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Turkey coach Guus Hiddink counting on Germany to beat Belgium in Group A

Turkey coach Guus Hiddink counting on Germany to beat Belgium in Group A

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Following his side's defeat to Joachim Low's men, the Dutch coach hopes their conquerors can give them a helping hand on Tuesday by sinking their qualification rivals

Guus Hiddink has admitted that he is banking on Germany to beat Belgium on Tuesday to help his Turkey side secure a place in the play-off round of the Euro 2012 qualifiers.

Germany, who beat the Dutchman's charges 3-1 in Istanbul on Friday night, host Belgium next week, while Turkey have a home tie against Azerbaijan with just a point keeping Georges Leekens' men above Hiddink's.

"We have to win the game on Tuesday. If we assume that Germany will win against Belgium, we can get to the play-offs." Hiddink told the press after the game.

The Dutch boss also voiced his disappointment with the performance his side put out tonight, saying: "Naturally, we could have been better. If we'd been able to convert the chances we created in the first half, it could have been a different story. When you play against a world-class team like Germany, you have to be 100 per cent disciplined."

Germany's victory at the Turk Telekom Arena consigned Turkey to their heaviest home defeat in seven years.

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