Both nations were involved in friendlies in November last year, with the the Crescent-Stars securing a 2-1 win over Czech Republic, while the hosts were beaten 2-0 by Albania.
Turkey begin their quest to reach the UEFA Euro 2024 with a trip to Republic Stadium to face Armenia in a Group D fixture on Saturday. Both nations were involved in friendlies in November last year, with the the Crescent-Stars securing a 2-1 win over Czech Republic, while the hosts were beaten 2-0 by Albania. Meanwhile, the previous meeting between these two sides was way back in 2009 in the World Cup qualification, which ended 2-0 in favour of Turkey thanks to first-half goals from Halil Altintop and Servet Cetin.
A Millî Takımımız, EURO 2024 Elemeleri D Grubu’ndaki ilk maçında Ermenistan ile oynayacağı karşılaşma için bu ülkenin başkenti Erivan’a ulaştı. 🇹🇷 🇦🇲 @TK_TR #OmuzOmuza #EURO2024 pic.twitter.com/7stPRPH8IK
— TFF (@TFF_Org) March 24, 2023
Armenia had a disastrous 2022 year, losing seven of their last ten games in all competitions, while recording only two wins during that period. After managing to secure only a fourth place finish in the World Cup qualification Group J, the Mountaineers finished at the bottom of League B Group 1 in the UEFA Nations League. Eagles recorded just one win from their six Nations League-games to collect three points and have been relegated from League B. After that, Artsviner ended the year with two friendlies in November, drawing the first one 2-2 against Kosovo, before losing 2-0 to Albania.
Turkey, on the other hand, missed the ticket to Qatar World Cup after losing 3-1 to Portugal in the qualification playoff. However, after the disappointment of missing out on the World Cup finals, the Crescent-Stars won their first four Nations League-games, that included dominant wins against Faroe Islands (4-0) and Lithuania (6-0). Turkey secured top spot in League C Group 1, having collected 13 points from six games. After that, Stefan Kuntz side recorded two consecutive friendly wins in November, against Scotland and Czech Republic. Last time out, the Crescent-Stars got the better of Czech Republic, courtesy of goals from Enes Unal and Hakan Calhanoglu. Meanwhile, Saturday fixture will be Turkey’s first match since the devastating earthquake which struck the country last month.
Read more: Scotland vs Cyprus: Euro 2024 Qualifier Live Stream, Form Guide, Head to Head, Schedule, Fixture and Probable Lineups
Armenia Probable Starting Lineup: Buchnev, Hovhannisyan, Haroyan, Voskanyan, Calisir, Barseghyan, Spertsyan, Bayramyan, Shaghoyan, Zelarayan, Adamyan
Turkey Probable Starting Lineup: Cakir, Zeki Celik, Soyuncu, Demiral, Elmali, Calhanoglu, Ozcan, Kokcu, Under, Unal, Akturktoglu
|Czech Republic||2-1 (W)|
|Faroe Islands||2-1 (L)|
|Last 2 match-results||Score|
|Turkey beat Armenia||2-0|
|Turkey beat Armenia||0-2|
The Euro 2024 qualifier between Armenia and Turkey place at Republican Stadium on Saturday 10:30 pm IST.
|Armenia vs Turkey||Key Details|
|Kickoff time in Armenia||9:00 pm|
|Kickoff time in Turkey||8:00 pm|
|Kickoff time in India||10:30 pm|
The live telecast of the Euro 2024 qualification matches will be available on Sony Sports network. Besides fans in India can live stream through Jio TV and Sony LIV. Football fans in Armenia can catch the live action via Vivapro Sports and 1TV, while those in Turkey can can catch the live action to TRT 1.