Rangers’ Yilmaz Eyes Euro 2024 Place After Late Turkiye Call-Up

Rangers left-back Ridvan Yilmaz has received a late call-up to the Turkish national team due to injuries within the squad.

Yilmaz, who already boasts six caps for his country, was initially omitted from the squad for upcoming friendlies against Austria and Hungary.

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However, injuries to Roma’s Cengiz Under (groin) and Ferdi Kadioglu (calf) have created an opportunity for the Rangers defender.

Yilmaz enjoyed an unexpected break last weekend as Rangers’ Premiership clash with Dundee was postponed.

He will now link up with the national team before returning to club duty for a home fixture against Hibernian on March 30th. A crucial Old Firm encounter against Celtic also awaits on April 7th.

This call-up is a testament to Yilmaz’s impressive performances for Rangers. He will be aiming to make the most of this opportunity and potentially solidify his place in the national team.

The Turkish national team have already booked a place in Euro 2024 and a good showing in the two friendlies over the international break could help Yilmaz receive a call up to the competition this summer.

After initially struggling to break into the team Yilmaz has been a first team starter since October. The 22-year-old has two goals and one assist in 28 appearances in all competitions for Rangers this season.

The 22-year-old will be hoping to play for his national team for the first time since the 3-2 defeat against Italy in 2022.