FIFA WORLD CUP

Saitama Stadium, Saitama, Japan

Referee: Kim Milton Nielsen

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Brazil

  • Ronaldo 49'

1 - 0

FT

  • 90'

    The whistle goes: Brazil, deservedly, are through to the final after an absorbing clash against a brave Turkish team. It finishes Brazil 1-0 Turkey - now they face Germany

  • 90'

    Literally seconds left on the clock now...

  • 90'

    Is that the last chance for Turkey and coach Senol Gunes?

  • 90'

    Back come Turkey - Hasan Sas crosses, Ilhan heads and it's over the top

  • 90'

    Rivaldo and Roberto Carlos over the ball... Rivaldo hits it wide and Turkey race to get forward. Ilhan wastes the chance with an over-elaborate backheel

  • 90'

    Denilson tumbles on the edge of the area: it's a somewhat harsh-looking Brazil free-kick

  • 90'

    Denilson wins a corner... Brazil lose the ball and then win it straight back thanks to Cafu's challenge

  • 90'

    Hasan Sas commits a foul almost on his own byline - more good news for Scolari's side. Four minutes of stoppage time...

  • 90'

    Into the last minute... the ball is just where Brazil want it, deep inside the Turkey half

  • 89'

    Rivaldo tries to settle matters with a chip from the edge of the area - there were players far better placed who don't look best pleased as that drifts to keeper Rustu

  • 88'

    Arif Erdem is on for Basturk - last throw of the dice for the Turks...

  • 88'

    Ilhan crosses deep for Turkey, but the best that brings is a throw

  • 87'

    Forward comes Basturk: Cafu makes a good challenge as the ball breaks into the area and Lucio hammers it clear

  • 86'

    Rivaldo tries to touch the ball off to Belletti... Denilson shoots from outside the area but cathes that effort all wrong

  • 85'

    That's exactly what happens. Brazil have around five minutes in which to hold on: they're within touching distance of the World Cup final

  • 85'

    Kleberson's in pain - he looks to have a touch of cramp... seems as though Belletti will replace him

  • 84'

    Encouraging signs for Turkey, who are carving out opportunities in these late stages. Ilhan tries his luck, but it's a wayward effort

  • 83'

    Edmilson hits a free-kick long for Brazil, but it comes to nothing... Turkey break and Cafu clears the cross

  • 82'

    ...and so close to an end to Sukur's goal drought

  • 81'

    Hakan Sukur volleys acrobatically and Marcos responds with an excellent save - so close to an equaliser for the Turks

  • 80'

    At the other end, Denilson tries an ambitious lob from distance and isn't that far away. Back come Turkey and win another dangerous free-kick

  • 79'

    Marcos deals with it: back come Turkey and Hasan Sas finds Ilhan, whose effort is blocked

  • 78'

    Substitute Ilhan floats a dangerous ball in: Marcos gets fingertips to it and Turkey have a corner

  • 77'

    ...and he miscues the cross horribly, sending the ball arcing behind the goal

  • 76'

    Basturk on the break, and he finds Ergun on the left. He's got space...

  • 76'

    Into the last 15 minutes: can Turkey find a goal to rescue their World Cup hopes?

  • 75'

    Change for Brazil now: on comes Denilson, off goes Edilson

  • 74'

    Greetings, Leicester fans: you've got a player facing Brazil. Turkey have brought Filbert Street favourite Muzzy Izzet on for Umit Davala

  • 73'

    Hakan Sukur meets it, but there's no real connection on that header and Marcos is there to claim

  • 73'

    But for all Brazil's brilliance, Turkey are still very much alive: they win a free-kick inside the Brazil half

  • 72'

    Cafu crosses: again it's on the end of another lethal, lacerating break. Luizao meets it acrobatically, and the ball bounces on the ground and over the bar

  • 71'

    Luizao races through the middle and Rustu roars out of his area to get the challenge in. More lightning play from Brazil

  • 70'

    Nor does a Brazil break begun by some dazzling Rivaldo skill: substitute Luizao overhits his attempted pass

  • 69'

    Basturk is fouled on halfway as he tries to break... then the same player wins another dead ball further forward. Neither amount to anything

  • 68'

    That's Ronaldo's final contribution - coach Scolari withdraws him from the game and brings Luizao into the action

