Northern Ireland to play Turkey in away friendly on 15 November

Michael O'Neill
Michael O'Neill

Northern Ireland are to play Turkey in a friendly international at the Adana 5 Ocak Stadium in Adana on Friday 15 November, with a 19:00 GMT kick-off.

Turkey finished fourth in World Cup qualifying Group D behind the Netherlands, Romania and Hungary.

The Turks, managed by Fatih Terim, won five, drew one and lost four of their qualifiers and lie 40th in the Fifa world rankings, 50 places above NI.

Michael O'Neill's side ended up fifth in Group F after winning one game.

Northern Ireland did finish a disappointing campaign on a positive note however, with a 1-1 draw in Israel.

O'Neill is continuing negotiations with the Irish Football Association over a new contract but will definitely be in charge for the friendly as his current contract runs until the end of the year.

A new two-year deal is expected to be finalised in the next few weeks if the talks reach a successful conclusion.

Northern Ireland have lost their last three meetings with Turkey, the most recent encounter a 2-0 defeat for Nigel Worthington's side in Connecticut in May 2010.

Turkey won 3-0 both home and away during qualifying for the 2000 European Championships.