The national football team’s squad for the matches against Croatia and Latvia in the UEFA 2024 European Championship qualifiers has been announced.
Crescent-Star team’s new coach Vincenzo Montella has determined the first candidate squad.
Yucatl Adana Demirspor goalkeeper Ertak Ozbir and Juventus’ Kenan Yıldız were invited to the A National Team candidate squad for the first time.
According to the statement made by the Turkish Football Federation (TFF), the candidate squads for the matches against Croatia on October 12 and Latvia on October 15 in Konya are as follows:
Goalkeepers: Altay Bayindir (Manchester United), Dogan Alemdar (Troyes), Ertak Ozbir (Yukattel Adanademirspor), Ugurkan Cakir (Trabzonspor)
Defence: Ferdi Kadioglu (Fenerbahce), Zeki Celik (Roma), Abdulkerim Bardaki (Galatasaray), Cenk Ozcakar (Valence), Kan Ayhan (Galatasaray), Merih Demirel (Al-Ahly), Ozan Kabak (Hoffenheim), Samet Akayeddin (Fenerbahçe) ) ), Eren Elmali (Trabzonspor), Ridvan Yilmaz (Rangers)
Midfield: Barkan Kutlu (Genoa), Emre Akbaba (Yucatel Adana Demirspor), Hakan Alhanoglu (Inter), Ismail Yuksek (Fenerbahce), Orkun Koçcu (Benfica), Salih Ozcan (Borussia Dortmund)
Forwards: Barısh Alper Yılmaz (Galatasaray), Yunus Akgün (Leicester City), Yusuf Sarı (Yukatel Adana Demirspor), Bertuğ Yıldırım (Rennais), Cenk Tosun (Beşiktaş), Kenan Yıldız (Juventus), İrfan Can Kahveci (Fenerbahçe), Kerem Akturkoglu (Galatasaray)
The national team will gather at the Riva Hasan Dogan national team camp and training facilities on Sunday, October 8. Crescent-Stars will begin their preparations for the Croatia match with training on Monday, 9 October.