Unbeaten Turkish national amputee football team advances to World Cup final

Published 04.11.2018 12:25
Updated 04.11.2018 12:34
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Turkey's Men's National Amputee Football Team advanced to the final stage of the Amputee Football World Cup on Sunday by beating tournament hosts Mexico 4-0.

Rahmi Özcan, Savaş Kaya, Barış Telli and Serkan Dereli were the scorers for the Turkish side.

In the final match, Turkey will face Angola, which beat Brazil 2-1 in semi-final stage.

The final match of the tournament held in San Juan de los Lagos city will start at 8:00 p.m. local time (0200GMT Monday).

The Turkish team joined the tournament – participated by 22 teams – as the European champions after winning European Amputee Football Federation (EAFF) European Championship in Oct. 2017.

The crescent-stars previously won a 5-1 victory against Russia on Saturday in the quarter-final match.

They won all three matches in the F group and knocked Ireland out of the tournament in second round.

The victory in Oct. 2017 against England, which Turkey never managed to beat in football, was celebrated throughout the country.
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