Wales need to win in Turkey tonight to boost their chances of qualifying for Euro 2024 after falling to a shock defeat to Armenia.

The Dragons lost 4-2 at the Cardiff City Stadium to the minnows to leave them third with four points, having played a game more than Croatia.

It was a night to forget for Wales against Armenia


It was a night to forget for Wales against ArmeniaCredit: Getty

Croatia have been in Nations League action, so a Wales defeat here could see them slip well behind the top two in Group D.

Turkey will prove to be stern opposition as they are top of the group with six points.

Rob Page’s men have produced some special performances on nights like these in the past and will need to do so again.

Wales vs Turkey: talkSPORT coverage

This Euro 2024 qualifier will take place on Monday, June 19.

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Kick-off at the Samsum Stadium is set for 7:45pm.

talkSPORT 2 will have live commentary, with Ian Danter and ex-Wales midfielder Dave Edwards taking you through the action.

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Kieffer Moore was sent off after a frustrating evening


Kieffer Moore was sent off after a frustrating eveningCredit: Getty

Turkey vs Wales: Team news

The visitors will be without Kieffer Moore after he was sent off for violent conduct against Armenia.

Nottingham Forest’s Brennan Johnson is likely to lead the line.

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David Brooks could also make his first start since 2021 after returning to the national team on Friday as a substitute.

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Brooks spent nearly two years out of the game with cancer but is back in the fold.

Meanwhile, the hosts are expected to start Inter Milan’s Hakan Calhanoglu despite the midfielder playing 90 minutes in the Champions League final.

Turkey also have no injury concerns to contend with.

Turkey vs Wales: What has been said?

Wales boss Page: “We had a group meeting yesterday [on Saturday] and addressed what needed to be said, we’ve put it to bed and full focus is on the challenge tomorrow evening and we’ll all be ready for it.

“We have to bounce back straight away and all stick together. As long as we don’t get too carried away with positive performances and results like against Croatia [a 1-1 draw], too disappointed with defeats and keep a level head we’ll come through the other side and be OK.

“What I want is a reaction from the players, and that is in the performance. If they do that the result will take care of itself.”

Brooks' return was one positive for Wales


Brooks’ return was one positive for WalesCredit: Getty

Turkey vs Wales; Match facts

  • Wales have won four of their previous seven meetings with Turkey (D1 L2), winning the most recent game 2-0 in Baku at Euro 2020. 
  • Wales’ last away game against Turkey was in August 1997 in a World Cup qualifier – they came from 2-0 down to lead 3-2 in the first half, and also led 4-3 in the second half before eventually losing 6-4. 
  • Turkey lost 2-0 at home against Croatia in their first home European Championship qualifier of this campaign – they haven’t lost consecutive home qualifiers within the same campaign since losing to Poland, England and the Republic of Ireland in Euro 1992 qualifying. 
  • Wales have won just one of their last 11 matches in all competitions (D3 L7), with their 1-0 victory against Latvia in March also their only clean sheet in this run. 
  • Wales’ 4-2 defeat to Armenia last time out was the first time in 49 qualifying matches (including play-offs) they’d conceded 4+ goals in a game, since losing 6-1 against Serbia in 2012. 
  • Including play-off matches, Wales have only failed to score in one of their last 18 qualifiers for the World Cup and European Championship, doing so in a goalless draw at home to Estonia in September 2021. 
  • Cengiz Ünder has been involved in 14 goals in his last 16 appearances for Turkey in all competitions, scoring seven and assisting seven. 
  • Brennan Johnson has been involved in four goals in his last six starts for Wales in all competitions (2 goals, 2 assists), setting up Dan James’ opener against Armenia last time out. 
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