Fenerbahce

  • Norwich strengthen defence by signing Nigerian Yobo January 31, 2014

    London: Norwich City have signed Nigeria centre back Joseph Yobo on loan from Turkish club Fenerbahce until the end of the season to provide cover for the injured Michael Turner. Yobo, 33, brings a wealth of experience to Carrow Road, not least his inside knowledge of the English Premier League having...
  • CAS expels Fenerbahce from Europa League August 28, 2013

    Lausanne: Fenerbahce have been expelled from the Europa League and barred from qualifying for next season's Champions League in a match-fixing case. The Court of Arbitration for Sport said on Wednesday it dismissed the Turkish club's appeal against a two-year competition ban imposed by UEFA. "Pursuant to the UEFA decision, which...
  • Arsenal outclass Fenerbahce 3-0 in Champions League playoff August 22, 2013

    Berne: Arsenal, aiming for a 16th successive group stage appearance, outclassed Fenerbahce 3-0 in Istanbul to take control of their Champions League playoff tie as the five home teams failed to muster a win between them in Wednesday's first-leg matches. Schalke 04 were held 1-1 at home by Greek side PAOK,...
  • High stakes for Arsenal, Fenerbahce in Champions League August 20, 2013

    Geneva: Even by Champions League standards, the stakes are dramatically high for Fenerbahce and Arsenal in the first leg of the playoff round on Wednesday. Arsenal seem to be in turmoil after a Premier League opening day loss fuelled fans' fury at the cash-rich club's failure to sign big-name offseason targets. "I...
  • Arsenal draw Fenerbahce in Champions League playoffs August 9, 2013

    Nyon, Switzerland: Arsenal were drawn to play Fenerbahce in the Champions League playoffs as they seek a 16th straight season in the lucrative group stage. However, a pending match-fixing case involving Fenerbahce at sport's highest court means the Turkish club could be expelled even if it wins. Seven-time winners AC Milan...
  • Fenerbahce get Salzburg in Champions League prelims July 19, 2013

    Nyon: Fenerbahce will play Salzburg in the third qualifying round of the Champions League after getting temporarily reprieved from a ban for match-fixing. The Turkish league runner-up were excluded by UEFA, but reached agreement on Thursday at the Court of Arbitration for Sport to play before their appeal is judged next...
  • Fenerbahce, Besiktas ask CAS to overturn UEFA bans July 18, 2013

    Lausanne, Switzerland: Turkish clubs Fenerbahce and Besiktas have asked sport's highest court to overturn European competition expulsions imposed by UEFA for match-fixing. Fenerbahce want their Champions League ban frozen until their appeal is completed, the Court of Arbitration for Sport said on Wednesday. Fenerbahce were scheduled to enter the third qualifying round...
  • Fenerbahce get date to appeal Champions League ban July 6, 2013

    Switzerland: Fenerbahce will appeal at UEFA next week to regain their Champions League place after being expelled for links to match-fixing. UEFA said on Friday the hearing is scheduled for next on Wednesday, and their appeal panel is expected to give a verdict within days. Fenerbahce were banned last month, for the...
  • Troubled Fenerbahce appoint Ersun Yanal as coach June 28, 2013

    Istanbul: Former Turkey coach Ersun Yanal has agreed to take charge of Fenerbahce, replacing Aykut Kocaman who resigned at the end of May, the club said on Friday. Yanal, national team coach between 2005 and 2007, has signed a one-year deal after recently quitting another Turkish club Eskisehirspor. His appointment coincides with...
  • Fenerbahce kicked out of Champions League over fixing June 26, 2013

    Switzerland: Fenerbahce were expelled from the Champions League for the second time in three seasons and Besiktas were banned from the Europa League after the Turkish clubs were punished by UEFA on Tuesday over separate charges of match-fixing. Fenerbahce were banned from the next three UEFA club competitions for which they...
  • Drogba points out some home truths to banana-waving fan May 14, 2013

