Friday, August 29, 2008

Turkey(Turkiye) squad for World Cup qualifiers ..

Turkey's 28-man squad for the upcoming 2010 World Cup qualifying matches against Armenia and Belgium has been announced today.

Turkey will play Armenia on 6 September at Hrazdan Stadium in Yerevan at 21.00 with local time, while they will host Belgium at FB Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium on 10 September at 21.00.

Turkish squad will gather in Istanbul Swissotel on 31 August Sunday at 12.00. They will travel to Armenian capital Yerevan with a charter flight at 09.30. Team camp hotel will be Goldenpalace Hotel and following the end of the game, the national team will return to Turkey.

Turkey coach Fatih Terim will make hold three press conferences on the eve of the games. On 2 September and 9 September at 12.00 in İstanbul Swissotel Terim will be speaking to the media. On 5 September, Terim will hold MD-1 press conference at Hrazdan Stadium at 19.30 with local time.

Turkey's training schedule is as follows

31.08.2008 - 19.30 (Inönü Stadium- Closed to media)
01.09.2008 - 11.00 (Ali Sami Yen Stadium - Closed to media)
02.09.2008 - 19.30 (Ali Sami Yen Stadium - Open to media)
03.09.2008 - 19.30 (Inönü Stadium - Open for max. 15 minutes to media)
04.09.2008 - 19.30 (Ali Sami Yen Stadium - Closed to media)
05.09.2008 - 18.00 (Hrazdan Stadium- Open for max. 15 minutes to media)
07.09.2008 - 19.30 (Ali Sami Yen Stadium - Open to media)
08.09.2008 - 19.30 (Inönü Stadı - Closed to media)
09.09.2008 - 20.00 (FB Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium - Open for max. 15 minutes to media)

Hamit Altıntop, Nihat Kahveci, Sabri Sarıoğlu, Emre Güngör and Caner Erkin was excluded from the squad due to their injuries.

Turkey squad




GOALKEEPERS




1-


VOLKAN DEMİREL


FENERBAHÇE

2-


SERDAR KULBİLGE


KOCAELİSPOR

3-


TOLGA ZENGİN


TRABZONSPOR





DEFENDERS




4-


GÖKHAN GÖNÜL


FENERBAHÇE

5-


UĞUR KAVUK


ANTALYASPOR

6-


SERVET ÇETİN


GALATASARAY

7-


İBRAHİM KAŞ


GETAFE

8-


MEHMET POLAT


GAZİANTEPSPOR

9-


GÖKHAN ZAN


BEŞİKTAŞ

10-


HAKAN KADİR BALTA


GALATASARAY

11-


ÇAĞLAR BİRİNCİ


DENİZLİSPOR

12-


UĞUR BORAL


FENERBAHÇE





MIDFIELDERS




13-


KAZIM KAZIM


FENERBAHÇE

14-


SERDAR ÖZKAN


BEŞİKTAŞ

15-


GÖKDENİZ KARADENİZ


RUBIN KAZAN

16-


MEHMET TOPUZ


KAYSERİSPOR

17-


AYHAN AKMAN


GALATASARAY

18-


MEHMET AURELIO


REAL BETIS

19-


EMRE BELÖZOĞLU


FENERBAHÇE

20-


SELÇUK İNAN


TRABZONSPOR

21-


NURİ ŞAHİN


DORTMUND

22-


MEHMET TOPAL


GALATASARAY

23-


TUNCAY ŞANLI


MIDDLESBROUGH

24-


ARDA TURAN


GALATASARAY





FORWARDS




25-


HALİL ALTINTOP


SCHALKE 04

26-


MEVLUT ERDİNÇ


SOCHAUX

27-


SEMİH ŞENTÜRK


FENERBAHÇE

28-


GÖKHAN ÜNAL


TRABZONSPOR


Source:TFF

Umit Ozat collapses in Cologne victory




Cologne overcame the shock of seeing captain Umit Ozat collapse during the game to earn their first win of the Bundesliga season with a 2-0 victory at Karlsruhe on Friday.
Cologne captain Umit Ozat is stretchered off the pitch during the 2-0 Bundesliga victory over Karlsruhe.


The Turkish defender fell to the ground in the 27th minute and was taken to hospital for checks.

Ozat lost consciousness and medics treated him for several minutes on the field before taking him out on a stretcher.

Coach Christoph Daum and goalkeeper Faryd Mondragon were crying while the captain was being treated.

Cologne general manager Michael Meier said that Ozat was able to communicate shortly after the incident and that he was being examined at a local hospital. "I hope the situation is not as serious as it may have looked," Meier said.

It was later confirmed that the 31-year-old was being kept in hospital overnight for observation and Daum confirmed; "It does not look so dramatic now."

