On Friday, October 8, at the Ulker Stadium in Istanbul, the match of the seventh round of qualification for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar in Group G between the national teams of Turkey and Norway will take place.
At the moment the leader of this group is the Netherlands with 13 points. But Norway and Turkey follow. The former also have 13 points, while Turkey has 11 points. So this fight is very important in terms of the distribution of places in the standings. Both teams retain their chances of direct access to the World Cup.
The Turks played six qualifying matches. First, they won the Netherlands and Norway, then they drew with Latvia and Montenegro, then they defeated Gibraltar and lost to the Netherlands in a devastating way. It was after the defeat from the Dutch that the decision was made to change the coach. Stefan Kunz was appointed as mentor instead of Shenol Güneş.
Also, an unsuccessful performance at the European Championship led to the dismissal of Gunesh. Moon Stars have lost all three matches, losing to Italy, Wales and Switzerland.
The last time the Turkish national team played at the World Cup was back in 2002, when it became the third, so it will try to do everything to reach the World Cup.
Stole Solbakken’s team, which flew past Euro 2020, defeated Gibraltar (twice), Montenegro and Latvia in the selection for the 2022 World Cup, drew with the Netherlands and lost to Turkey. As a result, the Norwegians have a great chance for the first time since 1998 to make their way to the main tournament of the four years.
A tangible loss for the “drill”, of course, will be the absence of Erling Holland, who will miss the October matches of his national team due to injury. Also, Alexander Sorlot and Joshua King will not help the team.
The national teams played only nine matches among themselves. The advantage is on the side of Turkey, which won five times. Norway won two times and a draw was recorded twice.
In the match of the second round, which took place on March 27, the Turks won with a score of 3: 0.
Turkey: Çakır, Moldyur, Demiral, Kabak, Ayhan, Kekcu, Çalhanoglu, Tufan, Karaman, Under, Yılmaz.
Norway: Newland, Pedersen, Hanche-Olsen, Ayer, Melling, Edegor, Berg, Torstvedt, Elyunussi, Delhi, Hauge.
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