Czech Republic and Turkey will be involved in a massive Euro 2016 Group D encounter on Tuesday. The Czechs have a good chance of qualifying for the round of 16, if they defeat Turkey, which will help them reach four points. But things are not that easy for Turkey, who will need results in other groups to go their way, even if they script a win, and that too a big win, considering their goal difference is -4 at the moment.
But one thing is for sure. Both teams can pack their bags and go home if the match ends in a draw. Czech Republic might be slight favourites for this crucial encounter, as they managed a draw against a strong Croatian side. They need to carry that momentum into this game, and defeat Turkey.
To be fair, Czech Republic were fortunate to earn that solitary point against Croatia as they were completely outplayed. However, both teams should be fully prepared for this game after playing the two best teams of the group in their last two matches.
"In theory we might only need a point, even though it is really just in theory. More likely we need to win so we will push more players forward and play more offensively. We will make an effort to control the match," UEFA's official website quoted Vrba as saying.
"Most of our players already have big matches under their belts, mostly with their clubs but also in the European Qualifiers, so from that point of view I have no concerns about our players not being ready or aware of how much is at stake. They will be on top of it."
Turkey have not been impressive in Euro 2016, though, they looked a better unit during the qualifying stages. Arda Turan, their talismanic player, will need to inspire the rest of his teammates to defeat the Czech Republic.
After a below par performances against Spain, manager Fatih Terim could ring in some changes, and try to find a team, which is capable of emerging victorious. Hence, talented youngster Emre Mor could start his first Euro 2016 game, and he has the pace and skills to trouble the Czech defenders. Terim is aware of the threats posed by the Czech Republic.
"I have always said this is the "group of death" and what matters most is getting out of it. This will be an interesting game: both teams need a victory. It will be like a chess match. The Czech Republic are a resilient team. They came from 2-0 down to draw with Croatia and they could have held Spain too. You have to be wary of them," Terim said.
Where to watch live
Czech Republic vs Turkey is scheduled for a 9 p.m. local time (12.30 a.m. IST, 8 p.m. BST, 3 p.m. ET) start. The live streaming and TV information you need is below.
Czech Republic: TV: CT Sport
Turkey: TV: TRT 1
UK: TV: ITV1. Live Streaming: ITV Hub.
USA: TV: ESPN and ESPN 3. Live Streaming: Watch ESPN.
France: TV: Bein Sports. Live Streaming: Bein Sports Connect.
Canada: TV: TSN and RDS. Live Streaming: TSN TV.
Australia: TV: Bein Sports and SBS One. Live Streaming: Bein Sports Connect.
Germany: TV: ZDF and ORF.
China and Hong Kong: TV: CCTV and LeTV.
Thailand: TV: Channel 3.
Singapore: TV: Eleven Singapore and Singtel. Live Streaming: Singtel Go.
Malaysia: TV: Astro.
Latin America: TV: DirecTV.
Middle East and North Africa: TV: Bein Sports Max. Live Streaming: Bein SportsConnect.
South Africa and Sub Saharan Africa: TV: SuperSport 3. Live Streaming: SuperSport