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Fenerbache: Martin Skrtel Scores Impressive Solo Goal After Dribbling From Inside His Own Half (Video)

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Hardly what you might call his stock-in-trade, Martin Skrtel scored a superb solo effort in Fenerbahce's Friday night Super Lig outing against Konyaspor.

Picking the ball up in his own half, the ex-Liverpool centre-back embarked on a powerful chargeup-field, bursting past two or threedefenders before lashing a shot past the goalkeeper from 20 yards.

Robin Van Persie’s Eye Doctor Admits He Thought Fenerbahce Striker Was Just An ‘Ordinary’ Sunday League Player

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The doctor responsible for treating Robin van Persie's grisly eye injury has admitted that he merely assumed the striker was an "ordinary" Sunday League player who'd come a cropper.

As you may recall, Van Persie suffered a lacerated eyelid during Fenerbahce's recent win overAkhisar Belediyespor when he was caught in the face by a stray fingernail.

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Turkey confirms bid to host Euro 2024 football

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Istanbul (AFP) – Turkey’s football authorities confirmed Wednesday the country was bidding to host the Euro 2024 football tournament, which would be the biggest sporting event it has ever held.

Turkey in 2014 withdrew its bid to host final stage matches of Euro 2020 - which uniquely will be held across Europe - in favour of focusing on a one country bid for 2024.

Turkey confirms bid to host Euro 2024 football

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Istanbul (AFP) – Turkey’s football authorities confirmed Wednesday the country was bidding to host the Euro 2024 football tournament, which would be the biggest sporting event it has ever held.

Turkey in 2014 withdrew its bid to host final stage matches of Euro 2020 - which uniquely will be held across Europe - in favour of focusing on a one country bid for 2024.

Football: Turkey’s Erdogan wins Arda Turan backing for campaign

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Istanbul (AFP) Barcelona midfielder Arda Turan and other Turkish football stars on Wednesday backed a campaign pushing for a "Yes" vote in the referendum on giving President Recep Tayyip Erdogan greater powers.

Turan and his fellow former Galatasaray star Burak Yilmaz, who now plays for Beijing Guoan, joined a social media campaign started by Turkish football legend Ridvan Dilmen for voters to back the idea.

Football: Turkey’s Arda Turan backs Erdogan presidential plan

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Istanbul (AFP) Barcelona midfielder Arda Turan and other Turkish football stars on Wednesday backed a campaign pushing for a "Yes" vote in the referendum on giving President Recep Tayyip Erdogan greater powers.

Turan and his fellow former Galatasaray star Burak Yilmaz, who now plays for Beijing Guoan, joined a social media campaign started by Turkish football legend Ridvan Dilmen for voters to back the idea.

Woe for Mourinho’s United, Saints beat Inter

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Paris (AFP) AFP Sports picks out the best of the action in the Europa League on Thursday as Manchester United went down to defeat in Turkey, Southampton beat Inter and Aritz Aduriz made history:

Mourinho woes deepen

Manchester United endured another frustrating night as Jose Mourinho's side lost 2-1 to Fenerbahce in Istanbul.

Woe for Mourinho’s United, Saints beat Inter

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Paris (AFP) AFP Sports picks out the best of the action in the Europa League on Thursday as Manchester United went down to defeat in Turkey, Southampton beat Inter and Aritz Aduriz made history:

Mourinho woes deepen

Manchester United endured another frustrating night as Jose Mourinho's side lost 2-1 to Fenerbahce in Istanbul.

Croatia’s Modric regrets 1-1 draw with Turkey

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Zagreb (AFP) Croatia captain and Real Madrid midfield star Luka Modric regretted being held 1-1 by Turkey in their opening World Cup qualifier at an empty Zagreb stadium on Monday.

"We were much better as a team and we created much more chances ... No one is to blame but ourselves," Modric told state-run HRT television after the match played in the Maksimir stadium.

