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Gaziantep’s new signing Kevin Mirallas gets tray of baklava for birthday

As player announcements go, Süper Lig football club Gaziantep FK opted for a more traditional Turkish welcome for their latest signing, winger Kevin Mirallas. The Belgium international was pictured in the club’s red and black strip on Monday holding a tray of baklava – a birthday present from his new club. Gaziantep is world-famous for […]

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Rhian Brewster wonder strike helps power Swansea to Championship play-offs

The final game of the 2019-20 season had left Premier League promotion hopefuls Swansea with an uphill struggle to get into the play-offs. In seventh place, three points behind Cardiff and Nottingham Forest, Steve Cooper’s side needed a lots of results to go their way, and to score a bucketful of goals in their own […]

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Underdogs Istanbul Başakşehir tame the big boys to win Turkey’s Süper Lig

There were extraordinary scenes after Istanbul Başakşehir were crowned Süper Lig champions on Sunday. It was the first Süper Lig title win in the club’s history. Istanbul Başakşehir become only the sixth club to win the Turkish league since its inception in 1959, spectacularly breaking the stranglehold of the Big Four: Beşiktaş, Fenerbahçe, Galatasaray and […]

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Striker Cenk Tosun seeks to re-galvanise career on loan to Crystal Palace

Everton player Cenk Tosun has joined Crystal Palace on loan until the end of the season. The 28-year-old will be hoping to return to his goal-scoring ways at the South London, having failed to make a significant impact on Merseyside. The Turkish international striker had been a powerhouse for Beşiktaş, scoring 41 goals in 96 […]

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Turkey qualifies for Euro 2020

Turkey guaranteed its place at next year’s European Championship finals with a draw against Iceland. Topping their group before kick-off, the Turks needed just a point to qualify, and there was jubilation on and off the pitch when the final whistle went. A goalless draw, played at Galatasaray’s Turk Telekom Stadium in Istanbul, took Turkey […]