June 12, 2021 user

Turkey have named their final 26-man squad for Euro 2020 this summer.

(Photo: OZAN KOSE/AFP via Getty Images)

Liverpool’s Ozan Kabak and Leicester’s Caglar Soyuncu will be key players in defence while Cengiz Under will feature in attack.

Turkey lost the opening match of the tournament 3-0 to Italy in Rome.

Who is their key player?

AC Milan’s Hakan Calhanoglu is a German-born midfielder of Turkish ancestry, like Mesut Ozil, and has openly expressed his desire to become the Ozil equivalent in the Turkey team, operating as the creative fulcrum of this team.

Manchester United are said to be keen to sign the 27-year-old and he was the first Turk to score a goal against England.

Calhanoglu is a free-kick specialist with a knuckleball technique reminiscent of Cristiano Ronaldo, so he will be one to watch at set-pieces and he’ll be hoping Champions League qualification with Milan was just the start of a special summer.

What is their full squad?

Goalkeepers: Altay Bayındır (Fenerbahce), Mert Gunok (Istanbul Basaksehir), Ugurcan Cakir (Trabzonspor)

Defenders: Zeki Celik (LOSC Lille), Caglar Soyuncu (Leicester), Kaan Ayhan (Sassuolo), Merih Demiral (Juventus), Mert Muldur (Sassuolo), Ozan Kabak (Liverpool), Ridvan Yilmaz (Besiktas), Umut Meras (Le Havre)

Midfielders: Yusuf Yazıcı (LOSC Lille), Dorukhan Tokoz (Besiktas), Irfan Can Kahveci (Fenerbahce), Okay Yokuslu (West Brom), Orkun Kokcu (Feyenoord), Ozan Tufan (Fenerbahce), Taylan Antalyali (Galatasaray), Hakan Calhanoglu (AC Milan)

Forwards: Burak Yilmaz (LOSC Lille), Cengiz Under (Leicester), Enes Unal (Getafe), Abdulkadir Omur (Trabzonspor), Kerem Akturkoglu (Galatasaray), Halil Ibrahim Dervisoglu (Brentford), Kenan Karaman (Fortuna Dusseldorf)

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