Turkey need a win against group leaders Switzerland if they’re not to face an early plane home to Istanbul. Hear the tracks, vote in the poll, and check below the cut for managerial comment, analysis, previews and match reports.

How to vote: Just tick the one you prefer! This poll is open until midday on Monday 21st April.

Switzerland v Turkey: Which do you prefer? [ballot]

  • Switzerland: Borni 55%
  • Turkey: Goksel 45%

Total Voters: 20

Poll closes: 21 Apr 2008 @ 12:00

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SWITZERLAND: Borni – “Scream My Name”

The manager says: “This is Börni (full name Börni Drehbesuch – which isn’t so POP) and this song was actually released THIS YEAR. Scream My Name may be a bit naive in some of its trappings, but it cannot disguise the popsong equivalent of knocking the ball up to the big lad. Runner up in Switzerland’s Music Star last year (their Pop Idol) this kind of pop rock may be ubiquitous but its tough to get it right. She may be heading emo-wards with future releases, but Scream My Name should do the Swiss proud.”

Our analyst says: Physical tactics bullied the Czechs into submission, and if anything the Swiss have amped up the aggression for this second game. Not one for lovers of the beautiful game maybe, but if you enjoy crunching tackles and thunderbolt shots you’ll be on your feet throughout.

TURKEY: Goksel – “Tas Bebek”

The manager says: “After a fierce dressing down in the showers following the half-arsed effort against the ridiculous Portuguese side, the Turkish side have regrouped with a sharp, biting attack. A brave substitution in goal for the UNDERGROUND TONGUES of Ferman and Teoman from GROWL-POP outfit MaGna has given us a crunchier base on which to flaunt our STRIKING ELECTRO-popstress Göksel. We shall invade all three thirds of the pitch. Dövü?mek!”

Our analyst says: Their striker may have an eye for goal, but will she need better service from the wings? The Turks are playing a fast-paced, physical game themselves, but with a measure of flair upfront. These two teams are giving their utmost and I wouldn’t be surprised if we see a fair few cards in this one.

COMING NEXT: Group B is on a knife-edge, with Croatia topping the table on vote difference alone. A win against Germany won’t see them home and dry yet but it would put them in an excellent position to qualify. Of course the Germans could say the same, and they’ll be looking to answer critics who’ve claimed their side is one-dimensional. But with rumours that boss Lex has banned reporters from the training ground, is there tension behind the scenes?

MATCH REPORT: Russia 1 Spain 1 – Spain will be counting their blessings after being lucky to escape with a point against a strong Russian side. A defensive lapse cost Russia the win – otherwise they were on top from the moment they scored the opening goal. They created enough chances to win it but poor finishing told against them – Spain meanwhile will need to play a lot better than this to beat Sweden in the next match.