Sukur back in Turkey squad
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Sukur has not figured for his country since their stunning World Cup performance last summer when Turkey finished in third place.
This season, though, Sukur has been blighted by injury and has just established himself in the Rovers team after breaking his leg upon his arrival at Ewood Park in December.
The former Internazionale and Galatasaray marksman is joined in Turkey's squad by Rovers team-mate Tugay.
Aston Villa defender Alpay is the other English-based player in the Turkey party for the crucial Group 7 encounter at Sunderland's Stadium of Light on April 2.
Rustu Recber (Fenerbahce), Omer Catkic (Gaziantepspor), Zafer Ozgultekin (Ankaragucu); Emre Asik, Bulent Korkmaz, Hakan Unsal (Galatasaray), Fatih Akyel (Fenerbahce), Deniz Baris (Genclerbirligi), Alpay Ozalan (Aston Villa); Yildiray Basturk (Bayer Leverkusen), Emre Belozoglu, Okan Buruk (Internazionale), Umit Davala, Ergun Penbe (Galatasaray), Tayfur Havutcu (Besiktas), Tugay Kerimoglu (Blackburn Rovers), Tayfun Korkut (Real Sociedad), Ahmet Yildirim (Besiktas); Nihat Kahveci (Real Sociedad), Ilhan Mansiz (Besiktas), Mustafa Ozkan (Denizlispor), Hasan Sas (Galatasaray), Hakan Sukur (Blackburn Rovers), Fatih Tekke (Trabzonspor)