# Turkey

Last year
# Wave Goodbye
Turkish captain bows out after penalty shocker
Burak Yilmaz has announced his retirement from international football
# Progress
Liverpool star Jota on target as Portugal advance to World Cup qualifying playoff final
Turkey missed a late penalty amid a dramatic climax.
All time
# Boost
Italy now 28 unbeaten as they get off to winning start in Euro 2020 opener
Roberto Mancini’s side were too good for Turkey.
# Support
Turkey defends footballers over controversial goal celebration
Players were seen as supporting the country’s current military operation in Syria.
# Euro 2020 qualifiers
Iceland accused of showing Turkish team 'disrespect' at airport
The two nations meet in Tuesday’s Euro 2020 qualifier.
# Euro 2020
France can't even manage shot on target in dismal defeat against Turkey
Turkey continued their 100% start to Euro 2020 qualifying with a 2-0 win.
# Controversy
Germany stars under fire over photo with Turkey president
Mesut Ozil and Ilkay Gundogan were accused by their national federation on Monday of having been “manipulated”.
# essential reads
The famous soccer player hiding in plain sight in a bakery and more of the week's best sportswriting
Hakan Sukur has led an interesting life after football.
# Profile
From Chelsea reject to Ireland international: 19-year-old Declan Rice's remarkable rise
The West Ham youngster was named man of the match on his senior debut against Turkey last night.
# Analysis
Toothless Ireland fail to register a single shot on target and more talking points from the Turkey loss
The more things change, the more they stay the same for Martin O’Neill’s Ireland side.
'You always dream of having a good start': Debutant Rice a bright spark for Ireland
Martin O’Neill and Seamus Coleman were impressed with the West Ham youngster.
# out of 10
Here's how we rated the Boys in Green this evening
The Republic of Ireland went down 1-0 to Turkey in this evening’s friendly.
# Report
New faces fail to inspire Ireland in Turkey
Boys in Green boss Martin O’Neill gave game time to several players previously on the periphery of the squad.
Turkey v Ireland, international friendly
Martin O’Neill’s side were on the road for their first game of 2018.
# Rebuilding job
New era begins for Ireland as youth and fringe players handed 'terrific opportunity to impress' in Antalya
Martin O’Neill is set to experiment against Turkey this evening.
# looking ahead
Do you agree with our Ireland starting XI to face Turkey?
With a number of high-profile players absent, Martin O’Neill is set to field an experimental side.
Uncapped Ross County keeper called up to Ireland squad for Turkey friendly
Aaron McCarey is one of eight uncapped players in the squad for Friday’s friendly.
# High hopes
'He has a steeliness about him that’s been built up from having his confidence knocked in the past'
Sean Maguire can stake his claim for a regular place in the Ireland team when they face Turkey later this month, says Kevin Kilbane.
# new faces
West Ham youngster Declan Rice included in Ireland squad for Turkey friendly
An 30-man panel has been announced ahead of the fixture, which is scheduled for 23 March.
# Moving On
Ireland need to regenerate and give youth a chance on Turkey trip
Martin O’Neill names his squad for this month’s friendly in Antalya tomorrow afternoon.
Ireland supporters travelling to Turkey will receive their tickets free of charge
Approximately 170 Irish fans are expected to attend the friendly.
# Have your say
Do you agree with our 40-man Ireland squad to face Turkey?
Martin O’Neill has promised to experiment with younger players for the game later this month.
# Anger
Barcelona star retires from international football after spat with journalists
Arda Turan has called time on his career with the Turkish national team.
# then there were two
Germany or Turkey will host Euro 2024
Uefa announced today that the two nations are in the running to stage the European championships.
# Trouble
Turkey issues arrest warrant for ex-football star in coup probe
Hakan Sukur is accused by prosecutors of “being a member of an armed terror group”.
# Punching Above Their Weight
10 other underdogs that 'did a Wales' at a major tournament
Greece, Denmark and others who have sprung a surprise over the years.
# Oops
Turkey star mocked over ill-timed male grooming
The young Fenerbahce player has come under fire for his performance against Croatia.
# Analysis
Modric's masterclass, Germany get the job done and Sunday's Euro 2016 talking points
There were wins for Croatia, Poland and the world champions today.
# On the volley
Magnificent Luka Modric strike gives Croatia a winning start against Turkey
The Real Madrid midfielder proved the game-winner in today’s Group D opener.
# bold
Turkey's coach had a phone confiscated at the Etihad today
Fatih Terim was unhappy at the decision to award England’s first goal.
# dramatic evening
After an eventful night, here are the qualified teams that will play at Euro 2016
Turkey pulled off a massive coup and finished as the best third-placed side.
# looking ahead
8 teams Ireland could face in the Euro 2016 playoffs
Martin O’Neill’s side’s loss tonight means they will have to play two additional matches in their bid to reach France.
# Looking Back
Are issues with Keane part of the reason behind Delaney's absence from the Irish squad?
The in-form Palace defender has played just 65 minutes of football under Martin O’Neill.
# Lucky Man
Fenerbahce star survives gun attack thanks to his bulletproof car
Mehmet Topal escaped unharmed after unknown assailants opened fire on his vehicle on the way home from training in Istanbul.
# Wrap
A Brazil-born debutant rescued Italy with a stunning strike tonight
Meanwhile, a last-gasp Klaas-Jan Huntelaar goal prevented Turkey from triumphing in Holland.
# 41 and 42
Neymar's bagged another international goal after a heat-seeking missile from Fernandinho
Brazil are routing Turkey 4-0 in a friendly tonight.
# Tekkers
Clint Dempsey, we salute you for this magnificent spinning nutmeg
Hopefully Anthony Pilkington is still taking notes.
# Woof
Fab Johnson effort shows just how you go about stuffing Turkey
We could have done with a goal like this in the Aviva last Sunday.
# Analysis
5 talking points from Ireland's loss to Turkey
Will these losses come back to haunt Martin O’Neill’s side? Is it time to give Anthony Stokes a chance?
# Wes the Creator
Wes we can! 'Little Hoolahan' has become a vital part of Ireland's plans
Martin O’Neill was full of praise for last night’s Man of the Match.