“Arab capital caused our decline”

Mehmet Büyükekşi, President of the Turkish Football Federation, made striking statements.

Speaking to SportPress24, President Büyükekşi said; “We’re going to help the refereeing get better because there were so many complaints last year. Two hours after each game, the federation will get a full report from the referees. Then referee consultant Hugh Dallas will be on TV and comment on Super League games every week.” said.

Mehmet Büyükekşi, when asked who pays Hugh Dallas’ salary; “His salary will be paid by the broadcasting organization where he broadcasts.” spoke his words.

Büyükekşi evaluated the Champions League final in Istanbul; “We are ready. We attach great importance to security, we cooperate very well with UEFA and everything is going well.” made the statement.

European Championship

Mehmet Büyükekşi, about the application to host the European Championship; “We will apply for the 2028 or 2032 European Championships. So far, we have lost 3 times in 2008, 2016 and 2024. We have magnificent stadiums and facilities. We only have 4 magnificent stadiums in Istanbul. We are a tourism country.” made the statement.

As for whether there will be a joint venture with Greece; “We’ve had joint applications in the past. Maybe if the conditions are right, why not?” said.

“Arab capital changed business”

TFF President, on the decline of the level of Turkish football in Europe; “The main reason was that the Arabs started to buy teams. They get the best players and build very strong squads. We should not forget that we have had successes in the past such as the UEFA Cup with Galatasaray and the third place in the world with the National Team.” said.

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