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Turkey to play Russia, Bosnia

Turkey to face Russia, Bosnia

The Crescent Stars will be in action against Bosnia & Herzegovina and Russia in the UEFA Nations League.

Turkey’s national squad has been announced ahead of competitive fixtures against Bosnia & Herzegovina and Russia set for October 11 and 14, respectively.

Turkey will play against Bosnia-Herzegovina in a friendly match at home on October 11 and away against Russia in the UEFA Nations League on October 14.

Drawn with Russia and Sweden in League B, Group C, Turkey is in second place with 3 points.

The group winner will move up to Group A while the team at the bottom of the group will move down to Group C.

The UEFA Nations League is a new national team competition that replaces friendlies with competitive matches, allowing nations to play against equally ranked teams.

The 55 associations were split into four leagues according to their rankings. The group winners in Leagues B, C, and D gain promotion whereas teams that finish at the bottom of their groups in Leagues A, B, and C are relegated.

Turkey’s announced squad against Bosnia-Herzegovina and Russia is as follows:

Goalkeepers: Gokhan Akkan (Caykur Rizespor), Serkan Kirintili (Konyaspor), Sinan Bolat (Royal Antwerp)

Defenders: Mehmet Zeki Celik (Lille), Sener Ozbayrakli, Hasan Ali Kaldirim (Fenerbahce), Caglar Soyuncu (Leicester City), Ertugrul Ersoy (Bursaspor), Kaan Ayhan (Fortuna Dusseldorf), Mert Muldur (Rapid Wien), Serdar Aziz, Omer Bayram (Galatasaray)

Midfielders: Cengiz Under (Roma), Serdar Gurler (Huesca), Yusuf Yazici (Trabzonspor), Irfan Can Kahveci, Mahmut Tekdemir (Medipol Basaksehir), Mehmet Topal (Fenerbahce), Oguzhan Ozyakup (Besiktas), Okay Yokuslu (Celta Vigo), Tarkan Serbest (Kasimpasa), Berkay Ozcan (Stuttgart), Hakan Calhanoglu (AC Milan), Yunus Malli (Wolfsburg)

Strikers: Cenk Tosun (Everton), Enes Unal (Real Valladolid)

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