Final facts for the Qualification matchGermany vs. Turkey

Final facts for the Qualification match Germany vs. Turkey

The German National Team meets Turkey in the 3rd round of qualifying for the EURO 2012 Championships at the Olympiastadion Berlin on Friday night. Germany leads the standings in Group A with six points and Turkey is in second with six points also. The match is sold out!

Further Information like directions, stadium opening, kick-off and house rules can be found here.

Statistics for Berlin:

The EURO 2012 Qualification match is the 43rd game for the National Team in Berlin and the first since the 1:2 loss in the friendly match versus England in November of 2008. The scoring line pins 17 wins and 13 draws against twelve losses. Germany has played Turkey twice in Berlin with the last match coming in 1983 (Germany won by a score of 5:1). Berlin was also a regular venue for the East German Football Federation. Between 1954 and 1990, the DFV played 24 matches in Berlin, of which one was even played in West-Berlin: The 1:1 draw against Chile on June 18, 1974 during the 1974 FIFA World Cup.

Statistics against Turkey:

The National Team scoring line against Turkey is positive. In 18 matches, Germany won twelve times, achieved three draws and lost also just thrice. The goal difference reads 43:12 in favor of Germany. The last match between Germany and Turkey was about two years ago: During the dramatic semi-final of the European Championships 2008 on June 25, the German Team won by a score of 3:2 – Philipp Lahm scored the winning goal just before the final whistle in Basel . The German Football Federation team of the German Democratic Republic (DFV) played Turkey five times, winning just once, drawing once and losing three times.

The DFB-Team:

Goalkeepers: Manuel Neuer (Schalke 04), Rene Adler (Bayer Leverkusen), Tim Wiese (Werder Bremen)

Defense: Holger Badstuber (Bayern München), Jerome Boateng (Manchester City), Philipp Lahm (Bayern München), Per Mertesacker (Werder Bremen), Sascha Riether (VfL Wolfsburg), Heiko Westermann (Hamburger SV)

Midfield: Sami Khedira (Real Madrid), Toni Kroos (Bayern München), Marko Marin (Werder Bremen), Thomas Müller (Bayern München), Mesut Özil (Real Madrid), Lukas Podolski (1. FC Köln), Christian Träsch (VfB Stuttgart)

Forwards: Cacau (VfB Stuttgart), Mario Gomez (Bayern München), Miroslav Klose (Bayern München)

The Turkish Team:

Goalkeepers: Volkan Demirel (Fenerbahce Istanbul), Hakan Arikan (Besiktas Istanbul), Onur Recep Kivrak (Trabzonspor), Cenk Gönen (Besiktas)

Defense: Gökhan Gönul (Fenerbahce), Sabri Sarioglu (Galatasaray Istanbul), Ömer Erdogan (Bursaspor), Ibrahim Toraman (Besiktas), Servet Cetin (Galatasaray), Ceyhun Gülselam (Trabzonspor), Ismail Köybasi (Besiktas), Hakan Kadir Balta (Galatasaray)

Midfield: Hamit Altintop (Bayern München), Mehmet Aurelio (Besiktas), Necip Uysal (Besiktas), Selcuk Sahin (Fenerbahce), Emre Belozoglu (Fenerbahce), Nuri Sahin (Borussia Dortmund), Selcuk Inan (Trabzonspor), Özer Hurmaci (Fenerbahce)

Forwards: Tuncay Sanli (Stoke City), Halil Altintop (Eintracht Frankfurt), Semih Sentürk (Fenerbahce), Mevlüt Erding (Paris St. Germain), Nihat Kahveci (Besiktas), Sercan Yildirim (Bursaspor)

Referee: England’s Howard Webb will be the referee for Germany v Turkey. Assisting on the sidelines will be England’s Michael Mullarkey and Peter Kirkup. The fourth official is Andre Marriner, also from England.  

Jerseys: The German National Team will play in the traditional colors white-black-white while Turkey will play in their all red uniforms.