Germany v Turkey : Likely Line-Ups


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(Joern Pollex/Getty Images Europe) — With goalkeeper SERGIO ROMERO (22) of Dutch club AZ 67 Alkmaar powerless to prevent such, Bayern Munich’s veteran international striker MIROSLAV KLOSE taps the ball into the net at close range for Germany’s second goal in the 4-0 rout of Argentina in the 2010 World Cup quarterfinals at the Green Point Stadium in Cape Town, South Africa.

Klose is expected to start up front for Germany against Turkey on Friday; if so, the 32-year-old Polish-born striker will assume sole possession of 4th place on the all-time list of international appearances for the national team of Germany / West Germany.

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The likely line-ups (as per re-online.de) for the GERMANY v TURKEY qualifying match for Group A in the 2012 European Championships competition on Friday, October 8 :

GERMANY
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GK – 13 caps —- 0 goals – 24 – Manuel NEUER — Schalke 04 Gelsenkirchen

DF – 73 caps —- 4 goals – 26 – Philipp LAHM — Bayern Munich
DF – 71 caps —- 1 goals – 26 – Per MERTESACKER — Werder Bremen
DF —- 6 caps —- 1 goals – 21 – Holger BADSTUBER — Bayern Munich
DF – 11 caps —- 0 goals – 22 – Jerome BOATENG — Manchester City (Eng)

MF – 14 caps —- 1 goals – 23 – Sami KHEDIRA — Real Madrid (Spa)
MF – 10 caps —- 0 goals – 20 – Toni KROOS — Bayern Munich

MF – 10 caps —- 5 goals – 21 – Thomas MUELLER — Bayern Munich
MF – 19 caps —- 2 goals – 21 – Mesut OEZIL — Real Madrid (Spa)
MF – 81 caps – 41 goals – 25 – Lukas PODOLSKI — FC Koeln

FW – 103 caps – 55 goals – 32 – Miroslav KLOSE — Bayern Munich

The Germans will be without 26-year-old Bayern Munich midfielder BASTIAN SCHWEINSTEIGER (83 games, 21 goals), who was injured in the Bundesliga match with Borussia Dortmund over the weekend. Bavarian club teammate TONI KROOS is expected to fill Schweinsteiger’s normal spot and join Spanish legionnaire SAMI KHEDIRA of Real Madrid in the defensive midfield. Schweinsteiger has been ruled out of the upcoming qualifier away in Kazakhstan next Tuesday for Germany trainer JOACHIM LOEW, as well.

Kroos made four appearances as a substitute for Germany at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa after scoring nine goals in 33 Bundesliga games (26 starts) on-loan at Bayer Leverkusen last season; returning to Bayern Munich for the new campaign, the 20-year-old has played in all ten games (eight starts, no goals) for the defending league and cup champions in all competitions thus far.

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TURKEY
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GK – 44 caps —- 0 goals – 28 – Volkan DEMIREL — SK Fenerbahce Istanbul

DF – 19 caps —- 0 goals – 25 – Gokhan GONUL — SK Fenerbahce Istanbul
DF – 50 caps —- 3 goals – 29 – Servet CETIN — SK Galatasaray Istanbul
DF —- 2 caps —- 0 goals – 33 – Omer ERDOGAN — KD Bursaspor
DF – 26 caps —- 1 goals – 27 – Hakan BALTA — SK Galatasary Istanbul

MF – 72 caps —- 7 goals – 30 – Emre BELOZOGLU — SK Fenerbahce Istanbul
MF – 35 caps —- 2 goals – 32 – Mehmet AURELIO — JK Besiktas Istanbul

MF – 55 caps —- 6 goals – 27 – Hamit ALTINTOP — Bayern Munich (Ger)
MF – 23 caps —- 1 goals – 22 – Nuri SAHIN — Borussia Dortmund (Ger)
MF – 74 caps – 22 goals – 28 – Tuncay SANLI — Stoke City (Eng)

FW – 65 caps – 19 goals – 30 – Nihat KAHVECI — JK Besiktas Istanbul

The Dutch manager GUUS HIDDINK is expected to employ three legionnaires in the attacking midfield of Turkey. Two of those play their professional football in the German Bundesliga, winger HAMIT ALTINTOP of defending champion Bayern Munich and NURI SAHIN of Borussia Dortmund. The third is TUNCAY SANLI of English Premier League side Stoke City.

Borussia Dortmund’s Sahin is off to a fast start with 2 goals in the first seven Bundesliga games; the 22-year-old, who is in his fifth season in the German top flight, scored a Bundesliga career-high four goals in 33 games for the Schwarzgelben last term.

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