Brazil U-17 MNT Defeats Turkey U-17 MNT to Open Nike International Friendlies
Brazil Sits in First Place as USA and France Draw in Second Match
LAKEWOOD RANCH, Fla. (Nov. 30, 2011) – Brazil beat Turkey in the opening match of the ninth edition of the Nike International Friendlies with a 65th minute goal by Linik Santos.
Santos dribbled down the right side of the field, turned in front of goal and fired a shot into the top of the net to beat Turkey goalkeeper Anil Demir for the game-winner.
With the second match between the U.S. and France ending in a 2-2 draw, Brazil sits in first place in the tournament. The next matches will be on Dec. 2, with France and Brazil facing off at 2 p.m. ET and the U.S. taking on Turkey at 5 p.m. The U.S.’s match will be live on FOX Soccer, and fans can also follow along on ussoccer.com’s MatchTracker or Twitter @ussoccer.
Brazil almost scored off a corner kick taken by Gabriel Penha in the 45th minute. Marcel Furtado headed it off the crossbar, but Demir was able to snag the rebound. Demir quickly started Turkey on the counter, but eventually Aziz Ceylan’s shot sailed over the top of the goal.
Turkey only forced Brazil goalkeeper Guilherme Serrano into one save the entire match.
- U-17 Men’s National Team Match Report -
Match: Brazil U-17 Men’s National Team vs. Turkey U-17 Men’s National Team
Date: Nov. 30, 2011
Competition: 2011 Nike International Friendlies
Venue: Premier Soccer Campus; Lakewood Ranch, Fla.
Kickoff: 2 p.m. ET
Weather: 60 degrees, windy
Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
BRA 0 1 1
TUR 0 0 0
BRA – Linik 64th minute
BRA: 1-Guilherme; 2- Kaue (14-Ian, 69), 3-Marcel, 4-Eriks (capt.), 5-Matheus Queiroz, 6-Abner, 7-Walney (16-Linik, 61), 8-Ze Augusto, 9-Bruno, 10-Gabriel (15-Gabriel Barbosa, 86), 11-Joanderson (18-Renan Gorne, 69)
Substitutions Not Used: 12-Fellipe, 13-Derlan, 17-Kaique
Head coach: Emerson Rodriguez de Avila
TUR: 1-Anil Demir, 3-Umut Can Ince (15-Mahmuthan Samet Acar, 46), 4-Mehdi Akgul, 6-Serdar Bingol (13-Safa Altuntas, 84), 7- Anil Capkin, 8- Mert Ozturk (19-Ramazan Civelek, 62), 10-Semih Islemecioglu (9-Mustafa Batuhan Altintas, 32), 11-Berk Yildiz, 14-Melih Can Yagci (capt.) (18-Yusuf Selim Sahin, 84), 17-Ismail Kose, 20-Aziz Ceylan (2-Cahit Enis Katipoglu, 76)
Substitutions Not Used: 5-Alim Harlak, 12-Mehmet Goktug Bakirbas, 16-Muhammet Rasit Sahingoz
Head coach: Mehmet Hacioglu
Stats Summary: BRA / TUR
Shots: 11 / 3
Shots on Goal: 4 / 1
Saves: 1 / 3
Corner Kicks: 4 / 4
Fouls: 10 / 10
Offside: 0 / 6
TUR – Serdar Bingol (caution) 84th minute
TUR – Yusuf Selim Sahin (caution) 88
Referee: Tyler Ploeger (USA)
Assistant Referee 1: Danny Thornberry (USA)
Assistant Referee 2: Kevin Klinger (USA)
Fourth Official: Baldomero Toledo (USA)