Henri J Barkey is the Cohen Professor of International Relations at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and an adjunct senior fellow for Middle East studies at the Council of Foreign Relations. France go up the other end and Pavard crosses in but it's headed away. Turkey also concluded an EEZ agreement of its own with the Libyan government designed to cut the Mediterranean into two with the possible intention of preventing Cyprus, Egypt and Israel from exporting natural gas to Europe through a pipeline. France are carrying on as they did in the first half but haven't quite revved up again yet. Turkey manage to work their way out down their left. When Gunok's been called upon, most notably from that France double chance, he's been up to the task. France vs Turkey TV channel and live stream, and online coverage. Laying out his rationale in an August 29 speech, he depicted a Mediterranean beseeched by conflicts. Turkey vs France: Didier Deschamps labels Euro 2020 qualifying defeat 'a good slap' for world champions. It does not recognize the fact that islands also have a right to an EEZ and hence challenge much of Greece and Cyprus’s EEZ designations. France resort to the direct approach. Goodbye! France Turkey HISTORY; Air force > Combat aircraft: 306 Ranked 1st. Lemar comes on for Matuidi. The Turks have made it clear that they are willing to use force if necessary, while carrying out these missions. He's still moving gingerly. Turkey are defending well so far, as you'd expect. Matuidi curls in a cross from the left that Coman can only nod wide. Leaders of Turkey and France engage in a war of words after Emmanuel Macron said Islam was a religion ‘in crisis’ worldwide. Gunok drops low to stop Sissoko's rasping shot after the ball lands nicely for the Tottenham Hotspur man. 1-1 TURKEY! Submit. He's really been imperious. Turkey take the opportunity to settle into the game, passing around at the back. Well, they couldn't do anything about that one! Griezmann flights the ball in but can't find a teammate. You can't begrudge Turkey something for their valiant defending. More importantly, he has removed Oruç Reis, the exploratory vessel from the Aegean and sent it back to port. He has said that he is laying down a red line intended to deter Ankara. What an entertaining game that was, a case of France's unstoppable force coming up against Turkey's immovable object. Kahveci passes to Yilmaz but it's in front of France's defence and they get the ball away. The Leicester defender's been magnificent here. After winning their last four qualifying matches, the world champions will be confident they can get the job done on home soil. France are getting going again now. The problem is that the Mediterranean is a semi-closed sea where countries’ respective EEZs bump into each other. Can he repeat his late goalscoring heroics from the other day? If Turkey get a point here, they'll have him to thank. In justifying its decision, Moody’s pointed to not just the government’s poor steering of the economy but also to the rising tensions, including in the Eastern Mediterranean, resulting from Turkey’s foreign policy stances. Neither side wants to lose this. But there is also the reemergence of two great powers, Russia and Turkey, both of which arrive with considerable historical baggage. However, when they have, they've been a threat. Didier Deschamps changes two players from France's crucial 1-0 win away to Iceland three days ago. The Bayern Munich midfielder attempts to flick the ball towards goal but can't quite manage it. bcfadmin October 30, 2020. The two countries' national anthems ring out and we're ready to go! France have beaten them once - can they do it again? Ikone picks up the ball on the right and cuts inside to smash the ball towards the bottom right corner. Turkey can do nothing but camp in their own defensive third. No matter - France come again. What can Turkey make of this? Before the corner's taken, Ben Yedder trudges off. France circulate the ball, looking for a shooting opportunity. France have started this match with intent. The channel is Free To Air in the UK. The second half gets underway. France substitution. Map of the world. Great save by Gunok! European Championship Qualifying match France vs Turkey 14.10.2019. Can he nick this for France? Hernandez gets a shot away but he's well offside. The substitute right-back powers a header past Mandanda at his near post from the left side of the six yard box. At the heart of the dispute is Turkey’s decision to explore for hydrocarbon resources in waters deemed to be within the Greek and Cypriot EEZs. Celik is down injured and the physio comes on to treat him - he can't continue. Matuidi yells for a penalty but it's clearly not. It takes a slight glance off Soyuncu and nestles into the corner of the net! France get a corner shortly afterwards but Gunok claims comfortably. Yilmaz wags his finger at the referee as he gives away a foul against Hernandez. A simple ball over the top for Yilmaz forces Mandanda to rush out and clear. Last month, French and Turkish naval vessels were involved in a tense altercation off the Libyan coast. Calhanoglu's fantastic delivery was responsible for that goal. It's not over yet though - Turkey still have to hold on for the last ten minutes. Not sure about that. Macron’s forceful intervention may be having its desired effect. Last Updated on: November 11, 2020. Demiral gives France's midfielders the slip with a drop of the shoulder but his final pass for Kahveci lets him down. This Turkish decision to dial down tensions taken in anticipation of the pending European Union Summit was also made all the more necessary by Moody’s unprecedented downgrade of Turkish debt deeper into junk category. Turkey get lucky! Demiral makes a fantastic tackle to stop Coman in his tracks as the winger gallops down the left for France. Turkey play the free-kick long and it's nothing Varane can't deal with. Coman's backheel sets Griezmann through on goal and Gunok drops low to block! Both sides will surely qualify for the finals - and they'll be worth watching too. France pop the ball around to find Sissoko at the far post, whose effort is safely caught by Gunok. France corner. That's great news for Turkey, who can take their time over a long goal-kick. Turkey does have a valid issue. More worryingly for him, new developments are exacerbating the current state of affairs. France in actual season average scored 2.11 goals per match. France vs Turkey 15/10/19. One added minute in this first half. Accordingly, coastal states can claim up to a 200 miles area as their EEZ where they have the right to exploit existing resources. France are looking more and more frustrated. The match will be shown live on ITV. Turkey's goalkeeper is having to stay alert here. If Turkey can make a few more chances themselves, this game will get even more interesting. 