Tag: Turkish football

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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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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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Galatasaray crowned Turkish Süper Lig champions for record 22nd time

The winner of this year’s Turkish Süper Lig was confirmed after a top of the table clash earlier today. Galatasaray beat Istanbul rival Medipol Başakşehir 2-1 at home in a pulsating game to clinch the title on the penultimate weekend of the season. Both sides went into the match level on 66 points, with Galatasaray […]

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New Fenerbahçe chairman Ali Koç wins by a landslide
 

One of Turkey’s wealthiest businessmen has been elected the new chairman of footballing giant Fenerbahçe. Ali Koç, who is part of the Koç dynasty, beat incumbent Aziz Yıldırım convincingly in a ballot of members at the Istanbul club yesterday. Yıldırım, who had been the head of Fenerbahçe since 1998, received just 4,644 votes compared to 16,092 for […]

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Galatasaray crowned Süper Lig champions of Turkey
 

  There was jubilation for Istanbul club Galatasaray on Saturday night after beating İzmir side Göztepe 1-0 away from home to confirm their triumph in this year’s Süper Lig (Super League). It means the club has won the league title a record 21 times. Galatasaray is one of Turkey’s big football clubs, regularly picking up […]

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Only in Turkey: fan comes up with ingenious way to overcome stadium ban

  A committed football fan went to extraordinary lengths to see his local team play at the weekend. The unnamed Denizlispor supporter was seen watching the Turkish League 1 match between his club and Gaziantepspor up in a crane. According to Turkish daily Birgün, the supporter had received a one-year ban from the club for […]

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Young Turkish Cypriot footballer Ahmet Sivri shines after move to Galatasaray

  A teenage striker from North Cyprus has made an immediate impact following his transfer to one of Turkey’s biggest clubs. Ahmet Sivri has scored five goals in five games for Galatasaray’s U21 team following his move to the Istanbul side last month. Sivri’s strike last weekend, a wonderful solo effort against Kasımpaşa U21, was […]

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Beşiktaş retains Süper Lig title after thumping win at Gaziantepspor

  Football club Beşiktaş have been crowned champions of Turkey’s Süper Lig for the fifteenth time in their history. They clinched the title at the penultimate game of the season, beating relegated Gaziantepspor 4.0 away from home, with goals from Ryan Babel (6), Oğuzhan Özyakup (40 & 66) and Anderson Talisca (76 minute). On Saturday, […]