The game was interrupted for about five minutes and referee Florian Meyer consulted Cologne players before resuming play.

Coming back after the break, Milivoje Novakovic scored his third goal of the season in the 72nd and Sergiu Radu sealed Cologne's victory in the 84th minute.


Source: Wires

OFFICIAL: JOSICO SIGNS WITH FENERBAHCE

Fenerbahce have continued to strengthen their squad by signing Spanish midfielder José Joaquín Moreno Verdú (also known as Josico) from Villareal. Josico has arrived in Istanbul today to sign the official contract and get ready for the upcoming matches.

''I'm so happy to be here in Istanbul. I have already known Güiza and Aragonés, so I do not think that it will be hard for me to get used to Fenerbahce. Everyone tells how fantastic Fenerbahce fans are, so I know that they are the best. There are three long roads ahead of us: the Champions League, Turkish league and Turkish Cup. All I want to do is to help my team in the best way I can.'', revealed Josico today on FB TV.

Source:www.Fenerbahce.org

UEFA Cup draw for Turkish Teams...

The Turkish team’s opponents for the UEFA Cup first round were determined on Friday, Galatasaray, who failed to qualify to the Champions League, will play against AC Bellinzona of Switzerland

Besiktas will play against Ukranine's Metalist Kharkiv, while Turkey's third representative, Kayserispor will play against Paris St Germain of France.

All first legs of UEFA matches will be played on Sept. 18, while second legs matches will be played on Oct. 2.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

BESIKTAS GOES ON!....

Besiktas defeated NK Siroki Brijeg 4-0 in the UEFA Cup


Besiktas defeated NK Siroki Brijeg of Bosnia-Herzegovina 4-0 in the UEFA Cup second qualifying round second leg in Istanbul on Thursday.
After the 4-0 win,Besiktas eased into the first round.
Stadium: BJK Inonu

Referees: Rene Rogalla, Jean Paul Remy, Thomas Habegger (Switzerland)

Besiktas: Rustu, Serdar Kurtulus, Sivok, Zapotocny, Tello, Holosko, Cisse, Ugur Inceman, Serdar Ozkan (min. 64 Ekrem), Delgado (min. 77 Emre), Bobo (min. 88 Batuhan)

NK Siroki Brijeg: Vasilsj, Bozic, Juric, Topic, Barisic, Carmoc (min. 62 Zovko), Do Nascimento (min. 52 Zelenika), Kozul, Silic, Wagner, Bubalo (min. 53 De Souza)

Scorers: min. 14 Ugur Inceman, min. 49 Serdar Ozkan, min. 58 Bobo, min. 86 Tello (Besiktas)

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

GALATASARAY OUT FENERBAHCE IN !.....

No wonder why Fenerbahce did not look good in the Super League opening match!..

They had the CL in their minds!..

While Galatasaray lost out on the Europe's biggest tournamnet Fenerbahce surpases Last season Turkcell super league Champions to reach the CL.

That is bad news for Galatasaray fans but,it is good news for Fenerbahce fans, becasue, their team will be in the Champions League This season again.

Steaua Bucharest also upset Turkish giants Galatasaray as Banel Nicolita netted the only goal of the game to send the 1986 European Cup winners through, 3-2 on aggregate.

Rivals Fenerbahce also came into the second leg with the scores at 2-2, but they beat Partizan Belgrade 2-1 with Brazilian Alex de Souza's second goal proving crucial.

Guiza leads Fenerbahce to UCL win.....

Dani Guiza started the game with a mission: to be in charge of scoring every time he had a chance.

So, he made a soft kick at minute 3, easily saved by keeper Bozovic; at minute 12, he tried with a bicycle kick, but the ball went off target.

But he joined Semih Sentürk to create the playe before Fenerbahce's first goal: Guiza took the ball, sent a cross to Ugur Boral, who sent a longer cross in order for Sentürk to open the score.

In addition, Fenerbahce's defensive line seem to be more organized since Roberto Carlos returned to the team after an injury layoff; the counterattacks attempted by Lamine Diarra and Paunovic meant nothing to the Turkish team defenders.

In the second half, Guiza sent a cross to Alex to score the secong goal of the game. More than enough for the fans, who started chanting "Güiza, Güiza"; still, Zoran Tozic scored the goal for Partizan 15 minutes before the end of the game.

