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THIS IS THE THREAD to discuss GERMANY V TURKEY in the European Championships.

  • Venue: St Jakob-Park, Basel
  • Date: 25/06/2008
  • Kick Off: 19:45 BST
  • Live On: BBC ONE popcorn

Path To Quarter-Finals Stage:

2.TURKEY 32015506

Germany coach Joachim Low said Torsten Frings could play against Turkey despite suffering from a fractured rib.
The midfielder was back in training on Monday having missed the quarter-final win over Portugal.

Keeper Volkan Demirel will miss out after his two-match ban was upheld for a red card against Czech Republic while Emre has a 50-50 chance of returning while Striker Nihat Kahveci was ruled out of the tournament on Sunday with a thigh injury.

GBR's Prediction: Everyone is surely expecting a Germany win, but i think Turkey will upset the odds..Score: Turkey 2-1 Germany.
  • Lukas Podolski - 3
  • Michael Ballack - 2
  • Nihat Kahveci - 2
  • Semih Senturk - 2


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posted Jun 24, 2008

He will never recover from Berlin.

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posted Jun 24, 2008

Hi !!

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posted Jun 24, 2008

'He will never recover from Berlin'.

No, never. You could reply that's sports ! that is not always the best team on the pitch who win, as I read and heard many times but if things had turned otherwise in this final, I would have accepted our defeat flat. Don't tell me please the italians accepted their defeat in the Euro 2000 easily. Zidane was someone really special to me as many others and someone insulted him and that was premeditated, in my opinion, and this is nothing to do with paranoia or whatever else. I never told Zidane was the only key to win the match ! Shoots out are like a toss. You know what I mean. Just remember 94 or the period you spent to 2006. Maybe it is your turn to come into your Golden Age ..Except there is no....................
World cup and Euro in a row ! again

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posted Jun 24, 2008

How can you say in 2006 final France was better than Italy ? Penalty for France was the risult of a perfect diving action of Malouda. Toni scored a regular goal, but the ref didn't concede it because of an invented off-side. So France was better than Italy just because Zidane was sent off ?

In a premeditated way ? At the end of the match? You're serious ?

Reality is your guy is a violent one, sent off in two World Cups for violent behaviour. It's a record. No other in the history of the World Cup. Nothing in common with Platini or Henry. Correct players and true winners. They never told lies about a single match action.

The day after Berlin Zidane immediately started lying, pretending to be the virgin he had never been in his career. (but with much money to earn in his post-career, as testimonial... testimonial of what?)

You too are still poisoned by his lies, but remember that no team mates supported him in this strategy.

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posted Jun 24, 2008

One more day till the match - ok

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posted Jun 24, 2008

Did Italy pay the price for their defensive tactics?

The answer is again inside the question.

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posted Jun 24, 2008

Can any Turkish fans give me a heads up about your likely line up (given the number of players left shoudn't be too hard!) - who is playing where as I need some help with my Fantasy Football team!

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posted Jun 24, 2008

m2_auk, that is one expected scenerio now:

Defense: Sabri, Gokhan Zan, Hakan Balta and Ugur Boral

Midfield: Colin Kazim, Hamit, Mehmet Aurelio, Mehmet Topal and Gökdeniz

Forward: Semih

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posted Jun 24, 2008

comment by dominiquedropsy (U11242412)
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"Did Italy pay the price for their defensive tactics?"

I see you are still going on from yesterday Dominiquedropsy. Who knows? Maybe it was the presence of Zydane at the match...yikes

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posted Jun 25, 2008

I'm here too. In case people need the info.

Germany: Lehmann, Friedrich, Mertesacker, Metzelder, Lahm, Hitzlsperger, Rolfes, Schweinsteiger, Ballack, Podolski, Klose.

Subs: Enke, Adler, Jansen, Fritz, Westermann, Frings, Gomez, Neuville, Trochowski, Borowski, Odonkor, Kuranyi.

Good line up from Low, and I think it looks to strong to be beaten.

Turkey: Rustu, Sarioglu, Topal, Zan, Balta, Aurelio, Kazim-Richards, Altintop, Akman, Boral, Senturk.

Subs: Zengin, Cetin, Emre, Karadeniz, Metin, Gungor, Erdinc, Nihat.

Too many guys playing out of position here. Will be one for the ages if they manage to beat the Germans.

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