Turkish Deaf Football National Team which continues its preparation in Ankara while there are few days to Deaflympics 2017, wants to win this summer Olympic Games as they won the World Championships last year. Their best leverage is to have a young and dynamic team.

The Turkish National Football Team, which continues its preparations, is having its final camp in Ankara within the scope of the 23rd Summer Deaflympics which will be held between July 18th and July 30th in Samsun.

The coach Ali Metin stated about the preparation process that they are having their fourth camp after the camps of Kızılcahamam and Riva.
Metin who stated that they will depart on 14th of July said: "Preparation matches against TFF 2rd league and 3rd league teams which will be held during our last camp. We will see how far we went according to the results of them. We won the World Championship in Italy last summer. We want to stay at that level. The goal is to take the top three and do a degree"


Metin stated that they selected the football players of the Deaflympics squad from the matches of Deaf Super League, Major League, and Minor League and added: " Our first camp had 32 candidates. We've squeezed every camp and reduced the squad to 22. We included young athletes in our team. Our current average age is 23.4"


Metin who evaluates the group of our national team who will compete with Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Venezuela said: "Egypt is in better shape than our two other competitors. Obviously, when we compare our group with other groups, we can say that we had a good draw. Our opponents after the groups are at a higher level. But these teams are the ones we compete before, the teams we encountered in the championships."


Team captain Soner Balcı stated they are ambitious by that: "We already won Europe and two World Championships. Our rivals know our goal and our power. Now our goal is to be the Olympic champion."

Turkish Deaf Men's Football Team will compete with Saudi Arabia on 19th of July, in their first match

Here is the roster of Turkish Deaf Men's Football National Team:
Mustafa Acar, Mahmut Aktaş, Tolga Alkan, Orhan Aydeniz, Soner Balcı, Serhat Başaran, Ali Dalkıran, Hüseyin Er, Hakan Erol, İbrahim Güzel, Seyit Karaca, Fırat Kaya, Melih Kirişçi, Hakan Kurt, Ersin Mert, Janbert Özeşer, Yunus Şahin, Mustafa Şaşmaz, Mehmet Sert, Murat Şimşek, Eşref Metin Su. 

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