Turkish national football team that is proud of great mix up of young and experiencewill remain On the ground as it faces Portugal in World Cup qualifiers in Porto Thursday.
Turkey coach Stefan Kontz appointed Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal favorite But he thinks that his team It can be disturbing.
Koontz said in the Wednesday edition of The German newspaper Suddeutsche Zeitung said, “We will have good match Plan and we’ll be uncomfortable.”
“It is important to accept their strength but also To expose their weaknesses. Portugal coach knows what we are capable of of. and we know As Koontz said.
“these matches It’s not just about quality but also About team Spirit, mental strength, flexibility and willpower.”
Koontz, who Led Germany to the European Under-21 Championship in 2017 and 2021, took Turkey job in Autumn and led him to playoffs.
Turkish team features ancient warrior like Burak Yilmaz, Hakan Selhanoglu and Kaner Erkin, young But experienced activists like Çağlar Söyüncü, Cengiz nder, Merih Demiral, young blood like Karim Akturkoglu.
The team He doesn’t have any injury Or comment concerns either.
So far, under the German coach, Turkey has set ablaze up Three victories and one I drew in four matches He scored 11 goals and conceded three goals.
Portugal, on On the other hand, it would be without two first- Choose the center back. Manchester City’s Robin Dias surrenders injury before 39-yearOld or old veteran Baby test result was positive for Corona Virus.
you will be also be without goalkeeper Because Anthony Lopez, defender Nelson Semedo, and midfielders Renato Sanchez and Ruben Neves. of Injuries, while defender Joao Cancelo suffers out because of comment.
Ronaldo last chance
Portugal captain Ronaldo will become 41 in 2026, so Qatar is sure to represent him last chance to win world Cup. Missing out Absolutely unimaginable for Best scorer ever in international football with 115 goals.
“we know The road will not be easy and we have full respect for Our opponents who share same goal us. But together we will fight Let’s take Portugal where we belong, “Ronaldo posted on Instagram this week.
The winner of The game Advance to another play-off next week against Italy or North Macedonia for a place Finals November 21 – December 18 in Qatar.
Italia on a knife edge
Meanwhile, European champions Italy face North Macedonia in The other semi-final.
Not reaching this year’s World Cup would be a disaster for azure, who Went to every final from 1958 until losing it out in 2018 when they lost a playoff against Sweden.
will be all more Gorgeous considering it wore out back From it under the leadership of Roberto Mancini to win Euro 2020 on a world record 37-game unbeaten run.
After four draws in it’s a last Five World Cup qualifiers last Autumn saw it finish second in it’s a group To Switzerland, now you must come through these two one-off Ties to secure a place in April 1 lottery in Doha.
“for us goal he is win World Cup and win The World Cup is upon us win these two matches. “There’s nothing else to say,” said Mancini. on Monday.
Italy hosts North Macedonia in Palermo, I will know Don’t take the Balkan nation of 2 million people lightly.
After all, they defeated Germany outside their own land in qualifying last year before appearing in first pioneer tournament In Euro 2020 they are also Make Italy into a devastating draw in Turin in qualifying for The last world Cup.
“We will not go to Italy as tourists, but to outsmart them and outsmart them.” win,” He said coach Bobby Milevsky, who Aiming to take North Macedonia-born in 1991 out of Stop-up of Yugoslavia – her first world Cup.
Russia excluded, Ukraine game postponed
Three berths for the World Cup from Europe remain up for grabs, with 10 teams Led by the bearers of France and presence already qualified.
The play-offs it was meant to feature 12 teamssplit into three separate tracks, but was influenced by Russian invasion of Ukraine, with Both of those countries Initially it is scheduled to participate.
hosts of World Cup 2018, Russia has been disqualified after being suspended by FIFA and UEFA until further notice.
This meant that Poland was on the right track final against either 2018 quarterSweden or the Czech Republic, who Meets in Solna on Thursday.
Ukraine was to face Scotland in Glasgow, but this match It was postponed Until June.
So, who wins Thursday’s match between Wales and Austria in Will Cardiff also Have to wait until June for they play-off final.
Wells liked last Two European Championships but not a World Cup since 1958.
they made The playoffs after finishing second in they qualifying group behind The world ranked first side Belgium.
“It’s huge. It’s been a long wait, a long time since Wales qualified for World Cup “Nico Williams, currently on On loan to Fulham from Liverpool, according to a statement to the BBC.
Wales coach Robert Page hopes Gareth Bale can do it play Although the Real Madrid man missed him, the club was defeated against It is said that Barcelona is on the weekend due to illness.
He only played five times for Madrid this season, the just twice Since August.