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Turkey defender Gungor ruled out

Emre Gungor
Gungor is tipped to be one of the stars of Turkish football

Turkey defender Emre Gungor has been ruled out of the remainder of Euro 2008 with a calf injury.

The 23-year-old Galatasaray player was substituted after 65 minutes during Sunday's last-gasp 3-2 win against the Czech Republic.

Turkey also have doubts over Servet Cetin ahead of Friday's quarter-final against Croatia, the centre-back having aggravated knee and hip injuries.

But captain Emre Belozoglu's hamstring strain has eased and he could return.

Turkey are feeling the effects of their draining clash against the Czechs, which saw them score twice in the final three minutes to progress to the knockout stages.

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Nihat Kahveci, the two-goal hero of Sunday's match and fellow striker Semih Senturk have minor strains, but should be available, while midfielder Tumer Metin has missed recent training sessions.

And Turkey will definitely be without goalkeeper Volkan Demirel following his last minute dismissal for pushing Jan Koller, 35-year-old Rustu Recber being the likely replacement.


see also
Turkey v Czech Republic
14 Jun 08 |  Euro 2008
Turkey team guide
15 May 08 |  Turkey
Turkey stats and form guide
27 May 08 |  Turkey
Pick your Turkey XI
23 May 08 |  Turkey


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