  • 67'

    Ergun shows good determination to win his side another corner. Kleberson does the defending and then finds Ronaldo, who is fouled by Tugay

  • 66'

    He gives the ball away to Sas - who is promptly challenged well

  • 65'

    ...and Edilson comes forward for Brazil, finding Ronaldo on the right

  • 65'

    Substitute Ilhan gets himself some space down the right, but his cross is far too close to Marcos, who claims with ease

  • 64'

    Marcos elects to punch - and again he does that to good effect

  • 63'

    And there's more to follow: Tugay wins a corner, and the Turkey fans are increasing the noise levels

  • 62'

    Sas on the run for Turkey... Basturk crosses and Roberto Carlos makes a good interception. Encouraging play for the Turks

  • 62'

    Turkey make a change - Ilhan Mansiz, the golden goalscorer against Senegal, is on for Emre Belozoglu

  • 61'

    Ronaldo frees Kleberson inside the area... more great play from Brazil, but Rustu saves the shot

  • 60'

    Roberto Carlos strikes, and the deflection just eludes Edilson as he follows up

  • 59'

    More pressure: Tugay fouls Rivaldo and Brazil have another possible Roberto Carlos moment here...

  • 58'

    Akyel makes a great challenge as Edilson races into the area on the end of yet another smooth move... Kleberson comes forward again and Rustu claims the cross

  • 57'

    Sas is bundled over on the right. Free-kick to Turkey, who are more than capable of finding a route back into this semi-final...

  • 56'

    It goes right across the area: Brazil not without moments of anxiety before getting it away

  • 55'

    Marcos has to tip the ball over as a looping cross deflects goalwards... corner to the Turks

  • 54'

    Frustration boils over as Ronaldo, back in his own half, is nigglingly fouled... Turkey win it back and Ergun crosses, but Brazil clear

  • 54'

    What can Turkey find in response to that devastating early strike by Brazil?

  • 53'

    Ergun has it... Emre is down after a challenge but soon gets back to his feet

  • 52'

    Turkey concede a throw, and there's even more swagger about Brazil's football at the moment

  • 52'

    Roberto Carlos takes it on, but is unable to get a good cross in

  • 51'

    Turkey try and hit straight back but Brazil clear and, with more slick, quick passing, win a corner

  • 50'

    A superb run by Ronaldo, and Rustu - who has played so well so far - couldn't stop the effort

  • 49'

    And forward come Brazil: Ronaldo has the ball and races into the area. He takes the shot early and hits it low across Rustu, who gets a touch but can't stop it

  • 49'

    Sas crosses well from the left - Roberto Carlos chests it back to his keeper

  • 48'

    Turkey on the ball - they're starting this half with the same calmness they did the first

  • 47'

    Sas tries to take on Brazil down the left flank for the Turks, but there's nothing doing there as Brazil get back in numbers

  • 46'

    Kleberson chases as Brazil look forward again... he pesters Ergun but eventually concedes a goal-kick

  • 45'

    Brazil get the second half under way - they're straight onto the attack until Bulent steps in

  • 45'

    A cracker of a game so far, but no goals... brilliant skills, some stunning goalkeeping and plenty of zippy passing instead

  • 45'

    Sukur knocks it down and Sas can't quite get onto it... and that's the final action of the first half

  • 45'

    Basturk is then felled just inside his own half - free-kick

  • 45'

    He'll restart with a drop ball, which Brazil sportingly knock back to the Turks

  • 45'

    The assistant referee trying to sort all this out - what will the referee be doing here?

  • 45'

    The keeper's taken a knock in that melee... talking of melees, there's some pushing and shoving among the two sets of players...

  • 45'

    Roberto Carlos on the left once more... it's fired in low towards Ronaldo... Rustu parries and then recovers as Edilson closes in

  • 45'

    The Turks scramble the ball away after a rare lapse in control from Ronaldo... back come Brazil and Umit Davala hammers clear

  • 44'

    An escape for Turkey - Brazil had players unmarked had Roberto Carlos elected to pass rather than go for goal

  • 43'

    Roberto Carlos makes another great break - again it's a low shot, again it's a Rustu stop

  • 42'

    Emre hits it, but it flies over the crossbar

  • 42'

    Plenty in the Brazil wall...

