World Cup 2014: Cuneyt Cakir to officiate Brazil v Mexico
Cüneyt Çakır will become the first Turkish referee in 40 years to officiate at a World Cup when he takes charge of the Brazil v Mexico game on Tuesday 17 June.
The experienced Turkish referee will be joined by two assistants Tarık Ongun and Bahattin Duran.
Çakır averages 4.10 yellow cards per game, 0.21 red cards per game and 0.27 penalties per game.
Despite criticism for being a little too card-happy the International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS) named Çakır as the fifth best referee in the world.
Çakır is the most experienced Turkish referee at International and European level.
1. Howard WEBB (England): 102 points
2. Nicola RIZZOLI (Italy): 82 points
3. Viktor KASSAI (Hungary): 53 points
4. Felix BRYCH (Germany): 42 points
5.Cüneyt CAKIR (Turkey): 40 points
6.Bjorn KUIPERS (Netherlands): 38 points
7. Pedro PROENCA (Portugal): 35 points
8. Ravshan IRMATOV ( Uzbekistan): 29 points
9. Carlos VELASCO CARBALLO (Spain): 22 points
10. Gianluca ROCCHI (Italy): 17 points