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Meet Nigeria Vs Argentina 2018 FIFA World Cup Match Referee, Cuneyt Cakir From Turkey

Cuneyt Cakir biography profile

Turkish referee, Cuneyt Cakir  has been picked to handle the Super Eagles’ final Group D fixture against Argentina on Tuesday at St Petersburg, with two other Turks alongside.

The 41-year-old who was in charge of proceedings when Juventus faced FC Barcelona in the 2014/2014 UEFA Champions League final will be assisted by compatriots Bahattin Duran and Tarik Ongun.

Cakir is said to have a high-profile list of players he sent off during his career, including Steven Gerrard, John Terry and Nani, and had earlier officiated the Iran vs Morocco game.

The Turk has as his Fourth Official Bjorn Kuipers of Netherlands and Sander van Roekel, also of Netherlands, as the Reserve Assistant Referee.

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His Turk assistants had worked with him during the FC Barcelona vs Juventus game, as well as the Morocco vs Iran game.

The Dutch assistants had handled the Brazil vs Costa Rica game of Friday in St Petersburg, with three other officials.




  1. Martins Omotunde

    June 24, 2018 at 11:10 PM

    Forget I don’t like the coach, Nigeria will lose to Argentina. He doesn’t like black.

  2. Danti

    June 25, 2018 at 2:01 AM

    For me, losing our first game ended our chance. Eagles must make sure that Messi doesn’t get the golden boot in that single match, because hell will break loose. Our players are too far apart while on the move and respond naively to opponents smart play. On a sour note, do folks think FIFA would let Messi evaporate at the group stage? That would not bode well for business ke!

  3. kush

    June 25, 2018 at 4:32 PM

    Ogbeni referee u ur brain tomaro ooo

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