Turkey's Prime Minister and presidential candidate Tayyip Erdogan kicks the ball during an exhibition soccer match after the opening ceremony for the Fatih Terim Stadium in Istanbul July 26, 2014. REUTERS/Kayhan Ozer/Prime Minister's Press Office
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Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan scored an improbable three goals in just 15 minutes as he took to the field in a football friendly to mark the opening of a new stadium in Istanbul.Clad in a bright orange football strip, Erdogan saw his team fall behind 0-3 in the opening minutes of the game late Saturday.Some 15 minutes after the first goal, Erdogan completed his hat-trick with an easier shot after being given almost all the time in the world by the opposing team's defenders.His night's work done, Erdogan was substituted and eventually watched his team turn out as easy winners. Erdogan declared that the new stadium would be named after Turkey's national football coach Fatih Terim.
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