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Rüştü Reçber. AA photo

Rüştü Reçber. AA photo

The Turkish national football team will meet Finland on May 26 in the second game of its European tour of friendly matches.

Turkey will take on Finland at the Red Bull Arena in Salzburg, Austria, where the national team has been in a training session. The series of friendlies mark the Turkish national team’s rebuilding under coach Abdullah Avcı’s lead.

After the six-game European tour, Turkey will have just one friendly match later this summer before starting the 2014 World Cup qualifiers in September.

On May 24, Turkey beat Georgia 3-1 in the first game of the tour.

The Finland game will mark the last game for veteran goalkeeper Rüştü Reçber in international football. Rüştü holds the record as most capped Turkish player, with 119 appearances, and has participated in all of the major tournaments Turkey has played in since the Euro 2006.

The game at the Red Bull Arena starts at 9 p.m. and will be aired live on TRT 1 and Lig TV.

May/26/2012

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