Hakan Sükür has been left out of Turkey's 21-man squad for a friendly game against Italy.
Out of contract
Coach Senol Günes has left the striker behind as he is yet to find a club. Hakan featured in Turkey's run to the semi-finals of the 2002 FIFA World Cup, but has been unable to secure a new contract since returning to Europe.
Günes hasalso been forced to leave Hakan Ünsal and Ümit Davala out of his squad for the game in Pescara as both are recovering from injuries, but it is a measure of the strength of Turkish domestic football that there are only five foreign-based players in his squad.
Rüstü, Bülent, Ergün, Arif, Hasan Sas, Emre Asik, Cihan, Tayfur, Ilhan, Fatih Akyel, Ümit Özat, Serhat, Zafer, Ömer Çatkiç, Erkan, Tugay, Alpay, Okan Buruk, Emre Belözoglu, Bastürk, Nihat.
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