UEFA rejects Turkey appeal against Volkan’s suspension

June 24th, 2008 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS  

Vienna, June 24 (DPA) Turkey goalkeeper Volkan Demirel will miss Wednesday’s Euro 2008 semi-final against Germany after UEFA turned down an appeal against his two-match ban. Volkan was sent off during his side’s Group A 3-2 victory over Czech Republic for pushing Czech striker Jan Koller to the ground.

The Fenerbahce goalkeeper missed Turkey’s quarter-final victory over Croatia and was replaced by veteran goalkeeper Rustu Recber, who was also a member of the Turkey team that made it to the semi-finals of the 2002 World Cup.

The 35-year-old Rustu will now play against Germany in Basle when he will win his 118th cap.

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