Turkish referee Çakır to officiate World Cup semifinal match

Referee Cüneyt Çakır has been assigned to officiate the World Cup semifinal match between the Netherlands and Argentina, reaching a new high in Turkish footballing history.

Çakır, who became only the second Turk to officiate a World Cup game following Doğan Babacan’s assignment in 1970, will work alongside fellow assistants Bahattin Duran and Tarık Ongun.

Grigor Dimitrov Reaches Wimbledon Quarterfinal, Awaits Murray

Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov notched yet another memorable win in his career and reached the quarterfinals of the Wimbledon Grand Slam tournament.

In his 1/8 final match, the 23-year old from Haskovo defeated Leonardo Mayer of Argentina in 3 sets (6:4, 7:6, 6:2) to reach his best ever round of the oldest tennis Grand Slam.

Messi's Argentina look to peak against Swiss

Lionel Messi's goals have fired Argentina into the World Cup last 16 but they will look for a better all-round performance when they meet Switzerland Tuesday.
The diminutive four-time player of the year has finally sparked for his country, hitting four of their six goals as Argentina qualified top of Group F.

‘Hologram Erdoğan’ again? Turkey’s AKP to announce presidential nominee with special effects show

The Justice and Development Party (AKP) is set to announce its presidential candidate in Ankara on July 1 with a presentation featuring special 3D technology. Current Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is the most likely contender for the ruling party. 

Bosnians to Welcome Football ‘Dragons’ Home

“After a historic appearance in Brazil, the Dragons will arrive in Sarajevo today,” said a headline in Bosnian newspaper Klix as fans prepared to welcome the team home on Friday.

Despite defeats to Argentina and Iran, which saw them eliminated from the 2014 tournament, the ‘Dragons’ ended their first World Cup adventure with a fiery display, beating Iran 3-1 on Wednesday.