Turkey’s national football team hosted Croatia within the scope of the 2024 European Football Championship qualifiers. In the match that took place at Bursa Municipality Stadium, our national team left the stadium with a 2-0 defeat. He sat on the leadership seat of the group with the previous victory, and the national team fell to third place after yesterday’s defeat. At the end of the encounter, some fans were seen chanting slogans such as “TFF quit”. However, the Turkey-Croatia match was among the high-profile items on the social media agenda. Let’s look at the details together.
Turkey hosted Croatia, the second in the world in 2018, and the third in the world in 2022, in Bursa last night.
The match, which was held at the Bursa Metropolitan Municipality Stadium, was watched by 37,750 spectators. While our national team played the field with Mert, Zaki, Merih, Çağlar, Ferdi Salih, Orkon, Hakan Cengiz, Kerem and Enes 11, Croatia will face Levakovic, Stanisic, Sotalo, Gvardiol, Barisic Modric, Brozovic, Kovacic, Pasalic and Kramaric. and Perisic.
Our national team was the active side in the first minutes of the battle between Turkey and Croatia.
At the beginning of the match, Nujoum Al-Hilal had important chances with Cengiz Under and Kerem Akturkoglu. Unfortunately, our players failed to turn these chances into goals. On the other hand, in the first minutes of the fight, Turkey showed more prepared and efficient football than its opponent.
Croatia took a 1-0 lead with a Kovacic goal in the 20th minute.
In the 38th minute of the battle, Hakan Çilhanoğlu was injured and replaced by Ismail Yuksek. Croatian footballer Kovacic scored the second goal for himself and the team in the extra time of the first half. With this goal, Croatia entered the dressing room with a 2-0 advantage.
Both teams failed to score in the second half of the Türkiye-Croatia match.
Our national team goalkeeper Mert Jonuk prevented the gap from opening with his shots early in the second half. Arda and Barış replaced Orkon and Kerem in the 67th minute of the fight. In the 82nd minute, Enes and Cengiz were knocked out, bringing Cenk and Umut into the match.
However, these moves by national team coach Stefan Kuntz were not enough to stabilize the score. When the second half of the match did not look like a goal, the conflict between Turkey and Croatia ended with the guest team winning 2-0.
After being defeated by Croatia with a score of 2-0, the national team fell to third place in Group D.
After a good start to the 2024 European Nations Cup qualifiers, with Armenia’s victory away from home, Turkey was on the throne of Group D after the first matches. However, he lost at home to group favorites Croatia, and picked up a serious injury on his way to leading the group. Türkiye fell to third place after Croatia and Wales after defeating Croatia.
At the end of the match, some fans chanted “TFF quit”.
Football fans, who filled the Bursa Municipality Stadium, called on the federation to resign after the defeat of Croatia.
The Türkiye-Croatia match was also on the social media agenda
Many social media users shared their comments about the post-conflict Turkey-Croatia match, and expressed their reactions. The focus of the response was German coach Stefan Kuntz. Here are some social reactions.
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