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Galatasaray appeal over ban from UEFA competitions rejected by CAS

Galatasaray would have qualified for Europe due to winning the Turkish Cup.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has rejected an appeal from Galatasaray to overturn a one-season ban from UEFA competitions for breaking the governing body's financial fair play (FFP) regulations.

UEFA imposed the one-year European ban on Galatasaray in March and also threatened an extension of the sanctions unless the club bring their wage bill under control.

Galatasaray would have secured qualification for the 2016-17 Europa League courtesy of winning the Turkish Cup in May.

But a CAS...

By ESPN Staff

Galatasaray sign Turkey international defender Serdar Aziz from Bursaspor

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Turkey international defender Serdar Aziz has joined Galatasaray from fellow Turkish club Bursaspor.

The 25-year-old, who has represented his country nine times, has signed a four-year deal with Jan Olde Riekerink's side.

Centre-back Aziz told his new club's website: "It is a great day for me, I'm very happy.

"I'm lucky to be at a club world giant. My responsibility will be great. I am a person with goals and I will fight to give Galatasaray my best."

Aziz, who missed out on Turkey's Euro 2016 squad,...

Germany forward Lukas Podolski: I'm more than a Euro 2016 mascot

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Lukas Podolski believes he is more than just a "mascot" for the Germany squad at Euro 2016, insisting he has "an important role" to play for the world champions in France this summer.

Podolski, 30, has scored 48 goals in 127 senior appearances for Germany and was part of the squad that won the World Cup in Brazil two years ago.

However, with his most recent international goal coming in a 2-2 draw against Australia more than a year ago, it has been speculated that his inclusion in coach Joachim Low's...

Can Barca defend their UCL crown? 10 big questions for the European season

Barca's form makes them all but unstoppable in La Liga. It also makes them favourites for a European repeat.

The international break is almost over and the European domestic leagues return for the crucial stretch. Andy Brassell reviews some burning questions across the continent that will be answered between now and the middle of May.

Can Barcelona become the first club to win successive Champions League titles?

It will take something special to stop them. In any other season, the quarterfinal tie with Atletico Madrid might look devilishly difficult for Barcelona, but since Diego Simeone's team knocked...

Germany's Lukas Podolski 'loved' playing in Premier League

Former Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski said he "loved" playing in the Premier League, and has backed Leicester City to sustain their title challenge this season.

The Galatasaray man spent two-and-a-half seasons at the Emirates after moving from FC Koln in the Bundesliga in the summer of 2012, scoring 31 goals in 82 appearances for Arsene Wenger's men.

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Podolski was named to world champ Germany's squad for upcoming friendlies against England and Italy, and reflected on his time in North London.