By Fatih Erel
ISTANBUL (AA) – The Turkish National Football Team lineup has been announced ahead of matches against Bosnia-Herzegovina and Russia set for Oct. 11 and 14.
Turkey will play against Bosnia-Herzegovina in a friendly match at home on Oct. 11 and with Russia away in the UEFA Nations League on Oct. 14.
Currently Turkey is in the second spot in League B, Group C with 3 points. Russia and Sweden are Turkey's opponents in the group.
The group winner will move up to Group A, while the team at the bottom of the group will move down to Group C.
The UEFA Nations League is a new national team competition that replaces friendlies with competitive matches, allowing nations to play against equally ranked teams.
The 55 associations were split into four leagues according to their rankings. The group winners in Leagues B, C, and D gain promotion, and teams that finish at the bottom of their groups in Leagues A, B, and C are relegated.
Turkey's announced squad against Bosnia-Herzegovina and Russia is as follows:
Goalkeepers: Gokhan Akkan (Caykur Rizespor), Serkan Kirintili (Atiker Konyaspor), Sinan Bolat (Royal Antwerp)
Defenders: Mehmet Zeki Celik (Lille), Sener Ozbayrakli, Hasan Ali Kaldirim (Fenerbahce), Caglar Soyuncu (Leicester City), Ertugrul Ersoy (Bursaspor), Kaan Ayhan (Fortuna Dusseldorf), Mert Muldur (Rapid Wien), Serdar Aziz, Omer Bayram (Galatasaray)
Midfielders: Cengiz Under (Roma), Serdar Gurler (Huesca), Yusuf Yazici (Trabzonspor), Irfan Can Kahveci, Mahmut Tekdemir (Medipol Basaksehir), Mehmet Topal (Fenerbahce), Oguzhan Ozyakup (Besiktas), Okay Yokuslu (Celta Vigo), Tarkan Serbest (Kasimpasa), Berkay Ozcan (Stuttgart), Hakan Calhanoglu (AC Milan), Yunus Malli (Wolfsburg)
Strikers: Cenk Tosun (Everton), Enes Unal (Real Valladolid)