Turkey beat co-hosts Switzerland in Euro 2008 game

June 12th, 2008 - 9:00 am ICT by IANS  

Basel, June 12 (DPA) Turkey beat co-hosts Switzerland Wednesday with an injury time goal from Turan Arda 2-1 in their Euro 2008 Group A game played in Basel. A torrential downpour during the game made the pitch practically unplayable, but Murat Yakin gave the home side the lead in the 32nd minute. Substitute Semih Semturk, who came on at half-time, equalized in the 57th minute.

Arda’s goal three minutes into injury time killed off any hopes the hosts still had of advancing and kept alive Turkish hopes of qualifying for the next round.

The Portuguese had earlier beaten the Czech Republic 3-1 to move to six points, while the Czechs and Turkey, who will face each other in their last game in Geneva Sunday have three each. Switzerland has no point after their two games.

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