Turkish referee Cakir leads list of Olympic football officials

Turkish referee Cakir leads list of Olympic football officials
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Published May 2nd, 2016 - 15:18 GMT via SyndiGate.info

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Cuneyt Cakir
Cuneyt Cakir

Turkish referee Cuneyt Cakir leads the list of 88 match officials to be used in the football tournaments of the forthcoming Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Cakir, who officiated the 2015 Champions League final between Barcelona and Juventus, is one of five referees from the European confederation UEFA who will oversee the men's competition.

A total of 32 referees are heading to Brazil over both the men's and women's tournaments where they will be supported by 56 assistants.

The Olympic football tournaments take place August 3-21 with the men's and women's finals both taking place in the iconic Maracana stadium.

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