Turkey post impressive 3-0 win against Estonia

Turkey boosted their confidence ahead of next month’s 2012 European Championship qualifiers with a 3-0 victory over Estonia in an international friendly match.

A penalty by Captain Emre Belozoglu and a double from Kazim Kazim ensured that Guus Hiddink’s men secured an impressive win to uplift football in Turkey following allegations of corruption and match fixing.

The match, played at Galatasaray’s Turk Telekom arena, was a perfect opportunity for the Turkish national team to gain some morale and lift the image of the tarnished Turkish football league.

Midfielder Emre opened the scoring in the eighth minute from the penalty spot following a foul by Regnar Klavan, the Captain keeping his cool to slot home. Kazim then doubled the scoring in the 28th minute with a fantastic long range shot following an assist from Emre.

The match was sealed in the 35th minute after Kazim netted another goal from just outside the penalty area following a pass from Selcuk Inan.

A great performance from Turkey and a great performance from Captain Emre who has himself faced prosecutors this month after being accused of being involved in the match fixing allegations.

Turkey will take the morale boost and look to capitalise next month in the final 2012 European Championships qualifiers and secure Turkey’s progress to the championships next year.

Turkish football is currently at a crossroads as match fixing allegations come to light; the Turkish football federation has a tough task to clean up the league and secure a bright future for Turkish football.

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