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Turkey in the World Cup Finals

World Cup Appearances:
Korea-Japan 2002 was Turkey's 2nd appearance in the World Cup Finals.

Best World Cup Performance:
Turkey last qualified for the World Cup Finals in Switzerland 1954.

Turkey in the 2002 World Cup

Türkiye Futbol Federasyonu.
Group C

Brazil vs Turkey

Turkey, who hardly ever make it to the World Cup finals, faced Brazil (who are always there) and went into the half-time break in front; against the run of play.

Costa Rica vs Turkey

A point against Turkey kept Costa Rica's hopes of a place in the Second Round alive.

Turkey vs China

Turkey's three-goal win over China earned them a place in the Second Round.

Knockout Stage

Japan vs Turkey (Second Round)

Turkey achieved their best ever footballing result by qualifying for a World Cup quarter-finals spot.

Senegal vs Turkey (Quarter-final)

Turkey get to meet Brazil again, in the semi-final, after overcoming Senegal in extra-time.

Brazil vs Turkey (Semi-final)

Turkey did well to reach the semi-final but their dream of a final with Germany was not to be.

South Korea vs Turkey (3rd Place Match)

Hakan Sukur played a neat one-two, beat Hong Myung-Bo and scored his first goal of the tournament, with only 11 seconds on the clock; the World Cup's fastest ever goal.

UEFA:
Union of European Football Associations.

Türkiye Futbol Federasyonu.

Turkey World Cup Squad

Goalkeepers:

1 Rustu Recber (Fenerbahce)
12 Omer Catkic (Gaziantepspor)
23 Zafer Ozgultekin (Ankaragucu)

Defenders:

2 Emre Asik (Galatasaray)
3 Bulent Korkmaz (Galatasaray)
4 Fatih Akyel (Fenerbahce)
5 Alpay Ozalan (Aston Villa)
16 Umit Ozat (Fenerbahce)

Midfielders:

7 Okan Buruk (Inter Milan)
8 Tugay Kerimoglu (Blackburn Rovers)
10 Yildiray Bastürk (Bayer Leverkusen)
13 Muzzy Izzet (Leicester City)
14 Tayfur Havutcu (Besiktas)
18 Ergun Penbe (Galatasaray)
19 Abdullah Ercan (Fenerbahce)
20 Hakan Unsal (Blackburn Rovers)
21 Emre Belozoglu (Inter Milan)
22 Umit Davala (AC Milan)

Forwards:

6 Arif Erdem (Galatasaray)
9 Hakan Sukur (Parma)
11 Hasan Sas (Galatasaray)
15 Nihat Kahveci (Real Sociedad)
17 Ilhan Mansiz (Besiktas)

Trainer:
Senol Günes.

Teams by Group

2002 FIFA World Cup matches in Korea
In Korea

Group A
Travel to Denmark Denmark, Travel to France France, Travel to Senegal Senegal, Travel to Uruguay Uruguay.

Group B
Travel to Paraguay Paraguay, Travel to Slovenia Slovenia, Travel to Spain Spain, Travel to South Africa South Africa.

Group C
Travel to Brazil Brazil, Travel to China China, Travel to Costa Rica Costa Rica, Travel to Turkey Turkey.

Group D
Travel to Poland Poland, Travel to Portugal Portugal, Travel to South Korea South Korea, Travel to USA United States.

Korea First Round Matches.

2002 FIFA World Cup matches in Japan
In Japan

Group E
Travel to Cameroon Cameroon, Travel to Germany Germany, Travel to Ireland Republic of Ireland, Travel to Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia.

Group F
Travel to Argentina Argentina, Travel to England England, Travel to Nigeria Nigeria, Travel to Sweden Sweden.

Group G
Travel to Croatia Croatia, Travel to Ecuador Ecuador, Travel to Italy Italy, Travel to Mexico Mexico.

Group H
Travel to Belgium Belgium, Travel to Japan Japan, Travel to Russia Russia, Travel to Tunisia Tunisia.

Japan First Round Matches.

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