Altay Bayindir responds to Man United fears ahead of possible debut with a great international performance
After playing in Turkey's 3-2 victory against Germany, Altay Bayindird joined the game against Wales, substituting for the injured Ugurcan Cakir after only 33 minutes. Bayindird made a great save to stop Brennan Johnson from scoring right before halftime and blocked the Tottenham forward's attempt early in the second half with a dive to his right.
'I will give everything': Altay Bayindir's first words as a Man United player
Speaking to the club media, Altay Bayindir said: "It is a huge honour to join Manchester United and become the first Turkish player to represent this incredible club."I have a passion for success, and I will give everything to help this special group of players to achieve our ambitions.
Why Barca fans praise Turkey for Ter Stegen's unbelievable form this season – explained
Some Barcelona fans believe Marc-Andre ter Stegen's impressive rise in form is mostly due to the fact that he has had his hair restored through a hair transplant.The German began the procedure in 2019 by undergoing a transplant in Istanbul, Turkey.
Calvin Ramsay receives first senior Scotland call-up
Calvin Ramsay has earned his first call-up to the Scotland national side, Liverpool's official website confirms.The 19-year-old was initially supposed to join the U21 side but ended up joining Andy Robertson the senior team that will play a friendly against Turkey on November 16.
Turkish side Akhisarspor suspends 8 players for eating President's baklava treat
Akhisarspor, a third-division club from Turkey, have indefinitely suspended 8 first-team players for eating baklava.The reason is that these players accepted the treat from a presidential candidate Mikail Kaplan, the former rival of the newly elected president Evren Ozbey.
Portugal qualify for 2022 World Cup thanks to Bruno Fernandes' brace
Portugal are through to the 2022 World Cup after beating North Macedonia 2–0 on Wednesday at the Estadio do Dragao.Bruno Fernandes scored both goals for the Euro 2016 winners with Cristiano Ronaldo providing an assist for the opener in the first half.
'Get ready, you are next': North Macedonia president sends warning to Ronaldo before World Cup playoff final
Cristiano Ronaldo has been warned by North Macedonia president Stevo Pendarovski ahead of Portugal’s game against them in the FIFA World Cup playoff final.Pendarovski tweeted after his side’s impressive win over Italy: “Now is our time.
'People die every day in the Middle East': Turkish footballer refuses to wear 'No to War' t-shirt, explains why
Turkish footballer Aykut Demir, the captain of Turkey’s second-tier club Erzurumspor refused to wear a ‘No to War’ t-shirt in solidarity with Ukraine in their 0-1 loss to Ankaragucu.He was the only player from his team to opt out against wearing the tshirt, causing some stir among fans.
Turkey legend Hakan Sukur works as Uber driver in the US after being exiled by president Erdogan
Those who watched football at the beginning of the century are likely to remember Hakan Sukur as the captain of the Turkey national side that won the bronze medals at the 2002 World Cup.However, his status as one of the best players and the best goalscorer in the national team's history did not help Sukur after a rift with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Mesut Ozil 'in advanced talks' to buy Turkey third division club Corum FK for £1m
Former Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil is in advanced talks to outright buy Turkish club Corum FK, as per Bild.Corum’s former owner Fatih Ozcan stepped down from his role and revealed in his departing press conference: “A world-famous player from Turkey is interested in buying the club.
Portugal drawn alongside Italy in World Cup playoffs: Ronaldo risks missing out on qualification
Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal side has been given a challenging route in their FIFA World Cup 2022 playoffs.The Portuguese team has to defeat Turkey in the semi-finals of the World Cup playoffs, before potentially facing Euro 2020 champions Italy in the final.
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Date of foundation: 1923
NEW: FIFA’s Top 40 national football teams in the world have been revealed
FIFA have updated their world rankings – here's how things stand in October 2021.Perhaps the most surprising things about this list are that Mexico and Denmark are both in the top 10 while the Netherlands and Germany are just 11th and 12th respectively.
