Çakır to referee UEFA Champions League final

Cüneyt Çakır, a 38-year-old from Turkey, will referee the 2015 UEFA Champions League final between Juventus and FC Barcelona in Berlin on 6 June.

Cüneyt Çakır on UEFA Europa League duty this season
Cüneyt Çakır on UEFA Europa League duty this season ©Getty Images

Turkey's Cüneyt Çakır will referee the 2015 UEFA Champions League final between Juventus and FC Barcelona following his appointment by the UEFA Referees Committee.

The match at the Olympiastadion in Berlin on Saturday 6 June will be officiated by the 38-year-old, who has been an international referee since 2006. In total, Çakır has taken charge of 70 UEFA matches. This season he has overseen three UEFA Europa League fixtures and four in the UEFA Champions League, including the round of 16 first leg between Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea FC in France.

Çakır will be assisted by his countrymen Bahattin Duran and Tarık Ongun. The fourth official will be Jonas Eriksson from Sweden, and the two additional assistant referees, Hüseyin Göçek and Barış Şimşek, are also from Turkey. A Turkish reserve assistant referee – Mustafa Emre Eyisoy – completes the refereeing team.

England's Martin Atkinson will take charge of the UEFA Europa League final between FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk and Sevilla FC.

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