UEFA Champions League third stage results:

Slavia Prague (CZE) 0 - ACF Fiorentina (ITA) 0 (0-2)
Dynamo Kyiv (UKR) 4 - Spartak Moscow(RUS) 1 (4-1)
Bate Borisov (BLR) 1 - Levski Sofia(BUL) 1 (1-0)
Dynamo Zagreb (CRO) 1 - Shakhtar D.(UKR) 3 (0-2)
Olympiakos (GRE) 1 - Anorthosis (CYP) 0 (0-3)
Kaunas (LIT) 0 - Aalborg (DEN) 2 (0-2)
Steaua (ROM) 1 - Galatasaray (TUR) 0 (2-2)
Oympique Marseille (FRA) 2 - Brann (NOR) 1 (1-0)
Basel (SUI) 2 - Vitoria Guimaraes (POR) 1 (0-0)

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

IT IS TO BE OR NOT TO BE IN THE CL FOR TURKISH TEAMS



Do or Die time for Turkish teams in Champions League!


Galatasaray will take on Steaua Bucharest in Romanian capital of Bucharest in the European Champions League third qualifying round second leg match on Wednesday.

Matteo Simone Trefoloni of Italy will be the referee of Steaua Bucharest-Galatasaray game which will kick-off at 20:45 Turkish local time at Steaua Stadium.

Galatasaray will leave for Romania at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday for the match.

Galatasaray and Steaua Bucharest drew 2-2 in the first leg in Istanbul.

Also, Fenerbahce will host FK Partizan of Serbia at Sukru Saracoglu Stadium in Istanbul on Wednesday.

Manuel Mejuto Gonzales of Spain will be the referee of Fenerbahce-FK Partizan match which will start at 21:00 Turkish local time.

FK Partizan will arrive in Istanbul at 10:35 a.m. today.

FK Partizan and Fenerbahce drew 2-2 in the first leg in Belgrade.

GALATASARAY GETS MILAN BOROS




Czech forward Milan Baros signed a three-year contract with Turkish soccer team Galatasaray, an official said on Tuesday.

Haldun Ustunel from Galatasaray said they reached agreement with Baros, the former Olympique Lyonnais forward, and he would be in Istanbul on Thursday.

"We achieved a significant success by transferring Baros to Galatasaray, a leading name in Turkish football," Ustunel said.

Milan Baros was born on October 28th, 1981.

He was the winner of the Golden Boot at Euro 2004, where he scored 5 goals, and he has previously played for clubs including Liverpool, Aston Villa, and FC Banik Ostrava, where he earned the nickname Ostrava's Maradona.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

TURKEY TURKCELL SUPER LEAGUE SUNDAY RESULTS

WATCH ANTALYASPOR V BESIKTAS MATCH HIGHLIGHTS.....

Turkish Super League started with a bang on Saturday and ended with a bang on Sunday too!.

Eagles of Turkey, Besiktas, cameback from being down two goals to beat Leagues new promoted team Antalyaspor in Antalya,Turkey.

Here is the Sunday results at the Turkcell Super League....

Trabzonspor 2 - 0 Ankaraspor......

Genclerbirligi 1- 1 Kocaelispor.......

Konyaspor 3- 2 Ankaragucu.........

Antalyaspor 2- 3 Besiktas.............

Saturday, August 23, 2008

TURKEY TURKCELL SUPER LEAGUE SATURDAY RESULTS

WATCH GALATASARAY V DENIZLISPOR HIGHLIGHTS.....................



WATCH GAZIANTEPSPOR V FENERBAHCE HIGLIGHTS...............


SUPRISE...SUPRISE.....FENERBAHCE GOES DOWN IN AWAY MATCH AGAINST GAZIANTEPSPOR!....

LAST SEASONS CHAMPIONS OF TURKEY GALATASARAY , THRASH DENIZLISPOR!................

The Turkcell Super League started with a bang on Saturday.

Here are the result from Saturday.

Gaziantepspor 1- 0 Fenerbahce
Galatasaray 4- 1 Denizlispor
Sivasspor 0- 0 Kayserispor
Hacettepe 1- 2 Bursaspor
Buyuksehir Bld. 0 - 0 Eskisehirspor

Thursday, August 21, 2008

TURKISH TURKCELL SUPER LEAGUE TAKES A START THIS WEEKEND!...

Turkey super league to launch at weekend.............
Turkey's premier soccer loop, is set to make a kick-off with games this weekend. Galatasaray will take on Denizlispor, for the starter on Saturday at 7:00 p.m. local time(12:Noon,ET) in Istanbul.



Turkcell Super League, Turkey's premier soccer loop, is set to make a kick-off with games this weekend.

Galatasaray, last year's champions, will take on Denizlispor, for the starter on Saturday at 7:00 p.m. in Istanbul's Ataturk Olympic Stadium.

There are three newcomers for 2008-2009 season from the second division: Kocaelispor, Eskisehirspor and Antalyaspor.

The Day-1 fixtures on August 23rd and 24th are as follows:

August 23rd
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Galatasaray-Denizlispor
Sivasspor-Kayserispor
Hacettepe-Bursaspor
Buyuksehir Bld.-Eskisehirspor

August 24th
-----------
Trabzonspor-Ankaraspor
Genclerbirligi-Kocaelispor
Konyaspor-Ankaragucu
Antalyaspor-Besiktas

Turkey defeats Chile with one goal!: 1 - 0

Euro-2008 semi-finalists Turkey beat Chile 1-0 in a hard-fought match that will raise their spirits before they start their campaign next month for a berth in the 2010 World Cup.

Halil Altintop scored the winning goal in the 74th minute as the Turks finally organized themselves against the Chileans who stretched their rival's defence with fast attacks led by striker Humberto Souza.

The result was a sigh of relief for Turkey coach Fatih Terim who was facing his first real test after his team made it to its first European championship semifinal this summer in Austria and Switzerland.

Although hit by a recent spate of injuries, Turkey took the field with the backbone of the team that played in the Euro 2008, with Semih Senturk and captain Tuncay Sanli leading the strike force. . Chile coach Marcelo Bielsa named a four-four-two starting formation that took the upper hand in the early stages of the game and taxed the Turks with runs from Souza.

Still, the Turkish side had the best chance of the opening exchanges when Senturk sent a header wide of the left post. Within seconds, the Chileans hit back after striker Mark Gonzales, coming in from the left, forced keeper Volkan Demirel to make the first save of the game.

In the 35th and 36th minute, Senturk could have set up two goals with his passes to Sanli and midfielder Mehmet Aurelio, but both men sent the ball over the crossbar as they were face to face with Chile captain Claudio Bravo in the goal.

In the second half, the Chilean side proved a real danger for the Turks with Souza making several forays into the box, ratcheting up the pressure on Demirel.

In the 59th minute, the Monterrey striker slid into the penalty area from the left and moved past Demirel only to have his shot saved by defender Gokhan Zan. Minutes later, he aimed a header that was saved by Demirel.

But the Turks were the ones to celebrate in the 74th minute when Altintop, who replaced Senturk in the second half, came into the penalty area from the left and slid the ball past Bravo into the goal. . In the 79th minute, Souza almost equalized for Chile with a header that slid past Demirel, but, luckily for the Turks, was turned off the line by defender Ibrahim Kas.

Turkey are set to start their battle for a place in the World Cup in September with a clash against Armenia followed by one with Belgium. Chile are currently fourth in their South America zone qualifiers.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

TURKISH FOOTBALL(SOCCER) FEDERATION HAS A NEW PRESIDENT


The Turkish Football(SOCCER) Federation General Assembly elected Tuesday Mahmut Ozgener as the new federation president for the next period.

Ozgener who was the sole candidate in the elections, received 202 of the votes.

Speaking after the election, Özgener said he would not disappoint the people who put their trust in him and promised to strive for success of Turkish football.

Following the sudden death of former TFF President Hasan Doğan, Özgener was nominated with signatures of 173 delegates.

Former TFF President Doğan died of a heart attack in Bodrum town of Muğla province in July.


The post of the federation presidency has been vacant since Hasan Doğan died from a heart attack on July 5.

Source: Turkish Wires

Monday, August 18, 2008

Appiah quits Fenerbahce !...

According to reports from Ghana, Stephen Appiah claims he has quit Fenerbahce after a fall-out with the club's management.

The 27-year-old midfielder has spent close to nine months on the sidelines due to a long-standing knee injury which forced him to miss the African Nations Cup in his home country earlier this year.

He has been linked with a move away from Turkey all summer and this latest twist could create plenty of interest in Appiah before the transfer window closes at the end of August.

'I am a free agent,' he told Accra radio station Happy FM at the weekend. 'A few issues happened between me and the club so I no longer play for them.'

Sunday, August 17, 2008

FORMER BESIKTAS GREAT SERGEN YALCIN COMING TO NEW YORK!


Besiktas USA organization in New York will be bringing former Besiktas geat Sergen Yalcin to August 30Th Victory Gala Party that will take place on the waters of Manhattan island.

Besiktas USA will host the Gala party on August 29Th ,2008 on the Famous Cornucopia Majesty ship. There will be plenty of food and Turkish Music on the dinner boat.


for more information visit the link below.....

http://www.besiktasusa.org/

GALATASARAY WINS THE SUPER CUP OF TURKEY!...





GALATASARAY WINS THE SUPER CUP OF TURKEY!...

Harry Kewell Hasan Sas connection works for Gala...
It was a rotten first half to watch but,in the second half of the match, Gaatasaray looked like more of soccer team .

Harry Kewell Magic and Hasan Sas hard work paid off!...


Kewell enter the match at the 66th minute and his magic worked for Galatasaray.A Brilliant cross by Hasan Sas headed by unmarked Harry Kewell as soon as he entered the field. After scoring within seconds of taking to the field, Kewell went on to play brilliantly in midfield and down the left side.
Galatasaray scored again 10 minutes later from a Nonda breakaway, thanks to an assist from Harry Kewell.

Kayserispor scored the only goal by Mehmet Topuz in the last minutes of the match. Galatasaray won the match 2-1 and claim the Super Cup of Turkey.

TURKEY SUPER CUP LIVE....

Watch Turkey Super Cup match between Galatasaray and Kayserispor live by clicking here

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Turkey (Turkiye) National Team squad announced

Turkish National Team will play a friendly match against Chile. The match will be played in Izmit Ismetpasa Stadium on 20 August.

Goalkeepers

Volkan Demirel (Fenerbahçe), Serdar Kulbilge (Kocaelispor), Tolga Zengin (Trabzonspor)

Defenders

Gökhan Gönül, Uğur Boral (Fenerbahçe) Sabri Sarıoğlu, Servet Çetin, Hakan Kadir Balta (Galatasaray), Serdar Kurtuluş, Gökhan Zan (Beşiktaş), Ceyhun Gülselam (Trabzonspor), İbrahim Kaş (Getafe)

Midfielders

Kazım Kazım, Emre Belözoğlu (Fenerbahçe), Mehmet Topal, Ayhan Akman, Arda Turan (Galatasaray), Selçuk İnan (Trabzonspor), Serdar Özkan (Beşiktaş), Mehmet Topuz (Kayserispor), Nuri Şahin (Dortmund), Caner Erkin (CSKA Moskova), Tuncay Şanlı (Middlesborough), Mehmet Aurelio,

Forwards

Semih Şentürk (Fenerbahçe), Gökhan Ünal (Trabzonspor), Halil Altıntop (Schalke 04), Mevlüt Erdinç (Sochaux)

Thursday, August 14, 2008

BESIKTAS WON!...


Besiktas' players celebrate with scorer Mert Nobre (11) his goal against Siroki Brijeg during their UEFA Cup soccer match in Siroki Brijeg August 14, 2008.
REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (BOSNIA AND HERZEGIOVINA)




BESIKTAS WON!...

Besiktas beat Bosnian side Siroki Brijeg 2-1 away through Matias Delgado (19) and Marcio Nobre (83) goals, with D Silic pulling one back in the 90th minute for the home side.


Siroki Brijeg: Vasilj, Bozic, Juric, Topic, Barisic, Alexandre (min. 65 Raguz), Marciano, Wagner (min. 82 Zovko), Silic, Kozul, Bubalo (min. 55 De Souza)

Besiktas: Rustu, Ali Tandogan, Sivok, Gokhan Zan, Tello, Holosko, Ugur Inceman, Cisse (min. 76 Serdar Kurtulus), Aydin (min. 72 Serdar Ozkan), Delgado, Bobo (min. 67 Nobre)

Scorers: min. 19 Delgado, min. 83 Nobre (Besiktas), min. 90 Silic (Siroki Brijeg).

Besiktas Takes On Siroki Brijeg In Uefa Cup Qualifying Round

Besiktas will begin their quest to compete in UEFA Cup, facing Bosnian team Siroki Brijeg after the UEFA Cup second qualifying round draw made on Friday.
Istanbul side will play the first game in Bosnia on August 14th and then play a home game on August 28th.

FENERBAHCE HAS A BIG ADVANTAGE!.

Fenerbahce comeback stuns Partizan


Daniel Guiza Gonzales of Fenerbahce reacts after scoring a goal against Partizan Belgrade, during their Champions League third qualifying round first leg soccer match in Belgrade, Serbia, Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2008.(AP Photo/Srdjan Ilic)



In Belgrade, Partizan carved out a two-goal lead early on, only for a penalty on the stroke of half time and a goal straight after the interval to give Fenerbahce an advantage.



Fenerbahce seemed to be out for the count after the hosts took an early, two-goal lead, but a spirited comeback denied Partizan the advantage ahead of the second leg. Within eleven minutes the black-and-white side were 1-0 up.





A fine cross from Stevanovic found the well-traveled Velkjo Paunovic in the box, and the striker headed past Volkan Demirel without concern.



Three minutes later it was 2-0.This time Diarra was the architect as he punished some lax defending to put Bogunovic through to double the advantage.



Both sides had their chances after that, Gokhan coming close for the Yellow Canaries while Partizan almost made it three through the impressive Diarra, but eventually Fenerbahce established a rhythm.



Roberto Carlos, given plenty of space on the left, nearly set up Guiza for a comeback goal 34 minutes in, but in fact Luis Aragones didn't have long to wait to see his side's deficit halved.