Croatia’s Modric regrets 1-1 draw with Turkey

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Zagreb (AFP) Croatia captain and Real Madrid midfield star Luka Modric regretted being held 1-1 by Turkey in their opening World Cup qualifier at an empty Zagreb stadium on Monday.

"We were much better as a team and we created much more chances ... No one is to blame but ourselves," Modric told state-run HRT television after the match played in the Maksimir stadium.

Turkey stun Czech Republic to revive Euro hopes

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Lens (France) (AFP) Burak Yilmaz and Ozan Tufan scored a goal in each half as Turkey beat Czech Republic 2-0 to keep alive slim hopes of reaching the Euro 2016 last 16 on Tuesday.

The defeat eliminated Czech Republic, who had already suffered at Turkish hands at a past Euro finals.

Turkey lost their first two Group D matches and were punished for their unruly fans.

Turkey stun Czech Republic to revive Euro hopes

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Lens (France) (AFP) Burak Yilmaz and Ozan Tufan scored a goal in each half as Turkey beat Czech Republic 2-0 to keep alive slim hopes of reaching the Euro 2016 last 16 on Tuesday.

The defeat eliminated Czech Republic, who had already suffered at Turkish hands at a past Euro finals.

Turkey lost their first two Group D matches and were punished for their unruly fans.

Croatia, Turkey charged over new Euro 2016 fan trouble

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Paris (AFP) UEFA hit Croatia and Turkey with disciplinary procedures Saturday following flare-throwing incidents at Euro 2016 matches as the Croatian press raged at its "shameful" fans.

Croatian fans hurled flares on to the pitch in the 86th minute of the 2-2 draw with Czech Republic in Saint Etienne on Friday, while Turkish fans let off flares after their 3-0 defeat by Spain in Nice.

Croatia, Turkey charged over new Euro 2016 fan trouble

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Paris (AFP) UEFA hit Croatia and Turkey with disciplinary procedures Saturday following flare-throwing incidents at Euro 2016 matches as the Croatian press raged at its "shameful" fans.

Croatian fans hurled flares on to the pitch in the 86th minute of the 2-2 draw with Czech Republic in Saint Etienne on Friday, while Turkish fans let off flares after their 3-0 defeat by Spain in Nice.

UEFA open probes into Croatia, Turkey Euro 2016 incidents

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Paris (AFP) UEFA began disciplinary procedures Saturday against Croatia and Turkey following flare-throwing incidents at Euro 2016 matches.

Croatian fans hurled flares on to the pitch in Saint Etienne in the 86th minute of the 2-2 draw with Czech Republic on Friday, while Turkish fans let off flares after their defeat to Spain in Nice.

UEFA open probes into Croatia, Turkey Euro 2016 incidents

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Paris (AFP) UEFA began disciplinary procedures Saturday against Croatia and Turkey following flare-throwing incidents at Euro 2016 matches.

Croatian fans hurled flares on to the pitch in Saint Etienne in the 86th minute of the 2-2 draw with Czech Republic on Friday, while Turkish fans let off flares after their defeat to Spain in Nice.

Turkey coach slams Euro fan booing of Turan

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Nice (France) (AFP) Turkey coach Fatih Terim had harsh words for Turkish fans who booed star player Arda Turan during his side's 3-0 defeat by Spain in Nice on Sunday.

"Whatever happens that shouldn't happen," he told media at the Stadium Nice after the Group D tie.

"I think the expectations were very high for the team, but nobody deserves that, we need to enjoy being here".

Turkey coach slams Euro fan booing of Turan

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Nice (France) (AFP) Turkey coach Fatih Terim had harsh words for Turkish fans who booed star player Arda Turan during his side's 3-0 defeat by Spain in Nice on Sunday.

"Whatever happens that shouldn't happen," he told media at the Stadium Nice after the Group D tie.

"I think the expectations were very high for the team, but nobody deserves that, we need to enjoy being here".

Spain cruise to last-16 with Turkey win

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Nice (France) (AFP) Defending European champions Spain booked their place in the last 16 round of Euro 2016 on Friday with a convincing 3-0 win against Turkey in Nice.

