Euro 2016 is the fifth European Championships that Turkey have qualified for, quite remarkable when one considers their first campaign was only in 1996. Since then, the Turkey national team has gone from strength to strength and even reached the semi-finals in Euro 2008. Turkey finished third in the qualifying group with a record of played 10, won five, drawn three, and lost two, which placed them behind Czech Republic and Iceland. While that record hardly set the world alight, Group A featured the aforementioned teams plus the Netherlands.


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Group D is a tough group and one that any of the four teams will be pleased to get out of. Turkey start their Euro 2016 campaign in Paris on June 12 with a game against Croatia. [+]

Turkey then travel to Nice on June 17 to take on one of the favorites of the tournament, Spain, before ending the group stage with a trip to Lens Agglo on June 21 where they face Czech Republic, a team they lost 1-2 at home before beating them 2-0 away during qualification.


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What Are The Current Turkey Standings

Based on pre-tournament betting odds, Turkey are expected to finish third in Group D. Does that look like happening? Let us check the current Turkey standings.


Turkey Online Betting Tips

Bookmakers are not hopeful of a repeat of the 2008 heroics, pricing Turkey at +550 to win Group D at Euro 2016, and +5000 to win the whole shebang, but you can get odds of -137 for them to qualify and reach the next round.

Turkey’s fans, and players, are among the most passionate in the world, and that should help them in their difficult group. They will need Burak Yilmaz to continue banging in the goals (he scored four in six games during qualification), and Galatasary’s Selcuk Inan to pull the strings in midfield.

In Arda Turan, who plays for Barcelona, and Hakan Calhanoglu of Baye Leverkusen, Turkey has some elite players, plus they finished qualification in good form, all things that point to Turkey being able to ruffle a few feathers in France.

Turkey recently limited the number of foreign players its Turkish Super Lig teams can play and it looks to be a decision that’s paying off because Turkey have some talented home grown players, and a solid group who play their trade in other top European leagues.

Arda Turan plays as an attacking midfielder for Barcelona and is capable of turning a game on its head in an instant. 

The same could be said of Hakan Calhanoglu who is also a free kick specialist.

Expect Turkey to battle to the death as they attempt to claw their way out of the group. The team has goals in it, but also defensive frailties, which could lead to some high scoring encounters, and almost certainly a significant number of cautions. 

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