FIFA World Ranking (November 2001): 23th
2002 World Cup qualifying: Finished second in UEFA "Group 4" (6-1-3; 18 GF, 8 GA); defeated Austria in home-and-home playoff 5-0 on aggregate score.
2001 Overall Record: 6-2-4
World Cup final appearances: 2 - 1954 (9th), 2002
Overall Record in WC: 1-2-0
Record vs. U.S.: 0-0-1; 1 GF, 1 GA
Most Recent Match vs. U.S.: U.S. 1, Turkey 1 in Istanbul; Sept. 4, 1991 (Klopas; Erdal)
Manager: Senol Gunes (TUR)
Key Players: Hakan Sukur (F, Inter Milan), Hakan Sas (M, Galatasaray)
Fast Facts: Qualified for their first World Cup in 48 years, the third-longest span ever for a country between two World Cups (behind Egypt and Norway at 56 years) .... Crushed Austria 5-0 on aggregate in their playoff series after finishing second in UEFA Group 4.... Were led in qualifying by forward Hakan Sukur with a team-best six goals.... As they were in qualifying, the team is expected to be packed with stars rooted from Galatasaray, the 2000 UEFA Cup champions.