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Turkey


Federation founded: 1923
FIFA member since: 1923
Confederation: UEFA
Colours: Red and white
Nickname: Ay Yildizlilar (The Crescent-Stars)
World Cups qualified for: 2 (of 20)
Best results: 3rd place 2002

WORLD CUP RANKING
P 10 W 5 D 1 L 4 GF 20 GA 17 Pts 16
Turkey are 34th on the all-time table.

WORLD CUP SUMMARY
1930 Did not enter
1934 Did not enter
1938 Did not enter
1950 Withdrew * Qualifiers
1954 First round 9 Squad Qualifiers
1958 Did not enter
1962 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1966 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1970 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1974 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1978 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1982 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1986 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1990 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1994 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1998 Did not qualify Qualifiers
2002 Semifinal 3 Squad Qualifiers
2006 Did not qualify Qualifiers
2010 Did not qualify Qualifiers
2014 Did not qualify Qualifiers
* Entered qualifiers, but later withdrew.

TEAM RECORDS
Champions -
Finalists -
Semifinalists (or top 4) 2002
Quarterfinalists (or top 8) -
Biggest win 7-0 vs South Korea 1954
Biggest loss 2-7 vs West Germany 1954
Most wins in a row 3
Most losses in a row 2
Longest unbeaten run 4
Longest run without win 3
Longest run qualifying 1
Longest run not qualifying 11 (1958-98)
Penalty shoot-outs -
TUR vs Europe W0 - D0 - L2
TUR vs South America W0 - D0 - L2
TUR vs Asia W4 - D0 - L0
TUR vs Africa W1 - D0 - L0
TUR vs N/C America W0 - D1 - L0

MOST WORLD CUP APPEARANCES
Fatih Akyel 7 2002
Yildiray Bastürk 7 2002
Ümit Davala 7 2002
Tugay Kerimoglu 7 2002
Ilhan Mansiz 7 2002
Rüstü Recber 7 2002
Hakan Sükür 7 2002

MOST WORLD CUP GOALS
Suat Mamat 3 1954
Ilhan Mansiz 3 2002
Buhran Sargun 3 1954
Ümit Davala 2 2002
Lefter Kucukandonyadis 2 1954
Hasan Sas 2 2002


 

YEAR RD OPPONENTS RESULT 1954 1R West Germany L 1-4 1R South Korea W 7-0 P/O West Germany L 2-7 2002 1R Brazil L 1-2 1R Costa Rica D 1-1 1R China W 3-0 2R Japan W 1-0 QF Senegal [gg] W 1-0 SF Brazil L 0-1 3/4 South Korea W 3-2



 

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