'I was sloppy': Memphis has surprising reaction to scoring hattrick in Netherlands win
When asked about his performance in the Netherlands’ 6-1 win over Turkey, in which he scored a hattrick, Memphis Depay said: “We were often sloppy, especially me. I lost my first three balls, I am not satisfied with that and I need to improve.
Barca fans mock Real Madrid players for Euro 2020 elimination – one thing would keep their mouths shut
There are no Real Madrid players left at Euro 2020 – and it feels like Barcelona fans are celebrating their team win a treble.We can mention Clement Lenglet's blooper that made things tough for France in the Switzerland clash, or the fact that Karim Benzema remains of the competition's top scorers.
4 best and 2 worst Real Madrid performers in June: ratings
BestKarim BenzemaAlthough France have been eliminated from the Euros, Karim did what he had to do, scoring 4 goals at the tournament and almost singlehandedly keeping his team in the last-16 battle against Switzerland.At the same time, Benzema missed a few scoring chances against Hungary as France failed to win all three points in Budapest.
Henderson, Roberston and other Liverpool players react to Kabak farewell
Ozan Kabak's loan spell at Liverpool has officially ended as the Reds have decided that the Turkey international is surplus to requirements for the next season.Even though he only spent five months at Anfield, Kabak still sent his farewell to the Liverpool fans and his former teammates on social media:Apparently, Kabak fit in quite well during his short time at Anfield, since plenty of Liverpool players, including Jordan Henderson and Andrew Robertson, replied to his post:Now, Kabak is returning to Schalke who have been relegated from the Bundesliga.
Six Euro 2020 stars Barca should consider signing to cover problematic positions
Earlier this month, we've listed at least four 'problematic' positions Barcelona have right now, including a left-back, a centre-back, a defensive midfielder and a striker.The Catalans have confirmed the signing of Memphis Depay since then, so now we'll take a closer look at six players who have managed to impress after the Euro 2020 matchday 2 and could solve the Blaugrana's squad woes next term.
Barca president labels Liverpool 'real Super League founder' & 3 more big stories you might've missed
Barca president labels Liverpool 'real Super League founder' Joan Laporta also claims that the Reds have still not legally left the breakaway league as they have not paid the compensation for leaving.Shaqiri shines for Switzerland vs TurkeyThe forward scored a brace in a decisive Euro 2020 game and won a deserved Star of the Match award.
Xherdan Shaqiri named Star of the Match vs Turkey: his inspired performance explained through stats
To the surprise of absolutely no one who watched Switzerland sending Turkey home, Xherdan Shaqiri was awarded the Star of the Match prize after the final whistle.The Liverpool player has once against delivered on the international stage, and his impact is not limited to scoring bangers from outside the penalty area.
Xherdan Shaqiri scores absolute screamer for Switzerland vs Turkey at Euro 2020
Liverpool forward Xherdan Shaqiri has delivered on the international stage once again by scoring an incredible goal for Switzerland in a crucial Euro 2020 game against Turkey.He received the ball just outside the penalty area:Shaqiri only needed one touch to prepare a shot.
'Wales rely on him a lot': Jose Mourinho continues to heap praise on Dan James
Jose Mourinho rates Daniel James very highly and this isn't the first time he's praised the Wales winger. About James' recent display as Wales beat Turkey 2-0, Mourinho told talkSPORT: "This kid James, they have to rely a lot on him, because he is fast, he’s the one who can break defenders.
Dan James sets impressive speed record for Wales in impressive win over Turkey
Daniel James achieved an impressive speed feat during Wales’ 2-0 win over Turkey in the Euro 2020 group stage encounter on Wednesday.The Man United star recorded the second-fastest top speed achieved in a single game among all the players in the competition so far.
Dan James' flawless performance vs Turkey broken down with stats, memes & fan reactions
Daniel James produced a fantastic show as Wales beat Turkey 2-0 in the ongoing Euros. The Manchester United attacker played on the left wing and was unlucky to not get on the scoresheet - but don't let that fool you.