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Turkey squad for Macedonia friendly announced

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The Turkish players celebrate a goal against Moldova in March; photo: TFFThe Turkish players celebrate a goal against Moldova in March; photo: TFFThe national team of Turkey will come to Skopje with 30 players for the upcoming friendly against Macedonia on Monday.

Turkish national team coach Fatih Terim decided to summon a large squad of 30 players for the friendly against Macedonia and the WC qualifier against Kosovo. Only 3 debutants are in the squad among of which 17-year-old goalkeeper Berke Özer. It is expected Terim to field a combined team against Macedonia as it is a friendly match. After this match Turkey will play a qualifier against Kosovo in Albania on the 11th.

Most of the players play in the domestic clubs with only 7 internationals of which 3 in Germany, 3 in Spain and one in China. Most experienced with 96 appearances is captain Arda Turan who plays for Barcelona, while top goalscorer among these is Burak Yılmaz of Chinese side Běijīng Guó'ān.

Berke Özer - Altinordu Turkey
Harun Tekin - Bursaspor Turkey
Volkan Babacan - Başakşehir Turkey

Gökhan Gönül - Beşiktaş Turkey
Kaan Ayhan - Fortuna Düsseldorf Germany
Şener Özbayraklı - Fenerbahçe Turkey
Ahmet Yılmaz Çalık - Galatasaray Turkey
Çağlar Söyüncü - Freiburg Germany
Mehmet Topal - Fenerbahçe Turkey
Semih Kaya - Galatasaray Turkey
Caner Erkin - Beşiktaş Turkey
Hasan Ali Kaldırım - Fenerbahçe Turkey
İsmail Köybaşı - Fenerbahçe Turkey

Ozan Tufan - Fenerbahçe Turkey
Selçuk İnan - Galatasaray Turkey
Emre Mor - Borussia Dortmund Germany
Serdar Gürler - Gençlerbirliği Turkey
Volkan Şen - Fenerbahçe Turkey
Deniz Türüç - Kayserispor Turkey
Emre Akbaba - Alanyaspor Turkey
Oğuzhan Özyakup - Beşiktaş Turkey
Emre Çolak - Deportivo de La Coruña Spain
Yusuf Yazıcı - Trabzonspor Turkey
Arda Turan - Barcelona Spain
Cengiz Ünder - Başakşehir Turkey
Olcay Şahan - TrabzonsporTurkey

Burak Yılmaz - Běijīng Guó'ān China
Cenk Tosun - Beşiktaş Turkey
Enes Ünal - Villarreal Spain
Yunus Mallı - Wolfsburg Germany

The friendly game between Macedonia and Turkey will be played on Monday at the National Arena Philip II of Macedon in Skopje with a kick-off at 19.45 CET.

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