Switzerland and Turkey will start the final round of European Championship Group A in Baku from 18:00. The Swiss participated in the competition as a favorite to win, and they are looking for a victory that will give them a place in the second stage of the competition.
Switzerland has only won by one point, and a victory will give them a famous four-pointer, enough to advance to the round of 16. The Turks are one of the most disappointing teams in this championship. They lost 3-0 to Italy and 2-0 to Wales in the two games. They looked harmless and unorganized. However, with a victory, Turkey will continue to participate in the 16 rounds.
This game is also very important for Croatia, because a draw will leave an open combination, and Croatia can advance to the top 16 with two points. To this end, in addition to the draw in this game, the Slovak must also defeat the Spaniards in Group E, as well as the Swedes and Poles.
At the same time as Switzerland and Turkey, Italy and Wales will compete in Group A.
Switzerland: Summer-Elvidi, Akanji, Rodriguez-Widmer, Zhaka, Floyle, Zube-Shaqiri-Embolo, Seferovic
Turkey: Kakir Mudul, Demiral, Soyunku, Celik Ayhan-Ande, Kahvec, Tufan, Karhanoglu-Ylmaz
Turkey will receive strong support from Baku fans, and Swiss coach Vladimir Petkovic is also aware of this.
“We must solve what we can do, we must do the most important thing-win. If we score three points, we have a real chance to go further. We will be in front of 30,000 Turkish fans Game, but we will try to make it a positive thing. This is an important and decisive game. There are more other opportunities,” he said.
The Turkish national team is the youngest in the championship, so its head coach Senol Gunes pointed out that his lack of experience is the culprit for the poor performance.
“This is a young team that hasn’t participated in major games so far. I know people have high expectations, but with their excellent early games, this team created them,” he said.