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Euro 2020 roundup: Ronaldo gets four, France stroll it, Czechs bounce back

• Ronaldo takes international tally to 93 in 5-1 win over Lithuania• Czech Republic leapfrog Kosovo with 3-0 victory in MontenegroPortugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo took his international goals tally to 93 when he scored four times to give the European…

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Euro 2020 qualifiers and international football: 10 things to look out for

Germany v Netherlands should be another belter, Chad make their return and will Brighton’s Mac Allister play for Argentina?Before October 2018, the Netherlands had not kicked a ball in anger against Germany for six years. When the teams walk out for th…

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International men’s football: talking points from the week’s action

Nations League positives for Portugal and even England, dismay for David de Gea and Kosovo’s Euro 2020 qualifying joyThe numbed anticlimax of Sunday’s third-place play-off ensured the lingering impression of England’s Nations League campaign was one of…

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Turkey accuses Iceland of disrespecting national football team at airport

Players say they were searched and held for over three hoursTurkey captain has dishwashing brush thrust towards himTurkey has accused Icelandic officials of showing disrespect to its national team after players said they were kept waiting at passport c…

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US senator asks Canada to protect Erdo?an critic Kanter during NBA finals

Trail Blazers player is an opponent of Turkish presidentBlazers could travel to play Toronto Raptors in finalsThe NBA playoffs have been swept up in diplomatic drama, with US senator Ron Wyden expressing concern for the safety of Portland Trail Blazers…

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Into the blue: free-diving in Antarctica – in pictures

?ahika Ercümen, a world record-holding free-diver from Turkey, is diving in Antarctica as part of a scientific research mission. Photographer Özge Elif K?z?l is travelling with her to document the trip Continue reading…

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NBA backs decision by Knicks’ Enes Kanter not to come to London

• Kanter has been critical of Turkish president Erdogan• Washington Wizards 101-100 New York KnicksAs the Washington Wizards and New York Knicks rolled into town for the NBA’s ninth London game the league’s commissioner Adam Silver offered his full bac…

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NBA backs decision by Knicks’ Enes Kanter not to come to London

• Kanter has been critical of Turkish president Erdogan• Washington Wizards 101-100 New York KnicksAs the Washington Wizards and New York Knicks rolled into town for the NBA’s ninth London game the league’s commissioner Adam Silver offered his full bac…

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Turkey reportedly seeking warrant for Knicks’ Enes Kanter over ‘terror’ claims

Daily Sabah says Turkey seeking extradition requestKanter is a long-time critic of Recep Tayyip Erdo?anTurkish prosecutors are seeking an international arrest warrant for New York Knicks player Enes Kanter, accusing him of membership of a terror organi…

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Knicks’ Kanter will not travel to London NBA game due to assassination fears

New York Knicks player is a critic of Recep Tayyip Erdo?anKanter’s Turkish passport was revoked in 2017New York Knicks center Enes Kanter will not travel for his team’s upcoming NBA game in London because he believes he could be assassinated for his op…

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Kylian Mbappé rescues France against Iceland while Portugal see off Poland

• France score twice in last four minutes to draw 2-2 at home• Aleksandar Mitrovic double helps Serbia win in MontenegroFrance avoided an embarrassing defeat by Iceland with two goals in the last five minutes, including a last-gasp penalty from the sub…

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Spain and Turkey victories augur well for Nations League’s future | Nick Ames

Scepticism and confusion over the Nations League have been overtaken by teams at all levels taking it seriouslyA pile-on by the corner flag in Stockholm said it best. Turkey had just come from two goals down to defeat a seemingly comfortable Sweden and…

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Spain and Turkey victories augur well for Nations League’s future | Nick Ames

Scepticism and confusion over the Nations League have been overtaken by teams at all levels taking it seriouslyA pile-on by the corner flag in Stockholm said it best. Turkey had just come from two goals down to defeat a seemingly comfortable Sweden and…

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Spain and Turkey victories augur well for Nations League’s future | Nick Ames

Scepticism and confusion over the Nations League have been overtaken by teams at all levels taking it seriouslyA pile-on by the corner flag in Stockholm said it best. Turkey had just come from two goals down to defeat a seemingly comfortable Sweden and…

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Mesut Özil’s two hearts and the dual identities of white Europeans | Letters

Readers respond to Afua Hirsch’s piece about the German footballer, which asked why people of colour should have to ditch their national heritageI agree with Afua Hirsch that German-born Mesut Özil should feel free to celebrate his German and his Turki…

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It’s not just Mesut Özil. All diaspora footballers face the same conflict | John McManus

The hostility the Arsenal star has faced from Turkey and Germany epitomises the strain on migrant players who don’t fit the patriotic mouldReinhard Grindel is the president of the German Football Association, and clearly doesn’t like Recep Tayyip Erdo?…

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‘Wake up!’ – Germany’s papers react to World Cup defeat by Mexico

Media commentators draw parallels with Angela Merkel’s struggle to keep the coalition government together Even before Sunday’s sobering start for the titleholders, the World Cup had kicked off on a somewhat unenthusiastic note, the usual euphoria dampe…

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Friendlies roundup: France too fast for Italy, while Tunisia draw with Turkey

• France 3-1 Italy • Tunisia 2-2 TurkeyFrance showed they will be a force in Russia by blowing away Italy in a World Cup warm-up match in Nice.France took the lead in the eighth minute when Antoine Griezmann’s free-kick was only half cleared to the rig…

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Özil and Gündoğan’s Erdoğan picture causes anger in Germany

Premier League footballers met Turkish president during his UK state visitTwo German footballers of Turkish heritage posing for photographs with the Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdo?an, have reignited a debate over dual citizenship and national ide…

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Gaël Clichy: ‘Playing for Pep Guardiola at City was a major shock’ | Will Unwin

French defender hopes to help guide Istanbul Basaksehir to a first Turkish title and is intent on conducting himself like his former manager at Manchester City would expectGaël Clichy clearly remembers the moment Pep Guardiola changed his outlook on ho…