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Simon Kuper in Turkey
Posted By John Turnbull On 11 December 2007 @ 17:04 In Language,Turkey | No Comments
Turkey already has shown a European orientation through its football, writer Simon Kuper said Nov 29 at the “100th Year Sports and Science Congress,” organized by Fenerbahçe. “The metaphor for Turkish football is clear: Exposure to Europe changes everything,” said Kuper, as quoted in the Turkish Daily News . Having left the age of a “selfish midget dribbler,” Turkey has been working toward a Western European mode: fast, hard-tackling, collectivist.
Now, as the continent’s third-most-populous nation, with millions living in Europe, Turkish football has begun realizing its potential and must continue to adapt, Kuper says in a separate interview , or “it will never win a World Cup.” For more on Kuper and his books, including Football against the Enemy , see our interview  from 2005. (Thanks to linkmeister general du Nord  for the original reference.)
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URLs in this post:
 Turkish Daily News: http://www.turkishdailynews.com.tr/article.php?enewsid=90016
 interview: http://www.turkishdailynews.com.tr/article.php?enewsid=90793
 Football against the Enemy: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1560258780?ie=UTF8&tag=theglogam-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1560258780
 interview: http://www.theglobalgame.com/blog/?p=308
 du Nord: http://dunord.blogspot.com/2007/12/radios-von-helmen-news.html
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