After a Russian jet was shot down by Turkish forces for allegedly 'violating airspace', there has been hostility between the two countries and it has now spilled over to the football world with Russia banning sports clubs from buying Turkish players.
Videos have been going viral of Turkish Fans booing during the one minute silence for the victims of the Paris Attack observed before their match against Greece. One fan has gone on record to state that it was a big misunderstanding.
The Netherlands will not be participating in the 2016 European Championships after finishing fourth in their qualification group following a 3-2 defeat at home to the Czech Republic.
Croatia and Turkey took the final automatic qualifying spots for Euro 2016 on Tuesday as the Netherlands, semi-finalists at last year's World Cup, were eliminated.
The Netherlands manager Danny Blind could not hide his frustration as he revealed that 15 of his players are currently missing through injury.
Netherlands manager Danny Blind has admitted that the Dutch face an uphill battle to qualify for Euro 2016.
The Netherlands' hopes of making the Euro 2016 finals hung by a thread on Sunday after last year's World Cup semi-finalists were convincingly downed 3-0 by a well-organised Turkey.
THT takes a look at the 'Fanatical support groups' of Turkey
Portugal, Bosnia, Croatia, Turkey, Ireland , Czech Republic, Montengro, Ireland and Estonia - only four of them will be in the Euro 2012. TheHardTackle previews the upcoming Euro 2012 playoffs.
They are not the best attacking teams, they are not the best defensive teams. They rarely win trophies, yet they remain etched in the memory of fans for the entertainment they provide. In this Edition of "High Five" we profile five such "fun" teams.