Turkey Beaten When Emre Gives Away Late Penalty

Turkey lost its second from last friendly game, in preparation for the European Championships on Sunday, in a 3-2 defeat to Uruguay.


Emre – gave away late penalty against Uruguay

The penalty was given away by none other than Newcastle’s midfielder Emre and Christian Rodriguez easily beat Turkey goalkeeper Volkan Demirel from the spot in the 85th minute, to clinch the win for Uruguay.

Turkey were twice in the lead during the game and cannot be too happy with the loss.

Arda Turan, who has been reported as being a target for Newcastle United, put the Turks ahead in the 13th minute, when he headed in a cross from Hamit Altintop on the right wing.

And then Luiz Suarez leveled for Uruguay from the penalty spot in the 31st minute.

Nihat Kahveci put Turkey 2-1 up with a nice swerving free kick in the 51st minute, but it was that man Suarez again, as he scored another goal in the 79th minute to put Uruguay level.

Then Emre made his mistake which cost his country the game in the 85th minute.

Turkey will play its last friendly against Finland on May 29th before heading to Switzerland for the European 2008 Championships, which take place from June 7th – June 29th.

Turkey will face Portugal, the Czech Republic and Switzerland in Group A of the Championships, and David Rozehnal of Newcastle will be representing the Czech Republic in the same group.

Comments welcome.

42 comments so far

  • Geordie Gerrard7

    May 27, 2008 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #1

    i am a turkey fan this euro’s

  • dougnufc

    May 27, 2008 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #2

    We should get Arda and Suarez

  • Geordie Gerrard7

    May 27, 2008 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #3

    suarez is a v.good player.

  • Leo

    May 27, 2008 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #4

    emre has one more friendly to rid the cobwebs which i hope happens and has a great tournament and comes back to newcastle brimming with confidence and hopefully fit also


    May 27, 2008 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #5

    We dont want turkey to do well in the euro cup for two reasons. 1) More matches means more chance of emre getting injured and we need him fit for next season. 2)If turkey do well then arda will have more time to impress and big clubs will come in and get him. 🙁

  • Az

    May 27, 2008 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #6

    Me to GG7
    Just wish we could nip this in the bag and sign Arda and realy start getting excited for next season

  • brad

    May 27, 2008 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #7

    Arda is in talks with spurs!!!!!!

  • The Entertainers

    May 27, 2008 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #8

    I dont know if we do have an agreement with Arda or not. But if we did i am sure we could’nt complete the transfer until after the European Championship as a medical would have to be completed and which national team manager in his right mind would let one of his star players leave to complete this. I’m sorry boys and girls but IF this story is true then i wont be holding my breath for news coming any time soon. We have more hope in signing the home country players, due to the fact none of those players are good enough to be playing this summer!

  • Geordie Gerrard7

    May 27, 2008 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #9

    be ideall wouldnt it az, i had a little prayer to my framed shearer shirt last night that we would hurry up and sign him. missus looked at me and thought i was a right dick.

  • figsdad

    May 27, 2008 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #10

    he will come dont you worry

  • figsdad

    May 27, 2008 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #11

    May 27, 2008 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #12

    Euro cup has put a spanner in the works as far as signing someone.its Just that newcastle have been so quite recently and has keegan disappeared off the face of the earth?Newcastle homepage has not been updated since last friday,its like everything has come to a stop.Hopefully the calm before the storm. The transfer frenzy storm that is.

  • figsdad

    May 27, 2008 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #13

    click on my name for working link,,

  • Kash2

    May 27, 2008 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #14

    “Our legend, who art in employment for the BBC and Ambassadar for the Toon, hallowed be thy goal record!”

  • Bill F

    May 27, 2008 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #15

    Using the same criteria, we want the Czechs and Rozenthal to do well so we get a good deal for him. A lose/win for them is a win/win for us.

  • Graeme

    May 27, 2008 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #16

    We need Emre to have a blinder at the Euro’s then hopefully some club will stump up some cash and take the waster off our hands.

    The money raised, plus his wages, could be used to fund buying a good, young AM, who actually wants to play football. Unlike Emre, who only plays when he feels like it, or for Turkey.