    Istanbul: Galatasaray striker Didier Drogba hit back at a Fenerbahce fan who waved a banana towards him and team mate Emmanuel Eboue during the weekend's league encounter by highlighting some home truths about racism. Ivory Coast players Eboue and Drogba, who was instrumental in Chelsea's run to the Champions League title...
  • Oscar Cardozo fires Benfica into Europa League final May 3, 2013

    Paraguay striker Oscar Cardozo's well-taken double fired Benfica into a Europa League final with Chelsea after they beat Fenerbahce 3-1 in Lisbon to win their semi-final 3-2 on aggregate. Top scorer Cardozo, who signed a new deal in January and has a 60 million euros buyout clause in his contract,...
  • Dropouts Chelsea and Benfica target Amsterdam redemption May 1, 2013

    London: Chelsea's relentless march towards either more European glory or an heroic, battle-weary failure, continues on Thursday when they face FC Basel with the final of the Europa League beckoning. The Londoners, like Benfica who face Fenerbahce in the other semi-final, were eliminated from the Champions League after the group...
  • Korkmaz puts Fenerbahce on verge of Europa final April 26, 2013

    Istanbul: Egemen Korkmaz's second-half header earned Fenerbahce a 1-0 win in the first leg of their Europa League semi-final against Benfica and eased the tears of team mate Cristian on Thursday. The Turkish club hit the woodwork three times including Cristian's penalty which thudded against the post on the stroke...
  • Fernando Torres key as Chelsea take on Basel in Europa League April 24, 2013

    London: Chelsea are in the last chance saloon as far as a trophy goes and Fernando Torres, complete with his 'Mask of Zorro', must continue his recent improvement in swashbuckling style in Thursday's Europa League semi-finals. Fenerbahce welcome Benfica in their first leg while European champions Chelsea face a tricky...
  • Chelsea-Basel, Fenerbahce-Benfica in Europa League semis April 12, 2013

    Nyon: European champions Chelsea will play Basel in the Europa League semifinals, with the first-leg match in Switzerland. Fenerbahce will face Benfica, with the opening leg played in Turkey, after UEFA made the pairings on Friday. Chelsea aim to complete an unlikely double by lifting the second-tier trophy as the reigning...
  • Chelsea, Tottenham, Newcastle through to Europa League quarters March 15, 2013

    London: Chelsea led a trio of English clubs into the Europa League quarter-finals on Thursday after Tottenham Hotspur survived a thrilling Inter Milan fightback to advance on away goals and Newcastle United got a late winner. Goals from Juan Mata, John Terry and Fernando Torres, who also missed a penalty, put...
  • Man U defeat Celtic United in Champions League October 22, 2008

    Manchester (England): Playing in front of the home crowd at Old Trafford, Dimitar Berbatov of Manchester United put the home side in front when he got a John O'Shea pass into the back of the net. But he came back in the 51st minute to score off a rebound. The final...
  • Fenerbahce vs Arsenal, fireworks expected in Istanbul October 21, 2008

    New Delhi: Arsenal face a tough assignment in Istanbul, where the special atmosphere is often a factor to contend with, as well as the opposition, although Fenerbahce have been slightly less formidable at their Sükrü Saraçoglu Stadium this season than last. The Turkish side racked up eight successive home wins...
  • Carlos set to leave Real on a high June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: Roberto Carlos has been talking about his impending move to Turkish club Fenerbahce. But before that the World Cup winner has the chance to end his Real Madrid career on a high. A win in his final match for the club at the weekend would see them win...
  • Carlos quits Madrid for Fenerbahce June 6, 2007

    Istanbul: Former Brazil international Roberto Carlos has agreed to join Turkish champions Fenerbahce from Real Madrid at the end of the season. The 34-year-old left back had said in March he would leave Real Madrid at the end of the season after 11 years at the club. "Yes, I will...