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Turkey look to reel in Austria

Published: Sunday 9 January 2011, 14.00CET
Having lost both of their Group A games last October, Turkey will look to get their UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying campaign back on course with a home win against ambitious Austria.
Turkey look to reel in Austria
Turkey coach Guus Hiddink ©Getty Images

Tournament statistics

TurkeyAustria

Goals scored13
 
16
Total attempts129
 
121
Attempts on target54
 
43
Attempts off target52
 
66
Attempts blocked0
 
0
Attempts against woodwork3
 
2
Corners71
 
37
Offsides27
 
19
Yellow cards20
 
13
Red Cards1
 
1
Fouls committed149
 
126
Fouls suffered145
 
127
 
Published: Sunday 9 January 2011, 14.00CET

Turkey look to reel in Austria

Having lost both of their Group A games last October, Turkey will look to get their UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying campaign back on course with a home win against ambitious Austria.

Having lost both of their Group A games back in October, Turkey will look to get their UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying campaign back on course with a home win against ambitious Austria.

Match background
• Turkey's record in their 12 games against Austria reads W5 D0 L7 (W3 D0 L3 at home).

• The balance of power has shifted significantly since the nations first met in a friendly in Istanbul on 30 May 1948, which Austria won 1-0.

• Austria won their first six meetings, home and away, without conceding a goal until Turkey ended that run on 16 November 1983, winning 3-1 at the Ali Sami Yen Stadium.

• Austria won 3-2 in the sides' next meeting – a FIFA World Cup qualifier on 2 November 1988 – but have lost all four of their subsequent matches against Turkey.

• Austria boasts a substantial Turkish community, with a number of Austrian internationals past and present being of Turkish origin: Muhammad Akagündüz, Cem Atan, Ekrem Dağ, Volkan Kahraman, Veli Kavlak, Ümit Korkmaz, Ramazan Özcan, Yasin Pehlivan and Yüksel Sariyar.

• Austrian-born Turkish players are also making their name in Turkey, with Viennese forward Turgay Bahadır now a Turkish international.

Last updated: 01/02/11 18.06CET

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