Faroe Islands vs Turkey
UEFA Nations League
Turkey dropped points for the first time in the campaign on the last matchday. They would have hoped to wrap up the tournament in style heading into this fixture.
Their opponents meanwhile, had nothing to gain or lose and hence had the freedom to express themselves.
This helped Faroe island immensely as they scored in the 51st and 59th minutes to go 2-0up. Turkey were able to respond with just a goal in the 89th minute. This wrapped a 2-1 win for the hosts.
Faroe Islands vs Turkey: Match report
Faroe Islands: Gestsson, Rolantsson, Vatnsdal, Gunnar Vatnhamar, Davidsen, Andreasen, Bjartalio, Solvi Vatnhamar, Joensen (57. min. – Mikkelsen), Meinhard Olsen (90+4. min. – Johannesen), Edmundsson (72. min. – Klamint Olsen)
Türkiye: Altay Bayındır, Zeki Çelik, Ozan Kabak, Kaan Ayhan, Eren Elmalı (82. min. – Umut Bozok), Berkan Kutlu (60. min. – Halil Dervişoğlu), Ferdi Kadıoğlu, Yunus Akgün (60. min. – İsmail Yüksek), İrfan Can Kahveci, Kerem Aktürkoğlu (60. min. – Serdar Gürler), Serdar Dursun
Goals: Viljormur Davidsen (51. min.), Jóan Edmundsson (59. min.) (Faroe Islands), Serdar Gürler (89. min.) (Türkiye)
Yellow Cards: Joensen (22. min.), Gestsson (87. min.) (Faroe Islands), Berkan Kutlu (50. min.) (Türkiye)
Referees: Serhiy Boiko, Dmytro Zaporozhenko, Sergii Prystupa (Ukrayna)
Post match reaction
Stefan Kuntz, Turkey coach: “You said, ‘We ran less than the opponent, we won fewer duels’. Why is that?” To the question, “I may not be able to explain everything in all details, just because it happened one hundred percent. This is the reality, this is the reality of the Turkish National Team. This is the situation in terms of quality.”
“If the 10-11 players we mentioned are not among us, such results can happen. Because we cannot replace them with the same amount of players. If we have the chance to play with the same players, they will be higher in the FIFA ranking “In the past, you have witnessed various problems with the organization when the match was flowing like this in the past, where the Turkish National Team was 1-0 behind. We found a draw by coming from behind against Luxembourg, and today, when we did it right at certain points, we scored a goal.”