Croatia coach Slaven Bilic has admitted his side's 3-0 victory over Turkey surpassed his own pre-match expectations, as he celebrated taking a huge step towards the Euro 2012 finals.
Croatia defender Vedran Corluka claims that his side need no extra motivation to overcome Turkey in the Euro 2012 play-offs after they were beaten by the same opposition on penalties in 2008.
Turkey national coach Guus Hiddink is watching the bribery investigation in the country's national league with interest.
Fabio Capello is yet to be tempted by the lure of the imminent Inter Milan job vacancy, according to sources closest to him, as Guus Hiddink becomes the latest name linked with the deposed Italian champions.
Guus Hiddink will become Chelsea manager next week because he is the only credible candidate in the eyes of Roman Abramovich, according to ESPNsoccernet sources.
Guus Hiddink could move a step closer to becoming Chelsea manager on Tuesday when the president of the Turkish Football Federation announces whether he will stand for re-election.
Chelsea target Guus Hiddink is still "very happy'' as Turkey manager despite claims he is on his way to Stamford Bridge, according to the Dutchman's agent.
The Turkish FA has added fuel to the fire, with the national association admitting it is powerless to prevent Guus Hiddink heading back for a second spell in charge of Chelsea.
Frank Lampard Senior says that he expects Guus Hiddink to be appointed as Chelsea boss within the next few days.
Turkey manager Guus Hiddink has remained coy on his possible return to the Premier League after recent reports linked the 64-year-old to a second stint in charge of Chelsea.