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Memories of a thrilling UEFA EURO 2008 encounter in Geneva, which ended 3-2, will come flooding back as Turkey take on the Czech Republic eager to get back on track in UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying Group A.

The only competitive meeting between the nations in their current incarnations was at UEFA EURO 2008, where Nihat Kahveci struck twice in the last four minutes to take Fatih Terim's side into the last eight at the expense of Karel Brückner's Czechs. Forward Tuncay Şanlı finished the game in the Turkey goal, with Volkan Demirel dismissed for a foul two minutes into added time.

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10/10/201419:04UEFA.com newsdesk

Semih Kaya, Turkey defender:


Everybody knows how difficult the Czech Republic game will be. We have prepared accordingly. I think we’re well prepared. We started badly with a defeat against Iceland and we are eager to atone for that loss.

I hope every player gives more than his utmost and then the Turkish people can hopefully see a great performance. When the Turkish people are behind us, there’s nothing we can’t achieve. There’s also the Latvia game [on Monday]. If we can get six points in our next two matches, our chances of a place in the finals will dramatically increase.

 

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09/10/201418:24Türker Tozar, Istanbul

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    Valērijs Šabala (Latvia) & Umut Bulut (Turkey)
  • Gints Freimanis (Latvia) & Olcay Şahan (Turkey)
    Gints Freimanis (Latvia) & Olcay Şahan (Turkey)
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    Valērijs Šabala (Latvia) & Olcay Şahan (Turkey)
  • Jānis Ikaunieks (Latvia) & Arda Turan (Turkey)
    Jānis Ikaunieks (Latvia) & Arda Turan (Turkey)
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    Aleksandrs Koļinko & Kaspars Dubra (Latvia), Umut Bulut (Turkey)
  • Vladislavs Gabovs (Latvia) & Olcay Şahan (Turkey)
    Vladislavs Gabovs (Latvia) & Olcay Şahan (Turkey)
  • Umut Bulut (Turkey) & Kaspars Dubra (Latvia)
    Umut Bulut (Turkey) & Kaspars Dubra (Latvia)
  • Václav Pilař (Czech Republic) & Ozan Tufan (Turkey)
    Václav Pilař (Czech Republic) & Ozan Tufan (Turkey)
  • David Limberský (Czech Republic) & Ozan Tufan (Turkey)
    David Limberský (Czech Republic) & Ozan Tufan (Turkey)
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