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Nothing ventured or gained for Sweden, Turkey

Published: Monday 6 October 2003, 11.51CET
Sweden 0-0 Turkey
Italy were the beneficiaries as this scrappy draw sealed their progress with a game to spare.
Nothing ventured or gained for Sweden, Turkey
Turkey's Okan Buruk (front) vies for the ball with Sweden's Johan Mjällby ©Getty Images

Match statistics

SwedenTurkey

Goals scored0
 
0
Yellow cards1
 
1
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 27/06/2012 11:57 CET

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Published: Monday 6 October 2003, 11.51CET

Nothing ventured or gained for Sweden, Turkey

Sweden 0-0 Turkey
Italy were the beneficiaries as this scrappy draw sealed their progress with a game to spare.

Sweden and Turkey played out a mutually detrimental goalless draw that means to join Italy in the UEFA EURO 2000 quarter-finals they must win their final Group B matches and hope the other result goes their way.

Sweden had the better of the subdued exchanges but it was not until the dying minutes that the 24,500 fans in Eindhoven were teased to the edge of their seats. Hakan Ünsal's dangerous low ball somehow evaded everyone, while at the other end substitute Jörgen Pettersson curled a free-kick a whisker over. In truth, neither side deserved the three points.

After opening day defeats there were changes to both teams. With Patrick Andersson suspended and Roland Nilsson injured, Gary Sundgren and Teddy Lucic came into the Sweden defence with Olof Mellberg switching to centre-back. Håkan Mild and Henrik Larsson were also recalled. For Turkey, Mustafa İzzet was given his full debut, while Arif Erdem, Hakan Ünsal and Suat Kaya all came in.

The effect of those wholesale changes was that the teams spent most of the scrappy opening exchanges getting reacquainted and chances were at a premium. Kennet Andersson's third-minute free-kick brought a fine save from Rüştü Reçber, while Turkey briefly threatened when Ümit Davala and Araf sent volleys just off target.

The play became even more disjointed as the match went on – any quality stood out like a beacon. On 29 minutes Niclas Alexandersson and Larsson combined well to release Kennet Andersson, but the striker's shot was saved by Rüştü's feet. Another bright spot saw the impressive Lucic set Fredrik Ljungberg free, but the Arsenal FC man failed to connect with only the goalkeeper to beat.

It was a similar pattern in the second period, with Sweden showing more purpose but little finesse. Both sides rang the changes, and Turkey substitute Sergen Yalçın produced the one moment of real danger in the half on 71 minutes. He seized on Joachim Björklund's poor clearance and ran at the retreating defence before firing in a powerful shot that Magnus Hedman did well to turn away. Okan Buruk was quick to the rebound, but shot over.

The draw means Italy are through and to join them Turkey and Sweden need to win in four days and hope for a favourable result elsewhere.

Last updated: 18/01/12 11.47CET

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Lineups

Sweden

Sweden

Turkey

Turkey

1
HedmanMagnus Hedman (GK)
1
Rüştü ReçberRüştü Reçber (GK)
4
BjörklundJoachim Björklund
3
TemizkanoğluOgün Temizkanoğlu (C)
Substitution59
5
LucicTeddy Lucic
4
Fatih AkyelFatih Akyel
6
SundgrenGary Sundgren
5
Alpay ÖzalanAlpay Özalan
7
MildHåkan Mild
6
Arif ErdemArif Erdem
9
LjungbergFredrik Ljungberg
7
Okan BurukOkan Buruk
11
AlexanderssonNiclas Alexandersson
Substitution63
9
Hakan ŞükürHakan Şükür
14
MellbergOlof Mellberg
14
Suat KayaSuat Kaya
Yellow Card5
17
MjällbyJohan Mjällby (C)
Yellow Card68
15
İzzetMustafa İzzet
Substitution58
19
AnderssonKennet Andersson
Substitution46
20
ÜnsalHakan Ünsal
20
LarssonHenrik Larsson
Substitution78
22
Ümit DavalaÜmit Davala
Substitution45

Substitutes

12
KihlstedtMagnus Kihlstedt (GK)
12
Ömer ÇatkıçÖmer Çatkıç (GK)
22
AsperMattias Asper (GK)
21
Fevzi TuncayFevzi Tuncay (GK)
10
PetterssonJörgen Pettersson
Substitution46
2
HavutçuTayfur Havutçu
13
SvenssonMagnus Svensson
Substitution78
8
Tugay KerimoğluTugay Kerimoğlu
Substitution59
16
Anders AnderssonAnders Andersson
Substitution63
10
Sergen YalçinSergen Yalçin
Substitution58
8
GustafssonTomas Gustafsson
11
KorkutTayfun Korkut
Substitution45
15
D. AnderssonDaniel Andersson
13
ÖzköylüOsman Özköylü
18
OsmanovskiYksel Osmanovski
16
PenbeErgün Penbe
21
AllbäckMarcus Allbäck
17
Oktay DerelioğluOktay Derelioğlu
18
Ayhan AkmanAyhan Akman
19
ErcanAbdullah Ercan

Coach

Tommy Söderberg (SWE) Mustafa Denizli (TUR)

Referee

Dick Z.G. Jol (NED)

Assistant referees

Jaap J.N. Pool (NED), Emanuel Zammit (MLT)

Fourth official

Terje Hauge (NOR)

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