The view from Turkey

Turkey forced to air dirty laundry again

April 25, 2012
By Andy Brassell
The Turkish SuperLig was always a potential tinderbox this season, against the background of a major match-fixing investigation and the champions Fenerbahce being refused entry to the Champions League. It certainly seemed that the introduction of a play-off system to decide the title after the regular 34-game season might be an unnecessary accentuation of the resulting tension.

The Turkish Football Federation (TFF) had moved to take the sting out of the situation, banning ...

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