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Nihat Kahveci out of Euro 2008

June 23, 2008 00:23 IST

Turkey striker Nihat Kahveci will miss the rest of Euro 2008 because of a thigh injury, the Turkish Football Federation (TFF) said on Sunday.

"Before going (home) he sent his best wishes to the squad and wished them victory against Germany (in Wednesday's semi-final)," the TFF said on its website (

Nihat, who was captain in the absence of the injured Emre Belozoglu, hurt his right thigh three minutes from the end of extra time in Friday's penalty shootout win over Croatia in Vienna.

The 28-year-old Villarreal player scored twice in the 3-2 comeback win over Czech Republic in Turkey's final game in Group A.

Turkey added that Emre had a 50-50 chance of playing against Germany.

"Belozoglu is 50-50 and was back in light training today," said a team spokesman.

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