Germany’s Gündogan ‘looking forward’ to play Turkey for first time

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Germany captain Ilkay Gündogan is looking forward to the friendly game against Turkey on Saturday, which will be his first match against his parents’ home nation. “It will be a very special game for me – no question about it,” he told dpa. “I try to travel to Turkey at least once a year. Istanbul is one of my absolute favourite cities in the world and I love Turkish food,” Gündogan said about his connection with the country. “My grandparents, parents and other relatives still live in Izmir, Turkey, and of course I also have many friends there.” Germany most recently played against Turkey in Oc…

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