Cuneyt Cakir – 'I was proud to represent Turkey at the World Cup'

Cüneyt Çakır – ‘I was proud to represent Turkey at the World Cup’ [divider]

Cüneyt Çakır admitted that he was proud to represent Turkey at the 2014 World Cup.

The experienced referee officiated three games in Brazil including a semi-final match.

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“Turkish referees have not officiated at this level in many years so it was a great responsibility and honour to represent the country on the world stage,” Çakır told Eurosport Turkey.

“There was a two year selection process, referees from 52 countries applied so it was a great achievement to take charge of three games including the semi-finals.”

The 37-year-old is the most experienced Turkish referee at International and European level.


1 – Nicola RIZZOLI (Italy) 131 points

2 – Howard WEBB (England) 78 points

3 – Felix BRYCH (Germany) 61 points

4 – Björn KUIPERS (Netherlands) 45 points

5 – Ravshan IRMATOV (Uzbekistan) 37 points

6 – Pedro PROENCA (Portugal) 34 points

7 – Carlos VELASCO CARBALLO (Spain) 16 points

8 – Cüneyt CAKIR (Türkiye) & Marco Antonio RODRIGUEZ MORENO (Mexico) 13 points

10 – Nestor Fabian PITANA (Argentina) 7 points