Turkey Starts Euro 2012 Campaign
Hello everyone. This is your new turkey.worldcupblog.org blogger Akin Parlas. From today on, we’ll follow Turkey on the road of Euro 2012.
After the failure of reaching the 2010 FIFA World Cup Finals, Turkey begin their UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying Group A campaign tonight, against Kazakhstan.
Apart from Kazakhstan, Turkey will play against Germany, Belgium, Austria and Azerbaijan in Group A.
On the road to the Euro 2012, new famous Dutch coach Guus Hiddink will be leading Turkey. As you know, Guus Hiddink is one of the most highly regarded coaches in international football.
Turkey’s 25-man squad against Kazakhstan and Belgium has been named:
Goalkeepers: Onur Kıvrak (Trabzonspor AŞ), Sinan Bolat (Royal Standard de Liège), Cenk Gönen (Beşiktaş JK)
Defenders: Gökhan Gönül (Fenerbahçe SK), Sabri Sarıoğlu (Galatasaray AŞ), Ömer Erdoğan (Bursaspor), Servet Çetin (Galatasaray AŞ), İbrahim Toraman (Beşiktaş JK), Gökhan Zan (Galatasaray AŞ), Hakan Balta (Galatasaray AŞ), İsmail Köybaşı (Beşiktaş AŞ)
Midfielders: Hamit Altıntop (FC Bayern München), Kazım Kazım (Fenerbahçe SK), Mehmet Aurélio (Beşiktaş JK), Selçuk Şahin (Fenerbahçe SK), Emre Belözoğlu (Fenerbahçe SK), Nuri Şahin (BV Borussia Dortmund), Selçuk İnan (Trabzonspor AŞ), Arda Turan (Galatasaray AŞ), Özer Hurmacı (Fenerbahçe SK)
Forwards: Tuncay Şanlı (Stoke City FC), Semih Şentürk (Fenerbahçe SK), Sercan Yıldırım (Bursaspor), Nihat Kahveci (Beşiktaş JK), Halil Altıntop (Eintracht Frankfurt)
We wish a good start for Turkey in Euro 2012 Qualifications.
Best of luck….Guus and Turkey is a scary combination, I think they will finish second this time around and probably go through via the playoffs, because Germany won’t drop points against some of the lower teams, will Turkey might have one of two slip ups. Watch out world in 2014 though.
Akın, it’s great to see Turkey World Cup Blog is back with you! I wish the very best of luck for Turkey and his new manager Guus Hiddink. Good progress mate! Keep follow you on turkey.worldcupblog.org (:
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