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Türkiye - Georgia: the Georgians and Willy Sagnol have a date with History

Qualified for the first time at a major international competition, the Georgian team coached by Willy Sagnol enters the competition today against Turkey for this first meeting of Group F.

For this historic day of Georgian football, we will have a duel between neighbors this late afternoon at the Dortmund Stadium (at 6 p.m.). Two nations from the far east of Europe which are not among the favorites of the competition, but which both have a lot of appeal ;tit to pass the first round of the competition.

Georgia without complexes

Willy Sagnol, stationed à at the head of this Georgian selection since February 2021, firmly believes in his team's chances of playing spoilsport in Germany. The work that he succeeded in doing accomplishing in three years in this small country of 3.71 million inhabitants is colossal. Pasté From 98th to 75th in the FIFA rankings, Georgia also moved up to 75th place in the FIFA rankings. League B of the Nations League after an almost perfect run (5 wins, 1 draw). 

The lack of experience and certainty required for a tournament of this magnitude can represent a handicap for this type of tournament. But that doesn't scare anyone. Sagnol, who today will become the first Frenchman to lead a selection other than the French team in a EURO.

Mikautadze and Kvaratshkelia the leaders of an ambitious group

Napoli's attacking midfielder and star of the team, Khvicha Kvarashkelia, will play a key role in leading the # 39;éGeorgian team  as far as possible. His experience in Serie A can lead to the emergence of other gems on the international scene. In the 26 selected for Germany, 23 clubs are represented at the national team. across 17 countries. Two attackers play in France, in this case  Davitachvili (Bordeaux) and Mikautadze (Metz). The latter, a brilliant scorer for Lorraine, will try to make a comeback with his national team by donning the costume of the providential striker.

A rejuvenated Turkey team

Turkey, which has struggled to shine in the final stages of the EURO since its brilliant run in 2008 (semi-finalist), arrives in Germany with a rejuvenated and remodeled team. Italian coach Vincenzo Montella has also imposed his mark since his inauguration in September 2023. He has been hammering home for days that these players must be ambitious but not arrogant. In a seasoned collective without stars, it is the young Orkun Kokçu (Benfica, 24 years old) who should take on the role of playmaker.

The probable line-ups of the two teams

Probable team of Turkey:  Cakir (L) – Cadioglu, Bardakci, Akyadin, Celik – Ozcan, Calhanonglu, AKturkoglu, Yildiz, Kokcu – B.A Yilmaz

Probable Georgia squad: Mamadachvili (L) – Kachia, Dvali, Kvirkvelia – Chengelia, Kochorachvili, Mekvabichvili, Kakabadze, Chakvetadze – Mikautadze, Kvaratshkelia

TV Broadcast and Streaming – On which channel can I watch the rencontre

You will have one and only one choice to watch this Turkey – Georgia (which will be refereed by the Argentinian Facundo Tello). This poster will be broadcast by beIN Sports 1. The channel also broadcasts all the matches of Euro 2024. 

To follow the match on your smartphone, computer or tablet you must subscribe to a 100% digital subscription to BeIN SPORTS CONNECT which will allow you to join beIN Sports

The odds offered

  • Betlic: Turkey 1.65/Draw 3.60/Georgia 4.75
  • Bwin: Turkey 1.70/Draw 3.80/Georgia 5.10
  • Winamax: Turkey 1.70/Draw 3.80/Georgia 5.10
  • Unibet: Turkey 1.70/Draw 3.80/Georgia 5.10
Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116