Czech Republic vs Turkey Euro 2016 preview: What time does it start, where can I watch it live?

A look ahead to the Group D clash at the Stade Bollaert-Delelis in Lens

Michael Parsons
Tuesday 21 June 2016 15:48
Czech Republic players celebrate their late equaliser against Croatia
Czech Republic players celebrate their late equaliser against Croatia

What can happen?

Czech Republic will finish second if they win and Croatia lose against Spain, provided that the winning margin in either match is more than one. However, any win for the Czechs would leave them well placed to go through as one of the best third placers at a minimum.

After two defeats, it’s win or bust for Turkey. Should they do so, they have an outside chance of going through in one of the third place slots.

It’s a big game for…

Emre Mor

The 18 year-old should have done enough in his brief cameo against Croatia to earn a start in this must-win game for Turkey. In what could prove to be a shrewd business move, Borussia Dortmund secured his signature shortly before the Euros started - reportedly ahead of Manchester United and Liverpool. Fast, direct and skilful, Mor could be key to Turkey’s slim hopes of qualification.

Best stat…

Turkey have conceded 15 goals in their last eight Euros fixtures. Their last clean sheet came against Belgium in Euro 2000.

Player to watch…

Arda Turan

It hasn’t been a good few months for Turkey’s captain and star-man. Rumoured to be surplus to requirements after just a year at Barcelona, he was booed by his own fans during the 3-0 defeat against Spain. After that match, an upset Turan hinted he could quit the national side after Euro 2016, pointing out: "I have worn this shirt more than 90 times and the times I've played badly can be counted on the fingers of one hand."

Premier League interest…

Czech Republic (1): Petr Čech

Turkey: none

Past meetings…

Turkey 1 (Bulut) Czech Republic 2 (Sivok, Dočkal)
Euro 2016 qualifier, 2014

Czech Republic 0 Turkey 2 (İnan, Çalhanoğlu)
Euro 2016 qualifier, 2015

Vital information…

Kick-off time: 8pm

TV: Live on ITV4

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