The UEFA Referees Committee has appointed the 18 match officials who will take charge of the 51 fixtures at UEFA EURO 2016 in France from June 10 to July 10. Cüneyt Çakır, who refereed the 2015 UEFA Champions League final between Juventus and FC Barcelona in Berlin on June 6, is one of the 18 referees who have been selected for UEFA EURO 2016. As at UEFA EURO 2012 and in the European Qualifiers for UEFA EURO 2016, the referees will have added support through the deployment of additional assistant referees. Bahattin Duran and Tarık Ongun will assist Çakır at UEFA EURO 2016.
Each refereeing team will consist of a referee, two assistant referees and two additional assistant referees. The majority of assistants and additional assistants will come from the same country as the referee. A third assistant referee will also be appointed and will stay on standby until the start of the tournament. The full referee teams will be announced in February 2016. The preparation of the referees for UEFA EURO 2016 will include various courses and training activities, including:
*Jan. 26-28 - UEFA assistant referee course in Cyprus.
*Feb. 1-5 - UEFA's annual winter course with all UEFA Elite group referees, including the UEFA EURO 2016 referees. The referees will receive technical instructions, as well as physical training plans to follow until the final tournament.
*April 18-22 - UEFA EURO 2016 preparatory referee course in France. The referee quintets will train together and undergo fitness tests and review the application of the technical instructions they have received. The referee teams will arrive in France on June 6 for the tournament.