  • Geordie Gerrard7

    May 27, 2008 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #17

    i like emre alot, i think if we have arda too, we will get the best out of emre

  • Tez131

    May 27, 2008 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #18

    Fill in the missing gaps (with either a player we have or a player we could realistically get). We need 2 people for every position…

    Gk – Given\Harper
    LB – Enrique\ ????
    RB – Beye\ ????
    CB – Taylor\Faye
    CB – ????\????
    DM – ????\ Butt
    RW – ????\Milner
    LW – ????\ N’Zogbia
    Att Mid – Emre\????
    FWD – Martins\Owen
    FWD – Viduka\????

    Also are we going to revert back to 4-4-2?

  • dougnufc

    May 27, 2008 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #19

    Gk – Given\Harper
    LB – Enrique\ Vargas
    RB – Beye\ ????
    CB – Taylor\Faye
    CB – Metzelder\Edgar
    DM – Veloso\ Butt
    RW – Larsson\Milner
    LW – Arda Turan\ N’Zogbia
    Att Mid – Emre\Luiz Suarez
    FWD – Martins\Owen
    FWD – Viduka\Zarate

  • Geordie Gerrard7

    May 27, 2008 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #20

    Gk – Given\Harper
    LB – Enrique\ Vargas
    RB – Beye\ bocanegra? free
    CB – Taylor\Faye
    CB – Metzelder\Edgar
    DM – Veloso\ Butt
    RW – swp\ lua-lua
    LW – Arda Turan\ N’Zogbia
    Att Mid – Emre\zarate
    FWD – Martins\Owen
    FWD – gomez

    heres to wishfull thinking ey wonky eyed wise

  • Geordie Gerrard7

    May 27, 2008 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #21

    instead of metzelder. i would prefer cuellar

  • Marat18

    May 27, 2008 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #22

    Gk – Given\Harper
    LB – Enrique\ (Riise or Shorey) – 3-4 mill
    RB – Beye\ Geremi
    CB – Taylor\Faye
    CB – Dunne\Edgar – 5 mill
    DM – Veloso\ Butt – 15 mill
    RW – SWP\Milner – 12 mill
    LW – Turan\ N’Zogbia – 13 mill
    Att Mid – Emre\Arshavin – 12 mill
    FWD – Owen\Martins
    FWD – Gomez (unrealistic), Ashton (realistic)\Viduka – 20 mill or 10 mill.

    not saying we will get all 7 (anyway we don’t need 2 players for each position for next season, as we are not in Europe), 4 of 7 and I’m happy, and Gomez counts for 2 🙂

  • Geordie Nick

    May 27, 2008 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #23

    gk given/harper
    lb enrique/shorey
    rb beye/geremi
    cb taylor/faye
    cb cuellar/campbell
    dm butt/veloso
    rw swp/milner
    lw nzogbia/mcgeady
    am emre/ turan
    cf owen/matrins
    cf viduka/gomis or zarate

  • 9 Shearer

    May 27, 2008 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #24

    Gk – Given\Harper
    LB – Enrique\ Shorey
    RB – Beye\ ????
    CB – Taylor\Faye
    CB – Cuellar\Edgar
    DM – Barton\ Butt
    RW – Geremi\Milner
    LW – Duff\ N’Zogbia
    Att Mid – Emre\Turan
    FWD – Martins\Owen
    FWD – Viduka\Carroll




    What about that for the entertainers quick football all fast can dribble and have a desire to score goals

  • Geordie Gerrard7

    May 27, 2008 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #25

    what the hell are we waiting for.we need to sign davide lanzafame, he even wants to go to west ham, and we are not even making a move

  • Geordie Gerrard7

    May 27, 2008 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #26

    foook me, cappello is speaking in english

  • Whitey

    May 27, 2008 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #27

    Gk – Given\Harper
    LB – Enrique\ Shorey
    RB – Beye\ Finnan
    CB – Taylor\Faye
    CB – Metzelder\Edgar
    DM – Mvumba (Birmingham)\ Butt
    RW – SWP\Milner
    LW – Turan\N’Zogbia
    Att Mid – Arshavin\Emre
    FWD – Martins\Owen
    FWD – Doyle\Viduka

    Shorey – £3 million
    Finnan – £2 million
    Metzelder – £7 million (possibly try a loan deal)
    Mvumba – £4 million
    SWP – £9 million
    Turan – £11 million
    Arshavin – £12 million
    Doyle – £6 million

    Unfortunatly this adds up to £54 million which is money i don’t hink we have. We could try and sell players for the money like:

    Geremi – £2 million
    Smith – £3 million
    Rozehnal – £3 million
    Duff – £2 million

    so thats £10 million which could help sign players.

