Our prediction for this Nations League match:
Turkey and Faroe Islands go head to head at Basaksehir Fatih Terim Stadium in a David-vs-Goliath clash. The Turks did well to make it to the World Cup playoffs, but star-studded Portugal eventually proved to be a big catch for Stefan Kuntz’s troops. Turkey will not have a better chance than this to return to winning ways, but they will have to prove their worth on the field.
Mert Hakan Yandas has been left out of the squad, while a man to watch in the home team will be Hakan Calhanoglu. Experienced attacker Burak Yilmaz has retired from international football. Faroe Islands, on the other hand, failed to impress in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers, and given their four-game losing run in the process, we do not believe that the underdogs are capable of spoiling Turkey’s party in Istanbul.
Highlighted Player (Cengiz Under):
Cengiz Under is a professional footballer who plays for both Roma and the Turkish national team. Born in Sindirigi, Turkey on July 14, 1997, Under is a pacey winger who began his youth career at Bucasport. In 2013 he moved to Altinordu and he continued playing for the Doganlar Stadium outfit at senior level.
After scoring 11 goals in 51 appearances in the league for Altinordu, Cengiz Under moved to big-spending capital club Basaksehir. The left-footed attacker scored 7 goals in 32 appearances in the Super Lig before joining Serie A side Roma in the summer of 2017. Under signed a €13.4 million worth deal with the Giallorossi, making his league debut in a 3-1 loss to Inter on August 26, 2017.
The Turkey international came as a substitute for Danielle De Rossi in the 83rd minute of the match. Speaking of his international career, Cengiz Under made his debut for the Turkish national team on March 27, 2017 in a 3-1 win over Moldova.
Highlighted Team (Faroe Islands):
Faroe Islands gained membership of FIFA on July 2, 1988 and they played their first official game on August 24 against Iceland. They were beaten by the Icelanders in Akranes, but two years later they recorded probably the most significant victory in the history of the national team as they defeated Austria 1-0 in Euro 1992 qualifiers.
Faroe Islands have yet to qualify for a major tournament, but they have been making progress year by year. The Landsliðið play their home games at Torsvollur and the capacity of the venue is 6.000. Faroe Islands recorded their biggest win against Gibraltar on March 1, 2014 (4-1) and they suffered their biggest defeat in 1996 when they were beaten 8-1 by Yugoslavia in front of home fans.
In the 2016 European Championship qualifiers Faroe Islands recorded a double victory over Greece, but the minnows eventually failed to book their place at the showpiece tournament in France. The likes of Frodi Benjaminsen, Oli Johannesen, Rogvi Jacobsen, Todi Jonsson and Jakup Mikkelsen are the most notable footballers who played for the Faroe Islands national team.