Deep into injury time Alex was adjudged to have been brought down in the box, and the man himself stepped up to score from the spot.



Just five minutes after the break Lugano's killer ball found Güiza in the box and the Spaniard made it 2-2: suddenly it was game on again.



However chances were few and far between in the second period and as such the game ended in an entertaining draw.



Partizan: Bozovic, Stevanovic, Knezevic, Djordjevic, Sikimic, Obradovic, Petrovic (Maletic 72), Lazic (Cadikovski 88), Bogunovic (Marinkovic 78), Paunovic, Diarra Lamina.



Fenerbahce: Volkan Demirel, Ugur Boral (Maldonado 84), Gokhan Gonul, Lugano, Roberto Carlos, Alex, Edu, Selcuk Sahin, Semih Senturk (Emre Belozoglu 61), Guiza, Kazim Kazim (Burak 55).

BAD START FOR GALATASARAY!.......

NONDA SAVES GALATASARAY IN ISTANBUL



Shabani Nonda of Galatasaray celebrates his goal against Steaua Bucharest during their Champions League third qualifying round first leg soccer match at the Ali Sami Yen Stadium in Istanbul August 13, 2008.
Photo:REUTERS/Osman Orsal (TURKEY)



Galatasaray cameback from two goals down to salvage a home draw with FC Steaua Bucharest in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League third qualifying round tie.



Galatasaray drew 2-2 with Steaua Bucharest of Romania in the first leg match of the European Champions League third qualifying round played in Istanbul on Wednesday.



Steaua looked on course to take a lead back to Romania in a fortnight when Dairo Moreno and Banel Nicolita struck in a first 12 minutes.



Galatasaray's Shabani Nonda quickly pulled one back, however, and his second goal just after half-time ensured there will be all to play for in Bucharest.



The home side were deprived the services of Harry Kewell, Tobias Linderoth and Umit Karan through injury and were behind in the fourth minute.



Aykut's goal kick fell to Moreno and the Colombian entered the box and calmly beat the keeper.



Eight minutes later a Steaua throw-in was picked up by Nicolita five metres from goal and his powerful shot doubled the lead.



Despite those setbacks the 20,000 home fans continued to support their team and were given hope on 18 minutes when Nonda struck from close range.



An equaliser nearly arrived not long before the break when Arda Turan found Nonda but Robinson Zapata made a fine reflex save.



Two minutes into the second half an Arda cross from the left was headed in by the Congolese striker.



Now the pressure was on Steaua to hold out and they did so with some comfort despite the introduction of Barıs Ozbek and Sabri Sarıoglu.



Galatasaray, meanwhile, will hope the return of injured players in a fortnight inspires them to the group stage.



Stadium: Ali Sami Yen



Referees: Laurent Duhamel, Stephane Duhamel, Laurent Ugo (France)



Galatasaray: Aykut, Emre Gungor (Sabri), Emre Asik, Servet, Hakan Balta, Meira, Hasan (Erhan), Mehmet Topal (Baris), Arda, Lincoln, Nonda



Steaua Bucharest: Zapata, Golanski (Nesu), Goian, Radoi, Marin, Nicolita, Petre (Ghionea), Lovin, Toja (Gomes), Bernhardt, Moreno



Scorers: Moreno, Nicolita (Steaua Bucharest), Nonda (Galatasaray)

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

ANNUAL AUGUST TURKISH SOCCER TOURNAMENT IN NEW JERSEY


The only Turkish soccer Tournament in the United States , will take place in New Jersey on August 31Th 2008.

Istanbulspor soccer club in New jersey will host this Annual Turkish soccer tournament.

There will be 24 teams in the tournament.

The Turkish- American teams from New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Toronto and New Jersey will play for "Annual 30Th AUGUST" Trophy.

For more information you could visit the link below.


http://www.istanbulspor.net/index.html

Fenerbahce against Partizan

Turkcell Super League team Fenerbahce will play against Serbia's Partizan on Wednesday in the first leg of third qualifying round of European Champions League.

Istanbul side are struggling to compete in the Champions League for the sixth time.

Fenerbahce eliminated Hungary's MTK Budapest in the second qualifying round.

Galatasaray takes on S. Bucharest

Turkish Soccer Club Galatasaray will play against Romania's Steaua Bucharest in the third qualifying round of European Champions League.

Galatasaray wants to take the upper hand in Wednesday's game with an advantageous score before the return match away in Bucharest.

Laurent Duhamel from French Football Federation will referee the game which will begin at 21:15 local time(2:45 ET) in Ali Sami Yen Stadium in Istanbul.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Kezman loaned to PSG say reports, Fenerbahce deny

French first division club Paris St Germain have agreed terms with Fenerbahce over a loan deal for Serbian star Mateja Kezman, a source close to the French club said on Thursday, though the Turkish club has denied it.

