This is the first game between the teams since Turkey produced a famous comeback win against co-hosts Switzerland at UEFA EURO 2008.
Memories of a remarkable group stage encounter will be stirred as Switzerland take on Turkey in the final round of Group A games at UEFA EURO 2020.
• This is the teams' first fixture since Turkey produced a comeback victory against the co-hosts on Matchday 2 of UEFA EURO 2008. Switzerland led at half-time in a rain-soaked Basel thanks to Hakan Yakin's strike, but second-half goals from Semih Şentürk and, two minutes into added time, Arda Turan earned Turkey only their second EURO finals win, the first having also been against a host nation, Belgium, in 2000.
• Those three points proved significant as Fatih Terim's team went on to progress from the group, eventually reaching the semi-finals; Köbi Kuhn's Switzerland finished bottom of the section on three points.
• The Swiss had come out on top in an eventful 2006 FIFA World Cup play-off against Turkey, going through on away goals after a 2-0 home win was followed by a 4-2 away defeat. Marco Streller's goal six minutes from time in Istanbul proved decisive against a Turkey team featuring Emre Belözoğlu.
• Emre was an unused substitute in the teams' 2008 contest, in which Stephan Lichtsteiner started for Switzerland.
• Turkey have won eight of the 15 matches between the two sides, with Switzerland coming out on top four times. Both sides recorded a 2-1 away win in qualifying for EURO '96, Switzerland finishing top of Group 3 with Turkey runners-up – both teams therefore qualified for the final tournament for the first time.
• The teams' other EURO fixtures came in qualifying for the 1976 event, Turkey winning 2-1 at home before a 1-1 away draw.
• Turkey also recorded an away draw (0-0) and a home win (2-0) against Switzerland in their only other competitive matches, in the 1974 FIFA World Cup preliminaries, but both sides finished behind Italy in their section and missed out on the finals.
EURO facts: Switzerland
• This is Switzerland's fifth EURO, all in the last seven editions of the competition. Eliminated in the group stage in 1996, 2004 and as co-hosts in 2008, they finished second in their section at UEFA EURO 2016 behind hosts France but bowed out in the last 16, losing 5-4 on penalties to Poland after a 1-1 draw.
• Before Matchday 1, Switzerland's record in 13 EURO finals games was W2 D5 L6.
• This is Switzerland's fourth successive appearance in a major tournament having also qualified for the 2014 and 2018 FIFA World Cups, reaching the last 16 at both.
• The Swiss booked their place at UEFA EURO 2020 by finishing first in Group D, taking 17 points from their eight qualifiers. They won four of their last five matches, scoring 13 goals and conceding only two in that five-game sequence with three clean sheets.
• A 1-0 loss away to Denmark in October 2019 is Switzerland's only defeat in their last 14 EURO fixtures, qualifying and final tournament (W8 D5). They were unbeaten at UEFA EURO 2016 (W1 D3), with their shoot-out elimination to Poland classed as a draw.
• Switzerland finished fourth in the inaugural UEFA Nations League in 2019, losing 3-1 to hosts and eventual champions Portugal in the semi-finals and 6-5 on penalties to England in the third-place play-off after a goalless 120 minutes.
• This is Switzerland's third game in Baku, where they faced Wales on Matchday 1; they lost 1-0 to Azerbaijan on 31 August 1996 in their opening 1998 World Cup qualifier.
EURO facts: Turkey
• This is Turkey's fifth appearance at a UEFA European Championship, having made their finals debut in 1996. They reached the quarter-finals of UEFA EURO 2000 and the last four of UEFA EURO 2008 but failed to qualify for the 2004 and 2012 tournaments.
• Four years ago, Terim's team finished third in their section behind Croatia and Spain, missing out on a place in the round of 16 despite concluding their group campaign with a 2-0 defeat of the Czech Republic. That proved insufficient for a place in the knockout stages after defeats by both Croatia (0-1) and Spain (0-3) – the latter equalling Turkey's biggest defeat in a EURO finals.
• That 2008 semi-final against Germany in Basel, Switzerland – which Turkey lost 3-2 – matched their greatest international achievement. A side coached, as now, by Şenol Güneş received bronze medals at the 2002 FIFA World Cup after defeating co-hosts South Korea in the third-place play-off.
• Turkey qualified for UEFA EURO 2020 by finishing second in Group H behind world champions France, picking up 23 points from their ten matches. Four of those points came against Les Bleus (2-0 h, 1-1 a), with France's goal in the latter encounter the only one Turkey conceded in their last six qualifiers.
• Şenol Güneş's side conceded only three goals in qualifying, the joint best defensive record alongside Belgium.
• This is Turkey's sixth match in Baku, where they also played Wales on Matchday 2. That was their first game there since a 1-0 loss to Azerbaijan in UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying in October 2010. That was their first defeat in the city, having previously won two and drawn one; the match with Wales was their first game at the Olympic Stadium.
Links and trivia
• Turkey coach Şenol Güneş was born on 1 June 1952, the day of the first game between Turkey and Switzerland – a 5-1 friendly win for the Swiss in an Ankara friendly.
• Switzerland coach Vladimir Petković was in charge of Turkish side Samsunspor between 2011 and 2012.
• Have played together:
Ricardo Rodríguez & Hakan Çalhanoğlu (AC Milan 2017–20)
Admir Mehmedi & Hakan Çalhanoğlu (Bayer Leverkusen 2015–17)
Josip Drmic & Hakan Çalhanoğlu (Bayer Leverkusen 2014/15)
Steven Zuber & Ozan Kabak (Stuttgart 2019)
Breel Embolo & Ahmed Kutucu (Schalke 2018/19)
• Haris Seferovic scored Benfica's winner in a 2-1 victory at Galatasaray in the 2018/19 UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg.