Agence France Presse — English
August 29, 2008 Friday 3:46 PM GMT
Football: Turks without Hamit Altintop and Nihat
ISTANBUL, Aug 29 2008
Turkish coach Fatih Terim on Friday unveiled a 28-man pre-squad for
Group 5 World Cup qualifiers against Armenia and Belgium.
The Turks, who lost the semi-finals of Euro 2008 to Germany 3-2, will
be without Bayern Munich midfielder Hamit Altintop and striker Nihat
Kahveci of Villarreal as both are injured.
The Turks meet Armenia on September 6 at Yerevan and then host Belgium
four days later in Istanbul. Group 5 also contains European champions
Spain, Estonia and Bosnia.
Volkan Demirel (Fenerbahce), Serdar Kulbilge (Kocaelispor), Tolga
Gokhan Gonul, Ugur Boral (Fenerbahce), Servet Cetin, Hakan Kadir Balta
(Galatasaray), GÃ¶khan Zan (Besiktas), Ibrahim Kas (Getafe/ESP), Ugur
Kavuk (Antalyaspor), Mehmet Polat (Gaziantepspor), Caglar Birinci
Kazim Kazim, Emre Belozoglu (Fenerbahce), Mehmet Topal, Ayhan Akman,
Arda Turan (Galatasaray), Serdar Ozkan (Besiktas), Selcuk Inan, Mehmet
Topuz (Trabzonspor), Mehmet Aurelio (Real Betis/ESP), Gokdeniz
Karadeniz (Rubin Kazan/RUS), Tuncay Sanli (Middlesbrough/ENG), Nuri
Sahin (Borussia Dortmund/GER)
Gokhan Unal (Trabzonspor), Halil Altintop (Schalke 04/GER), Semih
Senturk (Fenerbahce), Mevlut Erdinc (Sochaux/FRA)