The Paris club will reportedly have the option to buy the 29-year-old at the end of the season for around four million euros, according to sports daily l'Equipe's website.

Kezman spent four years at Dutch club PSV Eindhoven, joining Premier League side Chelsea in 2004.

He failed to make an impression at the London club and moved to Atletico Madrid the following season. He joined the Turkish club in 2006.

However a club statement from Fenerbahce later said: “Our club, concerning negotiations with Paris Saint Germain, has presented an offer which has still not had a reply. Information confirming that an agreement has been found (…) is wrong.”


Source:AFP via Yahoo! News

Fenerbahce Not Interested In Xabi Alonso!.

Fenerbahce denied Wednesday media reports claiming that the club was in a move to sign a deal with Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso.

Several media reports said that Fenerbahce was bargaining with English club Liverpool, the club said in a statement posted in its website.

"These reports are not true," Fenerbahce said.

"We have no intentions to transfer Xabi Alonso," it said.

NEW SPONSOR FOR GALATASARAY!...


Turk Telekom signed sponsorship deal with Galatasaray.

Galatasaray signed a sponsorship with Turkey's biggest fixed-line phone company, starting from the 2009-2010 football season, Turk Telekom said in a statement on Wednesday.

The Galatasaray Sportif Sinai and Ticari Yatirimlar AS- Turk Telekomunikasyon AS accord also covers Galatasaray's new stadium, which will be named Turk Telekom Stadium for 10 years, it said.

The companies declined to disclose details of the deal's value; however said Wednesday Galatasaray would receive $40 million from Turk Telekom for the agreement.

Turkey ranked 13th in FIFA's ranking

Turkey has climbed from 14th into 13th place in the latest world soccer ranking published by the Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA).

IFA released its world rankings for August 2008. European champions Spain remained at the top of the list.

The first twenty teams in FIFA's latest world ranking are as follows (previous position shown in brackets):

1. Spain (1) 1,557
2. Germany (3) 1,343
3. Italy (2) 1,320
4. Netherlands (5) 1,299
5. Croatia (7) 1,282
6. Brazil (4) 1,242
7. Argentina (6) 1,219
8. Czech Republic (8) 1,146
9. Portugal (9) 1,122
10. Russia (11) 1,023
11. Romania (12) 1,021
12. France (10) 1,012
13. TURKEY (14) 1,010
4. England (15) 1,003
15. Cameroon (13) 994
16. Scotland (16) 988
17. Bulgaria (17) 930
18. Greece (18) 896
19. Ghana (20) 892
20. Israel (21) 876

FENERBAHCE MARCH ON !....

MTK Budapest 0-5 Fenerbahce FC Highlights


Last season's quarter-finalists Fenerbahce thrashed MTK Budapest 5-0 - for a 7-0 aggregate - to set up a meeting with Partizan Belgrade.

Semih Senturk scored four times for Fener while a new kid in the Fenerbahce Uniform Emre Belezoglu added another one for Fenerbahce.

tadium: Ferenc Szusza

Referees: Martin Atkinson, David Richardson, Ian Gosling (Britain)

MTK Budapest: Vegh, Horvath, Lambulic, Pollak, Zsidai, Pinter, Nagy, Balogh, Urban, Pal, Bori

Fenerbahce: Volkan, Lugano, Roberto Carlos, Edu, Kazim, Guiza, Alex, Selcuk, Semih, Ugur, Gokhan Gonul

Goals: Semih (4), Emre, (Fenerbahce)

Monday, August 4, 2008

Genclerbirligi OFTAS (OOPS!..)Hacettepe Transfer Two Foreign Players

Last season's Geclerbirlig OFTAS team became overnight Hacettepe in the Turkcell Super League.


It is same team but new name!...


That could only happened in Turkey!..

So,Hacettepe signed contracts with two Albanian players.
Ankara team Hacettepe signed 3-year contract each with Gilman Lika (21) and Admir Teli (27).

Lika is a midfielder and Teli is a defense player.

Youla moves to Eskisehirspor on loan

Souleymane Youla has moved from French side Lille to Turkish club Eskisehirspor on a season's loan.

Eskisehirspor are newly-promoted to Turkish Turkcell Super League.

Youla, who played for Guinea at this year's Africa Cup of Nations, had attracted interest from some French Ligue 2 clubs.

The 27-year-old signed a four-year contract with Lille in 2006, but had been struggling to get a first-team place.

His previous clubs include Metz in France, Turkish sides Gençlerbirligi and Besiktas, and Belgian clubs Lokeren and Anderlecht.

Kezman close to PSG move

According to reports from France, Fenerbahce's Kezman will be leaving to France.

