Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Germany, Turkiye Federations Join Forces

By Ahmet Turgut (
Germans Team Up With Turkish Soccer Association...

The German Football Association (DFB) has struck an agreement with its Turkish counterpart for exclusive cooperation between the two organisations. The deal will see ties strengthened between the two nations with emphasis placed on youth development in both countries. "We are delighted that, with the help of the Turkish Football Association, the integration of our Turkish fellow citizens into local communities will be facilitated," said DFB president Dr Theo Zwanziger.
Furthermore, the Turkish FA will support the DFB in their attempts to increase the number of female footballers from Turkish backgrounds in a nation where women's football is on the increase. In addition, three of Turkey'sEuro 2008 qualifiers are also set to be played in Germany as a result of the agreement, with Turkey still not allowed to stage matches on home soil following indiscipline at the end of their World Cup qualifying campaign last year. The Turkish Super-Cup could also be staged in Germany in future.
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