Politics And Terror Could Hurt Turkish Football

Citing security threats and a fraught political situation, German clubs are no longer going to Turkey, their once-preferred winter training camp destination. Will a player exodus be next?
Brian Blickenstaff
nigel de jong

Nigel de Jong Has Left The MLS, But Why Was He Ever There in the First Place?

Nigel de Jong coming to the MLS never really made sense, and few fans will be sorry to see the back of him.
Leander Schaerlaeckens
Euro 2016

Missed Opportunities and Abject Failure: Ranking the Worst Teams of Euro 2016

With Euro 2016 complete, we can now look back at who overachieved, who let the side down, and who the hell thought Harry Kane should take corners.
UK Sports Staff
Euro 2016

Euro 2016 Preview: Group D – The Group of The Marquis

In our next Euro 2016 preview, we take a look at Spain, Turkey, Croatia and the Czech Republic, as well as Vicente del Bosque's claim to nobility.
UK Sports Staff

The Turkish Football Supporters Accused of Terrorism

We spoke with the leader of a Beşiktas supporters group who was accused of terrorism by the Turkish government following demonstrations against President Erdoğan.
Lara Villalón & Pelin Doğan

Greek Match Delayed as Players Sit in Protest over Refugee Deaths

A Greek football match was delayed for two minutes to raise awareness of migrant deaths.
Sean Newell

Sporting's Teo Gets a Yellow Card For Using Referee's Spray in Goal Celebration

The Banksy of the pitch.
Liam Daniel Pierce

Turkish Football Club President Holds Referees Hostage After Not Being Awarded a Penalty

Locking them up in the stadium seemed like a good idea at the time.
Liam Daniel Pierce

12-Year-Old Turkish Player Might be the Future of Football

Emirhan Delibas plays for the Besiktas youth team. He may be the greatest Turkish player on the planet.
Joseph Swide

Fenerbahce Midfielder's Car Shot at After Training

Fenerbahce's Mehmet Topal escaped an armed attack while driving home from training today. His bulletproof windshield might have saved him.
Sean Newell
extreme shirtlessness

A Day at Turkey's 653-Year-Old Oil-Wrestling Tournament

For 653 years, people in the Turkish city of Edirne have taken the week off to watch oiled-up men wrestle each other. History lessons don't come any greasier.
Asher Kohn