Turkey and South Korea end in draw

Turkey and South Korea end in draw

Published Feb. 9, 2011 8:42 p.m. ET

Turkey and South Korea played out a 0-0 draw in their international friendly match on Wednesday.

Turkey enjoyed the majority of possession throughout the game played in the Black Sea coastal city of Trabzon, while Asian Cup semifinalist South Korea looked to play on the counter attack.

A full range of substitutions were made by both coaches during the second half.

Colin Kazim Richards for Turkey came close to scoring in the 80th minute but his header from a cross from fellow substitute Gokhan Gonul was saved by Korea keeper Sung-ryong Jung.


Moments later, it was Turkish keeper Volkan Demirel who was tested from long-range, as the sides failed to break the deadlock.

Frustration got the better of Turkey midfielder Emre Belozoglu and he was shown a red card in the 60th minute after being booked twice in quick succession.

Prior to the start of the match, Turkey midfielder Hamit Altintop was presented with the Fifa Puskas Goal of the Year Award by Turkish Football Federation president Mahmut Ozgener for a spectacular volley in the Euro 2012 qualifier against Kazakhstan in September.


Turkey: Volkan Demirel, Ismail Koybasi, Serdar Kesimal, Servet Cetin, Serkan Balci (Gokhan Gonul, 45), Mehmet Ekinci (Tunay Torun, 59), Selcuk Inan, Hamit Altintop (Burak Yilmaz, 59), Emre Belozoglu, Sabri Sarioglu (Yigit Incedemir, 78), Umut Bulut (Colin Kazim Richards, 45).

South Korea: Sung-ryong Jung, Dong-won Ji (Shin-wook Kim, 83), Jae-won Hwang, Jeong-ho Hong, Yong-rae Lee (Hyo-jin Choi, 87) , Chu-young Park, Chul Hong, Ja-cheol Koo (Bit-garam Yoon, 83), Jung-soo Lee, Sung-yueng Ki, Tae-hee Nam (Sung-kuk Choi, 69).