The glory days of Davor Suker may be gone for Croatia, but a golden generation featuring the likes of Luka Modric, Ivan Rakitic and Mario Mandzukic means they could be a threat at Euro 2016.
While neither they nor Turkey – who can call upon Barcelona’s Arda Turan – will be tipped as potential winners, they could get a surprise push towards the competition’s latter stages underway with a win on Sunday.
Ahead of Sunday’s game, Sportsmail provides you with an all you need to know guide for the clash.
Luka Modric will have to perform to the best of his abilities if Croatia want to succeed at Euro 2016
The first game on Sunday will take place at the Parc des Princes on June 12.
Paris Saint Germain’s home was opened in 1897 and has been the home of the French giants since 1973, having been re-inaugurated the year before.
Situation in the south west of Paris, the stadium is named after the Monarch’s hunting grounds that it sits on. The stadium can hold 48,712 fans, and will host five games during Euro 2016, including Turkey’s match against Croatia.
Croatia hold a training session at the Parc des Princes ahead of their game against Turkey on Sunday
WHERE CAN I WATCH IT ON TV?
The game will be shown live on ITV at 2pm, where presenter Mark Pougatch could be joined by the likes of Slaven Bilic, Lothar Matthaus or Norman Whiteside. ITV were praised for their coverage of the opening game of Euro 2016.
Slaven Bilic was praised for his excellent punditry work for ITV during the opening game of Euro 2016
Underdogs Turkey hold a training session at the Parc des Princes ahead of Sunday’s game against Croatia
Burak Yilmaz or Cenk Tosun are likely to get the nod to be Turkey’s lone striker in the game against Croatia.
Both Serdar Aziz and Gokhan Tore have been left out of the squad, due to injury and a suspension respectively.
Probable line-up: Babacan; Gonul, Topal, Balta, Erkin; Inan, Sen, Calhanoglu, Ozyakup, Turan; Yilmaz.
Burak Yilmaz is the player most likely to start as Turkey’s lone striker when they face Croatia on Sunday
In a surprise decision, Liverpool’s Dejan Lovren was left out of Croatia’s squad for the European Championship. Barcelona midfielder Alen Halilovic also did not make the 23-man squad.
Ante Cacic is almost certain to start Mario Mandzukic as a striker in what will be his preferred 4-2-3-1 formation.
Probable line-up: Subasic; Srna, Corluka, Schildenfeld, Vida; Brozovic, Modric, Rakitic, Kovacic, Perisic; Mandzukic.
Mario Mandzukic will be selected by manager Ante Cacic to lead the line in his preferred 4-2-3-1 formation
The two teams have faced each other on six occasions. Turkey have never won a match in normal time against Croatia, with four of the ties ending in draws and Croatia winning twice.
Croatia and Turkey faced off at Euro 2008 in the quarter-finals, a game which saw Turkey win on penalties.