Turkish Football Federation
The Turkish Football Federation (TFF), also called the Turkish Football Association, (Turkish: Türkiye Futbol Federasyonu;) is the governing body of association football in Turkey. It was formed on 23 April 1923, and joined FIFA the same year and UEFA in 1962. It organizes the Turkish national teams, the Turkish football league and the Turkish Cup.
The Turkish Cup changed its name to Federation Cup (Federasyon Kupasi in Turkish) in the 1980–81 season, then back to Turkish Cup in 1992–93. It is now known as the Ziraat Bank Turkish Cup due to the sponsorship reasons.
Turkey had several unsuccessful bids to host the European Championship.
Turkey tried a joint bid with 2004-European Champions Greece for UEFA Euro 2008, which failed. Their bid for UEFA Euro 2012 was also unsuccessful, with the competition going to Poland and Ukraine. The federation also submitted a bid to host UEFA Euro 2016, but on May 28, 2010, UEFA announced that Euro 2016 will be hosted by France. France beat bids of Turkey (7-6 in voting in second voting round) and Italy, which had the least votes in first voting round.
Turkey had already hosted a Champions League final and the 2009 UEFA Cup final in Istanbul. At the youth-level, they hosted the UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship in 2008, as they already hosted the event back in 1993.
- In Istanbul;
- Atatürk Olympic Stadium (capacity: 76,092) - last match against Germany on 8 October 2005 with a 2-1 result
- Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium (capacity: 50,509 - last match against Estonia on 11 September 2012 with a 3-0 result
- Inönü Stadium (capacity: 32,145) - last match against Sweden on 6 February 2008 with a 0-0 result
- Ali Sami Yen Stadium (capacity: 22,500) - last match against Bosnia and Herzegovina on 21 December 2007 with a 1-0 result
- Türk Telekom Arena (capacity: 52,695) - last match against Croatia on 11 November 2011 with a 0-3 result
- In Ankara;
- In Izmir;
- In Bursa;
- In Trabzon;
- In Gaziantep;
- In Denizli;
- In Kayseri;
- Official website (Turkish)
- Turkish soccer
- Amateur Football in Turkey
- Turkey at FIFA site
- Turkey at UEFA site