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 Erdogan establishes new football club in Turkey

A football club titled 'Cumhurbaskanspor' has been established in Turkey for the first time under the Presidential Administration of Turkey, Turkish Football Federation reported. It was noted that the football club was created …

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Astana to host FIDE World Team Championships in March

The World Team Championship (Open and Women sections) will be held in Astana, Kazakhstan on March 4-15, FIDE confirms. The women section includes the teams of Russia, Armenia, Hungary, Georgia, Egypt, India, Kazakhstan, China, the U.S. …

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FIFA may host some World Cup games outside Qatar

Some 2022 World Cup games could be placed outside bid winner Qatar, FIFA President Gianni Infantino said. "Is it feasible to do it only in Qatar? Difficult probably," the  FIFA head said. "Is it …

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Turkish club becomes women's world volleyball champion

Turkey's Vakıfbank became the winner of the 2018 FIVB Volleyball Women's Club World Championship in China after beating Brazil's Minas Tenis Clube in the final. Vakıfbank dominated its rivals 3-0 in sets ending 25-23, 25-21 …

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IOC drops Turkey's Erzurum from 2026 Olympic bid race

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has dropped the Turkish city of Erzurum from a 2026 Winter Olympic bidding contest which had previously seen other possible bids fail. Erzurum had too little experience hosting winter …

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Saudi football fans may miss out on World Cup

Saudi football fans are facing the prospect of missing their national team’s first appearance in the FIFA World Cup for 12 years, amid a dispute over broadcasting rights with Qatar. Qatar’s beIN Sports holds exclusive rights …

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First team arrives in Russia for 2018 World Cup

Iran became the first team to arrive in Russia for the World Cup, nine days before the opening match of the June 14 to July 15 tournament. Iran have been drawn in Group B alongside former World Cup winners Spain, reigning European …

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Beşiktaş eliminated from Turkish Cup

Turkey's defending league champion Beşiktaş was eliminated from the Ziraat Turkish Cup on May 5 after the team refused show up for the resumption of an interrupted semifinal against city rival Fenerbahçe in protest at Turkey’s …

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Turkey submits bid book to host UEFA EURO 2024

A Turkish Football Federation (TFF) delegation submitted their bid book to host UEFA EURO 2024. TFF President Yıldırım Demirören handed over the bid documents to UEFA General Secretary Theodore Theodoridis at the …

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 Ashgabat to host World Weightlifting Championship

The World Weightlifting Championship will be held in the Turkmen capital of Ashgabat from October 281 to November 10, 2018, local media reported. Turkmenistan’s bid to host the World Weightlifting Championship was unanimously …

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 Cat gets Besiktas in trouble with UEFA

Turkish soccer club Besiktas ended up in trouble with European soccer’s governing body, UEFA, after a cat sneaked on to the pitch during their Champions League match against Bayern Munich. Besiktas have been charged by Uefa after …

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Turkey to build 6 new football stadiums

Six new football stadiums will be built in such Turkish cities as Ankara, Elazig, Erzincan, Hakkari, Sirnak and Edirne, Turkey's Youth and Sports Ministry said in a message, noting that 820 million Turkish liras ($217 million) will …

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