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Günes looks at new faces

Published: Friday 25 April 2003, 17.41CET
Turkey coach Senol Günes has called up four untried players for the friendly against the Czech Republic.
 
Published: Friday 25 April 2003, 17.41CET

Günes looks at new faces

Turkey coach Senol Günes has called up four untried players for the friendly against the Czech Republic.

Turkey coach Senol Günes has included four untried players in his squad for the friendly international against the Czech Republic in Teplice on 30 April.

Cup heroics
Trabzonspor midfield player Gokdeniz Karadeniz gets his first call-up after scoring twice as his side lifted the Turkish Cup with a 3-1 win against Gençlerbirligi SK on Wednesday.

Chance to impress
Galatasaray SK midfield player Volkan Aslan and Denizlispor defender Servet Cetin also get a chance to impress. Meanwhile, defender Fatih Sonkaya of Dutch side Roda JC is the latest in a wave of Turks born in western Europe to win a place in the national set-up.

Out of favour
However, the Galatasaray trio of Ümit Davala, Emre Asik and Hakan Ünsal are dropped, while Besiktas JK midfield players Tayfur Havutçu and Ahmet Yildirim are also out. Günes has also chosen to exclude Sergen Yalçin, despite the Besiktas man's return to form, but Ibrahim Üzülmez is included again after recovering from a facial injury.

Turkey squad
Rüstu Reçber, Ömer Çatkiç, Zafer, Bülent Korkmaz, Fatih Akyel, Alpay Özalan, Deniz Baris, Servet Cetin, Fatih Sonkaya, Ergün Penbe, Ibrahim Üzülmez, Tugay Kerimoglu, Volkan Aslan, Okan Buruk, Emre Belözoglu, Yildiray Bastürk, Tayfun, Gokdeniz Karadeniz, Hakan Sükür, Hasan Sas, Nihat Kahveci, Ilhan, Fatih Tekke.

 
Last updated: 25/04/03 18.19CET

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