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Turkey top of table after back-to-back wins at Euro 2020 qualifiers

Wins over Andorra on Saturday and Moldova on Tuesday evening saw Turkey rise to the top of Group H in their Euro 2020 campaign. Turkey turned in a lacklustre performance against the group’s weakest opponents Andorra at home in Istanbul at the weekend. Although dominating for large spells, the Turks could not find a way […]

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Istanbul the big winner following Liverpool-Chelsea UEFA Super Cup

Europe kicked off the new football season with its annually held Super Cup –  its equivalent of England’s Charity Shield. Played at the BJK Vodafone Park stadium – the home ground of leading Turkish club Beşiktaş – Liverpool, the winners of the Champions League, took on Chelsea, the holders of the Europa League Cup. Liverpool […]

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Liverpool to return to Istanbul for UEFA Super Cup against Chelsea

European champions Liverpool will take on UEFA Europa League winners Chelsea on 14 August at Beşiktaş Park in Istanbul. The all-English rivalry kicks off the new season pretty much as it ended last season, when history was made with four English teams contesting the finals of the UEFA Champions and Europa Leagues. Liverpool emerged victorious […]

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Kem Cetinay scores wondergoal to help team win Soccer Aid

Former Love Island winner and TV presenter Kem Cetinay scored a dream goal at this year’s Soccer Aid to propel his World XI team to victory. The annual event pits two all-star teams of celebrities, athletes and footballers in a match that helps raise money for global children’s education charity Unicef. The England team, managed […]

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Turks up in arms after national team “disrespected” at Reykjavik airport

A diplomatic incident has developed between Iceland and Turkey following the alleged mistreatment of the Turkish national football team at Keflavik International Airport. The squad arrived in the Icelandic capital on Sunday, ahead of Tuesday’s Euro 2020 Group H crunch game against the Nordic side. The Turks accused Iceland of “insulting” treatment after they were […]

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Turkey on course for Euro 2020 finals after beating world champions France

Turkey maintained course for qualification to next year’s Euro finals next June with a sublime performance against France, securing a 2-0 win at the Torku Arena in Konya. The result was all the sweeter as it was the first time in Turkish footballing history that they had triumphed over the French in a competitive game. […]

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UN Cyprus role slammed after Akıncı snubs Drogba ‘peace’ match

The United Nations’ mission in Cyprus came under fierce criticism from the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) this week after UN peacekeepers were unable to provide “security” for a football match involving teams from both sides of the island. On Tuesday Turkish Cypriots Mağusa Türk Gücü and Greek Cypriots Nea Salamina took part in […]

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Ex-Chelsea star Didier Drogba expected for Cyprus ‘peace’ match

Former international football star Didier Drogba is to attend a match between Turkish Cypriots and Greek Cypriots next month, it has been announced. The Ivory Coast and Chelsea legend will be among those in the stands to watch a game between top tier outfits Mağusa Türk Gücü and Nea Salamina, according to local activist Dr […]

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North Cyprus out of CONIFA 2019 Euros due to “security” concerns

North Cyprus will not compete in this year’s European football tournament for unrecognised states because of safety fears over the choice of venue, T-VINE has learned. The Turkish Cypriot national soccer team had been invited to take part in the 2019 CONIFA (Confederation of Independent Football Associations) European Football Cup, which will take place in […]