Turkey - UEFA Euro 2020 Information & Betting

Turkey's Euros records and statistics including the biggest wins, heaviest defeats, highest scorers, most appearances, shoot-outs, group stage stats and more.

EURO-by-EURO record
1960 Did not qualify
1964 Did not qualify
1968 Did not qualify
1972 Did not qualify
1976 Did not qualify
1980 Did not qualify
1984 Did not qualify
1988 Did not qualify
1992 Did not qualify
1996 Group stage
2000 Quarter-finals
2004 Did not qualify
2008 Semi-finals
2012 Did not qualify
2016 Group stage

Biggest victories
2-0: Turkey vs Belgium, 19/06/2000 (group stage)
2-0: Turkey vs Czech Republic, 21/06/2016 (group stage)

Heaviest defeats
3-0: Denmark vs Turkey, 19/06/1996 (group stage)
3-0: Spain vs Turkey, 17/06/2016 (group stage)

Highest scoring draw
1-1: Turkey vs Croatia, 20/06/2008 (quarter-finals)

Highest scoring games
5 goals: 3-2 vs Czech Republic, 15/06/2008 (group stage)
5 goals: 2-3 vs Germany, 25/06/2008 (semi-finals)

Official Kit

Turkey Euros 2020 Offical Home Kit

Home Kit

Turkey Euros 2020 Offical Away Kit

Away Kit

Turkey vs Italy

11 June 2021 - 20:00

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Match Overview

  • The Euro 2020 opener pits Turkey against Italy, four-time World Cup winners and one-time European Champions.
  • Turkey finished second in their qualifying group, pushing World Champions, France, all the way and winning 7 of their 10 qualifiers.
  • Italy topped their qualifying group, winning every game with a maximum points haul and conceding just 4 goals in their 10 qualifying fixtures.

The opening game of Euro 2020 pits Turkey against one-time Euro winners and four-time World Cup winners, Italy.  

In terms of their qualifying form coming into the competition, Turkey finished second in their qualifying group, pushing current World Champions, France, all the way and winning 7 of their 10 qualifiers. 

Italy topped their qualifying group, winning every game with a maximum points haul, and conceding just 4 goals in their 10 qualifying fixtures.  

Squads & Line-ups 

Turkey have already named their provisional 30-man squad for the competition, which will be reduced to the new 26-player squad allowance. 

They look set to bring a young, vibrant squad that hopes to make its mark on the tournament in the same way than when they recently beat World Champions, France. 

With players shining for some of Europe’s leading clubs, as well as a tough and talented rearguard in players like Caglar Soyuncu and Merih Demiral, Turkey are looking to be competitive and full of energy. 

The Azzurri have yet to name a provisional Euro squad, but their squad for their pre-tournament friendly versus San Marino gives some good indicators. Chelsea’s Jorginho has not been named but is fully expected to be in the Euro squad following the upcoming Champions League Final. 

Goalkeeper Donarumma and defensive stalwarts, Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci are fully expected to make the cut, as are Italy’s ever-dependable go-to midfielders and attackers such as Verratti, Immobile, Chiesa, Insigne and Moise Kean. 

Past Meetings 

It’s been a while! The last meeting between the two sides was a friendly in 2002 that ended in a 1-1 draw in Italy.  

The last Euro fixture between the two was back at Euro 2000, when former Italy manager, Antonio Conte scored an iconic overhead kick in a 2-1 win for the Italians. 

Euros History 

Turkey have successfully qualified for four previous Euro finals, reaching the knockout stages on two occasions. However, this is marred by the fact they have lost every opening fixture. Naturally, they will be hoping to change this pattern against Italy. 

The Azzurri’s Euro pedigree reads differently. In addition to winning it in 1968, they have made the quarter finals in the last three Euro tournaments, were losing finalists in 2012 and 2000, and have lost an opening Euro fixture just once, against the Dutch in 2008.