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23 DAYS TO GO! When Turkey knocked out Brazil



On 23 June 2003, one of the biggest shocks in Confederations Cup history took place when Turkey qualified for the semi-finals at Brazil’s expense. The Turks managed to secure the point they needed in a 2-2 draw against their more decorated opponents in the final group-stage match, the only time A Seleção have not made it out of the group stage in the tournament’s history.

6 thoughts on “23 DAYS TO GO! When Turkey knocked out Brazil”

  1. How was this a shock? In 2000, Galatasaray beat Arsenal in the final to win the UEFA Cup & then R.Madrid to win the UEFA Super Cup. In '02, Turkey finished 3rd in the WC & most of the 1st team was from Gala. Brazil won the WC at the expense of Turkey, so this was always going to be a nice rematch.

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