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Turkey to face Germany in Euro 2008 semifinal tonight

Turkey to face Germany in Euro 2008 semifinal tonight

Turkey to face Germany in Euro 2008 semifinal tonight

The Turkish National Football team will come up against Germany tonight in the semifinals of the European Soccer Championship 2008. The match will take place at the St. Jakop Park Stadium in Basel, Switzerland and will kick off at 9:45 pm Turkish local time. This will be the second semifinal appearance for Turkey in a major tournament following the 2002 World Cup. Only 14 members of the 23-man Turkish team are available to play as nine players are out due to injury or suspension. The wining team will meet the victor of the Russia-Spain semifinal match in Vienna, Austria on June 29 in the final. President Abdullah Gul, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and German Chancellor Angela Merkel will also be present at the stadium tonight to support their national teams.