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Monday, 1 July, 2002, 15:10 GMT 16:10 UK

TURKEY

Turkey heroes return home
Thousands gather in Istanbul to greet Turkey's successful World Cup team.

Turkey finish in style
Hakan Sukur scores the fastest ever World Cup goal as Turkey beat South Korea 3-2 to claim third place.

Sukur enjoys making history
Hakan Sukur is a happy man after scoring the fastest World Cup goal to end his barren run.

Turkish media says thanks
Newspapers in Turkey are celebrating after the national team beat South Korea to finish third.

Koreans rue mistakes
Guus Hiddink admits poor defending cost South Korea victory in the third-place play-off against Turkey.

S Korea v Turkey photos
Pictures from Turkey's entertaining 3-2 victory against South Korea in the third place play-off in Daegu.

Clockwatch: Korea 2-3 Turkey
Song Chong-Gug scores at the death for South Korea but it is not enough as Turkey win the third-place play-off 3-2.

Gunes: We made our mark
Despite their defeat, coach Senol Gunes says Turkey achieved their goal of making an impact at the World Cup

McClaren steps up transfer hunt
Middlesbrough boss Steve McClaren says he is lining up several big-name summer signings.

Turks take pride in defeat
Turkey's coach, players and media put a brave face on their disappointment after their semi-final loss to Brazil.

Brazil stride into final
A brilliant Ronaldo goal earns Brazil a 1-0 win over Turkey - and sets up a World Cup final against Germany.

Desolation in Istanbul
Turkish football fans are broken-hearted following their team's semi-final defeat by Brazil in the World Cup.

Final ambition for Ronaldo
Ronaldo aims to cap his return to form by firing Brazil to victory over Germany, and World Cup glory.

No delight for Turkish London
Turkey fans pack into the Galatasaray Supporters' Club in north London - but it is not quite the celebration they had planned.

Brazil-Turkey player ratings
How did they do? Our verdict on who did what as Brazil beat Turkey 1-0 in Saitama.

Clockwatch: Brazil 1-0 Turkey
Ronaldo scores a brilliant goal as Brazil beat valiant Turkey 1-0 to reach the World Cup final.

Turks go wild with joy
Thousands of Turks are celebrating their team's historic success at the World Cup.

Turkey's golden delight
Ilhan Mansiz's golden goal takes Turkey through to meet Brazil - and ends Senegal's World Cup odyssey.

Metsu praises his 'heroes'
Senegal coach Bruno Metsu hails his team after their World Cup quarter-final exit to Turkey.

Gunes proud of resolve
Turkey coach Senol Gunes hails his team's victory over Japan as a triumph over adversity.

Turkey end Japan's dream
Turkey send co-hosts Japan crashing out of the World Cup with a 1-0 win and book a place in the last eight.

Troussier in tears
Japan coach Philippe Troussier struggles to hold back the tears as he thanks his team after their 1-0 defeat to Turkey.

The World Cup stats
Statistical analysis of Turkey's performance in the finals.

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