Cuneyt Cakir recovers after abandoning game with lung problem

Cuneyt Cakir recovers from lung problem [divider]

Turkey’s highest ranked football referee Cüneyt Çakır has recovered from a lung problem that resulted in him being hospitalized at the halftime of the Gençlerbirliği-Karabükspor on Nov. 23.

Çakır was rushed to hospital after he told one of his assistants that he could not breathe.

The experienced referee had a 20-minute operation at the hospital due to a problem in his lungs. The operation was a success and the experienced referee is expected to be discharged from the hospital in a couple of days.

Assistant referee Tarın Ongun told reporters that Çakır had recovered and is making a speedy recovers.

“Çakır is in a good mood and he is smiling, he sent his regards to you,” Ongun said.

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.