Fenerbahce striker Mateja Kezman has revealed he is close to sealing a transfer to Ligue 1 side Paris St Germain.

The 29-year-old Serbia international is set to move to the French capital this week, despite being under contract at the Sükrü Saracoglu Stadium until 2010.

'The negotiations are in hand and will hopefully be settled in a day or two,' he told Serbian newspaper Sportski Zurnal.

'I think that we are close to an agreement and that the clubs are on the right track. I am close to a move to Paris, but it is necessary to await a formal agreement between the two clubs.'

Kezman will move to the Parc des Princes Frances for an estimated fee of 5 million euros.

Karabakh Soccer Team Demands $1mln Compensation from Rasim Kara


According to news from Azerbaijan, Former Turkish National Team Assistant coach and Besiktas coach Rasim Kara is being sued by his former team Karabakh.

Rasim Kara last week left the Karabakh team and went to another Azerbeyjian team Khazar-Lankaran .
Karabakh team demands from Rasim Kara to pay moral and material damage to the club in the sum of $1min.

According to Trend News Agency,Karabakh will make an appeal to the FIFA, UEFA and AFFA against former Turkish coach Rasim Kara.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

GALATASARAY GETTING A YOUNG PROSPECT FROM GERMANY


GALATASARAY GETTING A YOUNG PROSPECT FROM GERMANY................

Werder Bremen have agreed to sell Alparslan Erdem to Galatasaray for an undisclosed fee.

The 19-year-old defender has come through the youth ranks and their director of football Klaus Allofs admitted his regret at seeing him go.

"It is an interesting challenge for Alparslan Erdem because Galatasaray have in mind a good role for him in their team," he said.

"Nevertheless, it is a real shame because he was on the fringes of our team and would have had chances.

"The fact is, we have a strong competition for places at left full-back and there are lots of young players coming through.

"Galatasaray's offer was attractive for everybody and was lucrative for us."

Erdem never quite made the breakthrough at Bremen, the club he joined as a 14-year-old.

He leaves with a few regrets, and expressed optimism about his new challenge.

"I have had a good time here and felt very happy, but I think I have better prospects at Galatasaray," he said.

"A large part of my family lives in Turkey so I will feel at home very quickly."

Erdem played a total of 38 games for Bremen's reserve team and made his debut for the Turkey Under-21s a year ago, going on to earn six caps at that level.

GALATASARAY DRAW IN A FREINDLY MATCH IN GERMANY

Galatasaray: 0 - 1860 Münih: 0
The Champions of Turkish Turkcell Super League, got an other draw in a friendly match against 1860 Munich team in Germany.

Galatasaray in six friendly matches draw 4 lost 1 and only won a one match so far.

WHOLE NEW TRABZONSPOR!....

Trabzonspor defeated German team in a friendly game.
Trabzonspor defeated Werder Bremen 3-1 in a friendly game in Germany on Saturday.

22 new players and a young coach, Ersun Yanal's Trabzonspor ready to make a noise in the Turkcell Super League this coming season.

Stadium: Nordsee

Referees: Thorsten Schriever, Thomas Gorniak, Lars Heitmann

Trabzonspor: Onur (min. 46 Tolga), Tayfun (min. 70 Ferhat), Egemen, Song, Cale (min. 86 Giray), Ceyhun (min. 46 Huseyin), Selcuk (min. 88 Adnan), Serkan, Yattara (min. 75 Baris), Gokhan (min. 88 Abdulaziz), Umut

Werder Bremen: Wiese (min. 46 Vander), Boenisch, Naldo, Baumann (min. 46 Petri), Fritz (min. 46 Mesut), Rosenberg, Hunt, Prodl, Jensen, Frings, Almeida (min. 46 Boubacar)

Scorers: min. 35 Umut, min. 54 and 85 Gokhan Unal (Trabzonspor), min. 61 Boenisch (Werder Bremen)

Saturday, August 2, 2008

GALATASARAY DRAW EASY OPP0NENT

Galatasaray will play against former European Cup winner Steaua Bucharest,in the UEFA Champions League third qualifying round.

Galatasaray’s new German coach Michael Skibbe said they consider Steaua a formidable opponent. “We are going to take both the home and away legs very seriously,” he stated. “Playing the first leg at home could be seen as a disadvantage, but it is incumbent upon us to turn this disadvantage into an advantage,” Skibbe added.

Meanwhile,Fenerbahce last season's Turkcell Super League runners-up, will play the winner in the second qualifying round between Azerbaijan's Inter Baku and Partizan Belgrade of Serbia in the third qualifying round.

The first legs will be played on Aug. 12-13 with the ties concluding on Aug. 26-27. The group stage begins on Sept. 16.