10 Interesting Stats Ahead of Croatia-Turkey

2 – Croatia coach Ante Čačić won both of his competitive (qualifying) games since replacing Niko Kovač in September 2015.

5 – Croatia have qualified for five of the six European Championships since their independence.

6 – Croatia are unbeaten in all six previous meetings with Turkey (W2, D4).

7 – Croatia have not conceded more than 1 goal in a single European Championship game since losing 4-2 at EUro 2004 (7 games).

27 – Only Switzerland’s three goalkeepers (25) have fewer caps than Croatia’s trio (27) heading into Euro 2016.

67% – Darijo Srna has played in four of the six matches between these two nations.

75% – Turkey manager Fatih Terim has lead his country to three of the four European Championships they have qualified for in their history.

121 – Semih Şentürk’s 121st minute equaliser versus Croatia in Euro 2008 was the latest goal ever scored at a European Championship.

1996 – Croatia and Turkey made their debut at Euro 96, both meeting in the group stage (Croatia won 1-0).  The Turkish coach that day was Fatih Terim who is also their current coach.

2018 – These two nations have been drawn together in qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

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