  • 41'

    There's a yellow card for Gilberto Silva, whose challenge that was

  • 40'

    Ergun on the ball as the Turks try to hit back: Basturk is pulled back as he motors towards the area and this is a free-kick in a dangerous position...

  • 39'

    Ronaldo shoots, Aplay blocks. Brazil pressuring, pressuring, pressuring

  • 38'

    Cafu and Kleberson link: the latter whips a low ball into the box and again Rustu's keeping is immaculate under pressure

  • 37'

    This is an excellent game: absorbing and involving. Brazil the closest to a breakthrough, and it's full marks to Rustu for his goalkeeping so far

  • 36'

    He finds Rivaldo, who hits another sizzling shot - it's fractionally wide, and this time Rustu was thoroughly beaten

  • 35'

    Again it's cleared... back come Brazil through Roberto Carlos...

  • 34'

    Straight to the other end: Rivaldo curls in a shot and Rustu makes another great save. Corner...

  • 33'

    Cafu has space on the right... he crosses and Turkey clear and break. Hasan Sas steams forward and crosses towards, but just behind, Hakan Sukur

  • 33'

    It's a long way out... Roberto Carlos hits it low, there's a slight deflection and Rustu saves

  • 32'

    They give away a free-kick, though, when Tugay commits a foul... Roberto Carlos will surely be interested in this...

  • 31'

    Good play from Turkey who, with just over half an hour gone, are doing well so far

  • 31'

    Akyel looks for Hakan Sukur down the middle, and Cafu covers superbly to snuff out the threat

  • 30'

    They come forward, and Umit Davala wins a throw

  • 29'

    Kleberson and Cafu try a one-two, but the Turks are wise to that and intercept on the edge of their own penalty area

  • 29'

    Ronaldo hits a low shot, but that poses no problems for Rustu

  • 28'

    It's a sliced corner: Basturk tries to cross back in, but Brazil clear and Cafu breaks

  • 27'

    Rustu fully in control. He claims and releases Sas, who wins a corner at the other end

  • 26'

    Basturk crosses, but there's nobody there to get on the end of that... Edilson comes forward and forces a corner with a good, strong run

  • 25'

    A difficult few minutes for Turkey, and Rustu has demonstrated his skill with two fine stops

  • 24'

    Kleberson looks for Ronaldo inside the area, and Tugay gets there well

  • 24'

    Great football from Brazil, for whom it's all starting to come together at the moment. Fluent, lightning-quick and a joy to watch

  • 23'

    Brilliance from Rivaldo... he weaves his magic and fires in a swerver from distance. Rustu parries, Ronaldo follows up... and Rustu repeats the feat

  • 22'

    Ergun plays a low ball in with Hakan Sukur waiting... it goes straight through the area and past the far post. Goal-kick Brazil

  • 21'

    Two fine saves in two minutes... Roberto Carlos breaks and his low shot skids wide. Things are opening up

  • 21'

    Great move at the other end - Cafu breaks into the area after Ronaldo and Rivaldo link, and his low shot is somehow stopped by Rustu

  • 20'

    Marcos punches the corner clear - he did superbly to deny the Turks the lead there

  • 20'

    Akyel crosses, Alpay steers a header towards the corner and Marcos makes a fine diving stop

  • 19'

    Plenty forward for Turkey here...

  • 18'

    Neat play by Turkey - Sas and Basturk link, and the latter is fouled by Lucio. Free-kick

  • 18'

    Kleberson steers a low cross towards Ronaldo: Alpay stops him. There was a bit of swagger to that Brazil move

  • 17'

    Once more, he's stopped well. Turkey win a throw as Brazil try to move forward again

  • 17'

    Gilberto Silva spreads the ball wide and Roberto Carlos is off and running once more

  • 16'

    Sukur leaps on the edge of the area: in the process, he commits a foul. Brazil's ball

  • 15'

    Roberto Carlos crosses low after running down the left: it's a dangerous one and it's well dealt with by Turkey

  • 14'

    Emre fouls Edmilson as they pursue a pass down the right - that will be a free-kick

  • 14'

    Rivaldo looks for Ronaldo, and Alpay makes a vital interception. The first real spark from Brazil's deadly duo

  • 13'

    And again Turkey have plenty back - they are organised and disciplined in defence

  • 13'

    Cafu crosses towards the lurking Ronaldo, who lurks in vain on this occasion. Kleberson, not lurking, plays it forward again...

