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3-2 win over Czech republic catapults Turkey to Euro quarterfinals

3-2 win over Czech republic catapults Turkey to Euro quarterfinals

3-2 win over Czech republic catapults Turkey to Euro quarterfinals

Playing against the Czech Republic in its final European Championship 2008 group A match yesterday, the Turkish National Soccer Team defeated its rival 3-2 and qualified for the Euro championship quarterfinals. Arda Turan and Nihat Kahveci scored Turkey's goals. Until the last 15 minutes, the Czechs seemed on their way to the quarterfinals with a 2-0 lead, but this changed in the 75th minute when Arda scored Turkey's first goal and when Nihat scored two goals in the last three minutes of the match, giving Turkey an incredible comeback and 3-2 win over the Czechs. The national team will come up against Croatia in the quarterfinals this Friday. President Abdullah Gul and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan telephoned Turkish Football Federation (TFF) head Hasan Dogan to congratulate the team on its win. Dogan invited Gul and Erdogan to watch the match in Vienna.