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Köse strike not enough for Turkey

Published: Tuesday 7 September 2010, 19.55CET
Turkey 1-0 Republic of Ireland
Tevfik Köse scored the only goal as Turkey finished second in Group 2 but it was not enough to advance.
by Emir Tonguç
from Ismetpasa
Köse strike not enough for Turkey
Turkey's Tevfik Köse (No9) makes a run during the qualifier against Republic of Ireland ©UEFA.com
Published: Tuesday 7 September 2010, 19.55CET

Köse strike not enough for Turkey

Turkey 1-0 Republic of Ireland
Tevfik Köse scored the only goal as Turkey finished second in Group 2 but it was not enough to advance.

Turkey defeated the Republic of Ireland 1-0 to finish second in Group 2 in qualifying for the 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Championship, but it was not enough to secure a play-off place as one of the four best runners-up.

Turkey captain Tevfik Köse scored the only goal with nine minutes remaining when he fired in a loose ball after the Irish defence had failed to clear Tolgay Arslan's low cross from the right.

The win took Turkey above Georgia into second, four points behind group winners Switzerland, but it was not enough for them to advance. Ireland finished bottom of the section with seven points from their ten games.

Last updated: 27/03/13 4.40CET

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