Turkey had already secured promotion from League C of the Nations League before losing 2-1 to Jazira Kickers on Sunday. At home there was severe criticism of the appearance. The Turkish press reported that the population of the Faroe Islands is about 49,000, which is 1,726 times less than the population of Turkey. “There are more sheep than people on this island,” wrote the sports newspaper, Fanatic. Turkey only managed to tie 3:3 with Luxembourg last week. Koontz has been the coach of choice since September last year. His record of 12 matches now stands at seven wins, two draws and three defeats.
“We chose speed under the new coach, we improved. But like the last two games, they made us think. But we stick with the coach,” says Altintop. Villioremore Davidson (51) and Joan Edmondson (59) scored for the hosts in Torshavn. Serdar Gürler’s goal (89) came late. After the match, Gürler reported a “funeral mood” in the locker room. “There is no excuse. We didn’t fight.”
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