Turkey forward Burak Yılmaz quits national team after penalty drama

Turkey forward Burak Yılmaz quits national team after penalty drama


Turkey forward Burak Yılmaz finished his public group profession following a punishment show against Portugal during the World Cup qualifier match Thursday.

Turkey was taken out of the 2022 FIFA World Cup subsequent to losing to Portugal 3-1 in an European Qualifiers season finisher elimination round.



Close to the furthest limit of the match at Porto’s Dragao Stadium, when the score was 2-1, Turkey had an incredible opportunity to tie the score after it was granted a punishment following a video partner official (VAR) audit.

Be that as it may, the 36-year-old player, who scored Turkey’s first objective following a one-two with Cengiz Ünder, terminated the punishment over the bar and neglected to even out the match.

After the match, mentor Stefan Kuntz safeguarded his striker, saying he needed to relinquish the misfortunate extra shot.

“He really wants to release himself. (The punishment) was a significant chance for the group, yet once in a while you really want karma, and that didn’t occur for us,” Kuntz said

Be that as it may, the Lille forward declared his retirement from the public group in a post-match interview.

“Assuming that I had scored the punishment, it would have been challenging for Portugal. I missed however why? I’m in shock also,” Yılmaz said, as he was sorry to the fans in his declaration.

Saying that his partners and mentor were incredibly strong of him, the Turkish forward said his choice was conclusive.

“I might want to slice direct. Today (Thursday) was my last coordinate with the public group. There should be a change. Enes (Ünal), Umut (Bozok), Sedar Dursun, Halil (Dervişoğlu), Cenk (Tosun), Kenan Karaman. Similarly as I had started to lead the pack in those days, presently I want to give it to my colleagues and backing them remotely,” he said.

“It is an official choice deprived of feelings. One that is taken normally. This change needs to occur,” he said.

Yılmaz scored 31 objectives in 77 appearances for Turkey since his presentation in April 2006. He is the public group’s second-most elevated record-breaking scorer.