With Netherlands also in their group, there is every chance Turkey and Romania will be fighting for the second place, which makes this game very interesting.
Turkey have been performing well below their standard over the last few years, and nobody was surprised to see them miss out on a place at the Euro 2012 by losing the play-offs to Croatia.
The national team chiefs then made a bold move as they replaced world-class coach Guus Hiddink with virtually unknown Abdullah Avci, but that proved to be a great decision.
The talented tactician spent the entire spring and most of the summer searching for the best team through friendly games and it seems he has done a really good job.
Turkey may have been beaten by Netherlands in the opening 2014 World Cup qualifier, but they completely outclassed their more illustrious opponents at Amsterdam ArenA, and were very unfortunate not to get something from that game.
Boss Abdullah Avci has no fresh injury worries, but first choice keeper Volkan Demirel is back to the side. His return to the starting line-up should be the only change to the team that beat Estonia.
Probable starting line-up (4-2-3-1): Demirel – Gonul, Toprak, Kaya, Hasan Ali – Emre, Topal – Yilmaz, Turan, Sararer – Bulut.
Romania had been on the major downtrend during the last ten years or so, but coach Victor Piturca has finally brought some improvement to the national team.
The team have been showing a lot of promise in the build up to the 2014 World Cup qualifiers, beating Greece and Switzerland, while sharing spoils with Uruguay and Austria in friendly games.
That was just the confidence boost Romania needed to record back to back wins over Estonia and Andorra at the start of the qualifying campaign, and they now hope for the trend to continue against Turkey.
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Stefan Radu, Alexandru Matel, Banel Nicolita and Cristian Tanase all miss out through injury, while Cristian Sapunaru is again overlooked.
Adrian Mutu returns to international fold following an eight-month absence, but Gabriel Tamas and Ciprian Marica are both injury doubts.
Probable starting line-up (4-2-3-1): Tatarusanu – Luchin, Goian, Chiriches, Rat – Bourceanu, C. Lazar – Torje, Stancu, Mutu – Marica.