Kazakhstan v Turkey: Confirmed Starting XIs

Turkey take on Kazakhstan tonight in a must win game for the Ay Yildizlar in the Euro 2016 qualification campaign. 

Fatih Terim’s side are coming off the back of an impressive 4-0 victory over Bulgaria earlier in the week and the star of the show Hakan Çalhanoğlu will keep his place in the starting lineup.

Terim is fielding a similar side to the team that beat Bulgaria with the only notable changes being left-back Hakan Balta and Mehmet Topal.


Turkey find themselves in forth place after five games with five points. Terim’s side will move into third spot if Latvia pull off a surprise win over the Netherlands.

The Turkish national team have won just one game in Group A and cannot afford to drop any more points if they are to qualify to Euro 2016.

Kazakhstan v Turkey

Stadium: Ortalyk
Kick-Off: 17.00 (GMT)
Referee: Michael Oliver

Kazakhstan: Sidelnikov, Logvinenko, Abdulin, Gorman, Shomko, Kukeyev, Smakov, Nurgaliev, Islamkhan, Nusserbayev, Khizhnichenko
Manager: Yuri Krasnozhan

Turkey:  Volkan Babacan, Gökhan Gönül, Serdar Aziz, Semih Kaya, Hakan Balta, , Mehmet Topal, Selçuk İnan, Ozan, Arda Turan, Hakan Çalhanoğlu, Burak Yılmaz
Manager: Fatih Terim