International Round-Up.

Updated: November 19, 2014

With the international break coming to an end, let’s look at how Beşiktaş players, who were called up to the National Team, performed for their country.

First of all, here’s the players that were called up:

Turkey: Ismail Köybaşı, Oğuzhan Özyakup, Gökhan Töre, Olcay Şahan, Mustafa Pektemek.

Colombia: Pedro Franco

Czech Republic: Tomas Sivok

Canada: Atiba Hutchinson

Ismail Köybaşı: Ismail featured in the 4-0 friendly loss against Brazil for Turkey. He played at left back throughout the entire match. Ismail didn’t get booked and he couldn’t contribute to the team statistically. In the Euro 2016 qualifier against Kazakhstan (Turkey won 3-1), Caner Erkin was preferred at left back over Ismail.

Oğuzhan Özyakup: Oğuzhan didn’t get to play a second against both Brazil and Kazakhstan for Turkey.

Gökhan Töre: Gökhan had a slight injury, so he couldn’t play in the friendly against Brazil and he couldn’t start in the Euro 2016 qualifer match against Kazakhstan. Gökhan got subbed on for Volkan Şen in the 81st minute against Kazakhstan and he assisted Turkey’s 3rd goal 2 minutes later. Gökhan didn’t see a card in the minutes that he played.

Olcay Şahan: Olcay didn’t get to play in the Brazil friendly, but he started in the Euro 2016 qualifer match against Kazakhstan. However, Olcay couldn’t get an assist or goal for the team and got brought off in the 85th minute for Mehmet Ekici. Olcay didn’t see a yellow or red card.

Mustafa Pektemek: Since Mustafa had an injury, he wasn’t featured in both matches against Brazil and Kazakhstan for Turkey.

Pedro Franco: Pedro started for Colombia in the USA friendly, which ended with a 2-1 Colombia victory, and played for 90 minutes. He didn’t get booked and he couldn’t contribute to the team statistically, but he was solid throughout the match and caught the fans and coach’s eye. Pedro wasn’t used in the friendly against Slovenia a couple of days later.

Tomas Sivok: Sivok started for the Czech Republic in their Euro 2016 qualifier against Iceland, which they won 2-1, and stayed on the pitch for the whole game. He didn’t see any cards and he couldn’t pick up a goal or an assist for his team.

Atiba Hutchinson: Atiba started for Canada in a goalless draw against Panama. He featured for 84 minutes, without getting booked, before being brought off.


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