The match, which will be played at Daugava Stadium in Riga, the capital of Latvia, will start at 21.45 and will be broadcast live on TRT 1.
In the match, referee Andreas Ekberg from the Swedish Football Federation will blow the whistle. Ekberg’s assistants will be Fredrik Klyver and Stefan Hallberg from the same country. Kaspar Sjöberg will be the fourth referee of the match.
In Group G, the Netherlands is the leader with 16 points, Norway is second with 14 points and Turkey is third with 12 points.
Having only 1 win in the last 5 matches in the group, the national team wants to continue its claim by beating Latvia.
Çağlar Söyüncü, Ozan Kabak and Orkun Kökçü, whose card penalties have expired in the A National Team, will be able to play in this fight.
Serdar Aziz, who had an eye trauma due to the impact, and Kenan Karaman, who was announced to have an operation due to a fracture in the second finger of his left hand, were removed from the squad in the match played by the crescent-star team against Norway.
Norway-Montenegro and Netherlands-Gibraltar matches will also be played on the same day in the group.
14th game in 2021
The Nationals will play their 14th game in 2021 with Latvia.
The national team, which won 5 victories in 13 games played this year, suffered 4 draws and 4 defeats. The crescent-star team, who scored 22 goals in these matches, saw 23 goals in their castle.
The national team faced the Netherlands on 24 March in the first match of this year. The crescent-star team defeated their opponent 4-2 in Istanbul in the first match of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualification Group G.
Playing the second match of the group with Norway in Spain, Turkey left the field with a 3-0 victory. National team drew 3-3 with Latvia in the third match of the group and 2-2 with Montenegro in the fourth match.
In the fifth match of the group, Turkey defeated Gibraltar 3-0 away. The national team lost 6-1 away to the Netherlands in the sixth match in the group, and drew 1-1 with Norway in the seventh match.
While the crescent-star team won the special match between Azerbaijan and Alanya 2-1, the special match played by Guinea in Antalya ended 0-0.
In the last special match played before EURO 2020, the national team defeated Moldova 2-0 in Germany. The crescent-star team lost 3-0 to Italy in the opening match of EURO 2020, 2-0 to Wales in the second match and 3-1 to Switzerland in the last match of the group.
Turkey plays its 600th game
A National Football Team will take the field for the 600th time in its history with the Latvian match.
Crescent-Stars have played 599 matches, 323 of which are official and 276 of which are private, in their 98-year history, with 227 wins, 144 draws and 228 defeats, one of which was forfeit.
The national team scored a total of 797 goals, 3 of which were forfeited, in 255 away games, 261 at home, and 83 on neutral ground, and scored 860 goals in the goal.
Competing with the national teams of 90 different countries to date, the national teams played 516 of 599 matches with representatives of Europe, 33 of them from Asia, 23 of them from America, 24 of them from Africa and 3 of them with Oceania.
The Nationals won the only forfeited victory in 599 matches against Greece. The special match between Turkey and Greece, held on 17 November 2015 at Başakşehir Fatih Terim Stadium, ended 0-0. 6 months after this match, FIFA registered the match 3-0 in favor of Turkey on the grounds that Greece played illegal football players.
On the other hand, the special match between Turkey and Kosovo on May 21, 2014, which was won 6-1, was not taken into consideration because Kosovo was not a member of UEFA and FIFA at that time.
The following names are included in the candidate squad of the A National Team:
Goalkeepers: Altay Bayındır (Fenerbahçe), Sinan Bolat (Gent), Uğurcan Çakır (Trabzonspor).
Defense: Zeki Çelik (Lille), Mert Müldür (Sassuolo), Çağlar Soyuncu (Leicester City), Kaan Ayhan (Sassuolo), Merih Demiral (Atalanta), Ozan Kabak (Norwich City), Caner Erkin (VavaCars Fatih Karagümrük), Rıdvan Yılmaz (Beşiktaş) ).
Midfielder: Abdülkadir Ömür, Berat Özdemir (Trabzonspor), Berkan Kutlu (Galatasaray), Cengiz Ünder (Olympic Marseille), Hakan Çalhanoğlu (Inter), Kerem Aktürkoğlu (Galatasaray), Orkun Kökçü (Feyenoord), Ozan Tufan (Watford), Taylan Antalya (Galatasaray) ), Yusuf Yazici (Lille).
Striker: Burak Yılmaz (Burak Yılmaz), Serdar Dursun (Fenerbahçe), Halil Dervişoğlu (Galatasaray).