Euro 2024

Euro 2024 Fantasy team previews: Turkey

Our Euro 2024 Fantasy team previews continue apace with Turkey.

The Crescent Stars arrived at the previous edition of the European Championship as dark horses but crashed out in the group stage. They also missed out on the World Cup in Qatar.

However, they have reason to be optimistic under Vincenzo Montella, who took charge in September last year.

In these country-by-country guides, we’ll be looking at the best players from each nation, taking a stab at predicted line-ups, reviewing the road to Germany and more.

To do this, we’ll be calling on the help of correspondents from each nation.

Here, we hear from Fantasy Football Scout user Aziz Can Demiray (aka wakenbagel).

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THE ROAD TO QUALIFICATION

PosTeamPWDLGFGADiffPts
1Turkey8521147+717
2Croatia8512134+916
3Wales83321010012
4Armenia8224911-28
5Latvia8107519-143

Turkey topped a tricky qualifying group ahead of World Cup semi-finalists Croatia, Wales, Armenia and Latvia.

After a difficult start which led to Stefan Kuntz’s dismissal, new head coach Vincenzo Montella guided his team to an important 1-0 away win in Croatia. They followed it up with a 4-0 victory over Latvia, a result which saw them qualify with one game to spare.

Overall, Turkey won five and drew two of their eight fixtures, with their only defeat coming courtesy of Croatia in March 2023.

Galatasaray’s Kerem Akturkoglu (€7.0m) performed well during qualifying, but only scored twice against Armenia and Latvia. And that’s part of the problem – 13 different goalscorers netted Turkey’s 14 goals.

However, Hakan Calhanoglu (€6.5m) is still worth keeping an eye on, having just won the Scudetto at Inter Milan. Despite failing to score or assist during qualifying, he was Turkey’s creator-in-chief, as below.


QUALIFICATION IN NUMBERS

  • Most starts: Kerem Akturkoglu, Hakan Calhanoglu, Ferdi Kadioglu (7)
  • Most goals: Kerem Akturkoglu, Cenk Tosun (2)
  • Most assists: Orkun Kokcu, Baris Alper Yilmaz (2)
  • Clean sheets: 3 from 8
UNDERLYING STATS

RECORD SINCE QUALIFYING

DateCompetitionOppositionResultScoreGoalscorersAssists
22 MarchFriendlyHungary (a)L0-1
26 MarchFriendlyAustria (a)L1-6Calhanoglu (pen)
4 JuneFriendlyItaly (a)D0-0

A 3-2 friendly win over Germany in November offered encouragement to Turkey, but March defeats to Hungary and Austria have tempered expectation.

The 6-1 loss in Austria was particularly humiliating. The Crescent-Stars trailed 2-1 at half-time before conceding four more goals after the break, two of which were penalties.

However, they did at least rediscover some of the defensive solidity witnessed in qualifying earlier this week, when they played out a 0-0 draw in Italy.

In a match of few chances, they restricted their opponent to just two shots on target.


MOST RECENT INTERNATIONAL LINE-UPS

04/06/2024 – Italy (a)

(4-2-3-1): Bayindir; Celik (Ozkacar 66), Kabak (Demiral 42), Bardakci, Muldur; Calhanoglu, Ayhan (Ozdemir 67); Aydin (Omur 46), Yazici (Kokcu 55), Yildiz; Yilmaz (Kilicsoy 82)


UPCOMING FIXTURES

DateCompetitionOpposition
10 JuneFriendlyPoland (a)


GROUP FIXTURES

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  • 26 June: Czech Republic

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15 Comments Post a Comment
  1. keefy59
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    16 days, 17 hours ago

    I like to play multiple FF games
    Apart from the Uefa game I will be playing
    Dream Team
    Telegraph
    Fan Team/Bet 365 (Same game the only one that is not free £10 entry)
    Can anyone recommend any others ?

  2. panda07
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    16 days, 17 hours ago

    Planning to use LL in match day 3 and saving the WC for the quarters so thinking of the below. Rip it apart!

    Pickford Lunin
    Mittlestadt Dimarco Maatsen Faes Cancelo
    Wirtz Gundo Rodri Bruno Vitinha
    Kane Mbappe Lukaku

    1. Dogs Of War
      • 2 Years
      16 days, 16 hours ago

      Maatsen not in the squad

      1. panda07
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        16 days, 15 hours ago

        Thanks, I thought he'd be starting but not even in the squad.

    1. keefy59
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      16 days, 15 hours ago

      I'm in the UK
      All about fpl comes back as unsafe
      Set piece takers is very good
      Is there one that lists players goals & assists in all international games ?

      1. GreennRed
        • 12 Years
        16 days, 14 hours ago

        Transfermarkt, search by player and check their internationals history. Is bettingodds blocked for you? There are plenty of good links at the bottom of the allaboutfpl page.

    2. panda07
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      16 days, 13 hours ago

      Cheers GnR some useful links there. Will you be making your way to Dr Hyde park next Saturday?

      1. GreennRed
        • 12 Years
        16 days, 13 hours ago

        I will. More in hope than expectation.

  3. putana
    • 6 Years
    16 days, 16 hours ago

    when will the uefa game have all the players included? Belgium's left back De Cuyper isnt in the game

  4. The Mentaculus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 2 Years
    16 days, 16 hours ago

    This is the one I was waiting for. Thanks for your contribution wakenbagel - very helpful!

    1. panda07
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      16 days, 13 hours ago

      Wakenbagel???

      1. The Knights Template
        • 10 Years
        16 days, 12 hours ago

        I prefer a sleepincrumpet!

  5. fenixri
    • 8 Years
    16 days, 14 hours ago

    A) Havertz Mudryk
    B) Dovbyk Gundo (Sane if starts)

    1. BUZZBOMB
      • 9 Years
      16 days, 13 hours ago

      B. 100%.