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Turkey Vs Belgium Preview- Euro 2012 Qualifying, Group A

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - JUNE 29:  South Korean soccer fans hold a huge Turkish national flag before the 2002 Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) Korea-Turkey World Cup match in front of City Hall June 29, 2002 in Seoul, South Korea. South Korea lost 3-2 to finish in fourth place in the 2002 World Cup, the best ever placing by an Asian team.  (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)
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AHMET BOB TURGUTCorrespondent ISeptember 7, 2010

After a good start with a good score against Kazakhstan in away match in their first match Guus

Hiddink's Turkey is looking to make it two in a row against Belgium on Tuesday at Fenerbahce's Sukru Saracoglu stadium.

Turkey has never beat Belgium in Turkey, so far...

They met nine times and Turkey lost three times and and draw four....

This will be the first time in a European Championship qualifier!

At the press conference on Monday Hiddink said they are going to change this...

He said, he does not believe in so much about the past stats and he said he does not care about the past stats!

He said ,what it is, is this time!

I have trust in my players and he said the players are ready to take on Belgium and win and keep Belgium pointless in the group...

He also said, all of his players are healthy and ready to take on Belgium.

But, He said he will use the starting line up that he used against Kazakhstan on Friday. He went on to say he could make changes in the match if he needs too...

Turkey will try to pack in in the midfield with experience players like Emre Belezoglu, Tuncay Sanli, Hamit Altintop and Mehmet Aurelio.

The defense will be all Galatasaray four and new addition from Turkish Champs Bursaspor Omer Erdogan.

In goal, young energetic keeper Onur Kivrak from Trabzonspor will take the mountain.

Up front, we will see Nihat Kahveci and Semih Senturk....

On the other hand , There is a coach who knows Turkish football and Turkish football player well... his name is Georges Leekens...

He coached many year  Trabzonspor in Turkey!

Belgium lost to Germany 1-0 at home on Friday.

They would not want to lose this match and be pointless after two matches..

That is why Young and talented Belgium team, will put up a big fight  against Turkey, in my opinion...

George Leekens said he is Hopeful they will win this match with 2-1 score against Turkey!

Belgium team has a rock solid defense and midfield and they run like a horse,,,

It will be good match who ever manages the ninety  minutes well and stays with the game plan will win the match in my opinion!

The only thing will make a difference is the home crowed...

It will be pack full Sukru Saracoglu stadium on Tuesday night...

Turkey vs Belgium is scheduled to kick off at 2:00pm EST on Tuesday.

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