  • 12'

    Edmilson plays the ball forward: there's no real menace to it and Turkey comfortably clear

  • 11'

    ...and they're knocking the ball around well once more, playing with confidence and patience

  • 11'

    Good stuff from Turkey - they have the edge so far

  • 10'

    Basturk takes it on, but Ergun mishits his cross and it's behind for a Brazil goal-kick

  • 10'

    Sas battling, but Kleberson emerges with the ball - then gives it away

  • 9'

    It's whipped in well: Marcos punches and Brazil scramble it away. Signs that Turkey can cause problems with their crossing

  • 8'

    Hakan Suker starts a move which ends when the bright Akyel is fouled by Roberto Carlos down the right... it's another free-kick

  • 8'

    Alpay gets a touch, but that one goes through to Marcos

  • 7'

    Roque Junior fouls Basturk, and this can be floated into the Brazil area

  • 7'

    Bright start: Turkey playing without fear and denying Brazil time and space

  • 6'

    Rustu claims the cross with confidence and finds Basturk... now Hasan Sas... Emre then shoots from distance, but it's too close to keeper Marcos

  • 5'

    ...Ergun doesn't stand on ceremony as the ball comes in, ballooning it behind for a corner

  • 5'

    Umit Davala and his intriguing haircut are there to clear. Brazil's throw

  • 5'

    Lucio on the ball for Brazil - Ronaldo battles for it and finds Roberto Carlos...

  • 4'

    He looks for Hakan Sukur, but the cross is overhit and the goal-shy forward doesn't get the chance to break his World Cup duck

  • 3'

    Great play by Akyel, who breaks forward down the right...

  • 3'

    An excellent early break by Brazil... and good defending by Turkey to clear the ball with plenty of distance

  • 2'

    Lucio moves forward - Cafu pursues the ball forward and Alpay has to stop him at the expense of a corner

  • 2'

    Not for long - the ball goes out of play and Turkey have possession again via the throw

  • 2'

    But that one doesn't come to anything: the favourites will build from the back now

  • 1'

    Basturk is felled after taking advantage of some heistancy by Brazil - free-kick inside the Brazilian half

  •  

    Turkey on the ball - they look to play that one forward but Brazil block

  •  

    Turkey have plenty of confidence, despite facing the favourites. But Brazil have a stormingly good national anthem - it's a mini work of art

  •  

    We're about to get under way - who will Germany be facing in Sunday's final?

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Goal Shot Video
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  • Shots (on goal)

  • tackles

  • Fouls

  • possession

  • Brazil

  • 19(12)

  • -

  • 17

  • 44%

    56%

  • Turkey

  • 12(5)

  • -

  • 16

Brazil

Line-up
POS No Name

G

1 Marcos

D

2 Cafu

D

3 Lúcio

D

4 Jose Vitor Roque Junior

D

5 Edmílson

D

6 Roberto Carlos

M

8 Gilberto Silva

M

10 Rivaldo

M

15 Kléberson
D
13 Juliano Belletti

F

9 Ronaldo
F
21 Luizão

F

20 Edilson
F
17 De Oliveira Denilson
 
Substitutes
POS No Name
D 13 Juliano Belletti
F 17 De Oliveira Denilson
F 21 Luizão

Turkey

Line-up
POS No Name

G

1 Recber Rustu

D

3 Bulent Korkmaz

D

4 Fatih Akyel

D

5 Alpay Ozalan

M

8 Tugay Kerimoglu

M

10 Yildiray Basturk
F
6 Arif Erdem

M

18 Ergun Penbe

M

21 Emre Belozoglu
F
17 Ilhan Mansiz

M

22 Umit Davala
M
13 Muzzy Izzet

F

9 Hakan Sukur

F

11 Hasan Gokhan Sas
 
Substitutes
POS No Name
M 13 Muzzy Izzet
F 6 Arif Erdem
F 17 Ilhan Mansiz

Match Stats

  • Brazil
  • Turkey
19(12) Shots (on goal) 12(5)
17 Fouls 16
8 Corner kicks 7
0 Offsides 0
44% Time of Possession 56%
1 Yellow Cards 2
0 Red Cards 0
5 Saves 11
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