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Nuri earns surprise Turkey call

Published: Friday 30 September 2005, 14.57CET
Turkey coach Fatih Terim has named BV Borussia Dortmund's 17-year-old midfielder Nuri Sahin in his squad to face Germany and Albania.
by Türker Tozar
from Istanbul

Published: Friday 30 September 2005, 14.57CET

Nuri earns surprise Turkey call

Turkey coach Fatih Terim has named BV Borussia Dortmund's 17-year-old midfielder Nuri Sahin in his squad to face Germany and Albania.

Turkey coach Fatih Terim has named BV Borussia Dortmund’s 17-year-old midfielder Nuri Sahin in his squad to face Germany, in an 8 October friendly, and Albania. Nuri, who was born in Germany, helped Turkey to victory at the 2005 UEFA European Under-17 Championship and then inspired their run in the FIFA U-17 World Championship in Peru, which ended with a 4-3 semi-final defeat by Brazil on Thursday in which he scored one goal and made two.

Turkey squad
Goalkeepers: Volkan Demirel (Fenerbahçe SK), Rüştü Reçber (Fenerbahçe SK), Orkun Usak (MKE Ankaragücü).

Defenders: Ümit Özat (Fenerbahçe SK), İbrahim Toraman (Beşikaş JK), Gökhan Zan (Beşitkaş JK), Alpay Özalan (1.FC Köln), Tolga Seyhan (FC Shakthar Donetsk), Serkan Balci (Fenerbahçe SK).

Midfielders: Selçuk Sahin (Fenerbahçe SK), Necati Ates (Galatasaray SK), Hasan Şaş (Galatasaray SK), Ergün Penbe (Galatasaray SK), Tümer Metin (Beşikaş JK), Okan Buruk (Besitkaş JK), İbrahim Akın (Besitkas JK), Hüseyin Cimsir (Trabzonspor), Yıldıray Bastürk (Hertha BSC Berlin), Hamit Altıntop (FC Schalke 04), Nuri Sahin (BV Borussia Dortmund), Emre Belözoglu (Newcastle United FC).

Strikers: Ümit Karan (Galatasaray SK), Fatih Tekke (Trabzonspor), Nihat Kahveci (Real Sociedad de Fútbol), Halil Altıntop (1.FC Kaiserslautern), Serhat Akin (RSC Anderlecht).

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