The Turkish Federation imposes a harsh punishment on Ankara President Gocu after he attacked referee Umut The Turkish Federation imposes a harsh punishment on Ankara President Gocu after he attacked referee Umut

The Turkish Federation imposes a harsh punishment on Ankara President Gocu after he attacked referee Umut

The Turkish Federation imposes a harsh punishment on Ankara President Gocu after he attacked referee Umut

The resigned president of the Turkish Ankaragucu club, Faruk Koca, was banned for life after assaulting a referee, the Turkish Football Federation announced on Thursday.
The Disciplinary Board of the local football federation also punished the Ankaragucu team by forcing it to play five matches at home behind closed doors to the fans, and fined it $66,000.

Koca announced his resignation from his position last Tuesday, following the assault incident.

Koca directed a strong punch at referee Halil Umut Miller in the face on the field after his team's match against Rizespor, which ended in a 1-1 draw on December 19, which resulted in injury to the referee's eye.

The incident made all the headlines on the front pages of the most prominent Turkish newspapers.

The attack led to widespread sporting and political reactions, as Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the President of the International Federation “FIFA” also condemned the attack. Swiss Gianni Infantino what happened.



"FIFA" Reveals why Messi is on the “Best” list

The International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) revealed the reason for the presence of Lionel Messi, the star of the Argentine national team, in the final list to win the “The Best” award. The best in the world for 2023.
FIFA wrote on its official website in presenting the nominees for the award: “What remains to be said about the player who has won all the major local, international and individual titles in the game, and continues to dazzle global audiences at the age of 36?”

He pointed out that Messi, who won the Best in the World award in 2022, returned after winning the World Cup in Qatar to lead his former team, Paris Saint-Germain, to win the French League title. He was chosen as part of the ideal formation for the competition, and topped the list of most goals scored in League One.

He pointed out: “The genius Messi, who scored more than 100 goals with his country and the best scorer in the five major European leagues, moved across the Atlantic to Inter Miami in a deal that caused a great uproar.”

FIFA noted historical information indicating that Messi remains the only player to have provided assists in five different World Cup editions.

The International Federation concluded its report by saying that Leo's closest competitors are Pele, Maradona, David Beckham, and Polish Lato, who scored goals in three World Cup editions.
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