Sao Paulo, July 8 IANS | 25 days ago

Cuneyt Cakir from Turkey will referee the World Cup semifinal between the Netherlands and Argentina here Wednesday.


World soccer governing body FIFA announced the designation Monday, reports Xinhua.

It will be Cakir's third match during the ongoing world soccer gala after Brazil vs Mexico and Algeria vs Russia.

Starting his international career in 2006, Cakir officiated in the Euro 2012 semi-final.

Another highlight of his career was to referee two matches at the FIFA Club World Cup 2012, including the Corinthians vs Chelsea final. In 2013, Cakir handled the Ukraine-France match in the World Cup preliminary play-offs.

Cakir, 37, is the second Turkish referee to officiate in the FIFA World Cup 40 years after Dogan Babacan did it in Germany 1974.

(Posted on 08-07-2014)