Turkey 0-0 Brazil
Tugay Kerimoğlu won his 94th and final cap for Turkey as they recovered from their disappointing UEFA EURO 2008™ qualifying defeat by Bosnia-Herzegovina to post a 0-0 draw against Brazil in Dortmund on Tuesday night.
Turkey were on the wrong end of a 3-2 scoreline in Sarajevo on Saturday as they lost top spot in Group C but gave a spirited display against a weakened Brazil side. The night was mainly about Blackburn Rovers FC midfielder Tugay, the 36-year-old wearing a No94 shirt for the occasion and coming off after ten minutes to a standing ovation to close a international career that started 17 years ago.
His team-mates might have given him a victory to remember his special night by, with new FC Bayern München signing Hamit Altıntop crashing a volley against the crossbar and Yıldıray Baştürk also going close for Fatih Terim's side. Brazil superstars Ronaldinho, Kaká and Gilberto Silva came on as second-half substitutes but were unable to end the stalemate. "It is not easy to play against Brazil. We had chances and I thought we played wonderfully. If we had concentrated better against Bosnia-Herzegovina, we wouldn't have been defeated either," said Terim.
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