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Croatia – Turkey 1:3 (0:0)
Stadium: Ernst Happel, Vienna
Referee: Roberto Rosetti (Italy)
Goalscorers: Ivan Klasnić (120′); Semih Åžentürk(122′)
Croatia: Pletikosa – Ćorluka, R. Kovač, Å imunić, Pranjić – N. Kovač, Modrić, Srna, Rakitić – Kranjčar (63′ Petrić) – Olić (97′ Klasnić)
Turkey: Rüştü – Sabri, AÅŸik, Gökhan Zan, Balta – Topal (76′ Semih Åžentürk), Altintop, Arda, Tuncay – Kazim Kazim (61′ Ãœgur Boral), Nihat (117. Gökdeniz Karadeniz)

3′ – Modrić steals the ball on the center, his shot from the edge of the penalty area is blocked
5′ – Altintop shots cannon ball from 25 meters, but …

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 with the last kick of the game to send the match to penalties. Turkey won the shoot out 3-1 and the Croatian coach’s comment somes up Turkey at the moment “Turkey have the ‘X factor’.”
Turkey …

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 they go all the way?
Altıntop covered a massive 14.21kms during the quarter final with Croatia the most of anyone on the pitch. He became the playmaker of the team after Mehmet Topal came off the …

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 conditions made their attacks difficult and not alot was being created. Turkey missed a chance in the 29th minute seconds later Switzerland had hit the lead. 19-year-old Eren Derdiyok was played through and he showed …

Turkey 0-0 Croatia (1-1 a.e, 3-1 pen.)
In a match where Croatia were touted as comfortable winners on paper but it was a totally different match on hand. Turkey and Croatia battled it out evenly in a 0-0 draw until 90 minutes. Turkey had Rustu Recber guarding their post after Volkan was suspended for two matches after his sending off against Czech Republic. Drama in the match was not to unfold until the 119 minute when substitute Ivan Klasnic headed home for Croatia. Then reigned some tension after Croatia coach Bilic …

 What a match have we got on our hands!!! And Turkey have done it again!! A Comeback aganst Czech Republic in the dying moments of the match has been repeated here with Turkey restoring parity in the dying seconds of the match after having to undergo another 30 minutes of extra time.
Croatia were on the verge of nipping Turkey to the Semi-finals by Ivan Klasnic’s goal in last minute of extra time but Semih scored in the stoppage time of extra time to get Turkey back on the road to …

As we are currently in half-time extra time, Croatia and Turkey are still battling it out in a very entertaining 0-0 draw although we now need to see some goals or at least a thrilling penalty encounter. Croatia looked to be strong to take the lead in many moments of the match with Turkey just showing their threats on occasions. But into extra time t seems Turkey are putting their act together more and are pushing to take advantage. Great Match so far eventhough they spoiled my stake with the …

Here are the Line-ups for the current match being played between Turkey and Croatia.

Turkey : 1-Rustu Recber; 22-Hamit Altintop, 15-Emre Asik, 4-Gokhan Zan, 3-Hakan Balta; 20-Sabri Sarioglu, 17-Tuncay Sanli, 6-Mehmet Topal, 14-Arda Turan; 18-Colin Kazim-Richards, 8-Nihat Kahveci
Croatia team: 1-Stipe Pletikosa; 5-Vedran Corluka, 3-Josip Simunic, 4-Robert Kovac, 22-Danijel Pranjic; 11-Darijo Srna, 10-Niko Kovac, 14-Luka Modric, 7-Ivan Rakitic; 19-Niko Kranjcar, 18-Ivica Olic

Petr Cech dropped a cross and let Turkey back into the game, as Nihat had an easy tap-in. Everyone thought we were going to see the first ever penalty shoot out in the group stages of a European Championships, but barely a minute later, Nihat was put through on goal and blasted his second goal of the game past Cech. Turkey managed to come back from two down to win and reach the knockout phase.
Drama in injurt time meant Tuncay went into goal after Turkey’s goalkeeper Volkan stupidly pushed over …

 Turkey 3 – 2 Czech Republic
In a match where it all seemed to be a Czech Republic win went on to prove that Euro 2008 brings high-drama, action, excitment and everything more that football brings with. Turkey’s Arda brought a goal back to bring Turkey fans back to chanting Turkiye Turkiye, and in the 88th minute when one would think that Petr Cech is one of the World’s best keepers made it a fact that he would be spending the night awake thinking of that minute. Cech went on to …