Vicente del Bosque's men bossed the Group D tie from the kickoff, with a double by Juventus' Alvaro Morata and a first competitive international goal from Nolito sealing a comfortable win.

Spain cruise to last-16 with Turkey win

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Nice (France) (AFP) Defending European champions Spain booked their place in the last 16 round of Euro 2016 on Friday with a convincing 3-0 win against Turkey in Nice.

Vicente del Bosque's men bossed the Group D tie from the kickoff, with a double by Juventus' Alvaro Morata and a first competitive international goal from Nolito sealing a comfortable win.

Spain beat Turkey 3-0 to qualify for Euro 2016 last 16

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Nice (France) (AFP) Defending European champions Spain booked their place in the last 16 round of Euro 2016 on Sunday with a convincing 3-0 win against Turkey in Nice.

Vicente del Bosque's men bossed the Group D tie from the kickoff, with a double by Juventus' Alvaro Morata and a first competitive international goal from Nolito sealing a comfortable win.

Spain beat Turkey 3-0 to qualify for Euro 2016 last 16

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Nice (France) (AFP) Defending European champions Spain booked their place in the last 16 round of Euro 2016 on Sunday with a convincing 3-0 win against Turkey in Nice.

Vicente del Bosque's men bossed the Group D tie from the kickoff, with a double by Juventus' Alvaro Morata and a first competitive international goal from Nolito sealing a comfortable win.

Spain buoyant for Turkey test after winning start at Euro 2016

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Nice (France) (AFP) European champions Spain are often slow starters at major tournaments but after Gerard Pique's late winner in their Euro 2016 opener, Vicente del Bosque's men already have the last 16 in sight when they take on Turkey on Friday.

"Starting with a win makes a big difference," Atletico Madrid defender Juanfran told reporters at the Stadium Nice ahead of Spain's second Group D tie.

Spain buoyant for Turkey test after winning start at Euro 2016

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Nice (France) (AFP) European champions Spain are often slow starters at major tournaments but after Gerard Pique's late winner in their Euro 2016 opener, Vicente del Bosque's men already have the last 16 in sight when they take on Turkey on Friday.

"Starting with a win makes a big difference," Atletico Madrid defender Juanfran told reporters at the Stadium Nice ahead of Spain's second Group D tie.

Turkey vow more ‘fight’ against Spain

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Nice (France) (AFP) Turkey manager Fatih Terim has called for more "fight" from his players who need to avoid defeat against Spain on Friday to keep their Euro 2016 dreams alive.

After an out-of-sorts display in their Group D 1-0 defeat to Croatia on Sunday, Turkey need to return to the form that saw them lose just one game in their 16 coming into the European Championship.

Turkey vow more ‘fight’ against Spain

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Nice (France) (AFP) Turkey manager Fatih Terim has called for more "fight" from his players who need to avoid defeat against Spain on Friday to keep their Euro 2016 dreams alive.

After an out-of-sorts display in their Group D 1-0 defeat to Croatia on Sunday, Turkey need to return to the form that saw them lose just one game in their 16 coming into the European Championship.

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Samuel Eto’o Makes Absurd €100,000 Wager With Disgruntled Antalyaspor Fan

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Having struggled to win over the fans atAntalyaspor since his arrival last year, Samuel Eto'o has decided to front up and put his money where his mouth is.

Indeed, the 35-year-old striker has made aconsiderablewager with a disgruntledfan that the team will finish in the Top 10 of the Turkish Super Lig this season.

‘I Won’t Play For This Club Again’ – Mario Gomez To Leave Besiktas After Turkish Coup Attempt

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Mario Gomez has announced that he intends to leave Besiktas at the first available juncture because of the political shitstorm currently whipping up in Turkey.

An attempted government coup by military forces left 161 people dead last week, with the fallout thereof continuing to cause consternation around the world.

EURO 2016

Andres Iniesta and majestic Luka Modric among top 5 players in Euro 2016 Group D

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Our assessment of the top five performers from all six Euro 2016 groups continues on Just Football, as Adam Boufkir ranksthe top five star players from Group D in which Spain and Croatia...

