Hiddink takes responsibility for 3-0 defeat
Turkey were booed off the pitch after a humiliating home loss against Croatia in the first leg of their Euro 2012 play-off tie, but their Dutch coach has taken the blame for his team's poor organisation
Germany bag ninth consecutive Group A win
Joachim Low's side strolled to a 3-1 win in Istanbul on Friday, with Mario Gomez, Thomas Muller & Bastian Schweinsteiger all netting for the visitors - Hakan Balta scored the hosts' only goal
South Korea Hold Off Turks
Turkey boss Guus Hiddink was reunited with the South Korea side he had so much success with at the 2002 World Cup finals, but he couldn't get a win over them as some excellent goalkeeping from Sung-Ryong Jung and Emre's sending off made for a scoreless draw...
No Blues Return For Guus
Turkey boss Guus Hiddink has has recently distanced himself from a return to Chelsea. After speculation surrounding Carlo Ancelotti's future at the club, the Dutchman had been earmarked to return to Stamford Bridge. However, Hiddink now feels that he is too old for club management.
Altintop Wins Puskas Award
Turkey international Hamit Altintop is the recipient of FIFA's 2010 Puskas Award for the best goal of the year. Altintop was rewarded for his stunning volley against Kazakhstan in a September Euro 2012 qualifier at the FIFA Ballon d'Or ceremony in Zurich. You can watch the spectacular strike here...
Guus Observing Toprak
The Turkish Football Federation (TFF) announced via press release today that Turkey coach Guus Hiddink and assistant Oguz Cetin will be in attendance during Saturday's Bundesliga match between Hannover and Freiburg. The pair will be on hand to observe Freiburg centre-half Oemer Toprak.
The Hunter Strikes Again
Netherlands recorded a narrow 1-0 win over Turkey in the Amsterdam ArenA in a rather disappointing international friendly. The away side dominated play in the first half, but failed to find the net. Oranje were the better side of the two after the interval and Klaas-Jan Huntelaar helped the home side to a 1-0 victory.
The Real Madrid star opted to represent Germany over the country of his descent but still enjoys a good standing within the nation, ahead of his trip to Turkey on Tuesday night
|12||Tolga Zengin||Goalkeeper||-||Sefa Yilmaz||Midfielder|
|-||Sinan Bolat||Goalkeeper||-||Hamit Altintop||Midfielder|
|-||Volkan Demirel||Goalkeeper||-||Soner Aydoğdu||Midfielder|
|-||Cenk Gönen||Goalkeeper||-||Emre Belözoğlu||Midfielder|
|-||Mert Günok||Goalkeeper||-||Mehmet Ekici||Midfielder|
|-||Onur Kıvrak||Goalkeeper||-||Mevlut Erding||Midfielder|
|16||Serdar Kurtuluş||Defender||-||Selçuk İnan||Midfielder|
|-||Serdar Aziz||Defender||-||Oguzhan Özyakup||Midfielder|
|-||Caner Erkin||Defender||-||Alper Potuk||Midfielder|
|-||Gökhan Gönül||Defender||-||Nuri Sahin||Midfielder|
|-||Bekir İrtegün||Defender||-||Veysel Sarı||Midfielder|
|-||Hasan Ali Kaldırım||Defender||-||Mehmet Topal||Midfielder|
|-||Semih Kaya||Defender||-||Gökhan Töre||Midfielder|
|-||Egemen Korkmaz||Defender||-||Arda Turan||Midfielder|
|-||Ömer Toprak||Defender||-||Burak Yılmaz||Midfielder|
|-||Gökhan Zan||Defender||-||Umut Bulut||Striker|
|10||Olcay Sahan||Midfielder||-||Mustafa Pektemek||Striker|
|21||Kerim Frei||Midfielder||-||Abdullah Avcı||Manager/Coach|
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