October 12, 2010

Kazakhstan:Uefa Euro 2012 Qualifying

Germany and Turkey, who have two victories each, meet in the Olympiastadion, while other teams in Group A will try to catch the same evening.

Guus Hiddink Turkey went to Germany to try to erase the defeat of the last meeting between the two teams, a semi-final of UEFA EURO 2008 was won 3-2 by exciting the Nationalmannschaft. The coach also has bad memories against this opponent, whose elimination in the semifinals of the FIFA World Cup 2002, when he was head of South Korea.

Germany - Turkey, Berlin:Kazakhstan:Uefa Euro 2012 Qualifying
Germany coach Joachim Loew has consistently identified Turkey as the enemy "the toughest" of the group, and the confrontation between the two leaders promised a warm atmosphere, given the importance of the Turkish community in Berlin. The main decision of the replacement Loew, Bastian Schweinsteiger (injured): Toni Kroos should logically replace him in midfield. The Turks, who have only one win in seven visits to Germany, are deprived of a Selçuk Şahin (torn knee ligaments). Arda Turan has in turn hurt his groin on Tuesday in training.

Kazakhstan - Belgium, Astana: Kazakhstan:Uefa Euro 2012 Qualifying 
After short defeats against Germany and Turkey, Belgium hopes to win its first points, despite the absence of its defenders Thomas Vermaelen and Vincent Kompany. Georges Leekens could offer its first selection Dedryck Boyata, but also the attacker Yassine El Ghanassy, summoned to replace Moussa Dembele and Christian Bentek (unavailable). Kazakhstan, beaten 3-0 by Turkey in its first game, probably would be satisfied with the result obtained 2-2 draw against Belgium in UEFA EURO 2008.

Austria - Azerbaijan, Vienna
To face Austria, Berti Vogts has selected only two players who evolve beyond the borders of Azerbaijan: defender Rashad F Sadygov and winger Mahir Shukurov, to forget the correction received 6-1 against Germany in September . After beating Kazakhstan 2-0 in their first match, Austria Dietmar Constantini will still three points. The International Hopes Marko Arnautovic was convened.

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