Line-ups: Turkey-Croatia

Spain’s Group D rivals Turkey and Croatia get their respective Euro 2016 campaigns under way as Barcelona pair Arda Turan and Ivan Rakitic lock horns.

Although a predominantly-domestic national team, Turkey still line up with the likes of Bayer Leverkusen star Hakan Calhanoglu, Inter new boy Caner Erkin and former Valencia target Ozan Tufan in a 4-5-1 formation.

Their last participation at a European Championship came in 2008, when they reached the semi-finals of the tournament that year, only to be denied in extra time by Germany. That also remains their most recent appearance at a major international competition.

The Spanish connection, on the other hand, is strong in the Croatia XI, with Real Madrid’s Luka Modric playing as a deep-lying midfielder and ex-Atletico striker Mario Manduzkic leading their forward line.

The Vatreni have plenty of pedigree on the European front, qualifying for all-but-one edition of tournament since becoming a FIFA and UEFA member in 1993.

Turkey: Babacan; Gokhan, Topal, Hakan, Caner; Calhanoglu, Ozan, Selcuk, Ozyakup, Arda; Tosun

Croatia: Subasic; Srna, Corluka, Vida, Strinic; Modric, Badelj; Brozovic, Rakitic, Perisic; Mandzukic

Referee: Eriksson [SWE]

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