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Come on Türkiye, dagitin B-rezili!!!

We're ready now to win the World Cup!!!!

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Hep kahraman Türk milleti!
 

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Isnt this called destiny?;)

We meet again, but this time, in a very different setting, a semi final:happy:

The bitterness of the loss in final 4 minutes by a made up penalty is still felt inside. If we play like we did against Senegal, we really have a chance to win, however, Its unlikely that Brazil will let us have the possesion of the ball as much as Senegal did. They have the most skillful players of the world.

Hakan Sukur is most likely to start again!!! Thats what Gunes told reporters. We are startin the game 10 men again!!!

Ilhan is likely to come in later unless Hakan scores:D We are the only team who have reached the semi finals and its striker hasnt scored in the hiostory nof the world cup i think. The whole world is talkin about how retarded he has been and he still starts...

We have good news from Brazilian side too. Ronaldinho is out for suspension. Ronaldo may be out, 50-50 chances.

Brazil is the best team in the world, and we are still underdogs, the players got confidence and they raised their level of play tremendolusly since the opening game when we challnged them pretty well.

Its a single game and they all know how important this is and trust themselves. So I know we will go out for a full win and we are a serious contender this time.

FOR THE WORLD CUP FINALS!!!
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HAYDI TURKIYE KUPA BIZIM OLSUN!

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Brazil X Turkey
Semi - Finals
26 June Wednesday
02:30 am US ET - 14:30 TSI
 

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People, now Turkiye should do this:
1) WIN BRASIL
2) WIN BRASIL
3) WIN BRASIL
That's it;)
IRELI , IRELI, IRELI TURKIYE!!!

P.S. guys, I want to find the words of Istiqlal Marsi. Can you send it to my email? I would appreciate you:)
P.P.S. and also I would appreciate if you give me the link where I could download Istiqlal Marsi from.
 

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Brazil warned to beware Turks


SAITAMA, Japan, June 24 (AFP) - Turkey pose a bigger threat to Brazil's hopes of a fifth World Cup title than either of the two sides they could face in the final, Roberto Carlos has warned.

Brazil needed a dubious late penalty to beat Turkey 2-1 in their opening match in the tournament and the Real Madrid wingback is acutely aware of the problems that their slick counter-attacking could pose in Wednesday's semi-final here.

"I think the semi-final will be more difficult to get through than the final," Roberto Carlos said.

"The first game against Turkey was the toughest battle we have had here and we know we will have to be very, very careful if we are to get past them again. The room for error will be minimal, if not non-existant."

The Brazilian said all four of the teams left in the tournament are capable of winning it, but he said the South Americans growing self belief could give them a critical edge .

"I don't know if we are a better team than South Korea, Germany or Turkey," he said. "But at the moment we have so much self-confidence that we know we are capable of beating all of them.

"The important thing for us is to stay calm and ensure that we are at the top of our game against Turkey. Both teams are playing a lot better collectively than in the group games and if we are not at our very best we will not win anything."

The two sides group match was shrouded in controversy with Brazilian playmaker Rivaldo helping to get Hakan Unsal sent off by pretending he had been hit in the face when the Turkish player kicked the ball at his legs.

The incident enraged the Turks but they did not let it affect their subsequent performances and they have looked better and better with every match here.

After coolly navigating past Japan in the second round, they comfortably dominated Senegal in their quarter-final although poor finishing meant they did not kill off the Africans until four minutes into extra time.

Rivaldo, whose playacting in the first game against Turkey earned him a 7,000-dollar fine from FIFA, said Brazil had learned from that match how difficult the Turks are to break down if they get their noses in front.

"The lesson we learned is that we must not give away goals," Rivaldo said. "Turkey are capable of beating us but we will doing everything we can to reach the final."

The Barcelona star does not think the controversy surrounding the first match will have an impact on Wednesday's match. "It is in the past. We helped Turkey go through by beating Costa Rica so I don't think they will be harbouring a grudge against Brazil."

With Ronaldinho, Brazil's most potent creative force in their last two matches, suspended after being sent off against England, Turkey know that stifling Rivaldo could be the key which unlocks the door to the final.

But the Barcelona star is unperturbed by the prospect of being man-marked. "An intelligent player has to be capable of finding space or switching position with his teammates.

"It is obvious that this match will be difficult but we will be ready," he said.



So Mr. Carlos; do you still only need to play at 40% (or whatever) to beat us? or have you changed your mind? :D




P.S. Carlito; we had 4 relevent threads running about the game. I've merged them, but it seems your post has moved down. Hope you don't mind.:)
 

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Turkey all the way baby. We should go on the pitch with the same squad from the Senegal game, except that Ilhan should no he must play instead of that LUMBER HAKAN SUKUR!!
 

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Ilhan should no he must play instead of that LUMBER HAKAN SUKUR!!
I was a Hakan supporter all the time, but even I think that he should sit on the bench this game. We need somebody who would come to midfield and attack with the ball.

