Mun-hak Stadium, Inchon, South Korea

Referee: Coffi Codjia

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Costa Rica

  • Winston Parks 86'

1 - 1



  • Emre Belozoglu 56'

    Turkey must beat China, improve their goal tally and rely on other results to have a chance to qualify.


    One point puts Costa Rica second in Group C. They must play leaders Brazil, who have already qualified, in their final game.

  • 90'

    .....Lonnis punches the ball clear, the final whistle goes and the Ticos salvage a valuable point.

  • 90'

    Turkey have one last chance to get a winner with a late corner.....

  • 90'

    .....The usual quality of Ticos' finishing re-emerges and the ball takes a well trodden path to row Z.

  • 90'

    Costa Rica win a corner on the right. Medford's cross drops to Solis on the edge of the box.......

  • 89'

    Parks charges into the box. He can't reproduce his earlier finish and hits his shot into the side netting.

  • 88'

    ...he hits the ball wide and Costa Rica launch an attack themselves.

  • 88'

    Emre chips the ball in the box for Arif to volley.....

  • 88'

    Emre is rattled and shoves a member of the Ticos bench as he goes to collect the ball for a throw. The ref books him.

  • 86'

    .....Medford is wrestled to the ground but Parks arrives to hammer home from 8-yards. GOAL!!!!!!

  • 85'

    Wanchope heads the ball down in the box and Centeno hooks the ball across the face off goal......

  • 83'

    From a corner Rustu tangles with Wright. Both parties end up on the floor, but the ref gives nothing.

  • 82'

    Ilhan and Davala attempt a one-two but the return ball is too strong and gives possession back to the Ticos.

  • 81'

    Sas wins a freekick. Taken short as Turkey start to play out time.

  • 80'

    Davala starts a counter attack for the Turks. The midfielder does well until the final ball - which is cleared by Wright.

  • 79'

    ...He gets passed two defenders but can't get in a shot before he loses possession.

  • 78'

    Parks receives a Castro throw and charges into the box......

  • 77'

    Turkey make another sub. Basturk goes off and is replaced by Nihat.

  • 76'

    The Ticos make a couple of changes. Off go Lopez and Wallace, on come Parks and Bryce.

  • 75'

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    Turkey to win, with bet365  

  • 75'

    Ilhan's first touch is a glancing header past Lonnis's lefthand post.

  • 74'

    Turkey make a change. Sukur is replaced by Ilhan.

  • 73'

    Wanchope attempts to head home a Solis cross but can only loop the ball inot Lonnis' hands.

  • 72'

    Costa Rica are the attacking force in the match now.

  • 71'

    Gomez finds Medford at the back post. He sets up Lopez for a shot, but the playmaker is tackled.

  • 69'

    Tugay takes a blow to the head and has to leave the pitch.

  • 68'

    Wright tackles Sukur on the edge of the box and decides to charge forward. He evades three challenges before his foray comes to an end.

  • 67'

    Lopez pulls the strings again for the Ticos. Gomez is caught offside.

  • 65'

    .....he is forced wide. Lopez's low shot hits the post, covered by Rustu, and goes out for a goalkick.

  • 64'

    The Ticos are pressing for an equlaizer as Lopez bears down on goal.......

  • 63'

    Sas delivers the ball into the box. Sukur can't get his header on target.

  • 62'

    Sukur luckily wins a freekick as he runs down a blind alley.

  • 61'

    .....Another shot finds its way into row Z.

  • 60'

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    Turkey to win, with bet365  

  • 60'

    Castro chinks into the box from the left, beating two defenders, and finds Solis free on the right......

  • 59'

    He smashes his shot high and wide. Costa Rica's finishing has been dire.

  • 58'

    Lopez drives into the box after Wanchope wins the ball from a Turkish defender.

  • 58'

    Wright and Sas clash on the touchline after the restart. Wright appears to stand on Sas' ankle. Boos erupt in the stadium as the incident is shown on the big screen.

  • 56'

    ....Emre gets a second chance. His low shot, on the turn, beats Lonnis. GOAL!!!!!!

  • 55'

    Martinez blocks the midfielder's shot and the ball bobbles loose......

  • 54'

    Turkey probe the Costa Rica defence and Sas finds Emre in space.

  • 53'

    A much better game in the second-half.

  • 52'

    ....Rustu saves at the striker's feet but the whistle has gone for offside anyway.

  • 51'

    Gomez feeds Castro who puts Wanchope through on goal.....

  • 51'

    ....Gomez side-steps a challenge but slices his shot well wide. That was Costa Rica's best chance of the match.

  • 51'

    Castro and Lopez work well down the left and Lopez sets up Gomez on the edge of the box.....

  • 50'

    Emre takes a corner form the right. He aims for Sas but Lonnis collects the ball confidently.

  • 49'

    .......The striker smashes his shot into orbit.

  • 48'

    Sas is involved again and plays a through-ball to set Sukur clear of the Costa Rica defence......

  • 47'

    The striker takes the corner himself. Sukur makes a glancing header but it drifts wide of the far post.

  • 46'

    Sas hits a low coss into the box and wins a corner.

  • 45'

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    Turkey to win, with bet365  

  • 45'

    Turkey kick-off the second-half needing a goal to boost their Finals campaign. If they lose the match, they tumble out of the World Cup.


    A bitty first-half that Turkey may have just edged. They will have to do better if they want to take three points from the match.

  • 45'

    Martinez wins a corner but there is no time to take it as the ref blows for half-time.

  • 44'

    Rustu has to clear as Wanchope powers into the box. The keeper does so but limps away holding his hamstring again.

