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Keeper Volkan to miss two games

Volkan Demirel
Volkan Demirel was replaced in goal by Tuncay

Turkey goalkeeper Volkan Demirel has been banned for two matches after being sent off during his side's Group A 3-2 victory over Czech Republic.

Volkan was dismissed in stoppage time of Monday's match after pushing Czech striker Jan Koller to the ground.

The Fenerbahce keeper will definitely miss their quarter-final against Croatia and also a potential semi-final against Germany or Portugal.

The Turkish FA was also fined 27,000 for improper conduct.

The fine related to the behaviour of their supporters, players and officials during the match, notably Volkan who sat on the bench after being sent off rather than leaving the technical area.

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"We had some problems with some Turkish fans trying to enter the pitch, and also the presence of about 25 unaccredited people after the game in the Turkish dressing room," UEFA spokesman William Gaillard said.

However, Gaillard added that no action could be taken against Turkey coach Fatih Terim, despite him seeming to come into contact with the fourth official after the Czechs took a 2-0 lead.

"You would need to have something in the referee's report to note that something has occurred, he said.

"There's nothing about the coaches."




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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