Turkey face Brazil in friendly for first time in 58 years


The Turkish and Brazilian national teams come face to face in an international friendly on Wednesday 12 November.

The two sides last faced each other in a friendly game played at the İnönü Stadium back in 1956 with the away side winning the game 1-0.

Turkey have played Brazil a total of five times and have drawn two and lost three of the encounters.

Gökhan Gönül, Semih Kaya, Gökhan Töre, Volkan Demirel and Mustafa Pektemek are expected to miss the game due to injury.

Brazil Squad: 

Goalkeepers: Neto (Fiorentina), Diego Alves (Valencia), Rafael Cabral (Napoli)

Central defenders: David Luiz (Paris St. Germain), Marquinhos (Paris St. Germain), Thiago Silva (Paris St. Germain), Miranda (Atletico Madrid)

Full backs: Alex Sandro (Porto), Mario Fernandes (CSKA Moscow), Filipe Luis (Chelsea), Danilo (Porto)

Defensive midfielders: Luiz Gustavo (Wolfsburg), Romulo (Juventus), Casemiro (Porto), Fernandinho (Manchester City)

Attacking midfielders and forwards: Neymar (Barcelona), Firmino (Hoffenheim), Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool), Lucas Moura(Paris St. Germain) Luiz Adriano (Shakhtar), Oscar (Chelsea), Willian (Chelsea), Douglas Costa (Shakhtar)