Turkey vs Norway Final – LIVE Reddit Soccer 08/10/2021
Turkey were tipped as potential dark horses at Euro 2020, but it was a very disappointing tournament for the national team, who lost all three of their group matches to exit the competition in the first round.
The Crescent-Stars are now bidding to qualify for the finals of a World Cup for the first time since 2002, when they finished third, but Stefan Kuntz’s side have work to in Group G.
Indeed, a record of three wins, two draws and one defeat from six matches has seen them collect 11 points, leaving them third in the section, two points behind both second-placed Norway and leaders Netherlands.
Turkey actually started their qualification campaign with a 4-2 home success over the Netherlands, but they lost 6-1 to Louis van Gaal’s side in the reverse match on September 7.
The Euro 2008 semi-finalists have won five of their previous nine international fixtures against Norway and have not lost to Friday’s opponents since February 2000.
Norway, meanwhile, are bidding to qualify for the finals of a World Cup for the first time since 1998, when they reached the round of 16 of the competition.
Stale Solbakken’s side have impressed in Group G thus far, winning four, drawing one and losing one of their six matches to collect 13 points, level with leaders Netherlands.
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Turkey are in danger of not going to Qatar. The fact is that this team is third in Group G with 11 points ahead of this round. They are two points adrift of second-placed Norway. After their disappointing Euro 2020 title defeat, Turkey drew 2-2 with Montenegro, drew 3-0 with Gibraltar, and then infamously lost 1-6 to the Netherlands in their World Cup 2022 qualifying campaign.
Norway, as we have already said, are now in second place in the Group G standings. Moreover, they have the same number of points (13) as the Netherlands in the lead. The Norwegians have performed magnificently in World Cup 2022 qualifying matches in September – a 1-1 draw against the Netherlands, a 2-0 win over Latvia, and a 5-1 thrashing of Gibraltar.
Norway enjoyed an excellent September, meanwhile, picking up seven points from their three matches against the Netherlands, Latvia and Gibraltar.
The Lions now have two huge matches against Turkey and Montenegro before finishing their qualification campaign with games against Latvia and Netherlands in November.
Norway still face a tough battle to claim a top-two finish in the section, but they have one of the most lethal centre-forwards in world football at their disposal, with Erling Braut Haaland continuing to find the back of the net on a regular basis; the Borussia Dortmund striker, though, will miss this match through injury.