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Sunday, February 21, 2010
The Czechs meet the Americans on May 25, and the Turks face the U.S. on May 29 at Philadelphia.
Turkey, a 2002 World Cup semifinalist, eliminated the Czechs in the first round of the 2008 European Championship. Both nations failed to qualify for this year's World Cup.
Czech manager Vladimir Smicer said he expects Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech, Arsenal midfielder Tomas Rosicky and Galatasaray forward Milan Baros to be on his roster. However, a player would miss the exhibition if his club advances to the European Champions League final, which is the same day in Madrid.
"We are excited to make a new match with Czech Republic once again," said Oguz Cetin, former captain of Turkish national team and currently assistant coach of Turkey told that.
"Lastly; our won against Czech National Team, opened the way of the semifinal in Euro 2008. Also with this opening match, thousands of Turkish people in USA, will meet Turkish stars. This will be historical meeting."
Tickets for the Turkey-Czech Republic match will go on sale exclusively for Red Bulls full season ticket holders on Wednesday, February 24 at 10 AM.
They will have until Thursday, February 25 at 10 AM to purchase their current season ticket location.
After that time, full season ticket holders can purchase additional seats ahead of the general public sale, which begins on Friday, February 26 at 10 AM.
Tickets to the match are priced at $30 for Sideline seats and $25 for Endline seats.
Match time is slated for 12:30 PM ET.
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
The Turkish National Football team is coming to United States to play few Friendly matches in May.
The Turkish National team will take on United States National team at Lincoln Financial Field on Saturday, May 29,2010.
Lincoln Financial Field is no stranger to soccer world.....
I was there when first event was a soccer match between Manchester United and FC Barcelona in August, 2003.
Than, Turkish National Keeper Rustu Recber was with Barcelona and I was the only Turkish Journalist there at the time.
There will be a news conference on Wendsday in Philadelphia, where the mayor of the Philadelphia and USA national team President Sunil Gulati, will be present.
This will be the last friendly match for USA before taking of to World Cup Games....
We now there are many American Turks living in the Tri-State Region in the United States..
It will be perfect to come to this match with American and Turkish Flags ...
Can't wait to see this match in Philadelphia....
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Monday, February 8, 2010
Turkey has a large number of fans among its expatriate workers in Germany and so the Turkish national team will draw great crowds at home and on the road when it plays the Germans.
“I am neither shocked nor pleased. Logistically, it’s not going to be simple,” Germany coach Joachim Löw said of the long trips to Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan. “It’s a German-speaking group with many German coaches.” Azerbaijan is coached by former Germany boss Berti Vogts, while Kazakhstan’s coach is also a German, Bernd Storck.
Defending champion Spain will have the Czech Republic and Scotland among its rivals in the qualifying round. Lithuania and Liechtenstein completed Group I in Sunday’s draw, meaning Spain, the top-ranked team in the world, will not have to face any team that qualified for this year’s World Cup in South Africa.
Reigning World Cup champion Italy will play two teams that have qualified for this year’s tournament in South Africa -- Serbia and Slovenia. Italy, which won the European title in 1968, also faces Northern Ireland, Estonia and the Faeroe Islands in Group C. As co-hosts, Poland and Ukraine qualify for the tournament automatically.
Group A: Germany, Turkey, Austria, Belgium, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan
Group B: Russia, Slovakia, Ireland, Macedonia, Armenia, Andorra
Group C: Italy, Serbia, Northern Ireland, Slovenia, Estonia, Faeroe Islands
Group D: France, Romania, Bosnia, Belarus, Albania, Luxembourg
Group E: Netherlands, Sweden, Finland, Hungary, Moldova, San Marino
Group F: Croatia, Greece, Israel, Latvia, Georgia, Malta
Group G: England, Switzerland, Bulgaria, Wales, Montenegro
Group H: Portugal, Denmark, Norway, Greek Cyprus, Iceland
Group I: Spain, Czech Republic, Scotland, Lithuania, Liechtenstein
Friday, February 5, 2010
Besiktas consolidated fifth spot in the Turkish Turkcell Super League with a 4-1 home success over seventh-spotted Genclerbirligi.
This was the first game, Besiktas scored 4 goals, in the one game, this season....
Substitute Hursut Meric looked to have earned the visitors a point when he cancelled out Tomas Sivok's opener seven minutes into the second half, but three goals in the last 11 minutes secured the win for Besiktas.
Deivson Bobo grabbed the second in the 79th minute, substitute Filip Holosko made it 3-1 two minutes later and Rodrigo Tabata sealed matters three minutes from time.