Yilmaz: The captain of Turkey announced his retirement from the national team after the penalty he missed against Portugal and missing the Qatar 2022 World Cup



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Yilmaz, captain of the Turkish national football team, announced his retirement from the Turkish national team after losing in the European playoff against Portugal 3-1 and in which the Turkish striker missed a penalty in the last 10 minutes that would have given him a 2-2 draw.

Portugal fulfilled their duties to beat the Turkish team by 3 goals to 1 and will host the surprising team of North Macedonia in Porto that comes from eliminating Italy, the current European champions in a duel that was resolved at the 92nd minute of commitment.

Burak Yilmaz played 77 games as a player for the top category team in which he scored 31 goals. The Turk claimed that he woke up the next day imagining that he had scored the equalizer against Portugal.

鈥淚 think I鈥檓 going to wake up every night for the rest of my life thinking I scored that penalty.鈥 Yilmaz declared.

鈥淚t was my last match with the Turkish jersey鈥, declared the Turkish captain before the press at the end of the match, appearing 鈥渟ad鈥 to close his international career.

Yilmaz, who wore the colors of the three big Istanbul clubs, Be艧ikta艧, Fenerbah莽e and Galatasaray, participated with Turkey in the 2016 and 2020 European Championships. He currently plays for Lille in France, a team with which he was champion of Ligue 1 in the 2020-2021 season.

With the first matches of the European playoffs defined, only one commitment will remain to be determined due to the war between Ukraine and Russia that keep the confrontation between Scotland and the Ukrainian team in suspense.

The road to Qatar 2022 already has one step less after the first games of the playoffs and everything will be defined next Tuesday to meet the first classified for the World CupIn addition, they will be meeting their rivals in the group stage after the draw that will take place on April 1.

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