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Olivier Giroud and Antoine Griezmann react after Turkey’s second goal at the Buyuksehir Belediyesi stadium in Konya. Photograph: Getty Images

Turkey 2 France 0 World Cup winners France suffered a shock defeat to Turkey in Euro 2020 qualifying group H. Kaan Ayhan headed the opener and (...)

Fans of Beijing Guoan display a ‘Green Invasion’ flag during a match against Chongcing Lifan FC in 2015. Photograph: Kevin Frayer/Getty Images

Although Jim McGuinness’s new club Beijing Guoan have not yet splashed the big cash on players like Jackson Martinez and Oscar, there is a feeling tha(...)

Turkey’s midfielder Ozan Tufan (C) celebrates after scoring his goal during the Euro 2016 group D football match between Czech Republic and Turkey at Bollaert-Delelis stadium in Lens. Photo: Getty Images

Turkey 2 Czech Republic 0 This was a cauldron of noise throughout and at the end a Turkey victory that delights Northern Ireland as it confirms they(...)

Spain celebrate Alvaro Morata’s second during their comfortable 3-0 win over Turkey, a result which secured their passage into the last-16. Photograph: Epa

Spain 3 Turkey 0 There was nothing false about Spain’s forward line on a night when they cruised into the knockout stage of the championships. The (...)

Luka Modric is mobbed after scoring the winner for Croatia against Turkey in Paris. Photograph: Afp

Turkey 0 Croatia 1 Croatia and Turkey are two of the sides sometimes tipped as dark horses, but on the evidence of yesterday’s game at the Parc des(...)

Fatih Terim is back in charge of Turkey for a third time. Photograph: Getty

Prospects First the positives . . . in Arda Turan they have a world class player who can inspire those around him while their veteran manager, Fati(...)

Daley Blind reacts after Turkey score during their 3-0 win over Holland. Photograph: Afp

Turkey 3 Holland 0 Turkey leapfrogged Holland into third place in Group A of the Euro 2016 Qualifiers, as Arda Turan inspired them towards a 3-(...)

Arsenal’s Danny Welbeck scores his second goal against Galatasaray in their Uefa Champions League match at The Emirates Stadium. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Arsenal 4 Galatasaray 1Arsene Wenger could scarcely have scripted it better. On the occasion of the 18th anniversary of his Arsenal appointment and ne(...)

Northern Ireland’s Oliver Norwood reacts to a missed chance during the international friendly against Turkey in Adana. Photo: William Cherry/Inpho

Turkey 1 Northern Ireland 0A solitary moment of madness cost Northern Ireland a battling draw in Adana as Roy Carroll and Chris Baird gifted Turkey a (...)