Ilhan, Hasan duo would be a great match for contra attack;)

Even if Gunes starts with Hakan, there is no way that he'll let him play 90 minutes. May be 45 minutes, of course unless he scores as Carlito said:)
 

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I was a Hakan supporter all the time, but even I think that he should sit on the bench this game. We need somebody who would come to midfield and attack with the ball.

Ilhan, Hasan duo would be a great match for contra attack;)

Even if Gunes starts with Hakan, there is no way that he'll let him play 90 minutes. May be 45 minutes, of course unless he scores as Carlito said:)
:). I think he will start him guys, I agree with Atagon, Hasan Ilhan duo would be great. We can also bring in Arif towards the 70th minute. Imagine Hasan, Ilhan, Arif duo for the last 20 minutes. But I sure would have liked to see Serhat in this tournement, Ilhan Serhat Hasan will be our attackers for many years to come, but I am sure Terim will create many more stars, so I don't know how long will these players hold there position :)
 

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I think hakan will start, but I see Günes being very shrewd and bringing Ilhan on in the second half to run around with his fresh legs and score a winner like against Senegal.

Let's also not rule out Arif, I'm not his biggest fan, but he did the business against Senegal too!!!
 

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World Cup Semi-Final Preview: Brazil-Turkey
Brazil - Turkey | News Archive

Let the battle commence
06/25/2002. BACKGROUND

When the tournament began in earnest on the final day of May, few, particularly the demanding press and supporters back home, predicted that Brazil would reach the World Cup semi-finals with such ease.

There were so many unanswered questions. Was the shaky looking back three going stand up to the rigours of so many testing games within such a close proximately of each other? Just how much of a blow was the loss of captain Emerson after that most unfortunate training ground accident? Could Rivaldo finally emulate his form for Barcelona with consistent displays for his country? And finally, had Ronaldo put behind him four miserable years of injury to once again shine on the world stage?

The latter two questions have undoubted been answered to everyone's satisfaction. Rivaldo has silenced many of his biggest critics with some fine displays in the five games up to now, and with five goals to his name already, is a good bet to pick up the Golden Boot when the finals end. His partner-in-crime Ronaldo is also on five goals (although how that first effort against Costa Rica stood, one will never know) and has displayed enough of the old trickery and nifty footwork to suggest that El Phenomenon is at last on the way back and ready to hit the heights once again. He remains a real speed merchant too.

Gilberto Silva may not be the quickest thing on two legs but he's done a worthy job replacing the injured Emerson. The Atletico Mineiro man simply sits in front of the back three breaking up the opposition play and then giving the ball to those more skilful souls around him. Emerson may offer much more going forward but in all truth Gilberto Silva has provided a more than adequate replacement.

Luiz Felipe Scolari's side began the tournament with many pointing to their weak defence, and despite reaching the semi-finals with consummate ease, the doubts remain. The mistake by Lucio against England was symbolic of the lack of concentration that could cost Brazil dear in this semi-final or the final should they get there. Edmilson has also come in for criticism for his tendency to run the ball out of defence when the simple boot upfield would be more appropriate. Roque Junior, who actually had a good game against England, is another who the Turks, and Hakan Sukur in particular will believe they can exploit. Still, as the old motto goes ?you score three, we'll score four. Rarely was the saying so apt.

The build-up to this eagerly anticipated clash has, surprisingly, not been dominated by the petty war of words that many expected after that first bad-tempered game between the pair. Having said that Rivaldo was surely unwise to suggest that Turkey should be grateful to Brazil for even being in the World Cup semi-finals. True, Brazil's thrashing of Costa Rica is the reason that Turkey have progressed this far, but the wounds from that first encounter where Rivaldo so disgracefully playacted to get Hakan Unsal sent-off are still likely to be very much open. Uncompromising centre-back Alpay and other such hatchet men are unlikely to have forgotten.

Turkey are, with South Korea, one of this World Cup's major surprises. There is no doubt about that, but now the question is: can they go any further than this? Blessed with confidence, Senol Gunes' men believe they have a chance against Brazil, but they will have to leave the grudges of their shaky first round encounter behind. Provocation is what could sweep Turkey out of this World Cup if they do not keep their temper. Brazil know it all too well and they will probably push their sometimes touchy opponents to the brink with comments or nasty fouls.

However, for once, the stakes are too high to give in to the desire to enact vengeance upon a rival team. This is a World Cup semi final, and it takes surgical patience and precision to go through. The case of France four years ago is appropriate: Croatia were a tad provocative and even took the lead; however this failed to unsettle les Bleus, who patiently made their way to the final. Only experienced defender Laurent Blanc blew a fuse when he punched Slaven Bilic in the dying moments of the game, but victory was wrapped by then.

Now Turkey have the right stuff to go one step further and claim a dramatic spot in Sunday's Yokohama Final. They showed it against Senegal and Japan in the previous rounds. What was unknown by the broader audience is their undoubted squad depth. Agains the Teranga Lions, Ilhan Mansiz made quite an impact when he came on to score a historic golden goal. Of course this was no surprise to our fine Turkish readers, but the rest of the World instantly realised there was more to Turkey than meets the eye.

