Final destination just a step away

If the quarter-finals are anything to go by, we should be in for quite a ride when Germany play Turkey and Russia face Spain in the UEFA EURO 2008™ semi-finals.

Few would have backed Turkey and Russia to reach the last four after both kicked off with opening-day defeats, but in a tournament of surprises they will have belief in their ability to go all the way. Fatih Terim's Turkey may be depleted by injuries and suspensions but they have proved their resilience with remarkable victories in their last three matches. They will aim to overturn the odds against Germany also, in Basel tonight.

Spain have already beaten Russia once in these finals, although coach Luis Aragonés will know not to expect another 4-1 success when the teams meet again in Vienna on Thursday. Russia have won three straight games to get there and the imperious way in which they brushed the Netherlands aside on Saturday suggests Guus Hiddink's side will not be going into the rematch with an inferiority complex. Who do you think is going through and why? Let us know below.

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