Turkey to play critical match against Netherlands
AA PhotoTurkey’s national football team will be hosted by European football giants the Netherlands in a UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying group match at Amsterdam Arena on March 28.
Both Turkey and Netherlands need to win the game if they want to maintain their fight to qualify for France.
Having collected four points so far, Turkey is in a critical situation in Group A, which is led by the Czech Republic with 12 points.
The Netherlands have six points and are in third place.
“Oranje” (The Orange) are set to play without two regulars, Bayern Munich’s explosive winger Arjen Robben and Manchester United striker Robin van Persie, who were omitted from the squad due to injuries.
In the meantime, Turkey’s midfield ace, Arda Turan, will miss the critical game in Amsterdam because of a suspension.
Galatasaray’s Dutch attacking midfielder, Wesley Sneijder, is expected to be named captain of the Netherlands team for the match.
Turkey and Netherlands met twice in 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying round, with the Oranje winning both games 2-0.