The Turkish National team and head coach Fatih Terim, forgot that a soccer match is a full 90 minutes and doesn't finish until that last whistle!.. The Turkish National team scored early in the match by Gokhan Unal on a powerful shot to give Turkey a 1-0 lead... but, wait, lack of match discipline by Turkey gave a goal to the Ivory Coast team....
A mistake by their midfield and then defense, gave Drogba a goal to tie the match at 1-1. Over all it was an up and down match for both teams... For an international friendly match,, it was fast paced..
With out the Turkcell Super League team, Izmir was hungry for a first class match, like this!......... That is why Izmir Ataturk Stadium was filled with Izmir soccer fans on Wednesday night!.. However, that is not the only reason why people filled the stadium as the price of of the match tickets were much cheaper this time.
Anyway, Izmir football (soccer) fans enjoyed the match...This was the last friendly match for the Turkish National Team before their big game against Spain in March. I am just wondering when we are going to see a stable Turkish National Team lineup?... Lack of consistency and team discipline will be a big issue for Fatih Terim.
Turkey: Volkan Demirel, Gokhan Gonul (Mehmet Yildiz, 73), Servet Cetin, Gokhan Zan, Caner Erkin, Hamit Altintop (Ayhan Akman, 62), Mehmet Aurelio, Arda Turan (Kazim Kazim, 45), Tuncay Sanli (Emre Belozoglu, 45), Semih Senturk (Sabri Sarioglu, 45), Gokhan Unal (Halil Altintop, 64).
Ivory Coast: Boubacar Barry, Arthur Boka, Didier Zokora (Boubacar Sanogo, 73), Emmanuel Eboue, Yaya Toure, Kolo Toure, Emerse Fae (Jean Jacques Gosso, 60), Didier Drogba, Koffi Romaric, Steven Lohore Gohouri (Souleymane Bamba, 85), Guy Demel (Abdulkader Keita, 45).
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