Turkey are set to play their opening Euro 2016 fixture this Sunday, a potentially tricky match as they have to face the dangerous Croatia side.
The Crescent-Stars' head coach, Fatih Terim was not shy on admitting that he has nothing but respect for Croatia, but Turkey will not be targeting any other than victory on that tie.
Croatia bagged a positive result on their midweek friendly fixture after defeating Russia 3-1.
The home side actually made a brighter start on that tie as they got themselves in front on 14 minutes through Fyodor Smolov.
Croatia national team can't seem to catch a break because of their hooligans acts as after receiving closed door game punishment, they are expecting another one from UEFA after recent incident during their match against Italy on Friday.
Italy national side are set to face a tough match on their upcoming Euro 2016 qualifier as they travel to face Croatia this Friday.
Although admitting that it won't be an easy task, Azzurri goal keeper, Gianluigi Buffon stated that he and his teammates will try to grab maximum result on that tie.
Playing at home doesn't seem to give much insurance for Croatia ahead of their match against Italy as the Balkan side won't be receiving maximum support from their fans knowing that that tie will be played on closed door.
Croatia picked up a quite positive result from their latest Euro 2016 qualifying campaign as they grabbed a 1-1 draw against Italy an San Siro, Milan, but the Balkan side's head coach, Niko Kovac was quite disappointed on that game.
Mario Balotelli's call up for Italy's upcoming Euro 2016 qualifier against Croatia continue to raise some questions, mainly from the media who continue to wonder how are the situation of Azzurri's training camp with Balotelli's return.
Not having a best start to his new season with Liverpool, Mario Balotelli has been called up into Italy national team setup by Antonio Conte for their upcoming Euro 2016 qualifier against Croatia next Sunday.
Croatia started off their Euro 2016 qualifier campaign in a positive manner as they grabbed an important home win over lowly Malta side.
Eager to entertain their home crowd, the Balkan side immediately put on an attacking effort since kick off in search for goals.