Kazakhstan lost 6-0 the last time they took on Turkey in Almaty, and will look for a substantial improvement on that performance as the sides meet again in Group A.
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Kazakhstan can only hope to improve on previous results against Turkey as Fatih Terim's side chase their second victory in UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying Group A.
• Burak Yılmaz scored twice as Turkey beat Kazakhstan 3-1 in Istanbul in November; it was their first win in Group A.
• Turkey have won all five of their competitive matches against Kazakhstan, scoring 18 goals in the process and conceding just twice. Kazakhstan have yet to survive a half without conceding against Turkey.
• The sides are meeting for the second UEFA European Championship qualifying competition in succession, Turkey winning 3-0 in Astana and 2-1 in Istanbul last time out.
• Turkey prevailed 6-0 last time they met Kazakhstan in Almaty, during 2006 FIFA World Cup qualifying. It remains Kazakhstan's heaviest home defeat.
• Kazakhstan opened their Group A account with a 0-0 draw against Latvia but have lost all four of their subsequent fixtures in the section.
• Kazakhstan are without a win in eight competitive games (D2 L6) since a 2-1 home success against the Faroe Islands in a September 2013 World Cup qualifier.
• Turkey have not kept a clean sheet in six competitive matches since they beat Estonia 2-0 in their final away fixture of the 2014 World Cup qualifying campaign.
• Turkey's Group A away record is W0 D2 L1.
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• This is Kazakhstan's first competitive game in Almaty since a 4-0 loss to England in a World Cup qualifier on 6 June 2009; they have played subsequent home fixtures in the capital, Astana.
• Kazakhstan have lost all but one of their meetings with Turkey in UEFA age-group competitions, but can take some heart from the fact that they beat Turkey 2-1 in a UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifier in Almaty in June 2005. That is the only win registered by a Kazakh men's side in a UEFA game against a Turkish team.
• The only UEFA meeting between the nations' clubs was in the second qualifying round of the 2009/10 UEFA Europa League; Galatasaray AŞ beat FC Tobol Kostanay 2-0 in Istanbul following a 1-1 draw in Kazakhstan.