International Friendlies : Italy V/s. Turkey Match Preview and Lineups

Italy V/s. Turkey



International Friendlies




12:30 AM IST - 11:00 AM-UAE  


Renato Dall'Ara




Match Preview

Italy is set to face Turkey in an international friendly on Tuesday evening in Bologna as both teams prepare for Euro 2024. The Azzurri, aiming to defend their continental title, have shown strong form recently, winning three of their last four matches and securing a tense draw against Ukraine to clinch their spot in the tournament.

Under new head coach Luciano Spalletti, who took over after Roberto Mancini's departure, Italy avoided the playoffs by finishing second in Group C. Spalletti used Stateside friendlies to assess his squad, resulting in victories over Venezuela and Ecuador. Italy will face Spain, Croatia, and Albania in the group stage of Euro 2024.

Turkey, coached by Vincenzo Montella, also secured their place in the finals by topping Group D in qualifying. Despite recent heavy defeats to Hungary and Austria, Montella's team aims to regain confidence before the tournament, with a final warm-up match against Poland scheduled after their clash with Italy.

Both squads face injury challenges. Italy's Francesco Acerbi and Giorgio Scalvini are sidelined, and Gianluca Scamacca may miss the match due to club commitments. Key players like Nicolo Zaniolo, Domenico Berardi, and Sandro Tonali are also unavailable. For Turkey, Caglar Soyuncu, Ridvan Yilmaz, and Cengiz Under are out, but key figures like Zeki Celik, Kenan Yildiz, and Hakan Çalhanoglu are set to feature.

With both teams seeking to fine-tune their tactics and line-ups ahead of Euro 2024, this friendly promises to be an important test for Italy and Turkey.

Predicted lineup for Italy V/s. Turkey

Italy possible starting lineup: Donnarumma; Darmian, Buongiorno, Bastoni; Cambiaso, Barella, Jorginho, Dimarco; Pellegrini, Raspadori; Retegui

Turkey possible starting lineup:
Cakir; Celik, Demiral, Ayhan, Ozkacar; Calhanoglu, Ozcan; Akgun, Guler, Yildiz; Unal
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