Cüneyt Çakır to officiate Besiktas v Galatasaray derby

Cüneyt Çakır to officiate Besiktas v Galatasaray derby

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Cüneyt Çakır will officiate the Turkish Super Lig derby between Besiktas and Galatasaray.

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Besiktas host Galatasaray at the Ataturk Olimpiyat stadium on Sunday 4 January at 17:00 GMT.

Galatasaray are unbeaten verses Besiktas since March 2011.

Çakır became the first Turkish referee in 40 years to officiate at a World Cup. He officiated three games in Brazil, including the semifinal match between the Netherlands and Argentina.

The 38-year-old averages 4.11 yellow cards per game, 0.21 red cards per game and 0.27 penalties per game.

Despite criticism for being a little too card-happy the International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS) named Çakır as the fifth best referee in the world.

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