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Saturday November 14 2020
Sprained ankle for Cetin

Hellas Verona defender Mert Cetin has pulled out of the Turkey squad after spraining his ankle on international duty.

The centre-back has been released for a return to Italy, where he will undergo further tests.

Cetin has barely featured for Verona since his move from Roma, as he also had a muscular injury in October.

The 23-year-old has two senior caps for Turkey and played half of Wednesday’s 3-3 friendly draw against Croatia.

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Friday November 13 2020
Inter: Brozovic has COVID

Inter midfielder Marcelo Brozovic has tested positive for coronavirus during international duty with Croatia.

Domagoj Vida took to the pitch while positive for COVID-19 and the fear of possible infections has turned into reality.

The Croatia defender was informed he tested positive after playing the first half against Turkey on Wednesday and was brought off after the initial 45 minutes.

The 31-year-old was isolated, but Croatia has confirmed Brozovic has now tested positive.

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Thursday November 12 2020
Serie A trembles as Vida tests positive for COVID

Domagoj Vida was told he was positive for COVID during the half-time of Turkey-Croatia with several Serie A players who were onto the pitch.

"After that all the players and staff members had had negative tests on Monday before the game against Turkey, new checks were carried out on Wednesday morning, ahead of the game against Sweden,” Croatia’s official statement reads.

“The Federation received the test results after midnight local time and these showed Domagoj Vida is positive for Covid.

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Tuesday September 8 2020
Lazovic returned to Verona with sprained knee

Hellas Verona have confirmed midfielder Darko Lazovic suffered a sprained left knee in Serbia’s UEFA Nations League match against Turkey.

The left midfielder returned injured from the international break and reported back with a knee sprain.

“Hellas Verona FC announce that the Healt Department of the Gialloblu confirms the diagnosis of the Serbian national side’s medical staff,” the club wrote in a statement.

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Sunday August 16 2020
Official: Sassuolo sign Ayhan

As expected, Sassuolo have completed the transfer of Turkish defender Kaan Ayhan from Fortuna Dusseldorf.

The deal is reported to be worth €2.5m, with the player signing a three-year contract.

Ayhan is a centre-back who can also play at right-back or in a more advanced defensive midfield position.

The 25-year-old has 28 senior caps for Turkey, who he chose to represent at international level, despite being born and raised in Germany, so has dual nationality.

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Thursday May 28 2020
Turkish Super Lig to start from June 12

The Turkish Football Federation announced the Super Lig will resume from June 12, as tournaments all over Europe get back on the field.

Although the COVID-19 pandemic is still raging, some countries have eased lockdown measures and that is also allowing the football teams to get back to work.

After the Bundesliga started up again last week, others are on track to pick up their seasons.

The Turkish Super Lig is the latest to confirm it’ll resume from June 12 and will allow five substitutions rather than three per game.

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Sunday May 17 2020
Turkey: 'Fans in July possible'

The Turkish FA has revealed that the country is working towards reopening stadia to fans in July.

The Turkish Football Federation (TFF) announced last week that the Super Lig would resume on June 12 behind closed doors.

Now, its President has talked up the possibility of letting supporters attend matches as early as this summer.

“Our objective is to complete the campaign, otherwise there will be problems,” Nihat Ozdemir is quoted as saying by Corriere dello Sport.

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Wednesday May 6 2020
Turkey to restart on June 12

The Turkish FA has announced that its top-flight league, the Super Lig, will resume on June 12.

The 2019-20 Super Lig was not suspended until March 12, more than a week after Serie A, but the mortality rate for coronavirus in Turkey is relatively low, with 3,520 deaths compared to almost 30,000 recorded in Italy.

According to the plans of the Turkish Football Federation (TFF), the season will restart on June 12 and end on July 26.

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Friday April 17 2020
Giampaolo to save Milan €4m?

Marco Giampaolo will save Milan €4m if he becomes Fenerbahce’s next coach, it is reported.

Links between Giampaolo and Fener have intensified today, and Tuttosport claims Milan are keeping a close eye on negotiations.

That is because, as per the newspaper, the Rossoneri would be able to write off the coach’s contract if he is appointed by the Turkish club.

Although the 52-year-old was sacked by the Diavolo back in October, he remains on their payroll.

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Friday April 17 2020
Giampaolo the next Italian in Turkey?

Marco Giampaolo will become only the seventh Italian coach to work in Turkey if he is named Fenerbahce’s next boss.

Giampaolo was sacked by Milan earlier last October, and the Serie A policy limiting coaches to one club per season has prevented him from returning to an Italian bench in 2019-20.

Now, reports in Turkey and Italy claim Fener want the unemployed 52-year-old to fill their managerial vacancy.

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