Cüneyt Çakır to officiate the Spain v Ukraine game

Cüneyt Çakır to officiate the Spain v Ukraine game


Cüneyt Çakır has been appointed by UEFA to officiate the Euro 2016 qualification clash between Spain and Ukraine.

The game will take place at Sevilla’s Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium at 19:45 (GMT) on Saturday.

Bahattin Duran and Tarık Ongun have been appointed as the second and third officials while Mustafa Emre Eyisoy will be the forth official.

The additional assistant referees will be Hüseyin Göçek and Barış Şimşek.

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Çakır has a reputation of being harsh on English club players in European competition. The experienced referee has sent off Nani, Steven Gerrard, John Terry and Mario Balotelli in the past.

Çakır became the first Turkish referee in 40 years to officiate at a World Cup this summer, following in the footsteps of Doğan Babacan who was assigned to officiate the 1974 World Cup.

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