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Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini hugging  Spanish defender Jordi Alba after the coin toss prior to their penalty shootout at Wembley. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Giorgio Chiellini is having a whale of a time. That much was evident long before he arrived grinning for the coin tosses to decide who would go first (...)

Switzerland’s Xherdan Shaqiri celebrates scoring his second goal againstTurkey in Baku. Photograph: Getty Images

Turkey 1 Switzerland 3 How wrong can you be? Senol Gunes’s young side departed Baku for a presumably awkward inquest in Istanbul having suffered thre(...)

Gareth Bale gives a team talk after Wales’s 2-0 win over Turkey in Baku. Photograph: Dan Mullan/EPA

Why not?” came Connor Roberts’ reply when asked, minutes after his goal had put the knockout stages in view for Wales, whether the team could next pul(...)

Lorenzo Insigne scores  Italy’s  third goal during the Euro 2020  Group A match against Turkey  at the Stadio Olimpico  in Rome. Photograph: Alberto Lingria/Getty Images

Turkey 0 Italy 3 Well hello there, Italy. It’s good to have you back. On a taut and muggy night in Rome, a statement performance from what we now hav(...)

Italy have improved under manager Roberto Mancini. Photograph: Claudio Villa/Getty Images

Turkey Odds: 50-1 Previous best: Semi-finalists 2008 Prospects: Traditionally cavalier, Turkey’s recent resurgence has been built on their defence. P(...)

 Maksim Medvedev of Azerbaijan scores an own goal in the World Cup Group A qualifier against Portugal at the Allianz Stadium in Turin. Photograph: Jonathan Moscrop/Getty Images

Portugal 1 Azerbaijan 0 Portugal produced a rusty display in their opening World Cup Group A qualifier against Azerbaijan on Wednesday but still made(...)

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 (...)

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