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Cuneyt Cakir to referee England-Croatia World Cup semis

Semifinal match will be Turkish referee's 3rd match in this year's tournament in Russia

Cuneyt Cakir to referee England-Croatia World Cup semis

By Satuk Bugra Kutlugun


A Turkish referee will officiate at Wednesday's England-Croatia World Cup semifinal match.

Football's governing body FIFA announced Monday that Cuneyt Cakir will make the calls at the match at Luzhniki Stadium.

The fourth official for the Croatia-England match will be Dutchman Bjorn Kuipers, who officiated England's quarter-final victory over Sweden.

England vs. Croatia will be 41-year-old Cakir's third match in Russia 2018. He previously officiated Iran's 1-0 victory over Morocco and Argentina's thrilling 2-1 win over Nigeria.

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