Real Madrid Star Arda Guler Makes The Turkish Euro 2024 Squad

With the Euros fast approaching, Turkey manager Vincenzo Montella has unveiled his final 26-man squad for the tournament hosted by Germany.

Group Stage Challenge Awaits

Drawn in Group F, Turkey will face Georgia, Czech Republic, and 2016 champions Portugal. Their opening match is against Georgia at Signal Iduna Park on June 18th.

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A Blend of Experience and Youth

Montella’s squad boasts a healthy mix of experience and exciting young talent. Merih Demiral, a former Juventus defender now starring in Saudi Arabia’s Al Ahli, brings defensive solidity.

Midfield Powerhouse

The midfield is marshalled by the ever-reliable Hakan Calhanoglu. Alongside him, fans can expect a dynamic performance from Arda Güler, fresh off his Champions League and La Liga triumphs with Real Madrid. Güler’s rise has been meteoric, and he’ll be looking to replicate his club form on the international stage.

Attacking Options Abound

Turkey’s attack also boasts a variety of threats. Experienced striker Cenk Tosun provides a focal point, while Leicester City’s Yunus Akgün and Juventus’s Kenan Yildiz offer pace and trickery on the flanks.

Turkey’s Euro Hopes

With a blend of experience and exciting youth, Turkey has the potential to cause an upset in Group F. Montella’s tactical approach and the team’s ability to gel will be crucial to their success. The young guns like Güler will be players to watch, and their performances could determine how far Turkey progresses in the tournament.

Turkey final 26-man squad for Euro 2024:

Goalkeepers: Ugurcan Cakir (Trabzonspor), Altay Bayindir (Manchester United), Mert Gunok (Besiktas)

Defenders: Zeki Celik (Roma), Ferdi Kadioglu (Fenerbahce), Abdulkerim Bardakci (Galatasaray), Samet Akaydin (Panathinaikos), Ahmetcan Kaplan (Ajax), Merih Demiral (Al Ahli), Mert Muldur (Fenerbahce)

Midfielders: Hakan Calhanoglu (Inter Milan), Orkun Kokcu (Benfica), Salih Ozcan (Borussia Dortmund), Ismail Yuksek (Fenerbahce), Arda Guler (Real Madrid), Kaan Ayhan (Galatasaray), Okay Yokuslu (West Brom)

Forwards: Cenk Tosun (Besiktas), Baris Alper Yilmaz (Galatasaray), Yunus Akgun (Leicester), Kenan Yildiz (Juventus), Bertug Yildirim (Rennes), Semih Kilicsoy (Besiktas), Yusuf Yazıcı (Lille), Irfan Kahveci (Fenerbahce), Kerem Akturkoglu (Galatasaray)