Their Starter was still suspended.... for some reason he got 2 games.....Could care less about the tokens...come on Turkey
Turkey vs Russia would be sweet!
Glad to see Turkey kept their back-up in this week!~
The only thing bad for me about the game was the lightning strikes that took out the TV coverage the world over.Germany Turkey
3 Goals scored 2
0 Yellow card 2
0 Red card 0
3 Shots on goal 11
4 Shots wide 6
14 Fouls committed 15
2 Corners 8
0 Offsides 1
27' 34'' Ball. Poss. (time) 32' 59''
45% Ball. Poss. (%) 55%
Other than the first stat the turks did very well considering..........
BROADCASTERS TO LODGE UEFA CLAIM?I just watched the replay on Sportsnet West and there were no stoppages in coverage - how did they manage that?
According to UEFA, hurricane-strength winds were measured during an electrical storm in Vienna, where the television feed was based for the match played in Basel.
The system for transmitting pictures effectively had to be rebooted three times, causing three cuts that lasted an average of six minutes.
IMO there was no way that Germany could have run up the score. That was a very good well disciplined Turkish team that - with some luck - could have put Germany out of the tournament. Germany had its hands full with these guys who clearly have more bench strength than any thought they had. Also they kept their cool - a sign of a well selected team and good coaching. Now if they had that same discipline in the qualifiers the outcome might actually have been better for Germany as the Turks played with passion and looked like a group of guys who weren't afraid of losing or making errors - thus they didn't sit back and came out on fire. It was a good game but missed the flow at the end due to the storm that took out the video and audio.Only thought that I have is the most experienced team won. It would have done nothing but harm for Germany to go out there and win 10-0. As you have seen so far in this tourney, the second best team has been winning. A trend I see happening between Russia and Spain with Spain prevailing in the end.
Germany will show up for the final and play brilliantly.