Juventus Defender Merih Demiral Makes UEFA Euro 2020 Team of the Qualifiers

France's Forward Olivier Giroud (R) vies with Turkey's defender Merih Demiral during the Euro 2020 football qualification match between Turkey and France at the Buyuksehir Belediyesi stadium in Konya, on June 8, 2019. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP) (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)

Juventus defender Merih Demiral was selected in the UEFA Euro 2020 team of the qualifiers.

Demiral was the sole representative from Turkey after an impressive string of performances over the course of the qualification campaign.

Despite struggling for playing time at Juventus – making just one appearance this term – the 21-year-old defender was outstanding in qualification helping his side concede just one goal against France in the two head to head games.

Turkey ended up taking four points off the world champions finishing Group H as runners-up.

The Red-Whites conceded just three goals and kept eight clean sheets in 10 games.

Demiral was the rock in the Turkish defence alongside Leicester City ace Caglar Soyuncu.

The Juventus defender is likely to be first-choice for Turkey this summer but faces stiff competition with 19-year-old Ozan Kabak, 25-year-old Fortuna Dusseldorf centre-back Kaan Ayhan and 22-year-old Roma center-back Mert Cetin.

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Full Euro 2020 Team

Goalkeepers: Pyatov (Ukrain)

Defending: Sergio Ramos (Spain), Merih Demiral (Turkey), Ragnar Sigurdsson (Iceland)

Midfield: Kousoulos (Kıbrıs Rum Kesimi), Bernardo Silva (Portugal), Wijnaldum (Netherlands), Zahavi (Israel)

Forward: Sterling (England), Kane (England), Depay (Netherlands)