FRA vs TUR Dream11 : Political bust up makes today’s affair more than just a football match as the two sides step out in France
Where a week back the forthcoming clash between France and Turkey was nothing more than a qualifier in Group H of the Euro 2020 qualifying stage, the match has suddenly taken on a whole new meaning. With a rift developing between the two countries, the discord between the two is clearly palpable ahead of today’s imminent clash.
With France joining the long line of countries condemning Turkey for their army action in Syria with Turkey deciding to take over a potion of Syria in an unprovoked show of military strength, today’s hosts made it clear that they are against Turkey in their recent development. And latest developments have seen France impose sanctions to curb the movement of weapons from their country to Turkey in a move to retaliate against Turkey and alienate it in the global fraternity.
The move has seen the two countries go at loggerheads with either sparing no expense in disparaging the other, set of events which have made today’s encounter more than just a football encounter. When the two teams set out to battle it out for a spot in next year’s Euro, this is a match which has massive ramifications stemming from it, set to make today’s clash a riveting affair.
What makes this affair an ever bigger affair is the fact that France’s defeat to Turkey when the two sides earlier met in the round sent shockwaves across the football arena. It was the world cup winners’ biggest stunning upset, a 2-0 defeat which raised questions over the true calibre of this side and saw them face a backlash for their gaffe.
However the home side were quick to ensure it didn’t hamper their journey in the qualifiers, going onto win every single match since then to find themselves in the annuls of the group. They still continue to remain behind Turkey though on goal difference with the both the sides having won six of their clashes, a place France would be looking to occupy come this tie.
Probable Playing 11
Mandanda (GK), Pavard, Varane, Lenglet, Hernandez, Ndombele, Tolisso, Matuidi, Coman, Giroud, Griezmann
Gunok (GK), Celik, Demiral, Soyuncu, Meras, Kahveci, Tekdemir, Tufan, Tosun, Yilmaz, Calhanoglu
UEFA Euro 2020 Qualifying Round
Match: France Vs Turkey Group H
Date And Time: 15th October, Tuesday- 12:15am IST
Venue: Stade de France, Saint-Denis
Where To Watch: Sony Ten 1/HD
- Pavard, Hernandez, Ndombele, Giroud
- Gunok, Soyuncu, Yilmaz, Calhanoglu
FRA vs TUR Dream11 Goal-Keeper
We have decided to venture into this match with the Turks’ goal-keeper, Mert Gunok for this one. France are a daunting attacking side, more so at home and as Turkey get ready to encounter a barrage of shot on their goal, their shot stopper will be asked to come to the fore and pick up a slew of saves for his outfit today.
FRA vs TUR Dream11 Defenders
With these sides the two best defensive units in the group, having let in just two goals in between them in the 12 matches they have contested, today’s match promises to be an encounter where the defensive gameplan is sublime. It was only fair of us to indulge in the main defensive picks from France, seeing us shelf out a good amount of credits to rope in the star performers from the side.
It’s a team who’ll be looking to make it three cleansheets in succession come today, getting in both their fullbacks, Benjamin Pavard and Lucas Hernandez for this one. CB Raphael Varane comes in as well for us to complete our set of picks from the side, a unit which looks way likelier to keep a cleansheet today.
FRA vs TUR Dream11 Midfielders
We have Kinsley Coman and Corentin Tolisso come into our side’s Dream 11 side from France for this clash. Turkey will be looking to come out with a defensive gameplan akin to the one they deployed against France in the two sides’ previous meeting, one which thrived for the outfit, leading France to try and win the skirmish in the midfield.
It will bring Coman and Corentin Tolisso massively into play with both being asked to open by Turkey’s stringent defence, making them both our picks while from Turkey we have gotten in their two likeliest goal scorers in Hakan Calhanoglu and Ozan Tufan.
FRA vs TUR Dream11 Strikers
Oliver Giroud might have gone out of favour at Chelsea but the striker showed how decisive a player he can be by imbedding in place an immaculate display in the last match, scoring a penalty for his side as well against Ireland. He’s the ideal player you want in a match of such importance, a player who loves taking the onus of delivering an exceptional and significant performance on himself.
Antoine Griezmann comes in from the hosts as well while from Turkey we have gone in with their lone striker upfront in the form of Burak Yilmaz.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Giroud will be our captain for today while we have opted for Coman as the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.