  • The Entertainers

    May 27, 2008 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #28

    Todays Ronnie Gill is stating we are in talks with Toulouse midfielder Emana. A 25yr old Cameroonian box to box midfielder.

  • seetow

    May 27, 2008 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #29

    i hope we keep emre at least long enough to attract arda turan to come..

  • Geordie Gerrard7

    May 27, 2008 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #30

    lol, emre is brilliant though once you have him playing fully

  • Ashton

    May 27, 2008 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #31

    Gk -Harper / Krul
    LB – Enrique/ Shorey
    RB – Beye/ Edgar
    CB – Taylor/ Miera
    CB – Amorebieta / Faye
    DM – Barton/Veloso / Mbia / Zapater
    RW – Zarate / Larsson
    LW – Turan/ Lualua
    Att Mid – Emre / suarez
    FWD – Martins/Owen
    FWD – Gomez /Carroll

  • Bosck

    May 27, 2008 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #32

    loved this result, and emre has definately gone up in my estimations….

    for some reason when turkey were 1-0 up i decided to bet the 28 quid i had one on a previous bet on uruguay to win. looking back not the most sensible plan, but when emre gave away that penalty to lose the game, i went mental as it meant i walked away with £240.

    not a bad result from a stupid bet!!!!!!

  • Spyro

    May 27, 2008 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #33

    to all turan lovers, everton have bid 10mill for him

  • Bill F

    May 27, 2008 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #34

    All of the premier clubs are looking at the same players we are. Question is will we we actually manage to sign any. I still think the R-Squad look like a swimming duck.

  • GSfan

    May 27, 2008 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #35

    GG7 – The first article you wanted translated earlier just says that Galatasaray wants to hold onto Arda until next year for when he’ll get really expensive (15-20m euros as the article states) and keeps repeating that. But then it goes on to add that should Arda play really well in the Euros and a club comes up with a really nice offer then they’ll consider these offers.

    As for the 2nd link you put up (which is from a newspaper that doesn’t sell much and I haven’t seen any info like that on any other source) says:

    The incoming offers for Galatasaray’s players don’t seem to stop from English clubs. After Arda and Servet, it’s now Baris Ozbek that’s wanted by an English club. Tottenham came in with a bid of 3.5m euros for the youngster.

    Adnan Polat, who said he was open to any decent offers for Arda earlier, rejected the bid for Baris Ozbek without even giving it a second thought. Polat said he found the bid really low for a player like Baris and added “Baris is a player who has a really good future. 3.5m euros for such a player is really low”. Tottenham, who are thought to be insistent on Baris, are expected to come with a new offer in the coming days.

  • GSfan

    May 27, 2008 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #36

    Meh, fixed a slight typo :p

  • Geordie Gerrard7

    May 27, 2008 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #37

    cheers mate, where you here that spyro or are you regurgatating the rubbish that has been reported about turan going to everton. is there much news on turan today gsfan?


    May 27, 2008 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #38


    targets I would go for:-

    RB: – ??????
    LB: – Wayne Bridge 7m
    LB/CB/DM: – Miguel Veloso 14m
    RW: – Shaun Wright-Philips 9m
    MID: – Joao Moutinho 10m
    LW: – Arda Turan 13m
    FWD: – Bafetimbi Gomis 12m
    FWD: – Mario Gomez 20m
    approx: £85million

    First team players I would keep:


    Players I would put out on loan:
    Carroll-Lua Lua-Edgar etc

    Players I would let go:
    Smith-Geremi-Duff-Cacapa-Rozehnal-Ameobi-Viduka (when fit, if he ever is)
    Approx: £15 – 20million
    Ashley to spend = £65million


  • GSfan

    May 27, 2008 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #39

    Nope, nothing on Arda so far today.

  • Geordie Gerrard7

    May 27, 2008 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #40

    does news come out in the night time mate or is it just in the morning normally?


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