nottingham 1-0 with a late breakaway goal from Goran Vlaovic. Then, as now, Fatih Terim was Turkey’s coach. They met again in Vienna in an eventful UEFA EURO 2008 quarter-final. Turkey going through on penalties after a 1-1 draw in which both sides scored late in extra time. Semih Senturk cancelled out Ivan Klasnić’s 119th-minute strike to force the shoot-out.
Croatia gained some revenge by defeating Turkey 3-0
And by the same aggregate score – in the play-offs for UEFA EURO 2012. Vedran Corluka, Mario Mandzukic and Ivica Olic scored the goals. The nations have been drawn together in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying competition. EURO facts – Turkey. Turkey reached the quarter-finals of UEFA EURO 2000 and the last four of UEFA EURO 2008. But missed out on the 2004 and 2012 tournaments. Thus, they have advanced to the knockout phase in their last two appearances.
That 2008 semi-final against Germany in Basel, Switzerland, matched Turkey’s greatest international achievement, Senol Gunes’s side having received bronze medals at the 2002 FIFA World Cup after defeating co-hosts South Korea in the third-place play-off. Turkey qualified as the best third-placed team in the nine UEFA EURO 2016 groups, taking 18 points with the record W5 D3 L2. They arrive at the finals unbeaten in eight competitive games (W5 D3). And having not conceded in their last three matches. Turkey lost 4-0 to France in a friendly on their only previous visit to the Parc des Princes, in October 1996.
EURO facts – Croatia. This is Croatia’s fifth EURO final tournament – they have failed to qualify only once since independence, for UEFA EURO 2000, and this is their fourth successive finals. They have twice reached the last eight and twice bowed out at the group stage. Croatia’s greatest achievement in international football to date is picking up a bronze medal at the 1998 FIFA World Cup – the last major tournament to be staged in France. Croatia’s record in qualifying was W6 D3 L1. They come into the finals having won both of their competitive fixtures under coach Ante Cacic, who replaced Niko Kovac in September 2015.
Coach and player links.
Dario Srna has played in four of Croatia’s six games against Turkey and won the 2009 UEFA Cup with Shakhtar Donetsk at the Sukru Saracoglu Stadium in Istanbul, his side overcoming Werder Bremen 2-1 after extra time at the home of Fenerbahce. Croatia defender Gordon Schildenfeld made nine league appearances for Turkish club Besiktas in 2008. Play together: Arda Turan (Turkey) and Ivan Rakitic (Croatia) – Barcelona Hakan Calhanoglu (Turkey) and Tin Jedvaj (Croatia) – Bayer Leverkusen. Have played together: Hakan Calhanoglu (Turkey) and Milan Badelj (Croatia) – Hamburg, 2013–14 Olcay Sahan (Turkey) and Gordon Schildenfeld (Croatia) – Duisburg, 2008–09 Arda Turan (Turkey) and Mario Mandzukic (Croatia) – Atletico Madrid, 2014–15