Who will referee clash at Wembley?

Cuneyt Cakir will be in charge of England v Scotland

World Cup Qualifying Group F: England v Scotland
Venue: Wembley Stadium, London Date: Friday, 11 November Kick-off: 19:45 GMT
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Scotland will have to break a sequence of no wins in three under referee Cuneyt Cakir if they are to claim victory over England at Wembley.

The Turk, 40, has taken charge of two club games and one international involving Scottish sides.

Motherwell lost 3-0 to Steau Bucharest in a Europa League tie in 2006, while Celtic were beaten by the same score by AC Milan in 2013.

Cakir refereed Scotland’s 0-0 draw with Lithuania in Vilnius six years ago.

But Cakir, an accountant by trade, also has a history of sending players off playing for English sides.

He was subjected to death threats after issuing a red card to Manchester United winger Nani during a 2013 Champions League quarter-final against Real Madrid.

In the final 30 minutes, the Spanish side came from 2-1 down to secure a 3-2 aggregate win at Old Trafford.

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England defenders John Terry and Gary Cahill have also been shown red cards by Cakir while playing for Chelsea, while Mario Balotelli was given his marching orders while with Manchester City.

At international level, the referee issued two yellow cards to Steven Gerrard as England faced Ukraine in 2012.

However, Cakir is currently considered one of the top officials in world football.

He took charge of the Champions League final between Barcelona and Juventus in 2015, the World Cup semi-final between Argentina and Netherlands two years ago and oversaw three fixtures at the Euro 2016 finals.

In France, his card count was below average, but he showed six yellows during the recent Champions League game between Leicester City and Porto and issued 15 – and two reds – in two games during the 2016 Olympic Games.

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