LATEST TEAM NEWS

Ronaldo is set to take to the field for Brazil after recovering from muscular problems in his right thigh. Should the Inter man suffer a late relapse, Luizao would step in. Goalkeeper Marcos has recovered from a training ground knock, but Ronaldinho is suspended after his red card against England. Juninho will come in.

Turkey boss Senol Gunes indicated he was still undecided about who he should field up front against Brazil with doubts over Hakan Sukur's participation growing due to a recurring thigh injury. Ilhan Mansiz is in the frame for a possible replacement, but now Gunes sensationally revealed he could pair them up front. A change of tactics is also being considered by Gunes, who could be more daring than in Turkey's first encounter with the Tetracampeao outfit. The Turkish boss could then rely on a 5-man midfield, with Milan-based pair Emre & Umit both playing key roles. Fatih, Bulent and Alpay are set to be given the three places in defence, while Hakan Unsal is definitely out due to an ankle injury.

PROBABLE LINE-UPS

Brazil (3-5-2) : Marcos - Edmilson, Lucio, Roque Junior - Cafu, Roberto Carlos, Gilberto Silva, Kleberson, Juninho - Rivaldo, Ronaldo

Turkey (3-5-2) : Rustu - Fatih, Bulent, Alpay - Emre Belozoglu, Tugay, Ergun, Yildiray Basturk, Umit Davala - Hasan Sas, Hakan Sukur or Ilhan

ROAD TO THE SEMIFINALS

Brazil began the tournament with that highly controversial 2-1 win over Turkey courtesy of a Ronaldo effort and a late, controversial, penalty from Rivaldo. China were then thrashed 4-0 before a comfortable 5-2 win over Costa Rica. Then came a 2-0 win over Belgium which was never as comfortable as the scoreline suggests. More comfortable was the 2-1 win over England, when Scolari's men held out with ease after being reduced to ten men in the 57th minute.

Turkey were pitted in a bizarre group in the first round, with almighty-yet-underestimated Brazil, rookies China and unpredictable Costa Rica. A nervous first game against Brazil ended in torment for Gunes' men, who lost 2-1 and had two players red-carded (Alpay and Hakan Unsal). From this unfortunate experience stems Gunes' defiance towards the referees in this World Cup, like some of his European colleagues. Turkey's hopes to reach the knock-out phase were hit by a poor draw with Costa Rica. They later strolled to victory against China, while Brazil were busy steamrolling over Costa Rica to allow Turkey into the next round to tie up a match with hosts Japan. A slick 1-0 victory was enough for Turkey, who went on to beat an exhausted Senegal team in the Quarter Finals.

WHO'S HOT

Brazil: Rivaldo's confidence must be at a real high. The Barcelona man looks like scoring at any moment, and with five goals in five games up to now, who would bet against him extending his tally? His reunion with Gunes' men is not one to be missed.

Turkey: Ilhan Mansiz scored a vital golden goal agains tired Senegal in the Quarter Finals. He entered halfway through the second half to claim a place in the Turkish history books with his goal, but this should not overshadow his sheer qualities. His instictive talent and flair are assets Senol Gunes cannot ignore any longer, at the risk of getting the chop against Brazil.

WHO'S NOT

Brazil: Lucio will have been told to forget about his dreadful mistake against England but it's likely to still be lingering somewhere near the back of his mind. Next time the boot upfield is likely to suffice for the Bayer Leverkusen man.

Turkey: it's all too easy to point fingers of blame at Hakan Sukur, who has played the entire tournament undermined by a thigh injury. It's a pity for the "Bull", but one has to admit his glory days are behind by now. His last two seasons in Italy were not satisfying but he nontheless managed to maintain decent form with Turkey. Now even this has been taken away from him. The younger should be given more space, as Hakan is definitely struggling now.

PREVIOUS ENCOUNTERS

Should we mention these two got involved in a spicy first round match? Just one friendly match was played between Brazil and Turkey before this World Cup: in medireview 1956, the Auriverde defeated Turkey 1-0 in Istanbul.

soccerage ;)
 

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GO TURKEY!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
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merde!
i'm extremly dessapointed!
i wished you win this match!:(
by the way i think rustu is a very good goalie, what means the black under his eyes?
 

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It's just some black paint that is often used by baseball players, which shields the sunlight. I guess Rustu wanted to block the stadium lights or sth:D

I was really disappointed. the team came out so flat today, no one other than Rustu really impressed me at all:depress:
 

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Don't be disappointed. You played a decent game against a very good opponent. And afterall it was a fantasdtic tournament for Turkey
 

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I thought we played quite well Deniz; Brazil were the better team. I'm gutted, but getting to the semi-final was fantastic.

It's an experience and will help us.

Bravo Turkiye
 

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You guys have a great team and a great keeper. I was so impressed with your skills on the ball and with the 100% effort. Tough luck for you today.
 

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Whatever happens!
Turkler QAHRAMANLAR!!!!!!!!!!

TESHEKKURLER OGULLAR, TESHEKKURLER SIZE QAHRAMANLAR, BIZE SEVINC VERDIZ!!!!!!!
YASHAYIN!!!!!
 
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