Turkey’s chances of winning the Euro 2021 aren’t too bright as it has not qualified for any of the last four World Cups, and was unable to progress to the knockout stages in the 2016 Euro Cup held in France. Although the Turkish squad is unlikely to pick the Euro trophy this summer, you can still find them at long odds with teams in their group.
Even though Turkey is not the hot favorite of many people in the Euro 2021, anything can happen in the knockout football matches. It has been placed in Group A alongside Italy, Wales, and Switzerland and if Turkey were to win Group A this would be their route to the final. If they don’t win Group A and only qualify, it can become quite complicated for everyone in the group.
If Turkey finishes third in their group and qualify to rank among the best third-placed teams, they could improve their chances of playing the winner of Group F. Burak Yilmaz is expected to be Turkey’s first-choice striker and the bets are high on him to become the first-ever Turkish player to win the Golden Boot at the European Championship.
Turkey is not a highly rated Euro 2021 Championships but they have some dynamic players who are in excellent form. It is one team that has the potential to surprise fans over the summer. The strength of Turkey’s football squad for Euro 2021 lies in their experienced and young players who are in good form in 2021.
Turkey displayed impressive form during their Euro 2020 qualifiers, winning seven games while drawing two and losing one. They came second in their group, only two points behind France, and conceded only three goals in ten games. The Turkish squad is being considered a real threat in Euro 2021 for their qualifying form and could very well go deep in this competition.
Euro 2021 squad of Turkey has prominent players many of whom play in some of Europe’s biggest leagues. A growing number of Turkish footballers are now spending time honing their skills at some of the best football clubs in Europe.
Goalkeepers: Altay Bayındır (Fenerbahce), Mert Gunok (Istanbul Basaksehir), Ugurcan Cakir (Trabzonspor)
Defenders: Zeki Celik (LOSC Lille), Caglar Soyuncu (Leicester), Kaan Ayhan (Sassuolo), Merih Demiral (Juventus), Mert Muldur (Sassuolo), Ozan Kabak (Liverpool), Ridvan Yilmaz (Besiktas), Umut Meras (Le Havre)
Midfielders: Yusuf Yazıcı (LOSC Lille), Dorukhan Tokoz (Besiktas), Irfan Can Kahveci (Fenerbahce), Okay Yokuslu (West Brom), Orkun Kokcu (Feyenoord), Ozan Tufan (Fenerbahce), Taylan Antalyali (Galatasaray), Hakan Calhanoglu (AC Milan)
Forwards: Burak Yilmaz (LOSC Lille), Cengiz Under (Leicester), Enes Unal (Getafe), Abdulkadir Omur (Trabzonspor), Kerem Akturkoglu (Galatasaray), Halil Ibrahim Dervisoglu (Brentford), Kenan Karaman (Fortuna Dusseldorf)
Friday 11th June 20:00 0-3 Turkey vs Italy Rome
Wednesday 16th June 17:00 TBD Turkey vs Wales Baku
Sunday 20th June 17:00 TBD Switzerland vs Turkey Baku
Turkey may surprise the stronger teams and we will keep updated on the players and the play-offs.