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When a goalkeeper abandoned a match after fan abuse

The retirement of Rüştü Reçber from professional football left a void in the goalkeeper post of the Turkish national team. All matches where this squad participates can be wagered on at the www.1xbet.co.ke website.

However, there was a goalkeeper who secured the starting spot after Rüştü Reçber for a short while. He was Volkan Demirel. But, there was a particular episode that signaled his departure from the Turkish senior squad. International matches of these kinds of national squads can be wagered on at any moment by visiting the 1xBet website.

An unforgiving rivalry

Demirel played most of his career in Fenerbahçe. Considering how passionate Turkish football can be, this meant that he wasn’t really appreciated by fans of other clubs from Istanbul. Examples of these teams that have a huge rivalry with Fenerbahçe are Beşiktaş and Galatasaray. The 1xBet football betting website can be visited when these teams play.

This rivalry was the main protagonist of the event that signaled the end of Demirel’s international career. It is also one of the most bizarre episodes ever seen in Turkish football. As it can be seen, football from this part of the world can be very exciting. Through the 1xBet betting website wagers can be made at any moment on Turkish football matches.

Problems before a match

To understand this particular episode we need to go all the way back to the 16th of November 2014. On that day, the Turkish national team received the Kazakh national squad in the city of Istanbul. This match was part of the qualifiers for the 2016 edition of the UEFA Euro. The ​​1xbet.co.ke/line/Football website features all the matches of these exciting qualifiers for major international tournaments.

The stadium where the match was going to be played was the Türk Telekom Arena. This venue is the home of Galatasaray, which is one of the biggest rivals of Fenerbahçe, which was Demirel’s team at the time.

Volkan Demirel was selected as coach Fatih Terim as his starting goalkeeper. However, while the players of both teams were in the field preparing for the match, the keeper started an argument with a Galatasaray fan. Nobody knows exactly what was exchanged during those tense minutes. However, it ended with Demirel leaving the field only a few minutes before the match started.

Eventually, Terim needed to put Volkan Babacan as the starting goalkeeper for the match. The Turkish team won 3-1. The goals were scored by:

  • Burak Yılmaz;
  • Serdar Aziz;
  • and Samat Smakov.

The 1xBet website can be used for wagering on these two squads at any moment. After this match, Demirel never again played for Turkey, and Babacan became the team’s starting keeper for the immediate future.


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