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Turkey 0-4 Brazil: Two-goal Neymar retains UFWC title

Unofficial football world champions Brazil cruised past challengers Turkey with another fantastic post-World Cup performance of the type that was sorely lacking during the official tournament. Turkish fans sang the name of two-goal man of the match Neymar, and booed and whistled their own team, such was the gulf in class on show. It took Brazil 20 minutes to open the scoring, with Neymar beating the Turkey defence to latch onto a long ball and slip it past keeper Volkan Demirel. That was Neymar’s 41st goal for his country, at just 22 years of age.

Turkey 0-1 Greece

Turkey 0-1 Greece Istanbul, 17/10/07Amanatidis 79 Official European Football Champions Greece are the new Unofficial World Football Champions, having defeated Turkey 1-0 in this Euro qualifier courtesy of a late goal from Ioannis Amanatidis. It was the striker’s first goal in 20 games. ‘It was about time I scored for the national side,’ he said. […]

Moldova 1-1 Turkey

Moldova 1-1 Turkey Chisinau, 13/10/07Frunza 11, Karan 63 Turkey managed to retain the UFWC title against the Moldovans – just – but their Euro 2008 qualifying hopes suffered a huge blow. The Crescent Stars travelled to Moldova needing to take all three points, but they left with only a draw. And it could have been […]

Turkey 3-0 Hungary

Turkey 3-0 Hungary Istanbul, 12/09/07Gokhan 68, Aurelio 72, Halil Altintop 90 Turkey are the new UFWC champions after a controversial win over Hungary. It was Turkey’s first ever UFWC title win. For the first 62 minutes, this was a dull – if bad-tempered – match, with few chances for either side. Then the game changed […]

Georgia punch out Turkey

Georgia 1-0 Turkey Tbilisi, 07/02/07 A single goal after 75 minutes from David Siradze was enough to defeat Turkey and retain the UFWC title for Georgia. Siradze, who plays his club football in the German second division, was left unmarked to head home from a corner kick. It was a deserved victory for Georgia, who […]