Turkey vs Norway

The Crescents are aiming to pick themselves up after awful performance in Euro 2020.

Turkey was tipped to be potential dark horses, but they didn’t showcase their ability in the tournament and were sent home early in the group stages.

Meanwhile the Norwegians didn’t even qualify for the tournament and are bidding to reach the World Cup for the first time since 1998. They have two tough matches against Turkey and Montenegro before finishing their qualification campaign.

Their top scorer Erling Haaland is missing with a thigh injury, which has ruled him out of qualifiers. Sebastien Kehl, Borussia Dortmund Head of Player Department, said: “At the moment, Erling is not able to train let alone play a game.”

Whereas his counterpart for Turkey, Burak Yilmaz is available and has been prolific in front of goal with four goals in five games.

In their previous encounter it was Turkey who took the victory. The most recent one came in March with a 3-0 win. Going into this game the Turks have an advantage plus they are playing at home. Their supporters will surely bring the energetic atmosphere to boost the confidence of the team.

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