Switzerland vs Turkey: Match Preview | UEFA Euro 2020

Kweku Lawrence
By Kweku Lawrence
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Without a win in their first two games at this summer’s European championships, Turkey will need to win their last game convincingly if they are to stand a chance of qualifying for the next stage of the tournament. Turkey will play Switzerland in their last UEFA EURO 2020 group game, knowing that a convincing win will give them a chance to progress.

Switzerland on the other hand stands a chance of qualifying as either second or one of the third best-placed teams should they manage a win over their counterparts. The Swiss have failed to turn up during the continental tournament and that could be the case once again should they miss out on a win. They will require favour from Italy to beat France will also bettering their goal difference ratio, if they are to gain automatic qualification.

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Both coaches have everyone available at their disposal and with all three points the desire of the two teams, they are expected to play some end-to-end attacking football game as compared to what they have done in their two respective games played earlier.

What the coaches and players say

Vladimir Petković, Switzerland coach: “The most important thing is to be present. We need to improve what we can influence and, most importantly, win. With three points we have a realistic chance of advancing. We’re playing in front of 30,000 Turkish fans but we will try to turn that into a positive. It’s very important, a decisive game. There are no second or third chances.”

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Şenol Güneş, Turkey coach: “This is a young team. They haven’t experienced a tournament like this before. I know expectations were high, but this team created those expectations with their good performances.”


Switzerland: Sommer; Elvedi, Schar, Akanji; Mbabu, Freuler, Xhaka, Rodriguez; Shaqiri; Embolo, Gavranovic.

Turkey: Cakir; Celik, Demiral, Soyuncu, Muldur; Ayhan, Tufan, Calhanoglu, Under, Yazici; Yilma.


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