Turkish delight for Benzema

June 7th, 2009 by Danny Hall

Two minutes of madness cost Turkey dear on Friday night, as they went down 1-0 to an under-strength France side in Lyon.

Despite leaving star names such as Patrice Evra and Franck Ribery on the substitutes bench, the French side still contained household names such as Chelsea duo Florent Malouda and Nicolas Anelka but struggled [...]

Turkey’s double header

May 30th, 2009 by Danny Hall

Turkey take a break from their qualifying for the 2010 World Cup with a friendly double header against two teams of varying difficulty.

Fatih Terim’s men face Estonia in September as they look to qualify for South Africa next year, and will face Azerbaijan on Tuesday at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium before travelling to [...]

The story so far – Turkey’s road to South Africa 2010

May 20th, 2009 by Danny Hall

Istanbul, the capital city of Turkey, is commonly known as “The City on Seven Hills” – and Fatih Terim’s charges now face a wholly uphill task of qualifying for the 2010 Fifa World Cup finals.

To stand any chance of boarding the plane for South Africa next year through automatic qualification, Turkey must achieve [...]

Turkish Delight

June 27th, 2008 by tadpole

Of all the teams Turkey used the most players that were forced upon, baring in mind the sides that decided to field second sides because they had already qualified had every choice, due to injuries and suspensions Turkey fielded everyone except their 3rd choice keeper. The tournament didn’t see too many red cards, and only [...]

GK set to take the field??

June 23rd, 2008 by tadpole

Turkey Coach Fatih Terim faces the prospect of having to play third-choice keeper Tolgan Zengin on pitch during Wednesday’s Semi Final.
Fatih Terim has just 13 outfield players available for their Euro 2008, not to mention 1st choice keeper Volkan Demirel suspended.
Turkey are still waiting to hear whether keeper he will have his suspension, for his red card against teh Czech Republic overturned.

“He [...]

Nihat injury adds to Turkey’s troubles

June 22nd, 2008 by luckyliam10

Turkey will go into their semi final against Germany without their leading striker Nihat Kahveci. Kahveci picked up a thigh injury against Croatia in the quarter final and joins an ever expanding injury list.
Turkey will be missing a third of their squad for the semi final through injury or suspension this proves there current [...]

What is the secret of Turkey’s success?

June 21st, 2008 by luckyliam10

Croatia coach Slaven Bilić admitted there was “something special” about Fatih Terim’s side after their thrilling win at the Ernst-Happel-Stadion on Friday night. Turkey’s run to the semi-finals of EURO 2008 has been sensational but what is the secret of their success – and can they reproduce it against Germany in Basel next Wednesday?
When Portugal [...]

Terim sets no limits on success

June 21st, 2008 by luckyliam10

Turkey coach Fatih Terim said after the quarter final there is “no limit to success” for his side after they defeated Croatia on penalties to earn a semi-final meeting with Germany. Turkey looked to be out of the tournament when Ivan Klasnić struck late in extra time, but Semih Åžentürk had other ideas and netted [...]

Altıntop up for final challenge

June 21st, 2008 by luckyliam10

Hamit Altıntop is looking beyond the Semi Final with Germany and believes Turkey can go all the way and win EURO 2008. “If we believe in ourselves we can win the tournament,” – Turkey have believed in themselves the whole way to come from behind in 3 successive games it takes extreme belief so will [...]

Match Report: Turkey vs Switzerland

June 21st, 2008 by luckyliam10

Turkey and Switerland headed to St. Jakob-Park both needing a win to stay alive at EURO 2008. It was a match played out in the worst of conditions with rain heavily damaging the pitch with talks of the game even being called off luckly this didn’t occur.
The match started with Turkey attacking early but the [...]