AN UNPLEASANT REHEARSAL FOR TURKEY...
- Published:10 Şubat 2011, Perşembe
- Updated:10 Şubat 2011, Perşembe
Emre Belozoglu was sent off as Turkey and South Korea played out a friendly that fizzled out into a 0-0 draw on Wednesday night.
The Fenerbahce midfielder was booked twice in quick succession after an hour of a match that lacked any of the excitement provided by the two teams when they faced off in a World Cup finals playoff in 2002.
It was a poignant match for Turkey's Dutch coach Guus Hiddink, who was in charge of South Korea in 2002 when Turkey beat them 3-2 to clinch third place in the World Cup.
His side made a strong start with Umut Bulut going close to putting Turkey ahead in the sixth minute when his close range header was saved by South Korea keeper Jung Sung-ryong.
Six minutes later Hamit Altintop fired in a long range shot which the keeper knocked wide of the post
Despite being a man short Turkey sprang back into life in the final 10 minutes when a header from Colin Kazim forced a good save from Jung.
Other results from last night's international friendly games:
Israel: 0 - Serbia: 0
Azerbaijan:0 - Hungary: 2
Croatia:4 - Czech Republic: 2
Macedonia:0 - Cameroon: 1
Iran: 1 - Russia: 0
Latvia: 2 - Bolivia: 1
Andorra: 1 - Moldova: 2
Armenia: 1 - Georgia: 2
Belarus: 1 - Kazakhstan: 1
Greece: 1 - Canada: 1
France:1 - Brazil: 0
Argentina: 2 - Portugal: 1
Germany: 1 - Italy: 1
Scotland: 3 - N. Ireland: 0
Poland: 1 - Norway: 0
Netherlands: 3 - Austria: 1
Malta: 0 - Switzerland: 0
Belgium: 1 - Finland: 1
Denmark: 1 - England: 2
Luxembourg: 2 - Slovakia: 1
Estonia: 2 - Bulgaria: 2
Albania: 1 - Slovenia: 2
South Africa: 2 - Kenya: 0
Sweden: 1 - Ukraine: 1 (Ukraine win 5-4 on penalties)
Cyprus: 1 - Romania: 1 (Romania win 5-4 on penalties)