Mario Balotelli finished the Turkish Super Lig season in stunning fashion with the first five-goal haul in Adana Demirspor's top-flight history.
Mesut Ozil has been cut from the Fenerbahce first-team squad with immediate effect, the Turkish giant announced on Friday (AEDT).
EXCLUSIVE: Socceroos star Awer Mabil leapt to the defence of national team coach Graham Arnold, who has come in for some criticism amid a lean run of results in 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying.
Former Turkey and Galatasaray defender Ahmet Calik has died in a car accident at the age of 27.
Mario Balotelli believes he can earn a dramatic Italy recall in time for the World Cup play-offs, according to his club boss Vincenzo Montella.
Fierce Turkish rivals Fenerbahce and Besiktas played out a 2-2 draw in another high-intensity instalment of the Istanbul derby.