The Latest: Cakir to referee Croatia vs England semifinal

MOSCOW (AP) โ€” The Latest on Monday at the World Cup (all times local):

8:40 p.m.

Cuneyt Cakir of Turkey has been selected to referee the World Cup semifinal between Croatia and England.

Cakir will be working his third World Cup game on Wednesday at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.

He handled Argentina’s 2-1 win over Nigeria and Iran’s 1-0 win over Morocco in the group stage.

Uruguayan Andres Cunha was appointed to referee Tuesday’s semifinal between France and Belgium in St. Petersburg.


8:15 p.m.

Belgium coach Roberto Martinez says midfielder Kevin De Bruyne is such a talented footballer he could play him virtually anywhere and he’d excel.

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