US Soccer Exploring Possibility of Pre-World Cup “Losers” Tournament

The U.S. Soccer Federation is looking into the possibility of hosting a pre-World Cup international tournament involving the likes of the United States, Italy, the Netherlands, Ghana, and Chile.

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Arda Turan Aiming to Save Barcelona Future at Euro 2016 with Turkey

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Turkey’s ambitions of making an impact at the European Championship will rest largely on their captain. However, the former Galatasaray midfielder has not enjoyed the best of seasons at Camp Nou.

 The Panenka discusses whether the player shouldering the majority of his country’s hope in France can bounce back from a difficult year in Spain.
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Euro 2016 Team Preview: Turkey

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Turkey have a bit of a Jekyll and Hyde reputation in world football ranging from the magnificent achievements of finishing third at the 2002 World Cup and making it to the Semi-finals of Euro 2008 to not even qualifying at all. They’re up against some understandably high expectations given the caliber of both the players they produce and the improving level of the domestic league. Turkey also has the eyes of the world upon them for political reasons at the moment. The team and fans alike will be under pressure to give a good account of themselves at Euro 2016 because of the government’s pending application for EU membership.

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