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Group leaders Türkiye to face Croatia in EURO 2024 qualifiers Tuesday

Group leaders Türkiye to face Croatia in EURO 2024 qualifiers Tuesday
On Saturday, Türkiye defeated Armenia 2-1 in Group D opener

By Can Erozden

ANKARA (AA) - Group leaders Türkiye will play against Croatia in a UEFA EURO 2024 qualifying match at home on Tuesday.

Türkiye, which beat Armenia 2-1 in the Group D opener on Saturday, target Croatia in a second matchday showdown at Bursa Buyuksehir Belediye Stadium.

The 2022 FIFA World Cup bronze medalists Croatia were held to a 1-1 draw by Wales on Saturday in Split.

Welsh forward Nathan Broadhead rescued Wales on his debut, scoring the equalizer against Croatia in the 93rd minute.

Türkiye are top of Group D with three points, while Wales and Croatia have one point each. Latvia and Armenia have zero points in the group.

The game in Bursa will kick off at 1845GMT.

On the same day, Wales will host Latvia in a Group D game in Cardiff.

Türkiye and Croatia previously played against each other many times as they last met in 2020 friendly that ended 3-3 in Istanbul.

The teams were in the same group at the EURO 2016 as Luka Modric-led Croatia beat Türkiye 1-0 in a Group D match in Paris.

In the EURO 2008 quarterfinals, Türkiye eliminated Croatia on penalties after the extra time ended 1-1 in Vienna, one of the most dramatic matches in the tournament.

- EURO 2024 qualifiers format

The EURO 2024 finals in Germany will feature 24 teams.

Hosts Germany have automatically qualified for next summer's football contest.

There are 53 teams split into 10 groups (A-J) in the EURO 2024 qualifiers, seven groups of five teams and three groups of six teams.

Twenty nations – two teams in each group – will book their places in the EURO 2024 finals.

The remaining three teams will join the EURO 2024 through the playoffs linked to the 2022-23 UEFA Nations League.

The qualifiers' group stage has been scheduled to end with matches to be played on Nov. 16-21.

- Monday's fixtures

The Netherlands vs. Gibraltar

Ireland vs. France

Poland vs. Albania

Moldova vs. Czech Republic

Sweden vs. Azerbaijan

Austria vs. Estonia

Hungary vs. Bulgaria

Montenegro vs. Serbia

- Tuesday

Georgia vs. Norway

Scotland vs. Spain

Türkiye vs. Croatia

Wales vs. Latvia

Switzerland vs. Israel

Romania vs. Belarus

Kosovo vs. Andorra

source: News Feed
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