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Group D drama revives flagging European Championship

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Over the last several days, a series of flat 0-0 draws in marquee games on the field – paired with incessant fan misbehavior off the field – considerably deflated the mood surrounding the 2016 European Championships in France.

Concerns over security, the format allowing progression for four third-placed teams, and an almost-bizarre lack of goal-scoring drama left the tournament in dire need of a shakeup.

Group D drama revives flagging European Championship

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Over the last several days, a series of flat 0-0 draws in marquee games on the field – paired with incessant fan misbehavior off the field – considerably deflated the mood surrounding the 2016 European Championships in France.

Concerns over security, the format allowing progression for four third-placed teams, and an almost-bizarre lack of goal-scoring drama left the tournament in dire need of a shakeup.

Turkey remains alive after win over Czech Republic

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Turkey knew there was only one possible outcome that would give them a chance at continuing their road at Euro 2016, and their gritty performance was enough to at least keep their hopes alive.

Goals fromBurak Yilmaz andOzan Tufan provided Turkey with a 2-0 win against the Czech Republic on Tuesday afternoon, in their Group D finale.

Euro 2016: Manchester United's €60m target scores twice, Italy move to the next round

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Italy booked their place into the last 16 of Euro 2016 on Friday after sealing a 1-0 victory over Sweden, thanks to a late strike from Brazil-born striker Eder.

In Group D, Spain produced an emphatic performance to beat Turkey 3-0, while Czech Republic came from behind to salvage a 2-2 draw against Croatia.

Spain cruises into knockout rounds after dominating win vs. Turkey

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The Spanish weren't the most convincing side in their opening Euro 2016 match against the Czech Republic, but Friday providedLa Furia Rojawith the opportunity to show just how dangerous they can be, and still are.

Spain dominated from start to finish against Turkey, winning their Group D encounter, 3-0, behind a brilliant all-around performance.

Where to find Spain vs. Turkey on US TV and streaming

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If you're trying to find out how you can watch Spain vs. Turkey in Euro 2016, you've come to the right place.

Spain's first game featured a late winner that edged them against Czech Republic. But will we see the Spain we know and love that will be able to put more goals into the back of the net, or will they come undone against a very physical Turkey side that could cause the Spaniards some headaches.

Where to find Spain vs. Turkey on US TV and streaming

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If you're trying to find out how you can watch Spain vs. Turkey in Euro 2016, you've come to the right place.

Spain's first game featured a late winner that edged them against Czech Republic. But will we see the Spain we know and love that will be able to put more goals into the back of the net, or will they come undone against a very physical Turkey side that could cause the Spaniards some headaches.

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Blasts kill dozens near Istanbul's Besiktas stadium

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Turkey declares day's mourning after blasts possibly targeting police kill at least 29 and injure 160 others.

Two explosions have hit the city of Istanbul, near Besiktas stadium, killing at least 29 people, mostly police personnel, and wounding more than 160 .

They have detained 10 people in connection with the bombings.

Nigel De Jong: MLS Post Weird, Slightly Bitter ‘Farewell’ Message After Dutch Midfielder Joins Galatasaray (Video)

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As you may have seen, Nigel de Jong made the move to Galatasaray amid the hustle and bustle of transfer deadline day, signing a two-year deal with the Turkish side.

The free transfer brought to an abrupt end De Jong'sfairly brief stint in MLS, having signed for LA Galaxy just under eight months ago in Februaryof this year.

Fenerbahçe 2016/17 adidas Home, Away and Third Kits

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Spain tops Turkey 3-0 !

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Alvaro Morata scored twice as defending champion Spain cruised to a 3-0 victory over Turkey on Friday in Nice, France, to qualify for the knockout stages of the European Championship

Morata gave Spain the lead late in the first half, rising between Turkey's centre-backs to superbly direct Nolito's pinpoint cross into Volkan Babacan's top left-hand corner.