Man City vs Inter: Szymon Marciniak confirmed as referee for Champions League final after World Cup success
It will be far from the 42-year-old Pole’s first major appearance as he continues a glittering career that has included the 2022 World Cup final, a UEFA Super Cup final and appearances at a number of other major tournaments.
Marciniak received praise for his handling of Argentina’s clash with France in Qatar. Many experts stressed that his earlier days as an amateur footballer were key to his refereeing style.
He has been on the international list since 2011, officiated his first Champions League game in 2016 and refereed Man City’s recent semi-final win over Real Madrid at the Etihad Stadium.
UEFA has appointed his Polish compatriots Pawel Sokolnicki and Tomasz Listkiewicz as assistant referees, while Tomasz Kwiatkowski handed over the reins to VAR in Istanbul.
Referee appointments for the other European finals were also confirmed, including Carlos del Cerro Grande as referee for West Ham’s Europa Conference League game against Fiorentina.
The 47-year-old Spaniard will be joined by assistants Pau Cebrian Debis and Guadalupe Porras Ayuso, with Juan Martinez Munuera as VAR. Earlier this season, Del Cerro Grande awarded two penalties and sent off a Eintracht Frankfurt player in the Champions League clash against Tottenham.
Premier League’s Anthony Taylor will referee the Europa League final between Roma and Sevilla.
Welsh official Cheryl Foster has been appointed to referee the Women’s Champions League final, which pits Barcelona against Wolfsburg.
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