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Italy make flying start to Euro 2020 with dominant opening win over Turkey

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 have to describe as one of the favourites: a vivid and thrilling display of smart attacking football. Five years after thei…

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Turkey v Italy: Euro 2020 opener – live!

Euro 2020 updates from the 8pm BST kick-off in RomeThe Fiver: sign up to get the Guardian’s daily football emailAnd feel free to send your thoughts to Scott via email 6.40pm BST Italy coach Roberto Mancini is looking to put on a show tonight, and for t…

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After delays and dashed hopes, wait is over and Euro 2020 party is here | Jonathan Liew

Italy, the first country in Europe to be hit by Covid, host Turkey in the tournament’s opening match, with both hoping to go farThe first thing you notice about Rome on the eve of Europe’s biggest carnival is that it does not exactly feel like a place …

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Caglar Soyuncu: trailblazing defender who transformed Turkish football

Leicester centre-back is the posterboy for a new generation of players bypassing Super Lig to impress on a bigger stageThis article is part of the Guardian’s Euro 2020 Experts’ Network, a cooperation between some of the best media organisations from th…

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Euro 2020 team guides part 3: Turkey

The Crescent Stars have often struggled defensively but Senol Gunes’ rock-solid side have the potential to go far this timeThis article is part of the Guardian’s Euro 2020 Experts’ Network, a cooperation between some of the best media organisations fro…

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Jumping for joy: Turkey’s Öztürk celebrates national team call-up – video

A sweet moment caught on CCTV as the Turkish defender Alpaslan Öztürk is seen jumping for joy after being called up to play for the national side. A security camera at Turkey’s Göztepe SK, his club team, captured the moment Öztürk, who plays club footb…

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Netherlands defeat Latvia to bounce back from shock loss against Turkey

Netherlands 2-0 LatviaTurkey beat Norway 3-0, Croatia edge past Cyprus 1-0Steven Berghuis and Luuk de Jong scored either side of half-time as the Netherlands got their World Cup qualifying back on track with a 2-0 home win over Latvia on Saturday.The D…

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Yilmaz hat-trick helps Turkey defeat Netherlands in World Cup qualifier

Hakan Calhanoglu also nets for hostsDavy Klaasen and Luuk de Jong score consolation goalsVeteran captain Burak Yilmaz netted a hat-trick as Turkey saw off a late rally from the Netherlands to secure a 4-2 home victory on Wednesday at the start of their…

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Eddie Nketiah becomes record scorer as England Under-21s seal Euro 2021 spot

England 2-1 TurkeyNketiah scores late winner after missing penaltyEddie Nketiah became England Under-21s’ record scorer as the Young Lions booked their spot at Euro 2021.The Arsenal striker scored his 14th goal in just 12 games to seal a 2-1 win over T…

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Nations League: Duffy rescues point for Republic of Ireland against Bulgaria

Group B4: Bulgaria 1-1 Republic of IrelandUkraine 2-1 Switzerland; Russia beat Serbia 3-1Republic of Ireland captain Shane Duffy left it late to ensure Stephen Kenny’s first game in charge did not end in defeat as his side fought back to secure a 1-1 N…

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Istanbul Basaksehir win Turkish title for first time to end big three dominance

Club only sixth side to win the Super LigTeam includes Gaël Clichy and Martin SkrtelIstanbul Basaksehir won the Turkish title for the first time on Sunday, ending the dominance of the city’s big three clubs Fenerbahce, Galatasaray and Besiktas.Basakseh…

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NBA’s Enes Kanter says father acquitted of terrorism charges

Indictments of Dr Mehmet Kanter were reportedly dropped by a Turkish court on Thursday The father of the NBA player Enes Kanter, an outspoken critic of the Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdo?an, has been acquitted of terrorism charges, the basketball…

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Former Turkey goalkeeper Rustu Recber in hospital with coronavirus

Rustu’s wife says this is a ‘critical period’ for her husband108 have died from Covid-19 in TurkeyFormer Turkey goalkeeper Rustu Recber has been taken to hospital after testing positive for the coronavirus and is currently in a “critical period”, his w…

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Field of broken dreams: football’s slave trade – photo essay

All they want is to do is play professionally, but for many young hopefuls from Africa their expensive journey to Turkey ends in exploitation • Photographs by Italo RondinellaFor months, Yves Kibendo woke up every morning at 6am. He would leave his hou…

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Mesut Özil, the playmaker who spoke out when football stayed silent

Football’s authorities and China criticised the Arsenal star for highlighting the plight of the Uighurs. Now the mercurial player seems isolated and alienatedLast Sunday the legions of Premier League followers in China were denied the opportunity to wa…

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Euro 2020 draw: team-by-team guide to the 20 qualified nations

All you need to know about the teams entering the draw on Saturday for next summer’s European Championship finals Continue reading…

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Euro 2020 draw: team-by-team guide to the 20 qualified nations

All you need to know about the teams entering the draw on Saturday for next summer’s European Championship finals Continue reading…

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Turkey qualify for Euro 2020 finals after holding Iceland to goalless draw

• 0-0 draw in Group H also secures France a place in the finals• Iceland’s Hordur Magnusson came close to snatching a winTurkey qualified for the Euro 2020 finals with a goalless draw in their Group H game against Iceland – with the result also ensurin…

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Turkey qualify for Euro 2020 finals after holding Iceland to goalless draw

• 0-0 draw in Group H also secures France a place in the finals• Iceland’s Hordur Magnusson came close to snatching a winTurkey qualified for the Euro 2020 finals with a goalless draw in their Group H game against Iceland – with the result also ensurin…

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

Aaron Ramsey returns to Wales after a year out, Naby Keïta must step up for Guinea and Iceland will face a frosty reception The build-up to Wales’s remaining qualifiers has been dominated by the dismay that Gareth Bale’s call-up has caused at Real Madr…