Tag: preparatory matches for Euro 2024

Türkiye and Italy Share Spoils in Euro 2024 Preparatory Friendly
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Türkiye and Italy Share Spoils in Euro 2024 Preparatory Friendly

By Score More In a match that promised excitement but delivered a defensive masterclass, Türkiye's national football team held Italy to a 0-0 draw on Tuesday at the iconic Renato Dall'Ara Stadium. Both teams, eager to fine-tune their tactics ahead of Euro 2024, struggled to break the deadlock despite spirited performances. Türkiye, donning a blend of youth and experience, started with Altay Bayındır, Zeki Çelik, Abdülkerim Bardakcı, Ozan Kabak, Mert Müldür, Hakan Çalhanoğlu, Kaan Ayhan, Oğuz Aydın, Yusuf Yazıcı, Barış Alper Yılmaz, and Kenan Yıldız. Italy, under coach Roberto Mancini, fielded a formidable squad including Vicario, Di Lorenzo, Mancini, Bastoni, Dimarco, Cristante, Jorginho, Orsolini, Pellegrini, Chiesa, and Retegui. The match began with both sides cautiously probing f...
Portugal Triumphs Over Finland in Euro 2024 Warm-Up
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Portugal Triumphs Over Finland in Euro 2024 Warm-Up

By Score More In a night of creativity and some missed chances, Rúben Dias, Diogo Jota, and Bruno Fernandes, with a brace, led Portugal to a 4-2 victory against Finland at Estádio José Alvalade. This was the first of three preparatory matches for Euro 2024. Portugal started strong, controlling possession and creating numerous chances. Rafael Leão's early attempt lacked power and accuracy, setting the tone for the evening's mix of creativity and inefficiency. By the 12th minute, Nuno Mendes set up Diogo Jota with a clear scoring opportunity, but Jota failed to capitalize. Vitinha's dangerous incursion into the Finnish box three minutes later also ended without a goal, as his cross was intercepted by goalkeeper Hradecky. The breakthrough came soon after. Vitinha's corner from the lef...