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Turkey 2008 Home kit XL

Turkey 2008 Home kit XL

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This is one of the most historic jerseys for Turkey. It's in fantastic condition, size XL and features Nike's DriFit Technology.

Turkey participated in the qualification rounds for the UEFA Euro 2008 tournament. They were placed in Group C along with Greece, Norway, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary, and Moldova. Turkey performed well during the qualifiers and managed to secure a spot in the final tournament.

In the Euro 2008 group stage, Turkey was placed in Group A along with Portugal, Czech Republic, and Switzerland. Turkey had a challenging start, losing their opening match against Portugal 2-0. However, they managed to bounce back in their second match against Switzerland, winning 2-1. In their final group stage match against the Czech Republic, Turkey secured a dramatic 3-2 victory with a last-minute goal, which allowed them to advance to the knockout stage.

In the quarter-finals, Turkey faced Croatia and won the match in a penalty shootout after the game ended 1-1 in regular time. In the semi-finals, Turkey faced Germany and once again, the match went into extra time after a 90-minute deadlock. However, Turkey was defeated 3-2 by Germany in the final moments of extra time.

Despite the semi-final defeat, Turkey's performance in the Euro 2008 tournament was remarkable, reaching the semi-finals for the first time in their history. Their thrilling and dramatic matches left a lasting impression on football fans around the world.

Some of the notable players for Turkey during that tournament included:

  1. Nihat Kahveci: Nihat was one of Turkey's key players in Euro 2008, known for his goal-scoring ability. He scored three goals in the tournament, including crucial goals against Switzerland and the Czech Republic in the group stage.

  2. Hamit Altıntop: Altıntop played as a midfielder and was instrumental in Turkey's midfield throughout the tournament. He provided creativity and defensive stability in midfield, contributing to Turkey's attacking play as well as defensive solidity.

  3. Volkan Demirel: Demirel was the goalkeeper for Turkey and played a vital role in their journey to the semi-finals. He made several crucial saves, particularly in penalty shootouts against Croatia in the quarter-finals, helping Turkey progress further in the tournament.

  4. Semih Şentürk: Semih Şentürk made significant contributions off the bench, including scoring a dramatic late equalizer against Croatia in the quarter-finals, sending the match into extra time. His goal helped Turkey eventually win the match in a penalty shootout.

  5. Arda Turan: Arda Turan was a young talent at the time and played an important role in Turkey's midfield. He showcased his skill, creativity, and ability to influence games with his passing and dribbling.

  6. Emre Belözoğlu: Belözoğlu was an experienced midfielder who provided leadership and control in Turkey's midfield. He was known for his passing range, vision, and ability to dictate the tempo of the game.

Turkey was coached by Fatih Terim. Terim is one of the most renowned and successful Turkish football managers in history.

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