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How Turkey could line up against Switzerland

How Turkey could line up against Switzerland
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Sports Mole takes an in-depth look at how Turkey could line up for Sunday's Group A clash with Switzerland.

After back-to-back defeats to start their Group A campaign, Turkey come into Sunday's game against Switzerland without a point or a goal, potentially pushing head coach Senol Gunes into making some personnel changes.

As they require victory by a healthy margin - plus results in other groups to go their way - the Crescent-Stars are likely to shuffle their pack, after so far leaking five goals without troubling the scorers at the other end.

Though addressing concerns that their inexperience and lack of physical power - claims made by Gunes himself - will have to wait until after the Championships, bringing Kaan Ayhan of Serie A side Sassuolo into the midfield, alongside Irfan Kahveci, could allow others to shine in the final third.

Chief creative talent Hakan Calhanoglu has flickered but is yet to burst into life and will again be burdened with the task of creating from a nominal left-sided position, from which he can roam more freely given the circumstances.

Having been frustrated in front of goal so far, Ligue 1 winner Burak Yilmaz should again lead the line up front, with support from Calhanoglu and Yusuf Yazici.

Brentford's Halil Dervisoglu remains one of several relatively raw options for Gunes on the bench, along with 20-year-old Feyenoord starlet Orkun Kokcu.

Out wide, meanwhile, Roma winger Cengiz Under will compete with Kenan Karaman for a berth on the right, still hoping to belatedly recapture his best form after a fruitless spell on loan in the Premier League last term and a failure to make any impact on the Euros so far.

Turkey possible starting lineup: Cakir; Celik, Demiral, Soyuncu, Muldur; Ayhan, Tufan, Calhanoglu, Under; Yazici; Yilmaz

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Sunday's key events

· The men's golf reaches its conclusion, with plenty of players still in medal contention. Home favourite Hideki Matsuyama is one shot off Xander Schauffele's lead, while Great Britain's Paul Casey is another shot further back and Tommy Fleetwood is also in the mix (11.30pm-8am)

· Great Britain have already made history in the BMX events in Tokyo, something Charlotte Worthington and Declan Brooks will be looking to add to in the women's (2.10am) and men's (3.10am) freestyle finals

· The final day of swimming action begins with the men's 50m freestyle final. Ben Proud could add to a medal-laden Games in the pool for Team GB so far, although he is up against USA's Caeleb Dressel, who is going for his fourth gold in Tokyo (2.30am)
· From sprint to endurance, Great Britain's second medal hope of the day comes through Daniel Jervis in the men's 1500m freestyle final (2.44am)
· Team GB will again be among the heavy favourites for gold in the last swimming event of the Games - the men's 4x100m medley relay final - having won the mixed event in a world record time on Saturday (3.36am)

· Already guaranteed at least a bronze, Pat McCormack takes part in the men's welterweight semi-final against Ireland's Aidan Walsh with a spot in the gold medal final at stake (4.03am)
· Ben Whittaker is also in the semi-finals of the men's light heavyweight and will be looking to continue Team GB's success in the ring (4.51am)

· There will be a surprise on the top of the men's tennis podium after Novak Djokovic missed out on a medal altogether. Alexander Zverev takes on Karen Khachanov in the second match on Centre Court at the Ariake Tennis Park (7am-2pm)

· Alison Young will be going for gold in the women's laser radial medal race (7.33am)

· Team GB's Max Whitlock will look to defend his 2016 Olympic title in the men's pommel horse final (10.41am)

· The men's high jump final includes GB's Tom Gale, although his chances of a medal look bleak (11.10am)
· So often the blue-riband event of the Olympics, the men's 100m final takes place as the world's fastest bid to be crowned Usain Bolt's successor. Three Brits have made it into the semi-finals (11.15am-11.32am), and the final looks wide open after an underwhelming display by favourite Trayvon Bromell on Saturday (1.50pm)

· Great Britain face India in the men's quarter-final (1pm)

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