Turkey vs France: Team News and Preview

Yilmaz is again expected to lead the line for Turkey, who could also include Under, Tosun and Calhanoglu as part of a talented front four.

Okay Yokuslu missed the win over Uzbekistan last time out with a knee problem and the same injury is expected to rule the Celta Vigo midfielder out of this contest.

Leicester City’s Caglar Soyuncu is also in the squad but the 23-year-old is expected to start on the bench.

France were without the services of captain Hugo Lloris against Bolivia due to the goalkeeper’s involvement in the Champions League final. Lloris is available for this match, however, and should return between the sticks.

Olivier Giroud is also available for selection having been left out against Bolivia after representing Chelsea in the Europa League final. The experienced forward could start at the tip of an attack which should also include Griezmann and Mbappe.

Paul Pogba could again be joined by Tanguy Ndombele in the middle of the park, while Matuidi is also in line to feature as Deschamps could favour his experience over the likes of Lemar and Kingsley Coman.

Clement Lenglet is also an option for the visitors having recovered from illness.

Turkey possible starting lineup:
Gunok; Kaldirim, Demiral, Ayhan, Celik; Tekdemir, Tokoz; Tosun, Calhanoglu, Under; Yilmaz

France possible starting lineup:
Lloris; Pavard, Varane, Umtiti, Digne; Ndombele, Pogba; Matuidi, Griezmann, Mbappe; Giroud

Head To Head
Saturday will be the sixth international meeting between these two teams. France have won each of the previous five, including a 1-0 victory in their last clash in June 2009.

Their last competitive meeting came in the FIFA Confederations Cup back in June 2003, with Les Bleus running out 3-2 winners.

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We say: Turkey 1-2 France