Scotland won three of their last four games and will be keen to continue that run on Wednesday as well.
Turkey will be keen to end their winless run when they take on Scotland in a friendly on Wednesday night at the Diyarbakir Stadium. Both sides have narrowly missed out on Qatar World Cup tickets hence they have to end this calendar year with nothing but friendlies. Despite their inability to book a place in the showpiece tournament in Qatar, these two sides can look back at this year with a positive mindset, thanks to their impressive UEFA Nations League outings.
|Turkey vs Scotland||Key details|
|Kickoff time in India||10:30 pm|
|Kickoff time in Turkey||8 pm|
|Kickoff time in Scotland||5 pm|
Placed in League C Group 1, Turkey finished at the top of the table with 13 points from six games. Despite their commanding performances in the group, Turkey ended their final two fixtures winless. Hence, their coach would be eager to help them end that barren run. On the other hand, Scotland also had a memorable Nations League outing. They also secured 13 points from six games in League B Group 1. Scotland won three of their last four games and will be keen to continue that run on Wednesday as well.
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For both teams, the upcoming friendlies will be the last set of matches they will play this season. After facing Scotland, Turkey will also square off against the Czech Republic in a few days’ time. Hence, their coach might rotate their squad massively in both matches to give sufficient game time for as many players as possible. For Scotland, this will be their final fixture of 2022, hence they could name a strong starting lineup to end the year on a high.
Turkey possible line-up: Cakir, Celik, Soyuncu, Kabak, Elmali, Kocku, Kadioglu, Calhanoglu, Kahveci, Under, Unal
Scotland possible line-up: Gordon, Ramsay, McKenna, Hendry, Robertson, Gilmour, McTominay, McGinn, Fraser, Christie, Dykes
The international friendly match between Turkey and Scotland will take place at Diyarbakir Stadium on Wednesday at 10:30 pm IST.
For football fans in Turkey, the live telecast of the match between Turkey and Scotland will be available on TRT 1. Meanwhile, those in the United Kingdom can catch the live action via SKY GO Extra, Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Football.