Our match prediction:
Both Turkey and Sweden continue their preparations for the upcoming Euro 2016 finals. The Turks impressed in the qualifiers, with the team leaving Netherlands behind them in group A and, no doubt, they are capable of recording a good result at the showpiece tournament in France. Fatih Terim is doing a great job with the Turkish national team and it has to be noted that they are on an 11-game unbeaten run ahead of the visit of Sweden. The Swedes booked their place at the European Championship finals by outplaying fellow Nordic side Denmark in the play-offs, but beating Turkey in Antalya is easier said than done. Anyhow, both teams look sharp in front of goal and we predict that fans will see a real football festival in Friday’s friendly match. A man to watch in the away side will be Zlatan Ibrahimovic, while Sweden defenders should have Barcelona starlet Arda Turan at bay.
Highligted Player (Zlatan):
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is a Swedish footballer of Bosnian descent. Ibra was born in Malmo on 3 October, 1981 and, as a result, he decided to represent Sweden on the international stage. The 195-cm-tall attacker started his senior career at Malmo and in 2011 he moved to Ajax. Ibrahimovic was producing outstanding performances for the Amsterdammers from 2001 to 2004 and, as a result, he was linked with a move with several European giants. In 2004 he signed a deal with Juventus for a fee of €16 million. Ibra scored 23 goals in 70 league games with the Bianconeri and he won two Serie A trophies with club (both revoked due to the Calciopoli scandal). He played for Inter and Milan in the past as well and he was part of Barcelona between 2009 and 2011. In 2012 he moved to PSG and it has to be noted that he won for Ligue 1 trophies with les Parisiens. After scoring on his last game for PSG against Nantes, he joined Manchester United in the summer of 2016. Ibrahimovic represented Sweden at several major tournaments.