  • 42'

    Tugay's first contribution to the game is to bring down Solis and get booked.

  • 41'

    Tempers are getting heated now.

  • 40'

    Basturk gives Emre a long range shooting chance. The midfielder hits his shot into row Z.

  • 39'

    Duvala hits the floor clutching his shin. Castro gets booked for the challenge, it looked like a dive, or at least over acting.

  • 38'

    Sukur starts a lone attack and Martinez stays on his feet to tackle the striker in the box.

  • 37'

    Wanchope tries to find Lopez on the edge of the box with a back-heel, clever but ineffective.

  • 36'

    Basturk posp up on the left but can't get a cross in.

  • 35'

    Rustu Recber is back on his feet, but he is holding his hamstring as the game gets underway.

  • 34'

    The Turkey players take on water as their colleague receives treatment.

  • 33'

    Recber rushes out of his box to clear a throughball. He gets there just ahead of Centeno but picks up an injury.

  • 32'

    Centeno hits a rising shot over the bar from 15-yards. A waste of a good chance.

  • 31'

    Lopez sets Centeno free with as Costa Rica break quickly.

  • 30'

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    Turkey to win, with bet365  

  • 30'

    ....The ref gives nothing. Play on.

  • 29'

    Sas whips the ball into the box as two Turks take a tumble.......

  • 28'

    Ergun wins a corner off Wallace.

  • 28'

    Wallace plays a one-two with Lopez. The defender powers into the box, but the whistle blows for offside.

  • 27'

    Costa Rica are not offering anything in attack at the moment as Turkey dominate possession.

  • 26'

    Sukur is closed down by a swarm of defenders, his shot is blocked and dribbles away harmlessly.

  • 25'

    Emre wins the ball and plays it left to Sukur as Turkey break quickly.

  • 24'

    ....the striker's shot is blocked by a lunging Martinez. Costa Rica clear.

  • 23'

    Basturk find Sas in the box with a deft pass......

  • 22'

    Martinez ignores his injury to clear under pressure from Sas. Then gets booked for a foul on the same player as Turkey attack again.

  • 21'

    Suker to Basturk, the Champions League finalist looks for Sas but over hits his pass.

  • 20'

    Emre gets booked for obstructing Wanchope. Martinez returns to the play with a heavily bandaged head.

  • 19'

    He may need serious attention and is stretchered off the pitch.

  • 18'

    Emre wins the ball for Turkey and is fouled by Solis. Martinez is down with a cut above his eye.

  • 17'

    Basturk plays a loose pass and Gomez drives forward for Costa Rica.

  • 16'

    Sas wins a corner off Martinez. Played short and Sas' cross is headed clear by Martinez.

  • 15'

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    Turkey to win, with bet365  

  • 15'

    Davala sprints onot a Solis return ball. Davala's cross is too high for the lone figure of Wanchope in the Turkish box.

  • 14'

    ....Lonnis rushes off his line and makes an acrobatic leap to pluck the ball out the air.

  • 13'

    Ergen hits a cross from the left for Sukur to challenge.......

  • 12'

    The ref is unhappy with the ball and wants a new one - not for the first time this tournament.

  • 11'

    Wright fouls Sas in freekick range. Umit's shot curls wide of Lonnis' left-hand post.

  • 10'

    Sas and Suker combine on the edge of the box. Sas' shot is blocked and Castro hoofs the ball upfield.

  • 9'

    ...Wanchope lest it bounce once and has rising shot saved by Recber.

  • 8'

    Lopez hits a 20-yard pass for Wanchope to chase....

  • 8'

    Sukur's cross drifts long and Sas is tackled by Wallace.

  • 7'

    Basturk drives at the Cosat Rica defence and finds Sukur on the left.

  • 6'

    Sas pressures Martinez in to a mistake and Ergun takes possession.

  • 5'

    Fatih combines with Belozoglu down the right. Fatih chases the return ball but can't keep it in play.

  • 4'

    Hakan Suker, who had a poor game against Brazil, runs at the Costa Rica defence but can't manage to deliver a cross inot the box.

  • 3'

    Basturk drives forward and finds Ergun on the left. Solis clears for Costa Rica.

  • 2'

    Umit tkes charge in the Centre of the Turkey defence. Wallaec tries to work the right touchline but can't beat Akyel.

  • 1'

    Gomez kicks-off for Costa Rica. Ergun gets possession for Turkey.


    Meanwhile the CONCACAF side will be looking to go through to the next round by taking three points.


    Turkey will be looking to get their first points against Group C rivals Costa Rica in the Mun-hak Stadium.

Goal Shot Video
  • Shots (on goal)

  • tackles

  • Fouls

  • possession

  • Costa Rica

  • 11(3)

  • -

  • 15

  • 0%


  • Turkey

  • 8(2)

  • -

  • 9


POS No Name


1 Recber Rustu


2 Emre Asik


4 Fatih Akyel


16 Umit Ozat


8 Tugay Kerimoglu
6 Arif Erdem


10 Yildiray Basturk
15 Nihat Kahveci


18 Ergun Penbe


21 Emre Belozoglu


22 Umit Davala


9 Hakan Sukur
17 Ilhan Mansiz


11 Hasan Gokhan Sas
POS No Name
F 6 Arif Erdem
F 15 Nihat Kahveci
F 17 Ilhan Mansiz

Match Stats

  • Costa Rica
  • Turkey
11(3) Shots (on goal) 8(2)
15 Fouls 9
3 Corner kicks 5
7 Offsides 4
0% Time of Possession 0%
2 Yellow Cards 3
0 Red Cards 0
1 Saves 2

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