Turkey – Ukraine

It will be an interesting match Thursday night in Konya, where the Turkish national will duel with Ukraine in the second round of qualifiers for the World Championship in Russia. Both were present this summer at Euro 2016 but were eliminated in the group stage. However, there are now big ambitions, given that the group also includes two teams that have impressed lately, Iceland and Croatia. In direct confrontations, Turkey is better because it has 4 wins, drew once and once everything was defeated.


Turkish fans expect their favorite team from this duel to get the 3 points, especially because it will be a big step towards qualification for the first position after the start of the campaign, ended in a draw with Croatia. Players must repeat that we have not deserved that coach Terim draw, because they were dominated the whole match and managed to score the equalizer in the final. Now Turkey will play more open, but will not be part of the team and Turan Ylmaz, but will try to get the 3 points. Aziz accused some injuries and we will see Toprak on his post and also Ozyakup and Kaldırım will be missing because they are injured.


It played much better than in the first game and after Turkey was terminated during the Euro 2016 arrived on the bench, coach Shevchenko. Ukrainians have made a good match with Iceland and were very close to victory. He received early goal, but managed to equalize before the break and the final Konoplyanka had several clear opportunities gate. Shevchenko should be pleased with the way his team performed after receiving the opening, and in the second half Ukrainian players had several phases of goal. For this reason we expect to see changes in the starting team, but is likely to be holders Rybalka and Khacheridi.

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