Szymon Marciniak will be the referee for the Champions League final at Istanbul


Referee Szymon Marciniak

Szymon Marciniak of Poland was chosen on Monday to preside over the Champions League final between Manchester City and Inter Milan after officiating the World Cup final in December.

The biggest championships in both national team soccer and European club soccer will be officiated by Marciniak on June 10 in Istanbul, completing a unique feat.

The 42-year-old Pole received accolades for the way he handled Argentina’s World Cup victory over France in the Doha, Qatar, shootout.

English official Howard Webb officiated the first World Cup and Champions League final double in 2010.

In the knockout rounds, Marciniak managed matches involving both Champions League matches: Manchester City’s 4-0 victory over Real Madrid in the semifinals and Inter Milan’s 0-0 draw against Porto. 

On May 31 in Budapest, Hungary, Anthony Taylor of England officiated the Europa League final between Sevilla and Roma.

Carlos del Cerro Grande, a Spanish who is 47 years old, will preside over his first European championship match on June 7 in Prague between Fiorentina and West Ham in the Europa Conference League Final

On June 3 in Eindhoven, Netherlands, Cheryl Foster of Wales will officiate the Women’s Champions League championship match between Barcelona and Wolfsburg. All of the match officials for that match are female, with the exception of Italian video review expert Massimiliano Irrati.

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