Turkey vs Wales UEFA Euro LIVE Football Score 17 June 2021
ABOUT THE MATCH
Turkey is going head to head with Wales starting on 16 Jun 2021 at 16:00 UTC at Baku Olympic Stadium stadium, Baku city, Azerbaijan. The match is a part of the European Championship, Group A.
Wales have a fully fit squad to choose from, as they did against Switzerland.
Kieffer Moore, who equalised in Saturday’s draw, was booked in that match and another caution would rule him out of their final group game against Italy.
Page said he was happy with his team’s display after that game but hinted he could still make changes.
“There’s always going to be areas of the game we want to improve on,” he said.
“We’re greedy as footballers and coaches, we want the perfect performance. Alright it wasn’t that on Saturday but we got a point out of the game.
“We’ve worked on it, different areas that we need to improve on maybe. But if it all comes together we’ll be in for positive performance.”
Turkey also have a fully fit squad, with Gunes confirming Leicester City centre-back Caglar Soyuncu is available despite missing training on Sunday.
- The most recent meeting between these sides was in 1997, when Turkey won a World Cup qualifier in Istanbul 6-4 – the only time Wales have scored four times in a game but still lost.
- Wales boss Page started in that game, having made his international debut against Turkey in 1996.
- Turkey attempted just three shots against Italy, their lowest total in a European Championship match. None of those efforts were on target.
- Defeat against Italy means Turkey have lost their opening match at all seven of their major tournament appearances. But they have advanced to the knockout stage the last three times they have avoided defeat in their second game (at Euro 2000 and 2008, plus the 2002 World Cup).
- Turkey’s squad has an average age of 24 days and 352 days, the lowest of any side at Euro 2020.
- Wales have only failed to score in one of their seven European Championship matches – their 2-0 semi-final defeat to Portugal in 2016.
- Wales have never lost a game in which Kieffer Moore has scored, while four of his six international goals have been headers.
- Gareth Bale has failed to score in his past 12 appearances for Wales, his longest drought since a run of 20 matches between 2007 and 2010.
- Bale has not scored a competitive international goal outside of Wales since netting in a 3-0 win versus Russia at Euro 2016.