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Turkey Crowned Amputee Champions Of Europe After Beating England In Emotional Final At Besiktas’ Vodaphone Arena (Photos & Video)

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A doff of the proverbial cap is most definitely due to the Turkish national amputee team, the new champions of Europe.

The Turks registered a 2-1 win over England in the European AmputeeFootball Federation Championship final in front of tens of thousands of fans at Besiktas' Vodafone Arena in Istanbul.

Just The Five Red Cards As Istanbul Derby Between Fenerbahce And Besiktas Descends Into Pandemonium (Photos & Video)

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The first Bosphorus derby of the Turkish Super Lig season was exactly as rowdy as you'd expect with Fenerbache beating Besiktas 2-1 amid a wild flurry of disciplinary lapses.

By the final whistle, five players had been sent off by referee Ali Palabiyik, who was under siege from the off.

Fandemonium: Pepe Given Customary ‘Mobbed At The Airport’ Welcome After Signing For Besiktas (Photos & Video)

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After being released by Real Madrid earlier in the summer, Pepe has today joined Besiktas on a two-year deal.

Word has it that PSG offered the Portuguese defender a lucrative one-year deal,butthe 34-year-old was adamant he still has two more seasons left in the tank.

As is customary with Turkish transfers, Pepetouched down at Ataturk Airport in Instanbul on Wednesday morning only to be swiftly besieged by a horde of excitable new chums.

Title Parade With A Difference: Besiktas Players Sail Up River Bosphorus Escorted By Hundreds Of Fans In Boats (Photos & Video)

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After winning the Turkish Super Lig last week, Besiktas staged a mass title celebration throughout Instabul on Saturday.

The day began with the Besiktas squad being carried up theBosphorus river to their stadium by boat, escorted by hundreds if not thousands of fans making the journey in accompanyingvessels.

Retro Football: Graeme Souness Plants His Enormous Galatasaray Flag In Fenerbahce’s Centre Circle, 1996 (Video)

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We can scarcely believe it, but it's now 21 years to the very day that Graeme Souness became an eternalGalatasarayfolkhero by driving their club colours into the centre circle at Fenerbahce's stadium.

Having been out of work for over a year, Souness took charge at Gala for the 1995/96 season and promptly guided the side to a fairly disappointing fourth-place finish in the Super Lig, or 1.

Emmanuel Adebayor Scores Hat-Trick As Basaksehir Wallop Galatasaray 4-0 In Turkish Super Lig (Video)

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While Arsenal were busy labouring to a dire defeat against Crystal Palace on Monday evening, one of their old boys was running riot over in the Turkish Super Lig.

Indeed, Emmanuel Adebayor helped himself to a hat-trick as hisBasaksehir side stuffed Galatasaray by four goals to zip.

The slew began with an 11th-minute tap-in before a couple of powerful headers either side of half-time saw the Togolese target man take his tally to five goals in five appearances for his new side.

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.

Transfers & Rumours

Official: Samir Nasri Ends Patchy Six-Year Man City Stint By Joining Antalyaspor On Freebie

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Samir Nasri's time at Man City is now officially at an end, just one or perhaps two years later than the cord should have been cut.

After six long, eventful years at City, the last of which was spent on loan Sevilla, Nasri has moved on by signing a two-year deal with Turkish side Antalyaspor.

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.

‘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.

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Turkey’s Arda Turan in international retirement U-turn

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Istanbul (AFP) – Turkey and Barcelona midfielder Arda Turan on Friday said he was ready to return to national team duty, two months after announcing his retirement from international football following a bust-up with former coach Fatih Terim.

Turan, Turkey’s captain and standout player of the last decade, had in June been thrown out of a training camp by Terim following a fracas with a reporter on a plane.

Turkey’s Arda Turan quits international football after bust-up

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Istanbul (AFP) – Turkey captain Arda Turan announced his retirement from international football on Tuesday, hours after being kicked out of a training camp by coach Fatih Terim for allegedly verbally and physically abusing a journalist.

“I think the time has come…I am ending my career with the national team,” said the 30-year-old Barcelona midfielder, capped 96 times, at a brief press conference in Slovenia, broadcast on Turkish television.

Turkey’s Arda Turan quits international football after bust-up

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Istanbul (AFP) – Turkey captain Arda Turan announced his retirement from international football on Tuesday, hours after being kicked out of a training camp by coach Fatih Terim for allegedly verbally and physically abusing a journalist.

“I think the time has come…I am ending my career with the national team,” said the 30-year-old Barcelona midfielder, capped 96 times, at a brief press conference in Slovenia, broadcast on Turkish television.

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".

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Fenerbahçe 2017/18 adidas Home, Away and Third Kits

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TurkishSüper Lig giantsFenerbahçe Spor Kulübü have released their 2017/18 home, away and third kits from adidas. Released with the hashtag #FARKINIORTAYAKOY, the new kits will be worn by well-known Fener stars such asRobin van Persie,Gregory van der Wiel andMathieu Valbuena during the club's domestic and UEFA Europa League seasons.

Fenerbahçe 2016/17 adidas Home, Away and Third Kits

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Turkey's Fenerbahçe Spor Kulübü are celebrating their 110th Anniversary during the 2016/17 football calendar. With [...]

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Arsenal agree deal with Turkish giants for goalkeeper

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Arsenal have reportedly agreed a deal to sell David Ospina to Fenerbahce for £6 million this...

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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.

Spain

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.

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 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.

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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.

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.

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.