52% more than France Army > Attack helicopters: 39 Ranked 3rd. Turkey leapfrog France to top Group H having taken a maximum nine points from three Euro 2020 qualifiers, while France have two wins and a defeat. Turkey intercept and Yokuslu looks to free Kahveci down the right but his pass can only bounce out of play. France had all the attacks in the opening 45 minutes but couldn't find a way through a well-drilled and resolute Turkey defence. Turkey could make any team work hard for a winin this form. Given how well the visitors defended, it's no less than they deserve. Turkey make four changes from their fortunate 1-0 win over Albania as Soyuncu, Yokuslu, Kahveci and Karaman all come in. It's nailbitingly tense. Tolisso slaloms past a few Turkish challenges only for Turkey to put the ball out of play. Griezmann dribbles into the area and goes down after a fair challenge from Demiral - no penalty. France has ordered forces to the eastern Mediterranean to assist Greece, escalating a standoff between Greece and Turkey over oil drilling rights. Now it's France's turn to attack. This is because Ankara has deployed an armada of naval vessels that accompany its seismic research ships in pursuit of hydrocarbon resources and influence in the Eastern Mediterranean. Celik goes down injured after he makes a sliding tackle on Hernandez by the touchline. In 20 (83.33%) matches played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. Turkey TUR: 2-0 France FRA: 8 Jun, 2019: UEFA European Championship Qualifying: France FRA: 1-0 Turkey TUR: 5 Jun, 2009: International Friendly: France FRA: 3-2 Turkey TUR: 26 Jun, 2003: FIFA Confederations Cup Griezmann holds off the Turkish defence and keeps possession for France. Image: Reuters, © Copyright 2020 Center for the National Interest All Rights Reserved. Celik looks fine to carry on. What a waste! Soyuncu punts Pavard's cross away from danger. Paris / Ankara The dispute between Paris and Turkey has worsened since a French teacher was strangled and brutally murdered. That's a vital stop. France look rattled by that goal. France-Turkey European Qualifiers 2020 . Tosun is next to see yellow for a rough tackle on Pavard. The 1–1 draw in Paris leaves France and Turkey tied on 19 points at the top of Group H, with Turkey ahead based on their 2-0 win over France in June. A victory over Turkey tonight will confirm the home side’s place in the tournament, whilst th… Exceptional defending from Turkey! The offside flag goes up against Tekdemir. FRANCE (4-2-3-1): Steve Mandanda; Benjamin Pavard, Raphael Varane (c), Clement Lenglet, Lucas Hernandez; Corentin Tolisso, Moussa Sissoko; Kingsley Coman, Antoine Griezmann, Blaise Matuidi; Wissam Ben Yedder. France 1-1 Turkey, RESULT: World champions held in Paris as Cristiano Ronaldo scores 700th career goal against Ukraine. It's hard to keep up with this match! One more win. Coman reaches the goalline down the left and hangs the ball up for the arriving Griezmann but Gunok is there at the near post to catch. These two changes early in the half might leave them vulnerable to fatigue later. Before the free-kick, Turkey make their last throw of the die. The referee calls play back for a foul. The ever-rising tension between NATO allies Turkey and France reached a new height when Paris claimed that off the coast of Libya last month, Turkish frigates targeted a French navy vessel with their radar, the last step before the actual firing of the missile, as it was seeking to inspect a cargo ship suspected of carrying weapons to Libya. He also has upped the pressure at the MED7 Corsica summit last week by encouraging Europeans to stand firm against Ankara. Griezmann is electrifying to watch. They're doing well at keeping France at bay. Turkey’s ambassador to France, Ismail Hakkı Musa, said on July 1 the three Turkish warships were helping NATO enforce the U.N. arms embargo. Giroud slips between Turkey's two central defenders but France's target man is offside. Preview and stats followed by live commentary, video highlights and match report. Lemar takes a great first touch to carry the ball into Turkey's box and drills a shot straight at Gunok, who makes a great save! Giroud rises high in the centre of the box to nod a header towards goal. SUBS: Ozan Kabak, Kaan Ayhan, Omer Bayram, Deniz Turuc, Emre, Yusuf Yazici, Hakan Calhanoglu, Ugurcan Cakir, Sinan Bolat, Enes Unal, Cenk Tosun, Nazim Sangare. France have all the momentum at the moment. SUBS: Presnel Kimpembe, Kurt Zouma, Tanguy Ndombele, N'Golo Kanté, Djibril Sidibe, Alphonse Areola, Lucas Digne, Alassane Plea, Olivier Giroud, Jonathan Ikone, Mike Maignan, Thomas Lemar. Show map. Turkey free-kick. Stade de France - Saint-Denis. Soyuncu carries the ball forward from centre-back and Sissoko elects to hack the Leicester defender down. TURKEY (4-3-3): Fehmi Mert Gunok; Mehmet Zeki Celik, Caglar Soyuncu, Merih Demiral, Umut Meras; Ozan Tufan, Mahmut Tekdemir, Okay Yokuslu; Irfan Can Kahveci, Burak Yilmaz (c), Kenan Karaman. However, France have to face Turkey, the side responsible for their sole defeat in this group back in June. Turkey, while not a signatory to UNCLOS, has decided to interpret its provisions differently. Hello and welcome to our live text commentary of this Euro 2020 qualifying Group H match between France and Turkey at the Stade de France, Paris. Calhanoglu holds the ball up near France's corner flag and a few valuable seconds tick away for France! The home crowd are well up for this. The keeper saves Sissoko's powerful follow-up shot and Matuidi's third shot from range is blocked. It's a corner to France. Turkey, meanwhile, have a visit from Iceland to weather - a draw will do it there, and if not they travel to Andorra in their final game.