Turkey XI vs Austria: Starting lineup, confirmed Euro 2024 team news, injury latest today

Turkey XI vs Austria: Starting lineup, confirmed Euro 2024 team news, injury latest today

Turkey are without some key players for their huge Euro 2024 clash with Austria today.

Tuesday’s game comes after a dramatic, bad-tempered Group F finale last week which saw Turkey qualify as runners-up courtesy of a last-minute Cenk Tosun goal against the Czech Republic while picking up 11 yellow cards against a team reduced to nine men at the final whistle.


The result of which is the absence of captain Hakan Calhanoglu and defender Samet Akaydin in Leipzig with a further 10 players at risk of being banned for a potential quarter-final if they get booked.

It isn’t like the Turks have been enjoying a settled lineup through the tournament so far either, having blown hot and cold to lead to coach Vincenzo Montella making eight changes for the win over the Czechs off the back of a 3-0 loss to Portugal.

Mert Gunok gets the nod in goal having played two of the three group games and the full-back positions occupied by Mert Muldur and Ferdi Kadioglu are as settled as any in this team.

Akaydin has been an ever-present up until this point but his suspension does, at least, coincide with Abdulkerim Bardakci returning from his own ban, meaning the scorer of an embarrassing own goal against Portugal returns against Austria.

The absence of Inter midfielder Calhanoglu, who scored the opening goal on Wednesday night, will be keenly felt with Orkun Kokcu replacing him.

Montella went with youthful wingers Arda Guler and Kenan Yildiz in Turkey’s last match and they both start again tonight.

Turkey XI: Gunok, Muldur, Demiral, Bardakci, Kadioglu, Ayhan, Yuksek, Guler, Kokcu, Yildiz, Yilmaz

Subs: Celik, Yokuslu, Akturkoglu, Tosun, Yazici, Bayindir, Kaplan, Ozcan, Kahveci, Cakir, Kilicsoy, Akgun, Yildirim

Suspended: Calhanoglu, Akaydin

Time and date: 8pm BST on Tuesday July 2, 2024

Venue: Red Bull Arena, Leipzig

TV channel: ITV1