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The Croats will struggle with the Turks for the title of semi-finalists of Euro 2008

June 20 2008

Assembled Croatia and Turkey will determine the opponent's team semi-final match in Germany on the European football championship. Match 1 / 4 finals of the Croatia - Turkey will be held in Vienna on June 20. The winner of this meeting, which are a favorite of Croats in the fight for the finals will battle with the Germans before the semifinalists who became the first tournament. Croats had a confident group stage.

In the quartet in the wards Slaven Bilic alternately beat Austria (1:0), Germany (2:1) and reserve a part of Poland (1:0). The Turks also had to perform feats to take second place in Group A. In the match with the Swiss, they scored the winning goal in the 90 th minute. In a key match with Czech team team Fatih Terim, "burned" to the 75 th minute of 0:2, but the remainder of the three broke through Petr Cech (double in the asset Nihat Kahveci).

Both teams will miss the match several players. But if disposed of before the end of the tournament due to injury Dario Knezevic and Igor Budan, as well as experiencing problems with his knee Ivan Rakitic of Croatia weather team do not, then Terim set optimal composition will not succeed. The main goalkeeper Volkan Demirel, suspended for the removal of the match with the Czechs, will miss the game because of two yellow cards central midfielder Mehmet Aurelio, has long ruled out captain Emre Belezoglu, injured two more football stock. The upcoming match will be the fourth in a while a poor history of confrontation between national teams of Croatia and Turkey.

In two of them was a draw, and the only victory was won by Croatia at Euro 96, and then for the national team played its current coach Bilic. Serve the match, which will be held at the stadium, "Ernst Happel in Vienna, will be the Italian team of arbitrators, headed by Roberto Rosetti. Live broadcast match Croatia - Turkey, which starts at 22.45 GMT, is scheduled on the channel "Russia", RIA News .

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